Day: July 16, 2012

McEwen Mining Announces Good Second Quarter 2012 Production Results

McEwen Mining Inc. is pleased to announce good Second Quarter production results for the San Jose mine. Production of gold and gold equivalent ounces was up 9% over the previous quarter and up 17% over Second Quarter 2011. McEwen Mining’s 49% share of production during the quarter was 10,754 ounces gold and 735,000 ounces silver, representing 24,889 gold and gold equivalent ounces1. Production costs will be announced with the Second Quarter financial results, which will be released in early August of 2012.

Santacruz Announces NI 43-101 Resource at San Felipe

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. is pleased to announce an update regarding its activities in Mexico at the San Felipe project, including an initial independent National Instrument 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate. The Mineral Resource estimate was completed by Kelsey Zabrusky under the supervision of Zachery Black SME-RM and Donald E. Hulse PE and SME-RM, of Gustavson Associates, LLC, both of whom are independent “qualified persons” under NI 43-101.

Aura Minerals Announces Management Changes

Aura Minerals Inc. announces that Mr. J. Britt Reid has departed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective July 13, 2012. The Board of Directors and Management thank Mr. Reid for his contributions to the Company over the past three years and wish him success in his future endeavours.

Arian Silver – Operations Update

Arian Silver Corporation a silver exploration, development and production company with a focus of projects in the silver belt of Mexico, announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Arian Silver de Mexico SA de CV is in dispute with the owner of the toll mill which is contracted to process ore from the trial mining operation at the San José mine in Zacatecas State in Mexico; this has resulted in the suspension of milling operations. Detailed discussions to resolve the dispute are under way.

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