Month: March 2017

Primero Closes Extension to Revolving Credit Facility

Primero Mining Corp. announced today that, further to its news release dated March 24, 2017, it has closed the extension of the maturity of its $75 million revolving credit facility with its syndicate of lenders. The RCF will now mature on November 23, 2017 and will exclude financial covenants until the extended maturity date. The RCF continues to be secured by a charge over substantially all of the Company’s assets and is now guaranteed by Silver Wheaton for a fee of $2.6 million payable at maturity. Today, Primero drew down $10 million from the RCF, which now has $60 million drawn. An additional $15 million remains available for drawdown, subject to Silver Wheaton’s consent, unless the proceeds are used solely in connection with the restart of the San Dimas operations.

México albergará planta solar más grande de América Latina

Enel S.p.A., a través de su subsidiaria de renovables en México, Enel Green Power México, comenzó los trabajos de construcción de su planta de energía solar fotovoltaica Villanueva de 754 MW en Viesca, en el estado de Coahuila. Villanueva es la planta solar fotovoltaica en construcción más grande del continente americano y el proyecto solar más grande de Enel en todo el mundo.

Golden Minerals Announces Hecla Lease Extension And Santa Maria NI 43-101 Filing Details

Golden Minerals Company announces that Minera Hecla S.A. de C.V. has exercised its right to extend the lease of Golden’s oxide mill in Durango State, Mexico for an additional 18 months, through December 31, 2018. Additionally, Golden announces its filing of the National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the Santa Maria silver and gold project, under slightly amended terms from those announced in February 2017.

Americas Silver Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Financial Results

“The Company had a stronger year in 2016, generating increased cash flow in the second half of the year due to higher silver and base metal prices, and our ongoing focus on cost management,” said Darren Blasutti, President and CEO. “We expect to continue to create positive operating cash flow until the San Rafael Project begins commercial production, which is expected to increase the Company’s revenue and cash flow while significantly decreasing operating costs in late 2017 and beyond. San Rafael, coupled with our acquisition of the San Felipe Project and strategic partnership with Glencore, will drive accretive future growth for our shareholders.

Gainey Provides Corporate, Operations, and Exploration Update

David Coburn, CEO of Gainey Capital, commented, “Gainey will continue to push forward with our exploration program, drilling our most prospective identified targets. Our geological team has recently completed a comprehensive onsite technical review and is expecting to establish several new targets for a Phase 2 Drill program shortly. We expect to provide more specifics on both the Phase 2 exploration and additional targets as soon as they become available.”

Sierra Metals Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Financial Results

Mark Brennan, President and CEO of Sierra Metals commented “2016 has been a transformational year for Sierra and the stage has been set for exceptional growth following a very successful operational improvements program and the Esperanza discovery at the Yauricocha Mine, development of new areas for higher grade ore at Bolivar and the reinterpretation of geology at the Cusi Mine. In its operations, the Company also reported record tonnage throughput and realized remarkable increases in revenue, cash flows and adjusted EBITDA.”

MAG Silver Reports 2016 Annual Results

George Paspalas, President and CEO, commented, “2016 was a truly significant and outstanding year for MAG. The company is well funded. We continue to discover high potential mineralization beneath the Valdecañas Bonanza Zone, which remains open, and we now have an alternative project scope that enhances the value of the project upon start-up. We continue a strong working relationship with Fresnillo as we head towards production, and are very excited about the strategy to explore some of the greenfield exploration targets on the Juanicipio project.”

Sierra Metals Inc. Announces Resignation of President and CEO

Sierra Metals Inc. announces that Mark Brennan has tendered his resignation as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brennan will continue in his current role for a period of 30 days to facilitate the implementation of an orderly succession plan. Further details in this regard will be announced in due course.

Torex Announces High Grade Sub-Sill Resource

Torex Gold Resources Inc. is pleased to announce a, CIM Definition Standards compliant, mineral resource estimate for its Sub-Sill deposit of 324,000 Inferred gold ounces and 89,000 Indicated gold ounces, at a cut-off grade of 2.5g/t Au. The Inferred resource is contained in 1.33 million tonnes at an average Au grade of 7.58 g/t. The Indicated resource is contained in 353,000 tonnes at an average Au grade of 7.82 g/t. The Sub-Sill deposit is located in close proximity to the Company’s ELG processing plant in Southwest Mexico and remains open in several directions.

One World Minerals enters second phase exploration at Rico Lithium property

The Rico Litio lithium property, One World Minerals Inc’s flagship property, located in the State of California Baja Norte, Mexico, has entered phase two of an exploration program. Logistical preparations are underway with field crews on the property within three weeks and concluding with a 4000 metre (13,000 foot) drill program to be completed by the end of June 2017.

