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Minera Frisco began exploiting mines in the state of Chihuahua during the second half of the 17th century, according to the chronicles of Fray Juan de Torquemada. At the beginning of the 20th century, the British company The Marines Mines of Mexico worked some mines, including San Francisco.​


1962 As a result of the new Mining Law, foreign and Mexican companies associate to constitute Minera Frisco, S.A.

1972 Minera Lampazos starts operations with the exploitation of silver minerals (the unit closed down in 1987). 

1978 Minera Cumobabi, S.A. de C.V. starts operations exploiting copper and molybdenum minerals (closed down in 1989). 

1980 Minera Maria starts operations in the municipality of Cananea in Sonora, exploiting copper minerals (closed down in 1981). 

1985 Empresas Frisco, S.A. de C.V. is constituted; acquired by Grupo Carso. 

1994 Compañía San Felipe in Baja California starts operations (closed down in 2001). 

1998 Minera Tayahua in Mazapil, Zacatecas, is acquired (51%). 

2001 Creation of the ¨Reserva San Francisco del Oro¨ Management Unit for the Conservation of Wild Life (UMA). 

2004 The second stage of Minera María starts operations, exploiting copper minerals for cathode production. 

2008 Start of operations of the Asientos unit in Aguascalientes and the El Coronel unit in Zacatecas. 

2010 Starting in the second semester, Frisco began a program of investment in six projects of expansion and new mining units.

2011 In January, Minera Frisco S.A.B. de C.V. began trading in the Mexican Stock Exchange.

2012 Acquisition of the Ocampo mine and the Venus and Los Jarros projects concluded.

2013 Start of operations of El Porvenir and Concheño, as well as of the expansion operations of the El Coronel and San Felipe units.

2014 Start of the consolidation stage of new projects and their expansions.

2015 Work is carried out to make every unit more efficient through the development and implementation of strategies that will allow minimization of macroeconomic impacts.​​