Carlos Silva Ramos, COO of Santacruz Silver Mining, speaks on the company’s objective to become a mid-tier silver producer.
Mexico is one of the largest silver producing countries year after year. Santacruz is a Mexican silver mining company with two producing silver projects, Veta Grande and Rosario. The company also has two exploration properties and is managed by a technical team of professionals with proven track records in discovering, developing and operating silver mines in Mexico. COO, Carlos Silva Ramos is indicative of Santa Cruz’s management, he has literally been around mines all his life.
“I was born in the mine, I lived my whole life in the mine camp. My father was a mining engineer.”
Carlos believes that understanding all aspects of mining in Mexico gives Santa Cruz an advantage.
“Social, political, communities we know our culture.”
This year’s objectives include firstly, to increase production at the Veta Grande Project to 750 tons per day. “Right now it’s 400, we will get 800 next year.”
And secondly, to complete at least two phases of surface diamond drilling at the Veta Grande project. Their objective is to become a mid tier silver producer.
- Veta Grande mine, located in historical mining district of Veta Grande, Zacatecas, approximate 20 minute drive from downtown Zacatecas city, with excellent infrastructure (road access, water, power and skilled labour nearby)
- Hydrothermal/mesothermal polymetallic veins of Ag, Au, Zn, Pb and Cu, multiple veins are clearly identified to surface
- 430 tpd milling capacity at present, construction underway to increase to 750 tpd
- Current primary source of mill feed is previously mined material (chorros) from the Veta Grande vein that will shortly be augmented by in situ mineralized material from the Veta Grande, Armados, San Jose and La Flor veins
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