Sunday, 27 July 2014

Silver Deposits in Mexico - Size & Grade

Comparative graphic from Plata Latina
Also Silver Institute - Global Silver Production for perspective
And Companies with Mining Projects in Mexico according to the Mexican Geological Service - large searchable database.
Production       Development        Exploration

Top 20 Silver Producing Countries in 2013

(millions of ounces)
9.United States35.0

Top 20 Silver Producing Companies in 2013

(millions of ounces)
1.Fresnillo plc.¹Mexico38.8
2.BHP Billiton plc.Australia37.6
3.KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.²Poland37.3
4.GlencoreXstrata plc.³˒⁵Switzerland37.1
5.Goldcorp Inc.Canada30.3
6.Polymetal International plc.Russia27.2
7.Pan American Silver Corp.¹Canada26.0
8.Volcan Cia. Minera S.A.A.⁴Peru20.7
9.Cia. de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.⁴Peru18.9
10.Coeur Mining¹USA17.0
11.Sumitomo Corp.⁵Bolivia13.8
12.Hochschild Mining plc.Peru13.6
13.Southern Copper Corp.USA13.5
14.Kazakhmys plc.Kazakhstan13.0
15.Teck Resources Ltd.⁵Canada11.4
16.First Majestic Silver Corp.¹Mexico10.6
17.Industrias Peñoles S.A.B de C.V.Mexico10.6
18.Kinross Gold Corp.⁶Canada9.0
19.Hecla Mining CompanyUSA8.9
20.Yamana Gold Inc.Canada8.4
¹ Primary silver producer
² Reported metallic silver production
³ Restated for merger, includes Kazzinc, copper & zine units, less estimated Illapa govt. interest
⁴Includes minority subsidiaries
⁵ Estimate
⁶ Reported silver sales

World’s Leading Primary Silver Mines in 2013

(millions of ounces)
RankMine/CountryOperating CompanyProd.
1.Cannington¹, AustraliaBHP Billiton plc.29.09
2.Fresnillo Mine, MexicoFresnillo plc.22.76
3.Dukat², RussiaPolymetal International plc.18.30
4.Saucito, MexicoFresnillo plc.11.58
5.Uchucchacua, PeruCompañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.11.44
6.Pirquitas, ArgentinaSilver Standard Resources Inc.8.22
7.Pallancata, PeruHochschild Mining plc.7.63
8.Palmarejo, MexicoCoeur Mining7.60
9.Greens Creek, U.S.Hecla Mining Company7.45
10.San José, ArgentinaHochschild Mining plc. / McEwen Mining Inc.6.36
11.Imiter³, MoroccoSociété Métallurgique d’Imiter6.24
12.San Bartolomé, BoliviaCoeur Mining5.94
13.Alamo Dorado, MexicoPan American Silver Corp.5.04
14.Gümüsköy³, TurkeyEti Gümüş A.Ş.5.00
15.Arcata, PeruHochschild Mining plc.4.98
¹ Reported payable metal in concentrate; ² Including Gotsovoye; ³ Estimate
Material and statistics in this section were adapted in part from the Silver Institute’s World Silver Survey 2014 publication

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