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Abcourt Mines Inc.
Canada

Abcourt Mines Inc. is a gold producer and Canadian exploration company with strategically located mining properties located in Abititi, Province of Quebec, Canada. The Elder property contains gold resources (2012) and was subject of a positive P.E.A. study. In January 2016, Abcourt has declared that the Elder property was in commercial production. During the quarter closed on March 31, 2016 almost…

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Alexco Resources
Canada

The Keno Hill Silver District has a rich history as one of the world’s highest-grade silver districts. Located 330 kilometres north of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon, the District lies within the traditional territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (“FNNND”) and comprises 233 square kilometres characterized by numerous mineral occurrences and more than 35 mine sites with a history of…

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Arcata Mine
Peru

The Arcata unit is located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru, approximately 300 kilometres from the city of Arequipa, on a 47,000 hectare site, at an altitude of 4,600 metres above sea level. Arcata is a 100% owned underground operation. The Company began developing and preparing the Arcata mine in 1961 and the first concentrate was poured in 1964. The Arcata mine is conformed by vein…

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Aspen
United States

In 1879, prospectors searching for another Leadville were led to the Aspen area by geological maps that showed outcrops of Leadville Limestone. They found silver ore on Aspen Mountain, but ore production was small until the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad reached the town in 1887 and provided economic shipment of ore to smelters. Ore occurs in the Mississippian Leadville Limestone and the lower part…

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Aurcana Corporation
Canada

Aurcana is a Vancouver-based company whose shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. Aurcana owns the Shafter Project, a silver deposit located in Presidio County, southwest Texas. The Shafter Project was advanced and substantially built prior to being placed on care and maintenance in December, 2013. The Company recently announced a resource estimate and Preliminary Economic Analysis…

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Austral Gold
Australia

Austral Gold Limited is a growing precious metals mining and exploration company building a portfolio of assets in South America. The Company's flagship Guanaco Project in Chile is a low-cost producing gold/silver mine with further exploration upside. Guanaco recommenced mining operations in August 2010 and poured its first doré bars in October 2010. With an experienced and highly regarded major shareholder,…

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Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
Canada

Avino s is an experienced, Vancouver-based mining and exploration firm. Founded in 1968, Avino's mission is to create shareholder value through profitable organic growth at the historic Avino property near Durango, Mexico, and the Bralorne property in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. We are committed to managing all business activities in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner…

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Azuca Mine
Peru

The Azuca mine is a large silver mine located in the south of Peru in Ayacucho Region. Azuca represents one of the largest silver reserve in Peru and in the world having estimated reserves of 42.7 million oz of silver.

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Barton Mine
Canada

Barton Mine, also known as Net Lake Mine, is an abandoned surface and underground mine in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is located about 0.50 km (0.31 mi) north of the Temagami Arena in Temagami North and just east of the Ontario Northland Railway in northwestern Strathy Township. Dating back to the early 1900s, it is one of the oldest mines in Temagami. Barton was the site of a fire in the early…

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Batopilas, Chihuahua
Mexico

Batopilas (Spanish: [batoˈpilas] ( listen)) is a small town, and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, located along the Río Batopilas at the bottom of the Batopilas canyon, part of the Copper Canyon. As of 2010, the town of Batopilas had a population of 1,220. Its elevation above sea level is 578 metres (1,896 ft). The town is situated in a narrow…

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Bayhorse Silver
United States

Underground Development work has commenced at the intermediate level access to a mineralized zone at the Bayhorse Silver Mine that was the subject of mining operations by Silver King Mines, prior to shutting down production on 1984 due to extremely low silver prices. The Company has completed rehabilitation of the portal to the intermediate level that was partially mined in 1984. As disclosed in the…

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Beanland Mine
Canada

Beanland Mine, also known as Clenor Mine, is an abandoned surface and underground mine in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is located about 1 km (0.62 mi) west of Arsenic Lake and 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the town of Temagami in central Strathy Township. It is named after Sydney Beanland, who first claimed the mine site in the 1920s and was a director for the mine from 1937 to 1938. Mining operations…

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Bear Creek Mining
Canada

Bear Creek Mining Corporation is a leading Peru-focused silver exploration and development company with significant leverage to silver prices. Our Corani Project is one of the largest and longest-life undeveloped silver deposits in the world and stands alone by virtue of its substantial base metal credits, location in a mining-friendly jurisdiction and overwhelming community support. Our Santa Ana…

