Afianza México primer lugar en plata

En 2015 y por sexto año consecutivo, México se colocó como el líder en la producción mundial de plata, seguido por China y Perú, de acuerdo con la Cámara Minera de México (Camimex).

Según su Informe Anual 2016 y con base en la información de Inegi, en 2015 la producción minera de plata en México ascendió a 191.5 millones de onzas, 3.3 por ciento más que la correspondiente a 2014, cuando llegó a 185.1 millones de onzas.

Highlights on the First Week of December, 2016. Mineral Exploration in Mexico

During the first week of December at least twenty press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico, including two third quarter reports. ON MEXICO ISSUES, China is already the third biggest foreign player in Mexico. ON EXPLORATION, a PFS was completed on a property in Durango, while in Chihuahua a drilling campaign continues and another one is on the planning stage. In Sonora results from a drilling campaign on a gold property were released, as were surface rock chip results from one Li property. In Hidalgo a property was staked, showing interesting initial rock chip sample results, whereas in San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas assay results were released for a Li property.  ON MINING, construction of a heap leach processing plant has begun in a project in Sonora, while in Sinaloa the high grade output was increased in one property, and development work continues in another one. In Queretaro a flotation mill continues with production tests. ON FINANCING, A C$10 M bought deal financing was completed by a company. ON RESOURCES, a technical report with a maiden resource was filed at SEDAR, and a PFS was completed on another, both from properties in Durango. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, the saga for the control of a property in Sinaloa continues, a property was optioned and one more sold, both in Sonora. A company is applying to be listed in USA and a second payment has been made on the option to earn interest on a tailings property in Durango.


  • Mexico sets its eyes in China for investment in mineral resources. China is already the third most active foreign player in the Mexican mining sector, according to Mario Cantu, General Coordinator of Mining at the Ministry of Economy. The Ministry of Economy is currently setting up a taskforce in a bid to streamline the process of permit approvals that clarify the requirements for purchasing and renting mining concessions.


  • Telson Resources Inc. announced the completion of a pre-feasibility study (PFS) on its Tahuehueto property in Durango. The report states a proven mineral reserve of 3.3 M tonnes @ 3.4 g/t Au, 41 g/t Ag, 0.31% Cu, 1.1% Pb and 2.0% Zn, to be mined mainly by underground cut and fill method at a 790 tpd rate, with a mine life of 21 years. The reserves contain 356 K Oz Au, 4.38 M Oz Ag, 25 M Lbs Cu, 85.7 M Lbs Pb, and 161.3 M Lbs Zn.
  • Levon Resources Ltd. intends to proceed next year with a drilling program on its Cordero project in Chihuahua, once the silver price moves up in a “sustained and positive way.” The program will target the center of the pit resource, in a claim acquired after the resource was delineated.
  • Alix Resources Corp. reported more lithium-rich clay layers identified at its Electra project in Sonora. Assays from 31 samples returned 10 samples over 1,000 ppm Li. Clay layers are traced for approximately 4.5 km, over a surface up to 800 m in width.
  • Kootenay Silver Inc. continues the drilling campaign on its La Cigarra project, in Chihuahua. Samples from six more holes have been sent for assaying, and drilling is now continuing on the La Soledad structure, where a breccia zone can attain eight meters in width.
  • Prospero Silver Corp. staked a 4,690 ha mining concession in a high level epithermal vein system 85 km NW from Pachuca, in Hidalgo. The La Florida vein system is over 3.5 km long, with eight out of 22 samples returning 0.1 – 0.5 g/t Au and 1.4 – 11.1 g/t Ag, up to 525 ppm As, up to 6 ppm Hg and up to 6,860 ppm Sb. An additional structure, at least one kilometer long, returned on the only two samples 0.6, 0.61 g/t Au; 2, 2, g/t Ag; 1,595, 1,945 ppm As; and 1.7, 2.1 ppm Hg.
  • Alset Energy Corp. released assay results for 30 samples collected by the previous owner of the company, for three of the salars: La Salada, Santa Clara and Caligüey. The results run from 340 to 1,680 ppm Li, a bit lower than the previous assay results of 411 to 2,590 ppm Li. Potassium values range from 1.57% to 4.78%. Studies on x-ray diffraction show none to very small amounts of smectite, which points to Li not being inside the clay structure and an easier extraction.
  • Millrock Resources Inc. completed a ten hole 1,990 m drilling program at Los Chinos project in Sonora. The property is under a JV with Centerra, where the company can earn a 70% interest by funding US$5 M. Three target areas were tested; El Camino, La Tinaja and Pitalla zones. The best intersections were 4 m @ 0.69 g/t Au and 6.3 m @ 0.18 g/t Au.


