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NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER SILVER MINING AND REFINING CORPORATION.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, SSMRC is a precious metals production, development, and exploration company primarily focused on silver, with two principal projects in North America. 

Our first operating project, the Cerro Los Gatos Mine within the Los Gatos District, is located in the heart of Mexico’s silver belt, approximately 120 kilometers south of Chihuahua City, Chihuahua. Through a joint venture with Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd. (Dowa), we purchased the necessary land and access rights to create today’s leading model of a modern silver mining operation in Mexico. The Los Gatos District covers approximately 103,000 hectares and includes 14 currently known zones of mineralization. SSMRC plans to progressively expand exploration and production throughout the Los Gatos District. 

Our namesake project, the Sunshine Complex, is 100% owned by SSMRC and is North America’s only vertically integrated silver complex. Located within the mining-friendly Coeur d’Alene Mining District in Idaho, the Sunshine Complex is composed of the Sunshine Mine and the Sunshine Refinery, located in Kellogg, Idaho. The Sunshine Complex represents a highly attractive opportunity for new exploration, development, and silver production and is primary to achieving the company’s objective of becoming a premier silver mining and refining company.

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ABOUT SILVER

THE FUTURE’S SILVER LINING

Silver has enormous appeal as a precious metal and industrial asset. Not only has silver historically been a safe-haven investment, it also has unique characteristics that make it one of the essential raw materials of the 21st-century economy.

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PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF CREATING VALUE.

In less than 10 years of operation, SSMRC has achieved numerous meaningful milestones, and we have created substantial value at the Sunshine Complex and Los Gatos District: 

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2007

Initial acquisition of Los Gatos

2008

Obtained drilling permits and surface access rights for Los Gatos

Commenced exploration drilling at Los Gatos

2009

Discovered the Cerro Los Gatos deposit

2010

Acquired the Sunshine Mine

Acquired additional surface rights to consolidate land position at the Sunshine Mine

2011

Filed NI43-101 resource estimate for Cerro Los Gatos and Esther

Merged Los Gatos into Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation

Amapola discovery at Los Gatos

Discovered the Sunshine Vein Extension and West Chance Link Vein at the Sunshine Mine

2012

Filed initial Sunshine Mine NI43-101 resource estimate and PEA

Completed NI43-101 resource estimate for Amapola discovery

Filed updated combined Los Gatos NI43-101 resource estimates

Discovered the Yankee Boy Split and 10 Veins

2013

Acquired the Big Creek Refinery

Initial Los Gatos JV discussions with Dowa Metals and Mining Co., Ltd.

Purchased adjacent mineral rights from US Silver

Signed Letter of Intent for Los Gatos JV with Dowa Metals and Mining Co., Ltd.

2014

Cerro Los Gatos metallurgical work and Conceptual Economic Assessment completed

Signed Los Gatos Joint Venture agreement with Dowa Metals & Mining, owners of Japan’s largest zinc refinery

Updated Sunshine Mine NI43-101 PEA

2015

Reactivated exploration at Cerro Los Gatos

Initiated Feasibility Study & decline development to access the mineralization at Cerro Los Gatos

2016

Dowa Metals & Mining Co., Ltd., earned an interest in the Los Gatos Project

2017

Completed NI43-101 compliant feasibility study at Cerro Los Gatos

Commenced mine development at Cerro Los Gatos

2018

Completed financing for the Cerro Los Gatos project construction

Received environmental permits for surface construction at Cerro Los Gatos

Commenced surface construction of portal and processing facilities at Cerro Los Gatos

Underground mining commissioned at Cerro Los Gatos

2019

Processing facilities commissioned midyear at Cerro Los Gatos

Nationally recognized as a socially responsible company (“Empresa Socialmente Responsable”)

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Commenced production of lead and zinc concentrates at Cerro Los Gatos

Grand opening celebration of Cerro Los Gatos

Achieved commercial production at Cerro Los Gatos in December