Tharsis mine is located in the Andévalo region of Huelva. Written in the bible as Tarsis, this mine has been active for several centuries existing through different civilizations, from the ancient Phoenicians to the Roman Empire and ending one of its last golden ages in the twentieth century as a British company “Tharsis, Sulphur and Copper”(at which time Tharsis appears with the “h” for the first time).
This is Tharsis Mining & Metallurgy most singular project. With an extension of over 4,1 hectares, Tharsis mine has produced gold in modern times. Copper, gold and cobalt are potential resources of its stockwork.
Considered one of the largest deposits of massive sulfide in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, the Zarza mine has more than 1,300 hectares. This open pit and also urderground mine produced more than 40 million tons of ore. The main extracted material was pyrite, of which – for the most part – was used to produce sulfuric acid and copper.
It is the smallest mine of the whole Tharsis Mining & Metallurgy Project. However, it extends over 700 meters long by more than 260 meters wide. Inside the San Telmo´s area lies the ‘Santa Bárbara Este’ mass, a virgin extractive area. Located in the same volcanic belt as other currently active mines, San Telmo mine ceased its activity in 1989, after almost 100 years of exploitation. Tharsis Mining & Metallurgy is aiming to initiate an immediate start in the exploration works.
Former zone of mining activity that was exploited by the mythical civilization of the Tartessos through reefs rich in copper, silver, gold, cobalt and lead. Ángeles is located between the villages of Paterna del Campo, Escacena del Campo and Berrocal. It covers more than 2,500 hectares.