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Bear Creek Mining
Peru

Bear Creek Mining Corporation is a leading Peru-focused silver exploration and development company with significant leverage to silver prices. Our Corani Project is one of the largest and longest-life undeveloped silver deposits in the world and stands alone by virtue of its substantial base metal credits, location in a mining-friendly jurisdiction and overwhelming community support. Our Santa Ana…

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Berggeschrey
Germany

First Berggeshrey Berggeschrey or Berggeschrei ("mining clamour") was a German term for the rapid spread of news on the discovery of rich ore deposits that led to the rapid establishment of a mining region, as in the silver rush in the early days of silver ore mining in the Ore Mountains. It is similar in some respects to the gold rush in North America. Even as the first settlements were established…

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Big Dan Mine
Canada

Big Dan Mine is an abandoned underground mine in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is located about 1 km (0.62 mi) southwest of Net Lake and just west of the Ontario Northland Railway in east-central Strathy Township. It is named after Dan O'Connor, who first claimed the site in the 1890s. Mining operations began at the site in the early 1900s, making Big Dan one of the oldest mines in Temagami. Gold…

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Blue Hawk Mine
Canada

Blue Hawk Mine is located on the east slope of Blue Grouse Mountain, on the west side of Okanagan Lake. The mine is just a few kilometres from Downtown Kelowna in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The mine consists of several adits operated for a single year, 1934, and has been virtually abandoned ever since. British Columbia's Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources refers to the…

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Brucejack Gold Mine
Canada

Since the 1960’s the area had been a focus for exploration by various companies, with five kilometres of underground development completed at the Brucejack property’s West Zone, near the heart of the current mine. Though a mine development certificate for an underground gold-silver mine had been granted to prior owners for the West Zone in 1993, a mine was never ultimately developed there due to…

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Buenaventura
Peru

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is a Peruvian precious metals producer with over 64 years of experience in exploration, development, construction and mining operations. We commenced our activities in 1953 with the acquisition of the Julcani Mine in Huancavelica. Ever since then, we have worked to develop a business culture based on caring for the environment, as well as the health and safety…

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Buenavista Mine
Mexico

The Buenavista mine is a large copper mine located in the north-west of Mexico in Cananea, Sonora. It lies 35 km (22 mi) south of the international border near Nogales, Arizona. Buenavista mine represents one of the largest copper reserves in Mexico and in the world, having estimated reserves of 36 million tonnes of ore grading 0.69% copper, 3.3% zinc and 33.4 million oz of silver. In August 2014,…

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Camino Rojo Mine
Mexico

The Camino Rojo mine is one of the largest silver mines in Mexico and in the world. The mine is located in the center of the country in Zacatecas. The mine has estimated reserves of 1.63 million oz of gold and 32.07 million oz of silver.

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Caribou
United States

Caribou is a former silver-mining town, now a ghost town near Nederland in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. It was named after the Caribou silver mine nearby. The Caribou Ranch recording studio is several miles away, on the road from Nederland up to Caribou. History 1861 to 1969 A prospector named Conger discovered placer gold downstream from Caribou in 1861. He eventually followed the gold…

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Caroline Pit
Germany

The Caroline Pit (German: Grube Caroline) in the Eberbächle, a side valley of the Brettenbach, is an old silver mine in Sexau in the Black Forest in Germany which is open to the public as a show mine. In 1987, volunteers began to uncover the pit and maintain it. It lies within the mining region of Sexau and Freiamt. The oldest parts of the Caroline Pit date with some certainty to the 11th to 13th…

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Central City - Idaho Springs
United States

Silver veins were discovered in the Central City-Idaho Springs district a short time after gold was discovered there in 1859. However, mining the silver veins was delayed for the most part until smelters were built in the late 1860s. The veins of the district are zoned in a roughly concentric manner, with gold-bearing pyrite veins in the center, and silver-bearing galena veins more common in the outlying…

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Cerro Colorado Mountains
United States

The Cerro Colorado Mountains are a low mountain range in southern Pima County, Arizona, USA. The highest point of the range is (5,319 feet (1,621 m)). The range consists of a NNW–SSE trending ridge with several shorter ridges extending off the main ridge to the ENE. The higher portions of the range cover an area of about 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi), with dimensions of 6.8 km (4.2 mi) by 4.0 km (2.5 mi). The…

