July 2018
Volume 70    Issue 7

Ore control technological innovations at Goldcorp’s Peñasquito Mine

Mining Engineering , 2018, Vol. 70, No. 7, pp. 16-16
Calderon-Arteaga, C.H.; Barrios, J.; Almond, M.; Ruiz, R.; Gering, S.


Located in the northeast corner of Zacatecas State, Mexico, the Peñasquito operation is comprised of the Peñasco and Chile Colorado (Brecha Azul) deposits. Openpit mining (prestripping) began in 2010 and full production commenced during 2011. The openpit mines feed both a sulfide concentrator (mill) and a heap leach pad. The project is owned by Goldcorp Inc. Peñasquito is a poly metallic deposit with Au, Ag, Zn and Pb being recovered as payable metals.  

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