Silver Standard Resources Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal mineral properties in the Americas. The company primarily explores for silver, gold, zinc, and lead deposits. Its principal projects include the Pirquitas mine consisting of 50 semi-contiguous mineral exploration concessions covering a total area of 3,621 hectares located in the Puna de Jujeņa region of northwestern Argentina in the province of Jujuy; and Marigold mine comprising approximately 19,560 acres situated in southeastern Humboldt County, Nevada. The company was formerly known as Consolidated Silver Standard Mines Limited and changed its name to Silver Standard Resources Inc. in April 1990. Silver Standard Resources Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.