Learn about some of the most common terms used at Peñoles and in the mining and metals industry.
Deposit formed by the interaction between fluids derived from granites and carbonate rocks.
Process in which a metal is transformed from solid to liquid state through the application of high temperatures (fusion), aimed at separating certain elements from other minerals and impurities.
Also called "open pit" mine, that is developed on the surface of the land, by removing (stripping) the upper layers of bedrock in order to reach semi-buried ore deposits. This technique is usually preferred when commercially useful deposits are close to the surface.