The Rochester mine and associated heap leach facilities is an open pit silver and gold mine, located in Pershing County, Nevada, approximately 13 miles northeast of the city of Lovelock. The Company owns 100% of the Rochester mine through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Coeur Rochester, Inc.. The mine consists of the main Rochester deposit and the adjacent Nevada Packard deposit, southwest of the Rochester mine.
The Rochester mine is fully supported with electricity, supplied by a local power company on its public grid, telephone and radio communications, production water wells, and processing, maintenance, warehouse and office facilities. Ore is mined using conventional open pit methods, with gold and silver recovered by heap leaching of crushed open-pit ore placed on pads located within the Rochester mining area.