Operating responsibly across the Americas
We have specific expertise in mining underground deposits in complex geological conditions.
We have strong expertise in discovering long-term geological districts.
Our exploration team believes in the potential of our properties to continue to generate strong returns from our existing resource base. Furthermore, our greenfield strategy involves drilling campaigns at premium precious metal prospects and can be executed in-house or in partnership with a variety of reputable exploration companies.
We are able to progress our projects efficiently in a short space of time.
We operate in remote locations and high altitudes - a core competitive advantage. We have unrivalled knowledge of the key mining jurisdictions in the Americas and believe our experience in managing all project requirements including permitting, local community and government support places us in a strong position with regards to the execution of precious metal opportunities.
We have developed extensive in-house knowledge of the challenges inherent in a range of different ore bodies.
We have consistently met annual operational targets, implemented significant cost efficiency programmes and replaced and added to our resource base. In addition, our growing commitment to innovation is allowing us to incorporate key technological advances and apply them to our business.
We have always recognised that environmental and social responsibility extends beyond the life of our operations.
Mine closure plans include three types of closure. Progressive, final, and post closure. Progressive closure is for mines that are still operating but have components that are no longer in use or required. Final disclosure is for mines that have reached end of life, so all remaining components are closed, following a set schedule. Finally, post closure is for maintenance and monitoring activities, to ensure the closure is appropriate.
Where we operate
We have over 50 years’ operating experience in the Americas and currently have three underground mines in operation, two located in southern Peru and one in southern Argentina.
We also have an extensive portfolio of Advanced Projects and exploration assets. Please click on the map to learn more about our projects.
- ADVANCED & GROWTH PROJECTS
- CURRENT OPERATIONS
Mara RosaAdvanced & Growth Projects
VolcanAdvanced & Growth Projects
The Volcan Gold Deposit was acquired as part of the Company’s acquisition of Andina Minerals Inc, announced in November 2012. The deposit is located in Chile’s Atacama Region, approximately 120 kilometres east of Copiapo, and is strategically located in the prolific Maricunga gold belt, which hosts a number of important gold deposits.
Arcata is located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru, on a 47,000 hectare site, at an altitude of 4,600 metres above sea level. Arcata is a 100% owned underground operation that commenced production in 1964. In February 2019, the mine was placed on temporary care and maintenance.
San JoseCurrent Operations
The San Jose silver-gold mine is located in Argentina, in the Santa Cruz province, 1,750 kilometres south-southwest of Buenos Aires. The property covers a total area of 50,491 hectares and consists of 46 contiguous mining concessions totalling 40,499 hectares and an exploration permit covering almost 10,000 hectares. San Jose commenced production in 2007 and is a joint venture with McEwen Mining Inc. Hochschild controls 51% of the joint venture and is the mine operator.
The 100% owned Pallancata silver/gold property is located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru, approximately 160 kilometres from the Arcata operation. Pallancata commenced production in 2007. Ore from Pallancata is transported 22 kilometres to the Selene plant for processing.