Hochschild Mining plc is a precious metals company with a primary focus on the exploration, mining, processing and sale of silver and gold. It has three operating mines (Ares, Arcata and Pallancata) and a plant (Selene used to treat ore from the Pallancata mine) located in southern Peru, one operating mine (San Jose) located in Argentina and one plant (Moris) located in Mexico. It also has a portfolio of projects located across Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Chile at various stages of development. The 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. Effective December 20, 2013, Hochschild Mining plc acquired the remaining 96.807% interest, which it did not already own, in International Minerals Corp.