Centauro Extension

Overview

Ownership: Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location: Sonora, Herradura District
Facilities: Leaching Plant
Plant Capacity: 8,000 TPD
Anticipated production: Avg. annual production 390 koz gold
Pre-operative Capex: US$ 110 million

This project will enable sulphides occurring deeper in the pit to be processed more efficiently. As a result of the project, the life of mine at Herradura will be extended to 12 years with an annual gold production of 390 koz.

Key developments:

  • Board approval obtained and detailed engineering completed
  • Foundations of the milling area advanced and orders for various components have been placed
  • The construction of this new plant will continue throughout 2017 with commissioning expected in 2018