Frisco os controlled by Grupo Carso S.A. de C.V. and operates through a family of subsidiaries. See table for details.

Empresas Frisco S.A. de C.V.

Chairman: Jesus Gutierrez Bastida. Frisco is inheritor of the San Francisco del Oro District in southern Chihuahua...one of Mexico's 500+ million oz Ag producers. Was also in JV with Placer as Real de Angeles, but acquired Placer's 49% interest in Real de Angeles Mine in 1993...and Placer got all of Real de Angeles's holding at Mulatos.

Real de Angeles OP Ag Mine in in mop-up phase since 1996. Has a good, slightly-used mill that can handle Zn ores (100%). Stopped operations officially in August, 1998.

Maria Mine, Sonora. An underground high-grade Cu-Mo mine in the Cananea District, Sonora which produced since 1990 and closed in early 1996 after a catastrophic stope collapse near the end of its mine life. (51% Frisco 49% Cominco). Officially stopped operations in 1998

Mariquita OP/HL Cu mine, Sonora. Located just 5 km NNW of Maria in the Cananea District. (51% Frisco 49% Cominco). Nearby astronomical observatory has raised a ruckus about this project and it is presently on hold.

San Francisco del Oro, Parral, Chihuahua. A major polymetallic vein mine in southern Chihuahua part of the combined SF del Oro-Santa Barbara-Parral District. This is one of Mexico's major vein districts with excellent potential both at depth and on strike.

San Felipe Au-Ag Mine, Baja California Norte. Began production in 1994 on 2,000 tpd underground Au-Ag mine and cyanidization plant near Km 124 south out of Mexicali. San Felipe is a low-angle stockwork Au deposit to be worked both open pit and underground. Reserves were in excess of 1.2 million ounces Au-equivalent and are nearly exhausted as of 1999.

Minera Tayahua, Concepcion del Oro District, Zacatecas. Made a JV with Minera Tayahua on major underground CRD-skarn type polymetallic mine. This is the same one that Kennecott took a run for until pulled off by RTZ.

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E&MJ October, 1994