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.

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