  • Corex Gold Corp. has begun construction of its heap-leach Santana project in Sonora. The initial step involves forming two heaps, one with jaw-crushed material and the other with fine crushed, to test metallurgical recoveries.
  • Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. crushed 127.5 K tonnes of ore @ 5.26 g/t Au during November at its La Trinidad mine in Sinaloa. During the same period 21,567 Oz Au were stacked on the heaps, and 279 Oz Au recovered daily. Cash cost is estimated to be below $400 per gold ounce for the month.
  • United States Antimony Corp. continues production testing with an alkaline leach plant in Guanajuato, to process material from its Los Juarez mine in Queretaro. The two options under consideration are to use the flotation mill and the alkaline leach circuit, or to use the flotation mill, alkaline leach circuit, and the cyanide leach plant for the mill tailings. To date tests have shown recoveries of 50%, 70% and 70% for Au, Ag and Sb respectively under the first option, and 90%, 90% and 70% for Au, Ag and Sb respectively under the second option.
  • Americas Silver Corp. continues with the primary ramp development at its San Rafael project in Sinaloa, which is expected to reach commercial production in Q3 2017. The ramp is now 25 % complete, the electrical substation has been energized and water storage facilities have been constructed.
  • DynaResource Inc. processed 5,075 tons of feed material @ 11.38 g/t Au grade at its pilot mill in its San Jose de Gracia property in Sinaloa. The pilot mill facility averaged 182 tpd output.


  • SilverCrest Metals Inc. completed a CA$10 M bought deal financing (Las Chispas, Sonora).


  • Orex Minerals Inc. filed on SEDAR a technical report for the first inferred resource estimate of the Sandra Escobar project in Durango. Utilizing 59 drill holes and a 45 g/t Ag cut-off base case, the inferred resource estimate yielded 9.8 M tonnes @ 106 g/t Ag, for a total of 33.3 M Oz Ag.
  • Telson Resources Inc. announced the completion of a pre-feasibility study (PFS) on its Tahuehueto property in Durango. The reserves contain 356 K Oz Au, 4.38 M Oz Ag, 25 M Lbs Cu, 85.7 M Lbs Pb, and 161.3 M Lbs Zn. The total resource (inclusive of mineral reserves) includes 6.1 M tonnes @ 2.1 g/t Au, 48 g/t Ag, 0.375 Cu, 1.36% Pb, 2.25% Zn on the measured and indicated categories, and 3.5 M tonnes @ 1.5 g/t Au, 41.6 g/t Ag, 0.32% Cu, 1.33% Pb, 2.21% Zn on the inferred category, for total contained metal amounts of 634 K Oz Au, 12.6 M Oz Ag, 61.8 M Lb Cu, 265.3 M Lb Pb and 483.9 M Lb Zn.


  • Dyna Resource de Mexico S.A. de C.V. has seized assets of Goldgroup Resources Inc. as part of a US$48 M damages award. A lien was approved upon stock certificates in the name of Goldgroup Resources Inc.
  • Riverside Resources Inc. signed an option agreement with Silver Viper Minerals Corp. on its Clemente project in Sonora. Silver Viper can earn a 100% on the project by staged payments on five years to sum $750 K, delivering 2 M shares and investing $4 M during the life of the option, Riverside will retain a 2% NSR, same that can be bought for $4 M.
  • Americas Silver Corp. has initiated the process to become listed on the NYSE MKT, and is to undergo a voting for a needed share consolidation in the procedure.
  • Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. has entered into an agreement with a private Mexican company based in Hermosillo (the “Hermosillo Group”) to sell 100% of its interest in the San Felipe project in Sonora. The deal involves a cash consideration of US$15 M, in three installments, with the final one on February 15, 2017.
  • MX Gold Corp. has paid the second installment of $750 K in its agreement to gain 50% interest on the Magistral del Oro tailings project in Durango. Two more $750 K payments are to be made before January 19, 2017, to earn that 50% interest. The tailings have an historical (non 43-101 compliant) estimate of 1.25 M tonnes @ 2.06 g/t Au.

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On the picture below, flow banding on a rhyodacitic dome, Zacatecas Altiplano. The flow bands are a few millimeters thick.


Mexico Heads East for Mining Investment

Despite the vast unexplored potential of Mexico’s metal and mineral deposits, foreign investment in the sector has long been dominated by two countries. Of the 267 foreign mining enterprises registered on the Mexican Geological Survey (SGM), 173 are from Canada and 44 are from the US. While bilateral relations with the former go from strength to strength, the isolationist rhetoric coming from the latter’s President Elect is tempting Mexican policy-makers to look elsewhere in the search for foreign investment. And it seems they have identified China as their number one target.

