Month: May 2016

Mexus Gold US: Santa Elena Mine Update

Mexus Gold US announced that work on the Santa Elena mine is progressing as planned. On My 24th, representatives from MarMar holdings and Mexus held a meeting and adopted a mining plan with numerous items being discussed and agreed upon. Out of this meeting came the decision to obtain a blasting permit in the name of the JV as opposed to using a blasting contractor. The parties can control costs and manage the process more efficiently than using an outside vendor. It will take 4 to 6 weeks to obtain this blasting permit allowing time for our partner to bring in additional equipment. In the end, this property will be brought into full production faster and much larger than first anticipated.

IMPACT Silver Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial and Production Results

Fred Davidson, President and CEO, stated, “Despite lower average silver prices in Q1 2016 compared to Q1 2015, the Company managed to increase production by 9% and reduce its operating expenses by 6% or $0.2 million over the same period last year. The Company’s strategy of focusing on higher grade mineral on both the exploration and production fronts is proving effective. Our production performance during the first quarter 2016 continues to demonstrate IMPACT Silver’s success and viability as a proven explorer and producer. In combination with stringent cost controls and improving grades, we achieved positive operational cash flow and positive EBITDA of $0.2 million this quarter. Despite lower silver prices persisting in 2016, our focus on profitability and higher grade zones of silver at San Ramon continues to keep IMPACT as a self-sufficient and enviable producer in the Mexican silver space.”

Endeavour Silver Completes Acquisition of Oro Silver Resources Ltd.

Endeavour Silver Corp. is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of Oro Silver Resources Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canarc, which holds the El Compas gold-silver mine property and a five-year renewable lease on the 500 tonne per day La Plata ore processing plant in Zacatecas, Mexico. Details of the acquisition were previously announced by news release dated May 9, 2016.

Cyprium Mining finalizes rehabilitation of shaft #3 of the Potosi Silver Mine

Mr. Alain Lambert, Chairman and CEO of Cyprium commented: “Over the last three months we have replaced almost 1.5 kilometers of railway tracks at level 0 and at level 4. This includes the installation of railway tracks between an existing raise from the level 4 proposed initial mining area to shaft #3 as well as the installation of railway tracks in the level 4 mining area where much of our near-term mining activities will take place. New air and water tubing has been installed and we have rehabilitated existing equipment including two air-loaders and a small electric locomotive. Once we have re-assembled the air compressor which was brought down into the mine last week, we will turn our focus on cleaning up old stopes in level 2, 3 and 4, retrieving existing mineralized material from past mining operations and initiating drilling and blasting.”

Mining in Mexico: Poised for a Rebound

Mexico’s mining industry has been thriving in the last few years, and investment in new projects has been continuing at a strong pace even with the sell-off in commodity markets. A major silver producer since the days of colonial rule when Guanajuato and Taxco became the jewels of the Spanish Empire, Mexico has consolidated its position as the number one producer of the precious metal. Fresnillo Plc, which in 2008 was spun off from Industrias Peñoles and listed on the London Stock Exchange, is Mexico’s biggest silver producer, thanks mainly to its massive Fresnillo and Saucito mines.

Oremex Silver Inc. Adopts Advance Notice By-Law

The purpose of the Advance Notice By-law is to provide shareholders with a clear framework for nominating directors. The board of directors believes adoption of the By-law is in the best interests of the Company and all shareholders to facilitate orderly and efficient meetings of the shareholders of the Company.

Endeavour Silver Announces Annual General Meeting Results

Endeavour Silver Corp. announces that at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, shareholders voted in favour of all items of business, including the re-election of each director nominee. A total of 58,802,520 million votes were submitted by proxy, representing 54.34% of the outstanding common shares as of the record date.

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