Arian Silver Corporation ("Arian Silver" or the "Company"), (AIM:AGQ, TSXV:AGQ), a silver exploration, development and mining company focused on silver projects in the silver belt of Zacatecas, Mexico, is pleased to report that first concentrate production has been achieved at its wholly-owned San José project.
The Company has produced its first silver-lead concentrate from its recently constructed processing plant and has started the commissioning of the zinc flotation circuit. The Company anticipates first zinc concentrate production early in the second quarter of 2015.
It is anticipated that the throughput of the plant will be increased over the coming months until the maximum throughput of 1,500 tonnes per day is achieved.
Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Arian Silver, commented:
"Our team has done a tremendous job in bringing this operation into production safely within a very short time period. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff in Mexico and London for their hard work and dedication in achieving this important milestone. I would also like to thank our shareholders for their continued support during this transitional period for the Company.
We have successfully optimized the crushing circuit to produce a smaller than expected particle size which will be more beneficial during the milling stage. We have also commenced commissioning of the zinc circuit and expect to produce our first zinc concentrate early in the second quarter.
Achieving first concentrate production is a major milestone for our Company and marks the transition to a new silver mining company."
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For further information please contact:
|Arian Silver Corporation|
Jim Williams, CEO
David Taylor, Company Secretary
Fuad Sillem, Head of Corporate Development
(London) +44 (0)20 7887 6599
|Northland Capital Partners Limited|
Gerry Beaney / John Howes
(London) +44 (0)20 7382 1100
|Grant Thornton UK LLP|
Philip Secrett / Richard Tonthat / Ed Thomas
(London) +44 (0)20 7383 5100
|Yellow Jersey PR Limited|
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This press release contains certain "forward-looking information". All statements, other than statements of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future. This forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company as well as certain assumptions. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, unexpected issues arising during the commissioning process or delays in completing the zinc circuit.
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