Tizapa Mine

Location of Tizapa Mine
Location of Tizapa Mine (Click to enlarge)

Tizapa mine overview

Tizapa mine is located in central Mexico, and produces zinc, lead and copper concentrates from massive sulfide ore. The zinc concentrate produced at Tizapa mine is processed at Dowa's smelter and refinery in Akita prefecture, Japan.

Tizapa Mine
Tizapa’s new mill plant
Tizapa Mine
Tizapa Mine
Flotation process
Flotation process

Tizapa mine shareholders

Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd. 39%
Sumitomo Corporation 10%
Minas Peñoles S.A. de C.V. 51%

Tizapa mine history

May, 1992 Minera Tizapa, S.A. de C.V. established.
Nov, 1994 Commercial operation (capacity of 20,000 tonnes/month) commenced.
Dec, 1997 Production of copper concentrate commenced.
Apr, 1998 Operation expanded to 40,000 tonnes/month.
2000 Operation expanded to 45,000 tonnes/month.
2002 Total production amounted to 3 millions tonnes.
2006 Total production amounted to 5 millions tonnes.
2008 Expansion to 800,000 tonnes/year commenced.
2011 Total production amounted to 8 millions tonnes.
2011 Expected to complete expansion in Q3.

Tizapa mine production

Production Graph
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