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La Colorada expansion

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Start: 03/2015
Completion: 12/2017
Current Stage In production
Project Details


The expansion project aims to increase the La Colorada mine's average annual production from 4.6Moz in 2013 to approximately 7.7Moz in 2018. Throughput would increase 44%, from 1,250t/d. The project scope includes a new 600m deep mine shaft between the Candelaria and Estrella structures, construction of a new sulfide flotation plant with a processing capacity of 1,600t/d and the construction of a new 115kV power line to support the expanded operation. The La Colorada property has a total measured and indicated resource of 2.1Mt grading 237ppm silver for 16Moz contained metal.

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Key Specs

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La Colorada expansion
Project Type
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Project Capacity
3,000,000  oz/y (ounces per year)  Silver
US$ 80mn
Completion Date

The project is located in Chalchihuites municipality, about 99km south of the city of Durango and 156km northwest of the city of Zacatecas.

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