SHOWCASE SILVER MINE OF THE WEEK – SAN CRISTOBAL!!
San Cristobal mine, a silver-lead-zinc mine located 500km south of the city of La Paz in Bolivia, contains 533.38Moz of silver reserves (December 2011 estimate), making it the third biggest silver mine in the world. The mine is owned and operated by Minera San Cristobal (MSC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sumitomo Corporation of Japan. San Cristobal is an open-pit mining operation extracting ore from Jayula, Tesorera and Animas mineral deposits in the south-western part of Bolivia’s silver-tin belt. Extracted ore is transported by trucks to the crushing plant near the site, from where the crushed ore is sent via a 1.6km-long conveyor belt to the 40,000tpd concentration plant. The mine’s annual output is up to 600,000t of lead, silver and zinc concentrates - "MiningTechnology.com"
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