|Commodities||Silver, gold, zinc, lead|
(Latitude: 15° 12' 15" S,
Longitude: 71° 51' 40" W)
|Operation||1,300 tpd underground mine|
|Land Package||35,000 hectares|
|Mining Method||Overhand cut-and-fill|
|Deposit type||Intermediate-sulfidation epithermal deposit|
|Status||A 10 percent increase in mill throughput from 1,300 tpd to 1,430 tpd is planned for March 2016|
- 2015 silver and gold production at 1.7 million ounces and 1,163 ounces, respectively
- 2015 lead and zinc production at 23.8 million pounds and 35.8 million pounds, respectively
The silver- and base metal-rich epithermal deposits of the Caylloma Mining District of southern Peru have been mined intermittently for over 500 years since the times of the Inca Empire. Located within one of the most important metallogenic provinces of the Andes, past production is estimated at more than 200 million ounces of silver.
Fortuna purchased a 100% interest in the Caylloma Mine and related mining concessions in 2005. Following significant expansion and modernization of the mill, the mine resumed production in the final quarter of 2006. The mill is currently operating at a rate of 1,300 tpd with production sourced primarily from the silver-polymetallic Animas Vein.
Callyoma is located approximately 225 kilometers northwest of Arequipa, Peru at an elevation of 4,500 meters (Latitude: 15° 12' 15" S, Longitude: 71° 51' 40" W). The mine, processing plant and related infrastructure are located in the Caylloma Mining District, 14 kilometers northwest of the town of Caylloma. The mine is connected to the national power grid and water is locally available.
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