FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED 31 MARCH 2021
Octavio Alvídrez, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“The health and well-being of our people remains our first priority and we have maintained a range of measures to ensure their safety, while also continuing to support our local communities.
First quarter silver production was marginally below the previous quarter, with the encouraging contribution of development ore from our new Juanicipio project offsetting lower grades at Saucito. I am also pleased to report continued progress at the Fresnillo mine with development rates showing an improvement. Quarterly gold production was ahead of the last quarter driven by the higher than expected grade at Herradura. Construction of Juanicipio is making good progress and we are on track to commission the plant by the fourth quarter.