Cardero Resource Corp. is an exploration-stage company. The Company is a junior resource mineral exploration and development company, which is engaged in the exploration of mineral properties in Canada, Argentina and the United States. The Company operates through the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties segment. The Company's projects include Zonia Copper Oxide Project and Carbon Creek Metallurgical Project. The Zonia Copper Oxide Project is located in Yavapai County, Arizona, the United States. The Zonia Copper Oxide Project consists of approximately 260 patented (over 100) and unpatented (approximately 180) mineral claims, and over 566.85 acres of surface rights consisting of approximately 4,279.55 acres total. These claims include lode mining claims and mill site claims, and are located in the Walnut Grove Mining District. The Carbon Creek Metallurgical Project is located in the Peace River Coalfield, northeast British Columbia.