Peru

Pucamarca Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotPucamarca is a world class mine, considered to be among the most efficient in the world due to its management of costs.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Minsur S.A. 100 % Direct

Deposit type

  • Epithermal
  • Breccia pipe / Stockwork

Summary:

The Pucamarca mineralization is considered to be high sulphidation epithermal gold hosted in brecciated volcanics with associated vuggy silica alteration or silica – alunite alteration. The hydrothermal breccias at surface are characterized by abundant iron oxide cement within zones of silica – alunite alteration.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20222021202020192018201720162015
Gold oz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe101,799103,299100,010105,659120,924
All production numbers are expressed as metal in doré.

Operational metrics

Metrics20222021202020192018201720162015
Ore tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe8,251,414 t8,242,116 t7,715,582 t7,692,322 t7,970,675 t
Tonnes milled  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe8,281,726 t8,219,641 t7,801,777 t7,692,322 t7,839,602 t
Daily milling capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe21,000 t

Production Costs

CommodityUnits202220212020201920182017
Cash costs Gold USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 441 / oz   352 / oz   338 / oz  

Operating Costs

Currency2022202120202019201820172016
Total operating costs ($/t milled) USD 6.84  5.86  5.44  5.5  4.4  4.33  4.3  

Financials

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Capital expenditures M USD  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 6.9   30.2   25.8  

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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