The Rochester mine and associated heap leach facilities is a surface silver and gold mine, located in Pershing County, Nevada. The mine is accessed by approximately 25 miles of paved and all-weather gravel road northeast of the town of Lovelock. The Company owns 100% of the Rochester mine through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Coeur Rochester, Inc. (“Coeur Rochester”), subject to royalty provisions to former owner ASARCO and Rye Patch Gold Corp. The mine consists of the main Rochester deposit and the adjacent Nevada Packard deposit, located three miles south of the Rochester mine.
The Rochester mine is fully supported with electricity, supplied by a local power company on its public grid, telephone and radio communications, production water wells, and processing, maintenance, warehouse and office facilities.