Advanced exploration

We believe that consistent exploration investment is essential in maintaining a healthy project pipeline: core to our growth strategy and a key element in extending mine life.

We focus on the discovery and potential acquisition of large, low cost silver and gold ore bodies in Latin America, in regions with the greatest geological potential and mining tradition such as Mexico and Peru. Prospects must have a minimum potential of 100 million ounces of silver or 2 million ounces of gold equivalent, and meet strict criteria on ore grades, metallurgical recoveries, extraction costs and environmental impact, in order to proceed.

Our comprehensive approach results in a pipeline of projects that extend across the multiple stages of exploration (detection, discovery and definition) and ensure long-term organic growth.

The Group has four Exploration Offices in Mexico: Zacatecas, Toluca, Chihuahua and Hermosillo, and one in both Chile and Peru.


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Las Casas-Rosasio & Cluster Cebollitas

Location: Durango

Minera La Ciénega, S.A. de C.V. (100% Fresnillo plc)
Indicated and inferred resources:
Resources included in Ciénega figures
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Location: Zacatecas

56% Fresnillo plc, 44% MAG Silver
Zacatecas, 8km SW of Fresnillo
First Production:
Avg. Annual Anticipated Production (Total):
10 moz silver, 30 koz gold
Indicated and inferred resources (attributable):
248 moz silver, 1.4 moz gold
Estimated Pre-operative Capex:
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Centauro Deep

Location: Sonora

Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Sonora, below Centauro main pit at Herradura
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Location: Chihuahua

Minera Fresnillo, S.A. de C.V. (100% Fresnillo plc)
Anticipated production:
Avg. annual production of 136 koz gold
Indicated and inferred resources:
9.6 moz gold, 12.3 moz silver
Estimated Pre-operative Capex:
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