Mining operations

We aim to optimise capacity and recovery rates by adjusting mining methods and beneficiation processes, generate continuous improvements in productivity and cost controls, and leverage expansion opportunities. We remain competitively positioned in cash cost performance. 

 

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Fresnillo

Location: Zacatecas

Mine Production FY21
Silver (koz) 11,986
Gold (oz) 33,743
Lead (kt) 18,796
Zinc (kt) 34,530
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Zacatecas
Commodity:
Silver
Operational since:
1554
Facilities:
Underground mine and flotation plant
Workforce:
1,453 employees, 2,310 contractors
Milling Capacity:
8,000 tpd / 2,640,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
265 Silver (g/t), 0.76 Gold (g/t)
Total Reserves:
99.5 Silver (moz), 305 Gold (oz)
Mine Life:
6.0 at 6,616 tpd (2020: 6.6), (2,216k tpy)
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Saucito

Location: Zacatecas

Mine Production FY21
Silver (koz) 12,439
Gold (oz) 88,440
Lead (kt) 24,615
Zinc (kt) 37,469
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Zacatecas 8km SW of the Fresnillo mine
Commodity:
Silver, Gold
Operational since:
2011
Facilities:
Underground mine and flotation plant
Workforce:
1,015 employees, 2,363 contractors
Milling Capacity :
7,800 tpd/2,600,000 tpy
Mine Life:
7.3 (2020: 5.2)
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Ciénega (incl. San Ramón satellite)

Location: Durango

Mine Production FY21
Gold (Koz) 48,819
Silver (koz) 5,447
Lead (kt) 3,947
Zinc (kt) 6,373
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Durango
Commodity:
Gold, Silver
Operational since:
1992
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation and leaching plant
Workforce:
561 employees, 961 contractors
Milling Capacity:
4,000 tpd / 1,340,000 tpy
Mine Life:
4.2 (2020 3.4)
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Herradura

Location: Sonora

Mine Production FY21
Gold (oz) 421,535
Silver (koz) 926
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
1997
Facilities:
Open-pit, heap leach & Merrill-Crowe plants; two dynamic leaching plants (DLP)
Workforce:
1,629 employees, 1,129 contractors
Mine Life:
12.6 years (2019: 11.7)
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Soledad-Dipolos

Location: Sonora

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

Location: Sonora

Mine Production FY21
Gold (oz) 96,835
Silver (koz) 32
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
2012
Facilities:
Open pit mine, heap leach, Merrill Crowe plant and Carbon in Column process
Workforce:
447 employees, 251 contractors
Mine Life:
1.5 (2020: 3.1)
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San Julián (Phase I and II)

Location: Chihuahua/Durango border

Mine Production FY20
Gold (oz) 64,925
Silver (koz) 13,306
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Chihuahua/Durango border
Commodity:
Silver/Gold
Operational since:
2H16 (Vein System) / 2Q17 (Disseminated Ore Body)
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation plant and a dynamic leaching plant
Workforce:
465 employees, 1,577 contractors
Life of Mine:
4.4 Veins (2020: 2.8), 3.1 Disseminated Ore Body (2020: 3.6)
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