Hochschild Mining plc is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in mining, processing and sale of silver and gold. The Company has three operating mines (Ares, Arcata and Pallancata) and a plant (Selene, used to treat ore from the Pallancata mine) located in southern Peru and one operating mine (San Jose) located in Argentina. The Group also has a portfolio of projects located across Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Chile at various stages of development. The Company's 100% owned Arcata underground operation is located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru. The Company's 100% owned Pallancata silver/gold property is located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru, approximately 160 kilometers from the Arcata operation. The San Jose silver/gold mine is located in Argentina, in the province of Santa Cruz, 1,750 kilometers south-southwest of Buenos Aires. The Company's 100% owned Ares mine is located approximately 25 kilometers from Hochschild's Arcata mine in southern Peru.