Saucito is located at Zacatecas 8km SW of the Fresnillo mine. It has operated since 2011.

With nearly 22 million ounces of silver produced in 2016, Fresnillo’s Saucito silver mine is the largest silver operation in the world.

Full-year silver production decreased marginally at Saucito as a result of the expected return to normal ore grades after mining the extraordinarily high grade ore from the Mesquite vein and exhausting the high-grade development ore.

Like other mines, the Saucito site includes a flotation plant and an underground mine that produces lead, zinc, gold and silver. Saucito employs 999 contractors.  It has an anticipated mine life of 8.8 years.

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