Guatemala Operations

Tahoe owns and operates the world-class Escobal silver mine in southeast Guatemala.


Escobal is an underground silver-gold-lead-zinc mine.


Located in southeast Guatemala, approximately 40 kilometers east-southeast of Guatemala City, in Santa Rosa Department.


The Escobal deposit is an intermediate-sulfidation silver-gold-lead-zinc vein deposit hosted in Tertiary andesite and volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks.

Process & Facilities

Operations are currently exploiting the Escobal deposit by underground longhole stoping methods with processing by differential flotation to produce precious metal-rich lead and zinc concentrates. The operation has capacity of 4,500 tonnes per day.


Tahoe acquired the Escobal property from Goldcorp in June 2010. Escobal has been in operation since 2013. Mining operations have been temporarily suspended since June 2017, pending the outcome of the legal ruling on the mining license.

Ownership Metals
100% Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc
Mine Type Processing Method
Underground Differential Flotation
Milling/Processing Capacity Commercial Production
4,500 tpd 2014
Estimated Life of Mine 2018E Production¹
2033 N/A
2018E AISC¹ 2018 Reserves (P+P)
N/A 264 Ag moz
2018 Resources (M+I)
375 Ag moz
  1. The Company is not able to provide reliable 2018 production estimates for Escobal at this time.