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Arcata Mine
Peru

Operational Mines

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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Azuca Mine
Peru

Operational Mines

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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Brucejack Gold Mine
Canada

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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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Cerro de San Pedro Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

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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Chalchihuites Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

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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Coeur-Palmarejo
Mexico

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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

Operational Mines

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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Crespo Mine
Peru

Operational Mines

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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Gold Resource-Artista
Canada

Operational Mines

Gold Resource's Arista underground mine is located at the Company's El Aguila Project in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The El Aguila Project mineralization occurs as structurally-controlled epithermal deposits in veins and stockwork zones consisting of concentrations of sulfides containing gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, associated with gangue minerals such as quartz, calcite, and other…

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Golden Grove Mine
Australia

Operational Mines

The Golden Grove Mine is a copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold mine located 52 km south-southeast of Yalgoo, Western Australia. It is operated by EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, who purchased the mine from MMG in February 2017. Minerals and Metals Group was formed after its parent company China Minmetals bought the mine from OZ Minerals in June 2009. Golden Grove was part…

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Golden Minerals-Velardeña
Mexico

Operational Mines

Golden Minerals Company owns the silver and gold Velardeña Properties located in Durango State, Mexico. The Properties are comprised of two underground mines and two processing plants within the Velardeña mining district, approximately 65 kilometers southwest of the city of Torreón and 140 kilometers northeast of the city of Durango. In July 2015, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hecla Mining Company…

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Guanaco Project-Austral
Chile

Operational Mines

Guanaco is located approximately 220km SE of Antofagasta in Northern Chile at an elevation of 2,700m, 45km east of the Pan American Highway and 70km south of El Peñón (Yamana´s successful operation). The trip from Antofagasta takes about three hours. The climate is typical Atacama Desert, with little or no rainfall, and a resulting absence of practically any form of vegetation. The altitude ranges…

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Gümüşköy mine
Turkey

Operational Mines

The Gümüşköy mine is a large silver mine located in the west of Turkey in Aydın Province. Gümüşköy represents one of the largest silver reserve in Turkey and in the world having estimated reserves of 640 million oz of silver.

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Hochschiild San Jose Mine
Argentina

Operational Mines

The San Jose silver-gold mine is located in Argentina, in the Santa Cruz province, 1,750 kilometres south-southwest of Buenos Aires. The property covers a total area of 50,491 hectares and consists of 46 contiguous mining concessions totalling 40,499 hectares and an exploration permit covering almost 10,000 hectares. The San Jose property is located approximately 20 kilometres north of Goldcorp’s…

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Imider Silver Mine
Morocco

Operational Mines

Imider is the biggest mine on the African continent, and 7th largest producer of silver in the world. It is also home to a 5-year long fight (preceded by decades of mobilizations), as a group of protesters has been living on Mount Alebban, about 300km east of Marrakesh, since August 2011. The mine is run by Societe Metallurgique d'Imider (SMI), founded in 1969. SMI started extracting silver in 1978.…

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Inmaculada
Peru

Operational Mines

Inmaculada is a 20,000 hectare two-third gold and one-third silver mine consisting of 40 mining concessions located in the Ayacucho Department in southern Peru. Inmaculada is 112 kilometres from the Pallancata operation. The concession rights and interests in Inmaculada were owned by Minera Suyamarca S.A.C., through which the Group previously held a 60% controlling stake in Inmaculada, with the remaining…

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Maya Gold & Silver
Morocco

Operational Mines

Maya Gold & Silver’s goal is to create shareholder value by generating revenue and robust growth through acquisition and exploration programs. Our experienced team of directors and officers have, between them, opened and operated several precious and base metal mines around the world. Maya is concentrating its efforts on developing its flagship project, the Zgounder Silver Mine, to commercial…

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McArthur River zinc mine
Australia

Operational Mines

The McArthur River mine is a zinc-lead mine, situated about 70 kilometres southwest of Borroloola, near the Gulf of Carpentaria in the northeastern Northern Territory, Australia. It is operated by McArthur River Mining (MRM), a subsidiary of the Swiss mining company Glencore. Although discovered in the 1950s, when it was originally called the HYC or "Here's Your Chance" deposit, it only opened as a…

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McEwen-El Gallo
Mexico

Operational Mines

The El Gallo Complex is located in Mexico’s Sinaloa State, along the foothills of the Sierra Madres. McEwen Mining announced the initial discovery holes from the El Gallo silver/gold discovery in November 2008. The Complex includes the El Gallo and Palmarito silver deposits and the Magistral gold deposit, located within a 13 km (8 mile) radius. The El Gallo Mine achieved first gold pour in September…

