Cardero Resource Corp is a mineral exploration and development company based in Vancouver, Canada. The company's primary focus is on the exploration and development of iron ore and gold properties in North and South America. Cardero's flagship project is the Pampa de Pongo iron ore project in Peru, which has a resource estimate of over 700 million tonnes of iron ore. The company also has gold exploration projects in Nevada and Argentina. Cardero Resource Corp was founded in 2003 and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CDU.