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Cerro Vanguardia Expansion (Operating)

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The Cerro Vanguardia gold-silver project consists of 17 open pits located inside a 25km radius and producing 80% silver and 20% gold. The expansion program called for switching to underground mining from open-pit mining methods at high-stripping open-pit reserves. Ore is processed by cyanidation and CIL to produce doré metal bars. Heap leaching is expected to begin by early 2011. More than 1,500 workers during the construction phase. Some 1,000 direct and indirect workers are currently being employed to operate the mine. The mine is run by Cerro Vanguardia.

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Full Name
Cerro Vanguardia Expansion (Operating)
Project Type
Gold, Silver, Underground mining
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Project Capacity
200,000  oz/y (ounces per year)  Gold
2  oz/y (ounces per year)  Silver
 Underground mining
US$ 270mn
Completion Date

Cerro Vanguardia is located in Santa Cruz province in Argentina's Magallanes department, 150km north-east of San Julián.

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