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Cerro de San Pedro Mine
Mexico

Cerro de San Pedro is a village and seat of the Municipality of Cerro de San Pedro, located in the state of San Luis Potosí in central Mexico. It is located in hills, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the city of San Luis Potosí. As of 2005, the population was 95. The townsite is now threatened by the new and adjacent open pit gold mining operations. Location The village is located in the central…

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Cerro Vanguardia Mine
Argentina

The Cerro Vanguardia Mine is a gold and silver mine located 150 km north west of Puerto San Julián, in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina. It is majority-owned and operated by AngloGold Ashanti, which holds a 92.5% interest in the mine . The remaining 7.5% are owned by Formicruz (Fomento Minero de Santa Cruz Sociedad del Estado), a company owned by the province of Santa Cruz. In 2008, the mine…

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Chalchihuites Mine
Mexico

The Chalchihuites mine is a large copper mine located in the center of Mexico in Zacatecas. Chalchihuites represents one of the largest copper reserve in Mexico and in the world having estimated reserves of 16 million tonnes of ore grading 0.69% copper, 3.08% zinc and 48.6 million oz of silver.

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Champion Mill
United States

Champion Mill, in Lake County, Colorado, is part of a mining complex on the eastern slope of Mount Champion on Halfmoon Creek. Established in the 1890s, it was a consistent supplier of gold and silver, as well as galena and pyrite to the smelters in Leadville, CO. The mine and mill operated until around 1919, when the price to ship the ore to Leadville became too expensive to maintain a profit.

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Chesapeake Gold Corp.
Canada

Chesapeake is focused on the exploration and development of precious metals projects in North America. Chesapeake's major project is its 100% owned Metates gold deposit located in Durango state, Mexico. Metates is one of the largest undeveloped gold and silver projects in the world. Independent Mining Consultants reported NI 43-101 proven and probable reserves of 18.5 million ounces of gold, 526 million…

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Cliff Mine
United States

The Cliff mine was the first successful copper mine in the Copper Country of the state of Michigan in the United States. The mine is at the now-abandoned town of Clifton in Keweenaw County. Mining began in 1845, and the Cliff was the most productive copper mine in the United States from 1845 through 1854. Large-scale mining stopped in 1878. The Cliff mined a fissure vein of native copper in Precambrian…

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Cobalt
Canada

Cobalt is a town in the district of Timiskaming, province of Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,133 (as per the Canada 2011 Census.) In 2001 Cobalt was named "Ontario's Most Historic Town" by a panel of judges on the TV Ontario program Studio 2, and in 2002 the "Cobalt Mining District" was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. W.E. Logan discovered cobalt in 1884 at the future site of…

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Cobalt Museum
Canada

Cobalt Mining Museum The Cobalt silver rush started in 1903 when huge veins of silver were discovered by workers on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) near the Mile 103 post. By 1905 a full-scale silver rush was underway, and the town of Cobalt, Ontario sprang up to serve as its hub. By 1908 Cobalt produced 9% of the world's silver, and in 1911 produced 31,507,791 ounces of silver.…

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Coeur Mining
United States

Coeur Mining, Inc. is a well-diversified, growing precious metals producer with six mines in the Americas employing approximately 2,300 people. Coeur’s wholly-owned operations include the Palmarejo silver-gold complex in Mexico, the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in British Columbia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada, the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, the Wharf gold mine in South Dakota,…

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Coeur-Palmarejo
Mexico

The Palmarejo silver-gold complex consists of (1) the Palmarejo mine and mill; (2) the Guadalupe underground mine, located about 8 kilometers southeast of the Palmarejo mine; (3) the Independencia underground mine, located approximately 800 meters northeast of the Guadalupe underground mine; and (4) other nearby deposits and exploration targets. The Palmarejo complex is located in the state of Chihuahua,…

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Coeur-Palmarejo
Mexico

The Palmarejo silver-gold complex consists of: the Palmarejo mine and mill; the Guadalupe underground mine, located about 8 kilometers southeast of the Palmarejo mine; the Independencia underground mine, located approximately 800 meters northeast of the Guadalupe underground mine; and other nearby deposits and exploration targets. The Palmarejo complex is located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Coeur-Rochester
United States

The Rochester mine and associated heap leach facilities is a​n 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…

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Coeur-Silvertip, BC
Canada

The Silvertip mine is one of the industry’s newest and highest-grade silver-zinc-lead mines. Located in British Columbia, just below the Yukon border, the operation sits within a highly prospective 93,000-acre (37,650 hectares) land package. Silvertip commenced production during the fourth quarter of 2016 and was purchased by Coeur Mining in October 2017.