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Mina Proaño
Mexico

Historical Mines, Operational Mines

Mina Proaño, an underground silver mine located in central Mexico, is one of the world's largest and most profitable silver mines. The mine is located just outside the city of Fresnillo, Zacatecas; and is also known as Mina Fresnillo and Fresnillo Silver Mine. The mining operation is run by Peñoles which, since 1967, has been controlled by Mexico City-based Grupo BAL. In 2004, Mina Proaño produced…

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Mirador Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

Gold Resource Corporation's Mirador underground mine is located at the Company's Alta Gracia Project in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oxide mineralization from the Mirador mine is trucked to and processed in the Aguila Mill's agitated leach circuit. Initial mining rates target 100 to 200 tonnes per day and an initial mill processing rate of 150 tonnes per day. The Mirador mine has the potential…

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Mount Isa Mines
Australia

Operational Mines

Mount Isa Mines Limited ("MIM") operates the Mount Isa copper, lead, zinc and silver mines near Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia as part of the Glencore group of companies. For a brief period in 1980, MIM was Australia's largest company. It has pioneered several significant mining industry innovations, including the Isa Process copper refining technology, the Isasmelt smelting technology, and the IsaMill…

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Naica Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

The Naica Mine of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is a lead, zinc and silver mine. Located in Naica in the municipality of Saucillo, the Naica Mine is owned by Industrias Peñoles, the world's largest silver producer. Caverns discovered during mining operations contain gigantic crystals of CaSO4 · 2 H2O (calcium sulfate dihydrate, gypsum, also sometimes called selenite. Peñoles announced in October…

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Noche Buena Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

The Noche Buena 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 million oz of gold and 32.4 million oz of silver. Noche Buena translates into English literally as "Good Night", but is typically the term used for the Christmas Eve holiday in Latin American cultures.

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Pallancata Mine
Peru

Operational Mines

The 100% owned Pallancata silver/gold property is located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru, approximately 160 kilometres from the Arcata operation. Pallancata commenced production in 2007 and up until December 2013 was a joint venture, in which Hochschild held a controlling interest of 60% with International Minerals Corporation (“IMZ”). Following the purchase of IMZ, Hochschild now…

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Pan American Manantial Espejo
Argentina

Operational Mines

Manantial Espejo is an open pit and underground silver-gold mine located in Santa Cruz, Argentina and is 100% owned by Pan American. Silver and gold mineralization is present as epithermal veins, vein breccias, sheeted and stockwork veining, and minor disseminations. Ore is mined at Manantial Espejo using a combination of conventional open pit and underground mining methods. The surface mining operations…

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Pan American Navidad Project
Argentina

Operational Mines

Navidad is a development stage silver property located in Chubut, Argentina. Pan American acquired the project in 2010 through the acquisition of Aquiline Resources Inc. Silver, lead, and minor amounts of copper mineralization are present as epithermal, stratiform veins and disseminations A preliminary economic assessment completed in 2011 anticipated a daily production rate of 15,000 tonnes per day…

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Pan American San Vicente
Bolivia

Operational Mines

Pan American holds a 95% interest in Pan American Silver Bolivia (“PASB”). The remaining 5% of PASB is owned by Urion Holdings (Malta) Ltd., an affiliate of Trafigura Baheer B.V. PASB has a joint venture agreement (Contrato de Riesgo Compartido) with Corporación Minera de Bolivia (“COMIBOL”) the state mining company of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, pursuant to which PASB holds a 62.5%…

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Pan American Silver
Canada

Operational Mines

Pan American’s vision is to be the world’s pre-eminent silver producer, with a reputation for excellence in discovery, engineering, innovation and sustainable development. Pan American Silver is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, and was founded in 1994 with the intention to provide investors with the best vehicle to gain real exposure to silver. Today, after more than two decades of production and…

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Pan American-Dolores Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

Dolores is an open pit silver-gold mine located in Chihuahua, Mexico, and was acquired in 2012 as part of Pan American’s acquisition of Minefinders Corporation Ltd. Silver and gold mineralization is present as structurally controlled, low to medium sulphidation epithermal veins, silica stock works, breccias, and replacements. Mining at Dolores is currently by standard open pit methods using shovels,…

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Pan American-Huaron mine
Peru

