U.S. firms have been atop the industry pursuing precious metals across the globe. The Northern Miner presents its top 10 list of U.S.-based, mid-tier and junior precious metals companies by market cap as of mid-July.
1. Coeur Mining
Market cap: US$1.44 billion
Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE) is a U.S.-based producer of precious metals with five wholly owned operating mines in the U.S. (Rochester in northwestern Nevada, Kensington in Alaska north of Juneau, and Wharf in the Black Hills mining district of South Dakota); Canada (Silvertip in northern British Columbia); and northern Mexico (Chihuahua mine). Founded in 1928 and headquartered in Chicago, its operations produce gold and or silver doré, and gold, zinc and lead concentrate.
In 2019, its open-pit Rochester mine produced 3.8 million oz. silver and 35,000 oz. gold, while its underground Kensington mine produced 128,000 oz. gold and its open-pit Wharf mine churned out 84,000 gold ounces. Its underground Silvertip mine in B.C. produced 1.2 million oz. silver, 17.1 million lb. zinc and 16.6 million lb. lead, and the Palmarejo underground mine in Mexico produced 112,000 oz. gold and 6.8 million oz. silver.
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