The Coricancha mine is an underground poly-metallic mine with more than 60 years of operating history, which comprises a 600-tonne per day ore processing facility, underground mine and reserves and resources containing gold, silver, zinc, lead and copper. The mine has three main product streams, comprising gold/silver dore, zinc concentrate and lead concentrate high in precious metals. The Coricancha mine is located (approximately) 90 kilometres east of Lima, Peru in close proximity to a number of other significant mining operations and exploration properties.
The Coricancha mine was acquired by Nyrstar in October 2009 and has been on care and maintenance since August 2013. In May 2015, Nyrstar entered into a two year option agreement for the sale of the Coricancha mine to Great Panther Silver Limited.