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Rosario Project

Project Overview

Santa Cruz Silver Mining’s Rosario Project consists of 500 hectares located in the historical mining district of Charcas, San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico. This silver, gold, zinc and lead project has excellent infrastructure including good road access, water and power lines nearby. The project achieved commercial production in April 2013. Average throughput for the mill is targeted at 500 tpd for 2014 when the underground development is scheduled to be completed and additional working faces on the main Rosario I and Rosario II veins become operational.

Project Scope

JDS was contracted by Santacruz Silver to provide operational support in efforts to increase average daily production from 150 to 500 tpd. Services included:

  • Procurement of more qualified workers.
  • Service design including pumping system and communications systems.
  • Implementation of mine wide HSE program and standards.
  • Development and execution of a 12-month mine plan including mine planning to improve efficiencies and daily production, and design and scheduling of a long hole stope program.
  • Completed third party geotechnical assessment; updated geological block model.
  • Targeted mine development based on NSR.
  • Site resources optimization: developed and executed a plan to safely and economically recover resources abandoned by previous management because of poor mining practices.
  • Material chain supply management.
  • Personnel training at hand over.


Santa Cruz Silver Mining Ltd.

San Luis Potosi, Mexico