Operational Mines

The mine was acquired by Pan American in 2001. Silver, zinc, lead, and copper mineralization is present as epithermal veins, mantos, and limestone replacements. Mining is undertaken using a combination of mechanized sub-level long hole stoping, and mechanical and conventional cut and fill. Huaron operates an 870,000 tonne per year nominal capacity mill using froth induced flotation technology to produce…

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Pan American-La Colorado
Mexico

Operational Mines

La Colorada is an underground polymetallic silver mine located in Zacatecas, Mexico, and was acquired by Pan American in 1998. Silver, gold, zinc, and lead mineralization is present as epithermal veins, breccia pipes, mantos, and lime stone replacements in three main zones known as Candelaria, Estrella, and Recompense. The mining method used at all three mines is cut and fill stoping. The operation…

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Pan American-Morococha Mine
Peru

Operational Mines

Pan American entered into an agreement in 2004 to purchase the mine and currently has a total ownership interest of approximately 92.3%. Silver, zinc, lead, and copper mineralization is present as a complex system of epithermal veins, mantos, and limestone replacements. Underground mining operations at Morococha consist primarily of conventional and mechanized overhand cut and fill, long hole open…

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Peñasquito Polymetallic Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

The Peñasquito Polymetallic Mine is the fifth largest silver mine in the world and the second largest in Mexico. It is located in north-eastern corner of the State of Zacatecas and is wholly owned by Newmont Goldcorp. It is an open pit operation which began operations in March 2010, but still managed to produce 13,952,600 ounces of silver that year. Estimated reserves for the Peñasquito Mine are…

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Pitarrilla Mine
Mexico

Operational Mines

The Pitarrilla deposit is a large silver deposit located in north central Mexico in the state of Durango. Pitarrilla represents one of the largest unexploited silver resources in Mexico and in the world having estimated reserves of 479 million oz of silver. The deposit also has reserves amounting to 157.2 million tonnes of ore grading 0.29% lead and 0.79% zinc.

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Planchas de Plata, Sonora
Mexico

Operational Mines

Planchas de Plata (Spanish for slabs of silver), sometimes called Bolas de Plata (balls of silver) is a historic silver-mining district near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and a few miles south of the border with the US state of Arizona. Native silver was discovered here in 1736 by Antonio Siraumea, a Yaqui Indian, on the Rancho Arizona of Bernardo de Urrea. Historian Donald Garate believes Urrea's Arizona…

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Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine
Poland

Operational Mines

The Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine is a large mine in the west of Poland near Polkowice and Sieroszowice, Polkowice County, 350 km south-west of the capital, Warsaw. Polkowice-Sieroszowice represents one of the largest copper and silver reserve in Poland having estimated reserves of 387 million tonnes of ore grading 2.65% copper and 54 g/tonnes silver. The annual ore production is around 11 million tonnes…

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Prominent Hill Mine
Australia

Operational Mines

The Prominent Hill Mine is a major copper, silver, and gold mine in north west South Australia, 130 km south-east of Coober Pedy, which has been developed by Oxiana Limited, later to become OZ Minerals. The deposit is an iron oxide copper gold style mineralisation. The mine, which cost A$1.15 billion to develop, was projected to produce 100,000 tonnes of copper and 115,000 ounces of gold in concentrates…

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San Juan Bautista de Sonora
Mexico

Operational Mines

Real de San Juan Bautista de Sonora was the location of one of the first silver mines in Sonora, then part of New Spain. Now ruined, it lies near to the town of Cumpas, founded in 1643 by the Jesuit missionary Egidio Monteffio. The name of Sonora seems to have first been given to the principal valley or to the San Juan Bautista mining district, and later was used for the whole province. Rich mineral…

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Sumitomo - San Cristobel
Bolivia

Operational Mines

The San Cristobal mine in Lipez, Potosí Department, Bolivia is an open-pit silver, lead and zinc mine near the town of San Cristóbal, Potosí. The mine, operated by Sumitomo Corporation, produces approximately 1,300 metric tons of zinc-silver concentrate and 300 tons of lead-silver concentrate per day, as of August 2010, by processing 40,000 to 50,000 tons of rock. It is one of Bolivia's largest…

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Thundelarra - Pine Creek
Australia

Operational Mines

Thundelarra is primarily an Australian gold exploration company. Gold, either in stand-alone geological settings or in association with copper, is our principal target. Copper remains an important focus too. Our portfolio also boasts prospects with discovery potential for base metal (nickel, zinc, silver, lead), uranium and graphite mineralisation. We are active in Western Australia (WA) and the Northern…

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