Learn about some of the most common terms used at Peñoles and in the mining and metals industry.

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  • Capacity utilization

    Proportion of the actual production and the maximum achievable production during a period according to the design capacity of a production process. It is expressed as a percentage (%).

  • Clean energy

    Energy derived from generation sources and processes whose emissions or residues are minimal or, if existant, do not exceed the permitted level established by current regulations.

  • Concentrate

    Fine and dusty intermediate product of the milling and beneficiation processes, formed by the separation of valuable metals from waste.

  • Crushing

    Initial size reduction of minerals and rocks to a size that allows their grinding.