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Minera Saucito, Fresnillo plc, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico

The objective of this project was to improve silver recovery without affecting gold recovery or the quality conditions of the concentrates by using the DMAIC approach, process mapping, linear regression, DoE, automation, and statistical control. The effort was supported by teamwork and stakeholders. The increase in efficiency and effectiveness in the recovery enabled revenue generation of US$20 million per year.

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