Vancouver, British Columbia – August 17, 2017 – Discovery Metals Corp. (“Discovery
Metals” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: DSV.H) is pleased to announce that it has closed its
previously announced change of business transaction (the “Transaction”) and has been
reclassified as a Tier 2 Mining Issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”).
The principal transaction completed by Discovery Metals was the entering into of a mineral exploration and option agreement (the “Puerto Rico Option Agreement”) dated April 7, 2017, with Jesus Miguel Hernandez Garza and Juan Reynaldo Elizondo Falcon (together, the “Vendors”), providing an option (the “Option”) to acquire certain mineral concessions (the “Puerto Rico Concessions”) located in Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico, forming part of the Puerto Rico mining-metallurgical project (the “Puerto Rico Property”).
Southern Silver Exploration Corp (TSX-V: SSV; “Southern”) reported today that the Company has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to extend the final closing date of its previously announced brokered private placement (the “Offering”) until September 15th, 2017. As announced on June 13th, 2017, the Company has already closed the first tranche of the Offering by issuing 6,372,500 units (“Units”) for a total of $2,549,000.
The Offering, which was initially announced on May 18th, 2017, consists of up to 12,500,000 Units at a price of $0.40 per Unit for a total of $5,000,000, with an over-allotment option to increase the Offering by up to 15%. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant”) (together the “Securities”), with each Warrant exercisable to acquire an additional share of common stock of the Company at a price of $0.55 per share for a period of three years
Consolidated Zinc Limited (ASX:CZL, “the Company”) has successfully intersected massive sulphide mineralisation and grades up to 34.7% Zn + Pb during resource expansion drilling at its high grade Plomosas Zinc Project in Mexico.
Drilling is designed to extend and infill the current JORC mineral resource at Tres Amigos and Tres Amigos North, and has continued to intersect significant zinc-lead mineralisation where predicted.
The JORC Resource upgrade and Scoping Study are on-track for release in the third quarter of 2017.
Resource Drilling Highlights
Extension drilling to the south of the 140 metre strike zone previously described between two highgrade holes has found multiple zones of massive mineralisation (LV5025 and LV5026).
The best intercepts include:
LV5025 1.50m at 8.04 % Zn, 0.01% Pb, 7.33 g/t Ag
and 1.35m at 34.71 % Zn, 0.01% Pb, 18.80 g/t Ag
LV5026 0.50m at 9.37 % Zn, 0.27% Pb, 13.30 g/t Ag
and 1.00m at 7.16 % Zn, 0.43% Pb, 10.70 g/t Au
Azure Minerals Limited (ASX: AZS) (“Azure” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired immediate 100% ownership of the Oposura Zinc-Lead-Silver Project (“Oposura”), located in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Oposura is an advanced-stage project containing high grade, massive sulphide-hosted, zinc, lead and silver mineralisation, and this acquisition clearly delivers on Azure’s strategy of securing its next flagship project.
Azure’s Managing Director, Mr Tony Rovira said, “Throughout 2017, Azure has had the clear focus to acquire the next flagship project for the Company. This was all about getting the right project for the right deal, and with this acquisition we have done just that. Projects of this quality are rare and keenly sought after, and I’m pleased that we have succeeded in acquiring the advanced stage, precious and base metal project that we’ve been seeking.
Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce the discovery of a substantial new mineralized silver zone within the Las Venadas target area of its La Cigarra silver project in Chihuahua State, Mexico. The strength and intensity of brecciation, veining and alteration is much stronger than anything observed within the La Cigarra resource itself.
Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald states, “The discovery of a mineralized zone of this magnitude and strength of veining in the world-class Parral mining district is a highly significant development for the company. The large-scale nature and intensity of the mineralized zone offers exceptional future growth potential and is characteristic of other major silver deposits in the district such as the San Francisco Del Oro and Santa Barbara mines located closely to the immediate south.”
Vancouver, Canada – August 15, 2017 – Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR) announces that exploration drilling on the Terronera property in Jalisco State, Mexico continues to intersect high-grade, gold-silver mineralization at shallow depths within the La Luz vein.
Recent holes were drilled to test the boundaries of the current resource area (dated December 31, 2016) and successfully expanded the mineralization over a 600 metre (m) length by 250 m depth (view long section here).
