"Both the mine and the company are old. Founded in 1903, Sterling Mining is one of America's oldest mining companies, with deep roots in the Silver Valley. As well as operating Sunshine, Sterling Mining is focused on acquiring, exploring and developing silver projects in North America.

It has acquired extensive silver assets in Mexico’s Zacatecas silver district, including the advanced Barones Tailings Project.

Sunshine, situated in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, 65 km east of the city of Coeur d’Alene, produced more than 365 Moz from 1884 until its closure in early 2001. It was discovered and initially mined on a small-scale by True and Dennis Blake, who staked the Yankee Lode mining claim. After their deaths in the early 1900s it then passed into corporate hands..."

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