Argonaut Gold Reports Incident at the El Castillo Mine in Durango, Mexico

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 26, 2016) – Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX:AR) (the “Company”, “Argonaut Gold” or “Argonaut”) regrets to advise that an employee of its Mexican subsidiary Minexson S.A. de C.V was fatality injured as a result of an incident on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

The Company is fully cooperating with an investigation led by the Department of Labour. The El Castillo operation has not been suspended at this time and a suspension of operations is not anticipated.

Pete Dougherty, President and CEO stated: “This is a tragic event. Our prayers and condolences are with the family of the individual and the employees at El Castillo. The health and safety of our workforce remains our number one priority.”

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