Drilling highlights include two vein splays in Hole LL23 which assayed as follows:
- La Luz vein – 45 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 16.2 gpt gold (1,180 gpt AgEq) over 1.7 m true width (34.4 opT AgEq over 5.6 feet (ft)), with an internal interval assaying 171 gpt silver and 45.2 gpt gold (3,335 gpt AgEq) over 0.2 m true width (97.2 opT AgEq over 0.7 ft); and
- La Luz HW vein – 25 gpt silver and 20.9 gpt gold (1,485 gpt AgEq) over 1.3 m true width (43.3 opT AgEq over 4.3 ft), with an internal interval assaying 44 gpt silver and 31.6 gpt gold (2,256 gpt AgEq) over 0.3 m true width (65.8 opT AgEq over 1.0 ft);
TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT) (“Sierra Metals” or the “Company”) today reported revenue of $48.6 millionand adjusted EBITDA of $17.6 million on throughput of 454,805 tonnes and metal production of 2.7 million silver equivalent ounces or 23.1 million copper equivalent pounds for the three month period ended June 30, 2017.
Sierra Metals had a fourth consecutive quarter of solid performance in its operational and financial results, aided by stable metal prices and continued production improvements at the Yauricocha Mine. During the second quarter, the Company maintained the significant improvements revenue and adjusted EBITDA realized during the previous quarters. This was largely attributed to the continued benefits being realized from the completion of key aspects of the operational improvements program at Yauricocha. The Company achieved excellent quarter over quarter improvements in Q2 2017 with revenues up 32%, adjusted EBITDA up by $12.1 million, and a decline in the consolidated all-in sustaining cost (ASIC) per silver equivalent payable ounce and copper payable pound.
During Q2 2017, consolidated metal production decreased 3% compared to Q1 2016. The decrease in metal production was due to lower throughput, lower head grades and lower recoveries of all metals, except gold recoveries at Bolivar; and lower throughput, lead and zinc head grades, and silver and lead recoveries at Cusi. This was partially offset by higher throughput, higher copper and zinc head grades, and higher recoveries of all metals, except gold, at Yauricocha.
Brownfield exploration programs remains a key priority at all three mines and the Company is very optimistic that high value tonnage will be added when the Company releases update technical reports for all three Mines in the fourth quarter and in the years to come. Examples of brownfield success can be seen at Yauricocha with the Esperanza, Cuye-Mascota zones, at Bolivar with the Bolivar West and Northwest zones as well as at Cusi with the recently announced Santa Rosa de Lima Zone. When combined with the continued production optimization program, it should lead to substantial growth in production, lower costs, but most importantly in shareholder value.
During the 32nd week of the year (August 7th to August 13th, 2017), at least 22 press releases were announced by companies working in Mexico, including eight second quarter reports. ON MEXICO ISSUES, two companies reported the receipt of VAT recovery from the government for $1.3 M and $2.4 M respectively. ON EXPLORATION, in Sonora, Oceanus reported results from underground sampling at El Tigre, while Millrock presented an update on properties under its alliance with Centerra. In Zacatecas, Alset presented drilling results from its lithium property, La Salada. In Guanajuato, Golden Minerals informed on drilling by Electrum of its Celaya property. ON MINING, Golden Minerals, Torex Gold, Premier Gold, Alio Gold, Pan American Silver, Americas Silver, Primero Mining and Argonaut Gold presented production and/or financial results for the second quarter of 2017. US Antimony reported cost reductions on its operations and Telson resources reported the first concentrates shipment from Tahehueto in Durango. ON FINANCING, no relevant news for the first time in the year. ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT, Golden Minerals informed on the acquisition of three more claims and the incoming drilling campaign on its Santa Maria project in Chihuahua. ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES, Santacruz Silver completed the sale of the Gavilanes project in Durango to Marlin Gold. Colibri completed the acquisition of Canadian Gold, along with its properties in Sonora. McEwen Mining reported on the next semi-annual return of capital instalment.
ON MEXICO ISSUES
- On VAT recovery. The first company to announce a sizeable VAT recovery in years was Alio Gold, which received $1.3 M in cash before the end of the second quarter. Primero Mining received $2.4 M after the end of the second quarter.
