Review Article

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2015; 48(2): 169-175

Published online April 30, 2015

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Silver in Peru: Present Status and Future Challenge

Jorge Acosta1, Alexander Santisteban1, Dina Huanacuni1, Michael Valencia1, Eder Villarreal1, Chul-Ho Heo2*, Bum Han Lee2 and Hyeong-Tae Nam2

1INGEMMET. Dirección de Recursos Minerales y Energéticos. Av. Canadá # 1470. San Borja-Lima 41
2Mineral Resources Research Department, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon 305-350, Korea

Correspondence to : chheo@kigam.re.kr

Received: January 20, 2015; Revised: March 26, 2015; Accepted: April 29, 2015

Abstract

Silver production in Peru was 118 Moz in 2013, which was 3rd ranked in the world. Silver production mines which were ranked from 1st to 5th in Peru in 2013 were Antamina(16.7 Moz), Uchuchacua(12 Moz), Pallancata(7.6 Moz), Animón(7 Moz), and Arcata(5.4 Moz). Total reported silver resources in Peru is about 7,012 Moz, and resources from the belts of Miocene epithermal deposits and the belts of Miocene skarn, replacement and vein deposits are 4,812 Moz, which corresponds to 69% of total resources. There are 14 ongoing projects which will be developed to the production stage from 2014 to 2019. Through these projects, silver production in Peru is expected to be 148 Moz in 2017.

Keywords silver, production, Peru, status, future

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Review Article

Econ. Environ. Geol. 2015; 48(2): 169-175

Published online April 30, 2015

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Silver in Peru: Present Status and Future Challenge

Jorge Acosta1, Alexander Santisteban1, Dina Huanacuni1, Michael Valencia1, Eder Villarreal1, Chul-Ho Heo2*, Bum Han Lee2 and Hyeong-Tae Nam2

1INGEMMET. Dirección de Recursos Minerales y Energéticos. Av. Canadá # 1470. San Borja-Lima 41
2Mineral Resources Research Department, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon 305-350, Korea

Correspondence to:chheo@kigam.re.kr

Received: January 20, 2015; Revised: March 26, 2015; Accepted: April 29, 2015

Abstract

Silver production in Peru was 118 Moz in 2013, which was 3rd ranked in the world. Silver production mines which were ranked from 1st to 5th in Peru in 2013 were Antamina(16.7 Moz), Uchuchacua(12 Moz), Pallancata(7.6 Moz), Animón(7 Moz), and Arcata(5.4 Moz). Total reported silver resources in Peru is about 7,012 Moz, and resources from the belts of Miocene epithermal deposits and the belts of Miocene skarn, replacement and vein deposits are 4,812 Moz, which corresponds to 69% of total resources. There are 14 ongoing projects which will be developed to the production stage from 2014 to 2019. Through these projects, silver production in Peru is expected to be 148 Moz in 2017.

Keywords silver, production, Peru, status, future

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