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Coeur-Wharf
United States

The Wharf mine is an open pit, heap leach operation located in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota acquired by Coeur in February 2015. The property consists of several areas of adjoining gold mineralization, and silver by-product, which have been mined as a series of open pits.

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Comstock Mining
United States

Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the historic Comstock and Silver City mining districts (collectively, the “Comstock District”) and is an emerging leader in sustainable, responsible mining, including concurrent and accelerated reclamations, soil sampling, voluntary air monitoring, cultural asset protection and historical…

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Copiapó
Chile

Between 1830 and 1850 Chilean silver mining grew at an unprecedented pace which transformed mining into one of the country's principal sources of wealth. The rush caused rapid demographic, infrastructural, and economic expansion in the semi-arid Norte Chico mountains where the silver deposits lay. A number of Chileans made large fortunes in the rush and made investments in other areas of the economy…

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Copperfields Mine
Canada

Copperfields Mine, originally known as Temagami Mine, is an abandoned copper and silver mine on Temagami Island in Lake Temagami, Ontario, Canada. The mine opened in 1955 and comprises both underground and surface workings within a sulfide ore body. Situated in Phyllis Township, the mine produced 34,000,000 dollars Canadian with 80 million pounds of copper, 230,028 ounces of silver and 13,271 ounces…

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Creede
United States

Creede was the last silver boom town in Colorado in the 19th century. The town leapt from a population of 600 in 1889 to more than 10,000 people in December 1891. The Creede mines operated continuously from 1890 until 1985, and were served by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. The original townsite of Creede was located on East Willow Creek just above its junction with West Willow Creek. Below Creede…

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Crespo Mine
Peru

The Crespo mine is a large silver mine located in the south of Peru in Ayacucho Region. Crespo represents one of the largest silver reserve in Peru and in the world having estimated reserves of 28.8 million oz of silver.

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Danlou Occurence
Canada

The Danlou Occurrence, also known as the Danlou Gold Occurrence and the Mortimer Occurrence, is a mineralized zone in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Gold is the occurrence's primary commodity while copper and silver are secondary commodities. It occurs in a quartz vein within a diabase-porphyry shear zone. Pyrite and chalcopyrite are present in small amounts. The Occurrence is located 10 km (6.2 mi)…

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Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
Canada

Dundee Precious Metals is a Canadian-based international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metal properties. Its current operations are in Namibia and Bulgaria, with exploration in Armenia, Bulgaria and Serbia.

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Emma Silver Mine
United States

The Emma Silver Mine is a currently inactive silver mine near Alta, Utah, in the United States. The mine is most noted for an attempt in 1871 by two American business promoters, including Senator William M. Stewart and James E. Lyon, to make a profit by promoting the depleted silver mine to British investors. Origins In the Spring of 1871, promoters Senator William M. Stewart of Nevada, and James E.…

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Endeavour Silver
Mexico

Guanaceví Mine, Mexico Producing Large Plant - Modern mill with 1,200 tpd capacity Grades - 2016 silver grades averaged 232 grams per tonne and gold grades averaged 0.51 grams per tonne, for 270 grams per tonne silver equivalent1 Good Widths - 3 metre average width Local Infrastructure - There is power and water on the property, 5 km to paved highway and town of Guanaceví, trained work force on site…

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Endeavour Silver Corp.
Canada

Guanaceví Mine, Mexico Producing Large Plant - Modern mill with 1,200 tpd capacity Grades - 2016 silver grades averaged 232 grams per tonne and gold grades averaged 0.51 grams per tonne, for 270 grams per tonne silver equivalent1 Good Widths - 3 metre average width Local Infrastructure - There is power and water on the property, 5 km to paved highway and town of Guanaceví, trained work force on site…

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Excellon Resources Inc.
Canada

Excellon’s 100%-owned Platosa Mine in Durango has been Mexico’s highest-grade silver mine since production commenced in 2005. The Company is focused on optimizing the Platosa Mine’s cost and production profile, discovering further high-grade silver and carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) mineralization on the Platosa Project and epithermal silver mineralization on the Miguel Auza Property and…

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