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San Vicente

Potosí, Bolivia

  • 20.4 Moz silver reserves, proven + probable*
  • 3.5 Moz silver produced*
  • $11.77 cash costs per ounce*
*See footnote

Polymetallic Silver-Zinc Mine

A high-grade silver mine that is transitioning to more mechanized mining methods, aimed at improving efficiency and operating costs.




Silver-zinc and silver-lead concentrates

mining processing sanvicente

Mining & Processing


Underground 950 TPD

The San Vicente plant utilizes a standard flotation process to produce a silver-zinc concentrate and a silver-lead concentrate. Ore passes through a jaw crusher at the plant, and then is fed into a semi-autogenous mill/ ball mill grinding circuit. Following the concentration process in the flotation circuit, the concentrates are thickened and dewatered in filter presses prior to shipping.

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Operations SanVicente GLGYMineral PLV5022 464x638

Geology & Mineralization

20.4 Moz Ag

San Vicente is a hydrothermal polymetallic deposit consisting of replacement veins filling pre-existing faults, replacements in brecciated conglomerates in the San Vicente fault, and mineralization in dacitic dykes. Wide veins form in the west-northwest trending structures, with widths of between two to six metres, while veins present in the northwest structures are thinner and shorter. The widest and highest grade veins form in northeast trending faults.

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Recent Operating Performance

To learn more about the performance of our San Vicente mine, see the Individual Mine Performance section of Pan American Silver’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis.

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Pan American Silver is determined to conduct its business in a responsible and sustainable manner. 

0 84%
significant environmental incidents occurred at our operations of the revenue generated by our mines remains in the countries where we operate

Corporate Team

People are Pan American Silver’s most important asset. Our people provide the intelligence, ideas and the energy that drive our industry-leading performance.

7,630 99%
total employees and contractors of our employees are from the countries where we operate


Pan American Silver embraces the diversity of our workforce and the communities where we operate. Learn more about opportunities with our company.

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For the period ended December 31, 2019. Cash costs per ounce is a non-GAAP measure; please refer to the Non-GAAP Measures
Estimated mineral reserves as of June 30, 2020. For complete mineral reserve and resource information, refer to the Reserves and Resources page on this website.