Endeavour Silver erzielt kommerzielle Produktion in der Mine El Compas in Zacatecas, Mexiko
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR) announces that commercial production was achieved in mid-March at the El Compas mine in Zacatecas, Mexico. El Compas is the Company?s fourth mine in Mexico, and the first of three development projects being developed to expand production, reduce costs and drive organic growth.
The Company owns and operates three other underground silver-gold mines in Mexico; the Guanaceví mine in Durango state and the Bolañitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato state. Endeavour has now completed commissioning of its fourth mine, El Compas in Zacatecas, is advancing the Terronera project in Jalisco to a development decision and exploring the Parral project in Chihuahua to expand resources.
Bradford Cooke, CEO and Director, commented, ?We are pleased to announce that the El Compas mine and plant have operated smoothly at above 80% of design capacity since mid-February. The start-up issues we experienced have all been resolved, we now have a spare mill trunnion on site, and our focus has moved to optimizing the production tonnes, grades and recoveries.?
El Compas has a nominal plant capacity of 250 tonnes per day (tpd) at estimated recovery rates of 83% gold and 50% silver. From February 18 to March 17, the operation processed development ore from stockpile at an average production rate of 232 tpd (93% of design rate) and recovery rates of 73.5% gold (88% of design rate) and 45.5% silver (63% of design rate but only 13% of revenue).
ENDEAVOUR SILVER REPORTS HIGH GRADE SILVER-GOLD DRILL INTERSECTIONS FROM 2019 EXPLORATION PROGRAM AT THE BOLANITOS MINE, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
May 22, 2019
Vancouver, Canada ? May 22, 2019 - Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK; TSX: EDR) reports multiple high-grade silver-gold intersections in the Plateros and San Miguel veins from the 2019 drill program at the Bolanitos mine in Guanajuato, Mexico. A total of 19 holes were drilled to mid-April, of which 12 holes intersected high grades over mineable widths and an additional 4 holes intersected old mine workings (view longitudinal sections for Plateros and San Miguel here).
Drilling highlights in the San Miguel vein just north of the Bolanitos plant include 58 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 22.1 gpt gold for 1827 gpt silver equivalent (Ag Eq calculated at an 80:1 Au:Ag ratio) over a 3.5 metre (m) true width (53.3 oz per short ton (opT) AgEq over 11.5 feet (ft) in hole MG-10). New high-grade vein mineralization has now been delineated over a 250 m length by 130 m depth below and northwest of the old San Miguel mine workings, still open to the northwest.
Drilling highlights in the Plateros vein just west of the Bolanitos plant include 108 gpt silver and 4.25 gpt gold for 448 gpt Ag Eq over a 2.3 m true width (13.1 opT AgEq over 7.5 feet (ft) in hole PLU-20). New high-grade vein mineralization has now been delineated over a 250 m length by 120 m depth below the Plateros mine workings where Endeavour is currently mining, still open at depth and to the southeast.
Bradford Cooke, Endeavour Director and CEO, commented, ?We continue to be encouraged by our positive exploration results at Bolanitos. Recent drilling has extended high grade silver-gold mineralization in both the Plateros and San Miguel veins, which should help to replace reserves, increase resources and extend the mine life at Bolanitos.?
?Our operations group are nearing resolutions to the elevated arsenic in certain ores and reduced equipment availabilities, both of which put mine development and production behind schedule in Q1, 2019. We plan to provide a full operational review for shareholders late this month.?