Telson Resources Inc. Announces the Appointment of Remigio Martinez Muller to Board of Directors

Telson Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Senor Remigio Martinez Muller to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Sr. Martinez worked his whole professional career with Grupo Mexico starting in 1967 as a Mine Geologist in Taxco, Guerrero and ending as Grupo Mexico’s Director of Exploration in 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he maintained an exclusive consultant position with Grupo Mexico and became an independent consultant thereafter.

Santacruz Finalizes El Gachi Property Sale to First Majestic

“The finalization of this deal with First Majestic on El Gachi and our preceding San Felipe deal with Americas Silver are the culmination of management’s strategic initiative to divest non-core assets from our mineral property portfolio and focus on our producing assets, those being the Rosario Project and the Veta Grande Project respectively”, stated Arturo Préstamo, President and CEO of Santacruz. “With an improved balance sheet and no further property payments to MHM we are now better able to maximize the return on capital from our silver production. “

Agnico Eagle Announces US$220 Million Sale of Common Shares to One Institutional Investor

“Agnico Eagle is pleased to welcome an important new strategic institutional investor to our share register, and we look forward to continuing to develop this relationship over time,” said Sean Boyd, Agnico Eagle’s Chief Executive Officer. “The offering also further enhances our financial flexibility as we build out our platform of high quality growth projects,” added Mr. Boyd.

Alix Initiates Maiden Drill Program on its Agua Fria Lithium Project, Sonora Mexico

Mike England, President of Alix, stated: “We are very pleased to be initiating the maiden drill program on the Agua Fria lithium clays discovery. With an international team of Canadian, Australian and Mexican personnel, the objective is to discover lithium-rich clay deposits similar in grade and size to that of the Bacanora/REM La Ventana deposit.”

Silver Standard Announces Proposed Name Change to SSR Mining

Paul Benson, President and CEO said, “With gold representing approximately 70% of our revenue, the current name does not accurately reflect our business. We have evolved from a silver-focused producer to an intermediate precious metals producer with three mines in the Americas. The proposed name, which includes the initials of our existing name, is a natural evolution in our more than 70-year history. While we are recommending a change to our name, our relentless focus on creating shareholder value remains.”

Endeavour Silver Reports Initial NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment for El Compas Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico

Bradford Cooke, CEO of Endeavour Silver, commented, “We look forward to developing El Compas into our fourth mine. The mine should generate robust economic returns at current metal prices because the two known mineralized zones (El Compas and El Orito) are relatively shallow and high grade. The operation is very scalable if we discover or purchase additional mineral resources in the Zacatecas district and refurbish the second ball mill to double the plant capacity to 500 tonnes per day (tpd). With the low capital investment of US$10 million funded by existing cash, and the short timeline of only six months to initial production once we receive the explosives permit and tax clarity, the El Compas mine has the near-term potential to become a healthy contributor to our consolidated cash flow.”

Primero Receives Extension to Revolving Credit Facility

Primero Mining Corp. announces that it has agreed in principle with its lenders to an extension of its $75 million revolving credit facility previously maturing in May 2017. Upon completion of an amending agreement, the maturity of the RCF will be extended by six months to November 2017, providing the Company with greater flexibility to replace the RCF with a longer-dated term loan.

Santacruz Silver Reports 2016 Annual Production Results and 2017 Update

“We are excited to see the results of our efforts over these past months coming to fruition with an anticipated production increase in fiscal 2017,” stated Arturo Préstamo, Santacruz’s President and CEO. “This expected increase in production will be the result of significant development work completed at the Veta Grande and Rosario projects in the fourth quarter of 2016, which has set the stage for more robust 2017 operations. Although our focus on these development activities had the effect of reducing our fourth quarter 2016 production total, I am pleased to advise that the Company is now well positioned to steadily advance our production levels throughout the year.”

Alta Vista Completes final payment for 100% interest in High Eye Aerial Imaging and provides an update on Transport Canada’s new regulations for recreational drone users.

Alta Vista Ventures Ltd. is pleased to report that it has completed the final cash payment to High Eye Aerial Imaging, finalizing the acquisition of its 100% interest in the company. The cash payment of $100,000 paid off a Promissory Note that was part of the purchase arrangement for High Eye Aerial Imaging. Alta Vista is the owner of both Pioneer Aerial Surveys and High Eye Aerial Imaging. Management is also actively pursuing additional acquisitions in the UAV sector that will complement Alta Vista’s growing portfolio of well positioned and undervalued UAV technology leaders.

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