CHIHUAHUA – The state of Chihuahua reported a decrease in gold and silver production, while lead and zinc production showed a slight recovery in August 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.
This according to the Mining and Metallurgy Industry Indicators, which show that the state had a production of 1,463 tons of gold for July 2020 and 1,414 tons in July 2021, which means a decrease of -3.3%.
According to the Mining and Metallurgy Industry Indicators, which show that the state had a of 1,463 tons of gold for July 2020 and 1,414 tons in July 2021, which means a decrease of -3.3%.
The largest decrease was in Durango (-10.5%), and the largest growth was in Sonora with 15.5% in this metal.
Regarding silver production, for the same month of 2020, the state produced 115,868 tons and 115,774 tons in 2021, registering a decrease of 0.1% in the annual comparison.
Durango repeated in the highest annual variation to the negative with -12.1%; on the other hand, Zacatecas leads the list with a silver production of 7.4% in one year.
Regarding lead, Chihuahua presented a production of 2,710 tons in 2020 and rose to 2,775 tons a year later, which means it grew by 2.4 percent. It is worth mentioning that it is the only state that registered positive numbers, since Zacatecas and Durango decreased their production. Source: El Heraldo de Chihuahua