Argentina

Joaquin Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StatusClosing / Closed
Commodities
  • Silver
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Cut & Fill
  • Drift & Fill
  • Post Pillar Cut & Fill
  • Undefined backfill
  • Unconsolidated rockfill
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ShapshotJoaquin mine is a part of Manantial Espejo Operation.

The Manantial Espejo, Joaquin and COSE mines in Argentina are in the reclamation phase and mining activity has ceased.

Mining and processing activities at Manantial Espejo largely concluded at the end of 2022 and the operation was placed on care and maintenance in January 2023.
Related AssetManantial Espejo Operation

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Pan American Silver Corp. 100 % Indirect

Deposit type

  • Hydrothermal
  • Breccia pipe / Stockwork

Summary:

Mineralization at Joaquin is classified as low sulphidation hydrothermal breccia.

Silver and gold mineralization is hosted within a northwest trending structure that dips approximately 45° to the northeast. The majority of the mineralization is hosted within a silicified breccia, with lesser stockworks and veinlets. Silver is present as native silver, bromargyrite, and acanthite/argentite, with lesser stromeyerite, freibergite, and pyrargyrite/stephanite. The sulphide content is low and consists principally of pyrite and galena. Hematite, jarosite, and manganese oxides are commonly noted. The host minerals are dominated by quartz and feldspar. Hydrothermal alteration is weak to moderate and comprises fine grained replacement quartz and widespread illite and kaolinite alteration.

Mineralization within the economic mine plan is located between approximately 110 m and 310 m below surface and trends for 375 m along strike.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnitsLOM (Projected)
Silver M oz 8.9
Gold koz 5.1
All production numbers are expressed as metal in doré.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

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Personnel

Mine Management

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