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Our core operations are in Mexico, a country with significant geological resources, strong potential for continued growth, a skilled workforce and solid infrastructure, with a mining history extending more than 500 years.

Fresnillo has seven operating mines1; Fresnillo, Saucito, Ciénega (including the San Ramón satellite mine), Herradura, San Julián (Phase I), Soledad-Dipolos and Noche Buena; three development projects - San Julián (Phase II), Pyrites Plant and Second Dynamic Leaching Plant; and four advanced exploration prospects - Las Casas Rosario & Cluster Cebollitas, Juanicipio, Centauro Deep and Orisyvo, as well as a number of other long term exploration prospects. In total, Fresnillo plc has mining concessions covering approximately 2 million hectares in Mexico.

We have a strong and long tradition of mining, a proven track record of mine development, reserve replacement, and production costs in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for silver.

We are on track to achieve our goal of producing 65 million ounces of silver per year by 2018, having already surpassed our target of 750 thousand ounces of gold.

1Operations at Soledad-Dipolos currently suspended 

 

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Fresnillo

Location: Zacatecas

Mine production FY 15
Silver (koz) 15,612
Gold (oz) 34,120
Lead (kt) 16,248
Zinc (kt) 19,029
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Zacatecas
Commodity:
Silver
Operational since:
1554
Facilities:
Underground mine and flotation plant
Workforce:
946 employees, 1,698 contractors
Milling Capacity:
8,000 tpd / 2,640,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
296 Silver g/t, 0.77 Gold g/t
Total Reserves:
201.6 moz Silver, 525,000 oz Gold
Mine Life:
8 years (2014: 10.2)
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Las Casas-Rosasio & Cluster Cebollitas

Location: Durango

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

Location: Zacatecas

Mine production FY 15
Silver (koz) 21,984
Gold (oz) 84,884
Lead (kt) 20,740
Zinc (kt) 21,023
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Zacatecas 8km SW of the Fresnillo mine
Commodity:
Silver, Gold
Operational since:
2011
Facilities:
Underground mine and flotation plants
Workforce:
379 employees, 906 contractors
Milling Capacity :
(2015): 6,600 tpd / 2,200,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
313 g/t Silver, 1.75 g/t Gold
Mine Life:
5.2 (at 7,500 tpd capacity), (2014: 6.0 at 4,600 tpd capacity)
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Juanicipio

Location: Zacatecas

Ownership:
56% Fresnillo plc, 44% MAG Silver
Location:
Zacatecas, 8km SW of Fresnillo
Avg. Annual Anticipated Production (Total):
10moz silver, 30koz gold
Indicated and inferred resources (attributable):
126.2 moz silver, 578.0 oz gold
Estimated Pre-operative Capex:
US$305m (total)
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Ciénega (incl. San Ramón satellite)

Location: Durango

Mine production FY 15
Gold (Koz) 85,662
Silver (koz) 4,828
Lead (kt) 5,425
Zinc (kt) 5,970
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Durango
Commodity:
Gold, Silver
Operational since:
1992
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation and leaching plant
Workforce:
470 employees, 314 contractors
Milling Capacity:
4,000 tpd / 1,340,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
1.89 Gold g/t, Silver 162 g/t
Total Reserves:
810,000 Gold (oz), 69.20 Silver (Moz)
Mine Life:
10.0 years (2014: 11.4)
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San Julián (Phase II)

Location: Chihuahua/Durango border

Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Chihuahua/Durango border
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation plant and a dynamic leaching plant
Commercial Production:
2Q 2016 (phase I) / 2Q 2017 (phase II)
Anticipated production:
Avg. annual production of 10.3 moz silver and 44.0 koz gold
Indicated & inferred resources:
176.6 moz silver, 710 koz gold
Capex:
US$515 million
Life of mine:
13 years
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Centauro Deep

Location: Sonora

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

Location: Sonora

Mine production FY 15
Gold (oz) 398,866
Silver (koz) 526
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
1997
Facilities:
Open-pit, heap leach & Merrill-Crowe plants; DLP
Workforce:
1,237 employees, 409 contractors
Average ore grade in reserves:
0.79 g/t Gold
Total Reserves:
5.34 moz Gold
Mine Life:
9.2 years (2014: 9.4)
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Pyrites Plant

Location: Zacatecas

Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Zacatecas, Fresnillo District
Facilities:
Leaching plant
Anticipated production:
Annual average 3.5 moz silver and 13 koz gold
Capex:
US$155m
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Orisyvo

Location: Chihuahua

Ownership:
Minera Fresnillo, S.A. de C.V. (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Chihuahua
Anticipated production:
Avg. annual production of 136koz gold
Indicated and inferred resources:
8.9 moz gold, 12.6 moz silver
Estimated Pre-operative Capex:
US$350m
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San Julián (Phase I)

Location:

Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Chihuahua/Durango border
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation plant and a dynamic leaching plant
Commercial Production:
2Q 2016 (phase I) / 2Q 2017 (phase II)
Anticipated Production:
Avg. annual production of 10.3 moz silver and 44.0 koz gold
Indicated & inferred resources:
176.6 moz silver, 710 koz gold
Capex:
US$515 million
Life of Mine:
13 Years
Find out more about San Julián (Phase I)

Second Dynamic Leaching Plant

Location:

Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora, Herradura District
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Soledad-Dipolos

Location: Sonora

Mine production FY 15
Gold (oz) -
Silver (koz) -
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
2010
Facilities:
Open-pit, heap leach & Merrill-Crowe plant (smelting at Herradura)
Workforce:
405 employees, 388 contractors (ca.)
Average ore grade in reserves:
0.64 g/t Gold
Total Reserves:
436,000 oz Gold
Mine Life:
N/A
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Noche Buena

Location: Sonora

Mine production FY 15
Gold (oz) 158,179
Silver (koz) 73
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora (23km from Herradura)
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
2012
Facilities:
Open-pit mine, heap leach and Merrill-Crowe plant
Workforce:
431 employees, 508 contractors
Average Ore Grade in Reserves:
0.56 Gold g/t
Mine Life:
3.3 years (2014: 4.0)
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