“We are putting massive efforts into diversifying our sources of foreign investment, and China represents a huge window of opportunity for us,” Mario Alfonso Cantú, General Coordinator of Mining at the Ministry of Economy, told Mexico Mining Review in June 2016. “We have already visited the country on numerous occasions to hold talks with two multi billion-dollar private equity funds that see Mexico as a bright star in their Latin America portfolio.”

México, principal productor de plata en el mundo: Camimex

Durante 2015 la producción minera de plata en México ascendió a 191.5 millones de onzas, es decir, 3.3 por ciento más que la correspondiente a 2014, y por sexto año consecutivo nuestra nación fue el principal productor de este metal precioso en el mundo, seguido por China y Perú.

Lo anterior es según datos revelados por la Cámara Minera de México (Camimex), la cual destacó que “por empresa, Fresnillo plc es el productor nacional más importante y también de plata primaria a nivel mundial; le sigue Goldcorp y Pan American Silver. Estas tres empresas aportaron el 42.6 por ciento de la producción total nacional”.

Invertirán 854 MDD En Proyectos Para Extraer Plata

Ciudad de México – Pese al descenso en la exploración para el desarrollo de minas de plata provocado por los bajos precios del metal, la inversión prevista para este y el próximo año en nuevos proyectos es superior a 854 millones de dólares, anticipó la Cámara Minera de México (Camimex).

En 2015 la fortaleza del dólar fue la principal influencia en el precio de la plata, con un precio promedio de 15.7 dólares la onza; sin embargo, el alza en las tasas de interés anunciada por la Reserva Federal de Estados Unidos provocó que de un nivel máximo en enero de 18.2 dólares por onza, en diciembre se ubicara en un mínimo de 13.7 dólares.

Por sexto año consecutivo México se colocó en 2015 como el principal productor de plata en el mundo, seguido de China y Perú, con una extracción de 191.5 millones de onzas, 3.3 por ciento más que en 2014.

Mineras foráneas ven de nuevo hacia México

México captó 491 millones de dólares de Inversión Extranjera Directa (IED) en el sector de la minería durante el primer semestre del 2016, reflejo de la reactivación del interés de empresas extranjeras, luego de que registrara salidas por 21 millones de dólares en todo el 2015, informó la Secretaría de Economía.

Minería en Sonora tiene expectativas de crecimiento

Con un aumento del 20% en el precio del oro y del 40% para la plata entre enero y julio del presente año, la minería comenzó un ciclo positivo que abre la puerta a nuevas inversiones en el Estado.

Impulsada por el alza en el precio de los metales, especialmente los preciosos como el oro y la plata, pero también por los industriales, como el cobre, la industria minera sonorense tiene expectativas de crecimiento para los próximos tres años, según expertos.

México rompe récord mundial en producción de plata en 2015

México produjo 189.5 millones de onzas de plata en 2015, un aumento de 3.2 millones de onzas, 2.0%respecto a 2014, con lo que logró la mayor producción global de este metal en la historia reciente, según el Instituto Mundial de la Plata.

En su informe anual sobre el mercado de la plata en el mundo, el organismo destacó que México consiguió por sexto año consecutivo ubicarse como el principal productor mundial de plata, al superar a su más cercano competidor, Perú, que generó 135.9 millones de onzas. Indicó que el repunte en la producción de plata mexicana se dio pese a que la producción mundial de ese metal disminuyó 2.0% en 2015, para ubicarse en 886.7 millones de onzas. La baja en la producción del metal se debió a retrocesos en Canadá, Australia y China, detalló.

China lanza referencial de oro en yuanes para aumentar su poder en el mercado de lingotes

SINGAPUR/SHANGHÁI. – China, el mayor consumidor mundial de oro, lanzó un referencial del metal precioso denominado en yuanes, una medida del país para ejercer un mayor control sobre el precio del metal y aumentar su influencia en el mercado mundial de los lingotes.

El referencial es la culminación de los esfuerzos de China para reformar su mercado nacional de oro en un intento por ganar una mayor participación en la industria de los lingotes, dominada durante mucho tiempo por Londres, donde se fija el precio mundial de referencia.

Plata cierra en su nivel más alto desde octubre de 2015

NUEVA YORK/LONDRES.- La plata ganó casi 1 por ciento, en sentido contrario al resto de los metales preciosos, y llegó a un máximo desde octubre, en una jornada en la que el dólar tocó su nivel más alto frente al euro en dos semanas y los mercados bursátiles repuntaron tras datos comerciales chinos.