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 FY17
Silver (koz) 16,512
Gold (oz) 38,784
Lead (kt) 20,514
Zinc (kt) 30,021
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Zacatecas
Commodity:
Silver
Operational since:
1554
Facilities:
Underground mine and flotation plant
Workforce:
1,056 employees, 1,676 contractors
Milling Capacity:
8,000 tpd / 2,640,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
240 Silver g/t, 0.79 Gold g/t
Total Reserves:
179.7 moz Silver, 590 oz Gold
Mine Life:
8.8 years (2016: 9.4)
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Saucito

Location: Zacatecas

Mine Production FY17
Silver (koz) 21,215
Gold (oz) 69,948
Lead (kt) 17,714
Zinc (kt) 20,348
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:
763 employees, 1,824 contractors
Milling Capacity :
7,800 tpd/2,600,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
261 g/t Silver, 1.39 g/t Gold
Mine Life:
5.8 (2016: 5.9)
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Ciénega (incl. San Ramón satellite)

Location: Durango

Mine Production FY17
Gold (Koz) 71,947
Silver (koz) 5,394
Lead (kt) 6,328
Zinc (kt) 7,048
Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Durango
Commodity:
Gold, Silver
Operational since:
1992
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation and leaching plant
Workforce:
469 employees, 489 contractors
Milling Capacity:
4,000 tpd / 1,340,000 tpy
Average ore grade in reserves:
2.22 Gold g/t, Silver 189 g/t
Total Reserves:
635 oz Gold, 54.1 moz Silver
Mine Life:
6.9 years (2016: 10.0)
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Herradura

Location: Sonora

Mine Production FY17
Gold (oz) 473,638
Silver (koz) 551
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
1997
Facilities:
Open-pit, heap leach & Merrill-Crowe plants; DLP
Workforce:
1,335 employees, 458 contractors
Average ore grade in reserves:
0.79 Gold (g/t)
Total Reserves:
7.7 Gold (moz)
Mine Life:
11.6 (2016: 8.6)
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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 FY17
Gold (oz) 172,282
Silver (koz) 31
Ownership:
Minera Penmont (100% Fresnillo plc)
Location:
Sonora
Commodity:
Gold
Operational since:
2012
Facilities:
Open-pit mine, heap leach and Merrill-Crowe plant
Workforce:
441 employees, 504 contractors
Average Ore Grade in Reserves:
0.51 Gold (g/t)
Mine Life:
2.8 years (2016: 3.2)
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San Julián (Phase I and II)

Location: Chihuahua/Durango border

Ownership:
100% Fresnillo plc
Location:
Chihuahua/Durango border
Commodity:
Silver/Gold
Facilities:
Underground mine, flotation plant and a dynamic leaching plant
Workforce:
125 employees, 1,411 contractors
Operational since:
2H16 (Phase I) / 1H17 (Phase II)
Anticipated Production:
Avg. annual production of 14.2 moz silver, 49.3 koz gold
Pre-operative Capex:
US$515 million
Life of Mine:
9.0 Years
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