Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 12, 2020) – Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX: SAM) (“Starcore” or the “Company”) announces production results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021, ended July 31, 2020, at its San Martin Mine (“San Martin”) in Queretaro, Mexico.
The current pandemic in Mexico is testing our capacity to respond quickly and diligently and so far has not impacted our operations in a material way. Nonetheless, the Company continues to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the workers and the surrounding communities.
“The operational excellence programs and strict cost control have proven successful with higher productivity, better grade and a total cost reduction” said Salvador Garcia, COO of the Company. “We are continuing to produce profitable ounces and taking advantage of the current gold and silver price environment. In addition, we are revisiting areas of the mine that were passed over due to grade when metal prices were lower, in conjunction with exploration programs that continue to increase the reserves through drilling and development.”
|San Martin Production||Q1 2021||Q4 2020||Q/Q Change||YTD 2021||YTD 2020||Y/Y Change|
|Ore Milled (Tonnes)||59,099||56,596||4%||59,099||60,822||-3%|
|Gold Equivalent Ounces||3,259||2,925||11%||3,259||3,711||-12%|
|Gold Grade (Grams/Ton)||1.70||1.65||3%||1.70||2.00||-15%|
|Silver Grade (Grams/Ton)||29.17||25.32||15%||29.17||32.40||-10%|
|Gold Recovery (%)||88.77||88.72||0%||88.77||84.99||4%|
|Silver Recovery (%)||56.53||55.77||1%||56.53||58.33||-3%|
|Gold: Silver Ratio||97.22||102.59||97.22||89.11|
Starcore International Mines is engaged in precious metals production with focus and experience in Mexico. This base of producing assets is complemented by exploration and development projects throughout North America. The company is a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and advocates value driven decisions that will increase long term shareholder value. You can find more information on the investor friendly website here: www.starcore.com.
ON BEHALF OF STARCORE INTERNATIONAL
Signed “Robert Eadie”
Robert Eadie, President & Chief Executive Officer
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