- Golden Minerals Co. announced that Electrum Global Holdings L.P. received results of drilling on Golden’s Celaya property in Guanajuato. Results from 5,600 m drilled in seven holes (800 m per hole?) show intercepts of epithermal quartz vein mineralization with Au, Ag, Zn grades that warrant further testing.
- Alset Minerals Corp. reported partial results from phase one drilling at La Salada salar in Zacatecas, the first of 13 salars to be tested. At La Salada, one deep hole (51.35 m) and 40 auger holes (4.5 – 26.0 m in depth, average 14 m) were completed, both near surface brine samples and extensive lake sediment samples were recovered in the 1,800 m by 900 m salar. Results from five of the holes (the rest are pending) average 14.4 m @ 3.6% K, 975 ppm Li (up to,1860 pm) and 535 ppm B. Water samples average 1.3% K, 1.6% SO4, 258 ppm B, 9 ppm Li, 57 ppm Ca, 36 ppm Mg.
- Oceanus Resources Corp. presented assay results from sampling at old underground exploration tunnels from the unmined Protectora, Aguilas, Fundadora and Caleigh veins on its El Tigre project in Sonora. The rock chip samples are said to be at least 0.5 m in width (no average width disclosed), and collected every 3-5 m along strike in 13 exploration tunnels. Average results include 3 samples on the Caleigh vein @ 19.9 g/t Au, 2,247 g/t Ag; On the Protectora vein: 20 samples @ 0.2 g/t Au, 437 g/t Ag; 18 samples @ 1.3 g/t Au, 290 g/t Ag; 4 samples @ 2.8 g/t Au, 337 g/t Ag; 16 samples @ 2.2 g/t Au, 473 g/t Ag; 5 samples @ 2.8 g/t Au, 680 g/t Ag; 19 samples @ 0.6 g/t Au, 480 g/t Ag. On the Fundadora vein: 5 samples @ 6.1 g/t Au, 307 g/t Ag; 12 samples @ 1.2 g/t Au, 254 g/t Ag.
- Millrock Resources Inc. presented an update in exploration, including information on its three properties in Sonora. The La Navidad project was optioned on June, and immediately entered into a JV with Centerra Gold Inc. Presently underway are soil sampling, geological mapping, induced polarization and magnetic surveys. Also in June El Picacho project was optioned and made a “designated project” on the alliance between Centerra and Millrock. Soil sampling, geological mapping, induced polarization and mag surveys are currently being performed. Los Chinos and Los Cuarenta projects options were terminated by Centerra.
- United States Antimony Corp. reported major cost reductions at its Mexican antimony smelter, as a result of metallurgical changes while increasing production rates. Production at Wadley, San Luis Potosi, is growing with more miners. USAC intends to use its Los Juarez explosives license at Soyatal, Queretaro, which will save money and time. Guadalupe is undergoing road work to re-establish the production of high-grade concentrates. The application for the cyanide permit for the Los Juarez project was resubmitted to SEMARNAT (EPA equivalent) at the end of July, after one item change requested by the agency.
- Telson Resources Inc. announced that the first shipment of lead and zinc concentrates processed at the Atocha mill has been delivered to Mercuria Commodities Trading, S.A. de C.V.. As of August 1, 2017, the Company has processed approximately 1600 tonnes of ore through the Atocha toll mill producing approximately 66.1 dry tonnes of lead concentrate and 94.5 dry tonnes of zinc concentrate which have been delivered to Mercuria.
- Golden Minerals Co. presented financial results for Q2 2017. Approximately $1.7 M revenue was received from the oxide plant lease to Hecla, and costs of $0.5 M to the services provided under the lease, for a net operating margin of $1.1 M. The company spent $0.5 M in exploration related primarily to work at the Santa Maria (Chihuahua), Rodeo (Durango) and other properties, as well as holding costs. Cash and cash equivalents balance of $2.7 M at the end of the period.
- Torex Gold Resources Inc. reported financial and operational results. At El Limón Guajes mine in Guerrero 74,487 Oz Au were produced, as ramp-up continues, with design throughput achieved in June. Plant throughput was 1.2 M tonnes, or 13,063 tonnes per day (tpd), while mine production was 8.4 M tonnes, or 92,044 tpd. The gold recovery rate was 86% on a 2.37 g/t Au average grade, at cash cost $709 per Oz Au and AISC $991. Cash balance of $77.2 M including restricted cash of $15.7 M at the end of the period.
