The La Dura is located in the Municipality of Tamazula, Durango about a 7 hour drive by paved road and 30 km of dirty road SW from Parral, Chihuahua or 6 hours to the NE of Culiacán, Sinaloa by dirt road. There is year-round access. The mine was intermittently worked from the early 20th century up till closure in 1999 due to low metals prices. There are 7 levels of underground workings extending to a total depth of 158 m. It is estimated that about 300,000 tons of material has been mined, based on the size of the historic workings. There is an estimated 120,000 tons of tailings on the property with grades of 1.2 g/t Au and 52 g/t Ag. In 1996, 1,405 kg of silver and 31.22 kg of gold were produced from 7,673 tons of ore. In 1997, a high-grade ore shoot was discovered, with grades up to 135 g/t Au and 7.718 kg/t Ag and 100 tons of ore was mined producing 427 kg of silver and 9.177 kg of gold. Exploration on the property has been limited to sampling of old mine workings and tailings. The property has not been evaluated with modern exploration techniques including mapping, soil sampling, geophysical surveys or diamond drilling. There is exploration potential to the North West along trend with the vein system and at depth along the known structures. The mineralization occurs as Veins, Breccias, stockwork and disseminates.
The mine is setup with a complete rustic camp to house and feed 50 men. There are separate quarters for management as well as workshop and bodega areas. There is a benefit plan by bulk flotation for 60 t/d. The site is wired for satellite internet service with a dish in place. Cell phone coverage is available onsite. The nearby town of Durazno is equipped with hotels, groceries, hardware and other services.