Month: February 2017

Gold Resource Corporation Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Profitability With 2016 Net Income of $4.4 Million, or $0.08 per Share; Provides 2017 Production Outlook

“I am very proud to announce that 2016 delivered Gold Resource Corporation’s sixth consecutive year of profitability, four years of which were in a difficult bear market,” stated Gold Resource Corporation CEO and President, Mr. Jason Reid. “Our Company posted annual net income of $4.4 million or $0.08 per share, returned $1.7 million back to our shareholders through dividends, and continued to invest in the Company’s future growth in both Mexico and Nevada while adding cash from operations to our bank account. Our numerous successes during 2016 were accomplished without raising money, without diluting shareholders through equity sales and without going into debt.

First Majestic Appoints New COO and New Member to Board of Directors

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. is pleased to announce the promotion of Dustin VanDoorselaere, previously Vice President of Operations, to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) beginning March 1, 2017. Mr. VanDoorselaere, an experienced mining engineer, will be responsible for overseeing all operational functions at each of the Company’s six operating silver mines in Mexico.

Santacruz Silver Amends San Felipe Agreement with Hochschild

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. announces that its subsidiary, Impulsora Minera Santacruz S.A. de C.V., has renegotiated the terms of its agreement with Minera Hochschild Mexico S.A. de C.V. regarding the acquisition of a 100% interest in the San Felipe property and adjacent El Gachi property located near Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Great Panther Silver Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

“Improved metal prices, combined with a 20% reduction in our all-in sustaining costs to $10.99, resulted in Great Panther delivering a 404% increase in mine operating earnings in 2016,” stated Robert Archer, President & CEO. “Significantly improved operating cash flow, combined with the proceeds of financings completed in 2016, enabled us to end the year with $67 million in net working capital, no debt, and positions us well to capitalize on growth opportunities such as the recently signed Coricancha acquisition.”

Gold Resource Corporation Declares February Monthly Dividend

Gold Resource Corporation declares its monthly instituted dividend of 1/6 of a cent per common share for February 2017 payable on March 23, 2017 to shareholders of record as of March 13, 2017. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer, developer and explorer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and Nevada, USA.

Primero Announces $75 Million Term Loan Refinancing and Organizational Review

“We are taking the decisive action necessary in order to address the challenges currently faced by our Company,” said Joseph F. Conway, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “Securing the three year term debt facility with Sprott is a critical part of that. The priority now is to bring our Company back to profitability by reducing complexity, improving planning and delivering positive operating results at both of our mines. This has been a difficult period for the Company and for our shareholders. I am personally committed to leading Primero until we have returned the Company to profitability and financial stability.”

Geologix Files Tepal Pea Technical Report on SEDAR

Geologix Explorations Inc. is pleased to announce that the Preliminary Economic Assessment on its 100% owned Tepal Gold/Copper Project located in southwest Mexico has been filed on SEDAR. The PEA results were previously disclosed in the Company’s news release dated January 19, 2017.

Sierra Metals Discovers Significant New High-Grade Zone at its Cusi Silver Mine in Mexico

“The discovery and evaluation to date of the Santa Rosa de Lima zone demonstrates very important potential in our operations at the Cusi Mine.We hope in the short term to have a better understanding of the 12 kilometerstructural extension containing the Santa Rosa de Lima zone” stated J. Alonso Lujan, Vice President Exploration of Sierra Metals. “Intercepts such as those returned in Cusi-6, Cusi-14 and Cusi-509 are common in epithermal deposits of “bonanza” (High grade). There is reasonable potential to expand the Santa Lima da Rosa zone todepth and along strike to the NW and SE as these areas have never been drill tested. We look forward to an exciting future exploring theSanta Lima da Rosa zoneand the surrounding district.”

IMPACT Silver named to 2017 TSX Venture 50

Frederick Davidson, President, CEO, and Director of IMPACT, commented, “Last year was a historical year for IMPACT and all our employees and shareholders who have seen the company grow from a small restart miner explorer in Mexico to a silver producer celebrating a decade of operations at the Guadalupe production center. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all of our staff and investors for their continued dedication to IMPACT. In 2016, our stock was one of the leading silver equities that achieved over 442% returns from an all-time low in the year. This was attributed in part to the rebound in silver prices and continued exploration which has been made possible from a key financing that will enable us to target new areas. We are excited to celebrate this milestone and hope to deliver even more shareholder value in 2017 and beyond.”

CZL Moves to Fast-track Mine Production

Managing Director Will Dix said with the bullish global prices for zinc, the time was right to consider options for fasttracking production. “The scoping study will assess mining and infrastructure options, including re-establishing past mine operations, and refurbishing and expanding an existing onsite processing plant, targeting a throughput of 200 tonnes per day, or approximately 75,000 tonnes per annum,” Mr Dix said.