- Premier Gold Mines Ltd. announced its operational and financial results for the second quarter of 2017. At Mercedes in Sonora 177.9 K tones were milled (1,954 tpd) @ 4.03 g/t Au, 36 g/t Ag; with recoveries at 94.9% Au, 43% Ag, to produce 21,893 Oz Au, 89.5 K Oz Ag. By-product cash cost per Oz Au was CAD$550 and by-product AISC per Oz Au of CAD$688. Quarter end cash balance of $156.8 M (US$120.9 M).
- Alio Gold Inc. reported second quarter 2017 results. Production at the San Francisco gold mine was 22,011 ounces during the period, at AISC $954 per Oz Au. The San Francisco mine revitalization plan was initiated and the definitive feasibility study (DFS) after the positive pre-feasibility study (PFS) was released and a CAD$50.4 M bought deal financing was completed. The pre-stripping campaign envisions moving 22 M tonnes of waste from the Main and La Chicharra pits over the next 20 months. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period were $35.9 M.
- Pan American Silver Corp. announced Q2 2017 results, including figures from its operations in Mexico. At Dolores in Chihuahua the construction of the agglomeration plant was completed and development for underground mining advanced, with initial stope ore mining expected to initiate before the end of 2017. At La Colorada mine in Zacatecas production achieved 1,800 tpd rates during the last month of the quarter. At La Colorada 1.73 M Oz Ag, 0.94 K Oz Au were produced at cash cost $3.38 per Ag Oz. At Dolores 1.04 M Oz Ag, 22.44 K Oz Au were produced at cash cost $0.12 and at Alamo Dorado in Sonora 0.26 M Oz Ag, 0.69 K Oz Au were produced at cash cost $11.18. Cash and short-term investments of $198.2 M at the end of the period.
- Americas Silver Corp. disclosed consolidated financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2017. The figures of its operations in Mexico were informed in a previous release. San Rafael in Sinaloa remains on budget and on time to start production by the end of Q3, 2017. Cash balance at the end of the period was $12.8 M.
- Primero Mining Corp. reported operating and financial results for the second quarter, 2017, including figures form its Mexican operations. At San Dimas 11,903 Oz Au, 0.97 Oz Ag were produced at cash cost $1,144 per AuEq Oz, and AISC $1,650 per AuEq Oz, with operations being impacted by bad relations with unionized employees. “…the Company believes that labour disruptions may continue to adversely affect the Company’s ability to profitably operate the San Dimas…” and “Primero highlights the significant liquidity risk imposed by the pending RFC maturity date of November 23, 2017, and notes that it may not be able to fully repay its debt obligations…”. Cash stood at $12.1 M and $10.0 M available under its existing revolving credit facility (RFC) at the end of the period, with a $33.5 in VAT and $22.8 M income taxes receivable outstanding.
- Argonaut Gold Inc. announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2017. The consolidated production was 29,730 AuEq Oz at cash cost $785 and AISC $906 per AuEq ounce. At El Castillo in Durango 2.0 M tonnes of ore @ 0.39 g/t Au and 2.65 M tonnes of waste were moved (51 K tpd) to produce 16,927 Oz Au at cash cost $893 per ounce. At La Colorada in Sonora 1.22 M tonnes of ore @ 0.64 g/t Au and 4.77 M tonnes of waste were moved (66 K tpd) to produce 12,098 Oz Au and 38.2 K Oz Ag at cash cost $590 per AuEq ounce. At San Agustin (10 km from El Castillo) mining commenced during the quarter, leach pad and pond construction was completed and the crushers installed, with ore beginning to be staked on the pad in late June. Construction was 75% complete by the end of July. Cash and cash equivalents stood at $53.8 M at the end of the quarter.
ON RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT
- Golden Minerals Co. entered into an agreement to acquire three additional claims at the Santa Maria project in Chihuahua for $0.7 M over four years, with an initial payment of $50 K and $30 K in six months. The targets in these claims are to be tested in an upcoming 2,000 m drill program in the third quarter of 2017, while the environmental study to obtain the permit to perform the 200 tpd underground mining envisaged on the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has been completed.
