Campo Morado is a polymetallic underground operation located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Campo Morado is a fully operating asset that brings a consistent cash flow to the company and provides exposure to base metal markets.
Campo Morado is an underground multi-metal mine with infrastructure, installations and equipment capable of processing 2,500 tonnes of ore per day. There are over 700 exploration diamond drill holes in place which have outlined six mineralized bodies containing approximately 16.6 million tons of measured and indicated resources grading 4.01% zinc, 0.80% copper, 0.93% lead, 123 g/t Ag and 1.70 g/t Au plus, an additional 1 million tons of inferred mineral resources as calculated and released by Titley Consulting Ltd. in November 2017. The Campo Morado Mine was commissioned and commenced operations in 2009 by Farallon Resources. Nyrstar purchased Farallon Resources in a friendly takeover in 2010 for the equivalent of approximately C$420 million thereby gaining control of Campo Morado. Nyrstar produced up to the end of 2014 when mining operations were suspended in January 2015 and the mine was placed on care and maintenance due to deteriorating industry conditions.
On April 27, 2017 Luca signed an agreement with Nyrstar to acquire 100% of the Campo Morado mine. On September 18, 2017, Luca announced that it had secured the funding required to initiate the restart of continuous mining operations at the Campo Morado Mine and on October 23, 2017 the Company announced the restart of full scale mining and mill processing on a pre-production basis from mine development at a starting rate of 1,400 tonnes per day. On May 23, 2017 the Company was pleased to announce the start of commercial production with the aim of increasing throughput at the mill to its 2,500 tonne per day capacity.
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