Piedras Verdes Mine Supplies

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Power

A 14.8 km long, 115 kV power line connects the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (Federal Electricity Comission, “CFE”) grid to the mine owned and maintained.

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Water

CDM holds concessions authorizing it to use 7 wells up to a combined tested capacity more than enough for the operational requirements throughout.

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Climate

For eight to nine months of the year, the climate is arid to semiarid. Nightly low temperatures in December and January range between 5°C and 8°C. Daily.

Jurisdiction

Mexico is an economic leader in Latin America and is the world’s 11th largest economy by GDP (International Monetary Fund 2011). It offers a dynamic economic environment and is expected to maintain strong economic growth with projected real GDP growth of 3.6% and 4.0% in 2012 and 2013 respectively (Goldman Sachs Economic Research). These near term growth projections also reflect Mexico’s long-term economic potential, real GDP is expected to approximately triple by 2020.