Lithium Australia and Lepidico settle litigation

Adrian Griffin, Managing Director of Lithium Australia commented: “We are pleased with the outcome which allows Lithium Australia to pursue its strategy of building a global lithium business without unnecessary distractions or legal impediments. We can now continue with the business of delivering further positive results for our shareholders.”

Source Announces Commencement of Las Minas Diamond Drilling and Exploration Program

SOURCE EXPLORATION CORP. is pleased to announce the commencement of a diamond drill program for the Las Minas gold – silver – copper project located at Veracruz, State, Mexico. The program will include an initial 2,000 to 3,000 metres of infill and step-out diamond drilling at the El Dorado – Juan Bran mineralized zone, with the objective of expanding the zone and completing a maiden NI 43-101 resource estimate in early 2017.

Arian Silver – Pánfilo Natera Exploration Update

Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Arian Silver commented: “We remain excited by the prospects of our existing portfolio of silver projects in Mexico and are committed to assessing the viability of their development. We are also keen to reach a definitive conclusion on the advancement of the Noche Buena tailings project as soon as possible once we have received the final test results. Meanwhile, we are working to identify new opportunities which we believe would add shareholder value, and we shall report on further progress in due course.”

Santacruz to Transfer the El Gachi Property to First Majestic for US$2.5 Million

“With our corporate strategic focus being concentrated on our two producing projects, Veta Grande and Rosario, the El Gachi Property became a non-core asset in our mineral property portfolio.” stated Arturo Préstamo, President and CEO of Santacruz. “As such we are pleased to enter this transaction with First Majestic which allows us to monetize our investment, pay down debt, and provide additional working capital for our core operations.”

Silver Standard Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Results

Paul Benson, President and CEO said, “We had a strong fourth quarter capping a year of records for Silver Standard, which included production of over 390,000 gold equivalent ounces at an AISC of less than $925 per ounce. Our focus on Operational Excellence has led not only to production and cost improvements at each site, it has allowed us to meet or exceed our annual guidance for the fifth straight year.”

Primero Announces Executive Leadership Change

Primero Mining Corp. announced today that Mr. Ernest Mast and Primero have reached a mutual decision that Mr. Mast will depart Primero to pursue other opportunities effective no later than March 6, 2017. Upon Mr. Mast’s departure, Mr. Joseph F. Conway will be appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mast will continue to assist the Company in facilitating a smooth transition in leadership. The Company thanks Mr. Mast for his service and his assistance in transitional matters.

Argonaut Gold Announces Agreement to Acquire Key Fresnillo Mineral Concession Adjacent to the El Castillo Mine

Pete Dougherty, President & CEO commented: “We are excited to have entered into an agreement that is beneficial to both parties. We will now be able to mine the remaining mineralization on our side of the concession boundary as we move the pit wall back onto the San Juan Concession. This, coupled with the known mineralization on the San Juan Concession, allows us the opportunity to expand the pit even farther. We have increased our footprint in the area threefold going from approximately 200 hectares to over 620 hectares. We believe this is a very strategic acquisition, as it means El Castillo has the potential to be an important part of our future production.”

Source Exploration Announces Appointment of Ali Zamani to Board of Directors

Brian Robertson, President and CEO of Source Exploration states, “We are pleased with the appointment of Ali to our Board. Ali’s extensive financial markets and mining business experience as well as in-depth knowledge of our larger peers and capital discipline will further enhance the strength of our Board as we advance the high potential Las Minas property. On behalf of the Board, we welcome Ali to the Source team.”

Telson Resources Inc. Reports Final Sale Results from Its Industrial Scale Bulk Sample Generating Cash of Receipts of USD $1,470,449.00 Producing 201 Tonnes of Lead and 259 Tonnes of Zinc Concentrates containing 27.9 kg of Gold and 192.6 kg of Silver from Its Tahuehueto Gold/Silver/ Lead/Zinc Project

“Telson’s management is very pleased with the bulk sample testing results and with the concentrate sale proceeds generated,” states Senor Antonio Berlanga, CEO of the Company, “considering that the Andes mill is not ideally configured for processing Tahuehueto ore, we have obtained quality saleable lead and zinc concentrates with high precious metal content. We are very confident in our ability to improve these results once we have installed and commissioned our recently purchased Tahuehueto Mineral Processing Plant on site, as it will be engineered to utilize a mill configuration and design ideally suited for the unique characteristics of the Tahuehueto project’s mineralization”.

Kootenay Announces Strategic Objectives for 2017

Kootenay President and CEO, James McDonald states, “The ongoing success of our drill and resource expansion program on La Cigarra and its surrounding mineralized structures at La Cigarra in Chihuahua State, combined with the high-grade results returned from La Negra under our agreement with Pan American Silver Corp. in Sonora, have laid a strong foundation for our growth and development strategy in 2017, and for what we believe will be a transformational year for the Company.”

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