Our mine reclamation programme removes high-grade stockpiles from historical mines. This programme in partnership with state owned COMIBOL addresses environmental legacies.
The mineralised material is excavated, loaded and hauled by road to San Bartolome for processing at and average head grade of 230 g/t. These reclamation projects are taking place at El Asiento, Tatasi Portugalete and Monserrat up to 300km from the San Bartolome plant.
Andean will produce approximately 4.5 million ounces of Silver from these locations between 2021 and 2023.
Our in-country team is constantly pursuing new opportunities for mine waste reclamation of silver bearing oxides as well as ore sourcing opportunities.