$ 300 Million for Escobal Silver Mine

Following the announcement about the increase of 144% in reserve estimates at the Guatemalan mine, Tahoe Resources closed $ 303 million in stock sales.

Monday, December 6, 2010


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The purchase was made by a group of investors led by GMP Securities.

The share offer is to be completed by December 24th. If buyers execute an option to purchase another 3.3 million shares, Tahoe Resources will add another $ 45 million to resources available for project development.

Goldcorp, the second largest mining company in Canada, which currently owns 41.2% of Tahoe Resources, has indicated its intention to subscribe for more shares and maintain its current stake in Tahoe.

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Guatemala: world class silver mine

September 2010

Minning project Escobal could rival Mexico's Fresnillo, the largest silver mine of the world.

The Escobal silver project in Guatemala may one day equal the Fresnillo mine – the world's biggest producer of the precious metal – Tahoe Resources CEO Kevin McArthur said on Monday.

Guatemala: Silver Mine Estimate Grew 144%

November 2010

Tahoe Resources, which owns the Escobal silver mine project, announced that indicated resources at the mine increased 144%.

In the press release, the company explained that according to new measurements, there are 245 million ounces at an average gradient of 500 grams per ton; the mine could produce 19 million ounces of silver in their first 5 years of operation at a cost of less than $ 3 an ounce.

El Escobal Mine Waiting for Operating License

May 2012

Tahoe Resources, the Canadian company which bought the project from Goldcorp, has announced an investment of $500 million to extract the 300 million ounces estimated at the site.

Tahoe Resources executives are only waiting for the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to authorize the operating license of the mineral project Escobal, in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, in order to accelerate construction of a plant.

From Coffee Town to Mining Town

July 2012

Construction of the silver mine, el Escobal, by Tahoe Resources has brought banks, restaurants, a hotel and other businesses providing goods and services to the town of San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala.

According to an article in Elperiodico.com.gt, "El Escobal, located in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, is considered one of the largest silver deposits in Central America, with reserves of more than 300 million ounces, as well as containing lead, zinc and gold. The company Minera San Rafael, a subsidiary of Tahoe Resources, will operate the project for 4 years and expects to initiate the exploitation work in mid-2014. "

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