ON DEALS AND CORPORATE ISSUES
- Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. entered into a definitive agreement to sell 100% interest in the Gavilanes property in Durango to Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. Santacruz is to settle the outstanding balance on some of the claims by making a $500 k payment and issuing 1.25 M Santacruz shares to the property vendor. Gavilanes is a low sulphidation epithermal deposit in the San Dimas mining district with NI-43-101 compliant 6.1 M AgEq indicated ounces (953 K tonnes @ 200 g/t AgEq), and 28.2 M AgEq inferred ounces (5.4 M tonnes @ 163 g/t AgEq).
- Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. settled the outstanding balance owing on certain of the claims included in the Gavilanes project (in Sinaloa) by making a cash payment of US$500 K and 1.25 M Santacruz shares.
- Colibri Resource Corp. completed the acquisition of Canadian Gold Resources Ltd. Colibri acquired all outstanding shares of Canadian Gold for $4 M, paid by way of issuance of 24.2 M shares to the vendor. Colibri now owns 100% interest in Minera Bestep S.A. de C.V., a private Mexican company that holds 100% (no NSR’s) of the Pilar and the Sun properties near Suaqui, in Sonora.
- McEwen Mining Inc. reported a revised record date for the next semi-annual return of capital instalment of a ½ cent per share which will be distributed to shareholders of record on August 14, 2017. The distribution will be paid on August 17, 2017.
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On the picture below, vuggy silica fragment within a felsic tuff in Chihuahua. Photo by Jorge Cirett.
Vancouver, British Columbia, August 14, 2017 – Telson Resources Inc. (“Telson” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture – TSN.V) is pleased to announce that the second shipment of lead and zinc concentrates processed at the Atocha mineral processing plant (the “Atocha Mill”) has been delivered to Mercuria Commodities Trading, S.A. de C.V. (“Mercuria”) as per the concentrate purchasing arrangement first announced in the
Company’s news release of July 6, 2017.
Six concentrate transport trucks departed Atocha Mill site on Aug 11, 2017 carrying four loads of zinc concentrate, totaling approximately 129 dry tonnes and two loads of lead concentrate, totaling approximately 62 dry tonnes.
Pre-production concentrate delivered and/or, en-route to Mercuria as of Aug 11, 2017 total approximately 227.5 dry tonnes of zinc concentrate and 128.7 tonnes of lead
TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 9, 2017 – Americas Silver Corporation (TSX: USA) (NYSE “MKT”: USAS) (“Americas Silver” or the “Company”) today reported consolidated financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2017.
This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Second Quarter Production and Cost Update, Management’s Discussion and Analysis, Financial Statements and Notes to Financial Statements for the corresponding period, which have been posted on the Americas Silver Corporation SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, on its EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, and are also available on the Company’s website at www.americassilvercorp.com. All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
Second Quarter Highlights
- Revenues of $17.2 million in Q2, 2017 compared with revenues of $12.8 million in Q2, 2016.
- Cash flow generated from operating activities1 in the first 6 months of 2017 of $6.3 million, including approximately $3.2 million in Q2, 2017, compared to cash generated from operating activities of approximately $1.6 million for the first 6 months of 2016, including $0.7 million in Q2, 2016.
- A net income of $0.9 million or $0.02 cents per share in Q2, 2017, compared with a net loss of ($2.1) million or ($0.07) cents per share in Q2, 2016.
- Consolidated silver production for the quarter of approximately 558,000 silver ounces and 1.2 million silver equivalent2 ounces, representing increases of 1% and 18%, respectively, compared to Q2, 2016.
- Consolidated cash costs3 for the quarter were approximately $6.31 per silver ounce, a decrease 45% year-over-year, while consolidated all-in sustaining costs2 were approximately $9.74 per silver ounce, a decrease of 33% year-over-year.
- San Rafael remains on budget and on time for the start of production by the end of Q3, 2017.
- Guidance for 2017 remains at 2.0 – 2.5 million ounces of silver production and silver equivalent production of 5.0 – 5.5 million ounces with projected cash costs of $4.00 – $5.00 per silver ounce and all-in sustaining cash costs of $9.00 – $10.00 per silver ounce.
- Americas Silver is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Rivera to its Board of Directors effective August 2, 2017.
- Cash balance at June 30, 2017 of $12.8 million with net working capital of approximately $18.3 million.