Silver Standard Resources Inc. is a resource company. The Company is engaged in the operation, acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal resource properties located in the Americas. The Company operates through three segments: Pirquitas mine, Marigold mine, and Exploration and evaluation properties. It has over two producing mines and a portfolio of silver resource dominant projects located throughout the Americas. Its other projects include San Lius project in Peru, Pitarrilla project in Mexico and Berenguela project in Peru. The Pirquitas mine consists of semi-contiguous mineral exploitation concessions covering a total area of approximately 3,620 hectares. The plan of operations (PoO) area of the Marigold mine encompasses approximately 7,800 hectares, with approximately 2,000 hectares within the PoO permitted for mining-related disturbance.