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Hochschild ups production target

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2018 London-listed Hochschild has raised its production target from 38-million ounces to 38.5-million ounces of silver equivalent, following a record nine-month performance. The miner, which operates three mines in Peru and one in Argentina, reported attributable nine-month production of 29.5-million... 

Fortuna Silver lifts Q3 output, reports San Jose contingency pond overflow

By: Mariaan Webb     12th October 2018 Latin American miner Fortuna Silver has reported improved third-quarter silver and gold output and is on schedule to meet its production guidance for the year, the NYSE- and TSX-listed company reported on Thursday. Compared with the third quarter of 2017, Fortuna’s silver production increased by... 

Infinity launches scoping of lithium hydroxide option

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th August 2018 ASX-listed Infinity Lithium Corporation has launched a lithium hydroxide scoping study at its San Jose resource, in Spain. The lithium hydroxide scoping study will start in direct response to the increased demand and supply chain considerations in the evolving battery chemicals market, the... 

Infinity expands plans for Spanish project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th June 2018 A technical option study at the San Jose lithium project, in Spain, has found that the project was amenable to produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide, in addition to the battery grade lithium carbonate already planned. ASX-listed Infinity Lithium said on Friday that the study was conducted in... 

Hochschild shares rise on higher Q1 output

By: Henry Lazenby     18th April 2018 LSE-listed Hochschild Mining has reported higher-than-expected first-quarter production, as record output at the Inmaculada mine, as well as a strong result from the Pallancata mine – both located in Peru – buoyed output. During the three months ended March 31, Hochschild reported attributable... 

Board and management changes announced at Plymouth

By: Mariaan Webb     7th February 2018 Lithium-focused Plymouth Minerals on Wednesday announced board and management changes as part of its continued focus to advance the San Jose lithium/tin project, in Spain. Plymouth, which plans to change its name to Infinity Lithium, said it had strengthened its executive team with the... 

Palladium rally may mean auto catalytic converter price hikes coming

By: Reuters     5th February 2018 With the price of palladium spiking to a record high last month, the effects could be felt in the automotive industry as manufacturers of catalytic converters consider raising their prices and may change the mix of metals in their products. Increased automotive industry demand and a supply... 

Plymouth to become Infinity Lithium, puts Gabon potash assets on the block

By: Mariaan Webb     25th January 2018 ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals, which is earning in to the San Jose lithium/tin project in Spain, has announced that it will sell its potash assets and change its name to reflect its sole focus. In an emailed newsletter, CEO and MD Adrian Byass said on Thursday that the name change to Infinity... 

Plymouth advances feasibility study at San Jose

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th January 2018 After completing a successful $6.5-million capital raising in December, ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals has started the San Jose feasibility study, which it intends to complete during this year. To finalise the process of lodging the mining licence application (MLA), which earned Plymouth its... 

San Jose feasibility study fully funded

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th December 2017 ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals has received commitments to raise $6.5-million through the issue of 36.4-million shares at $0.18 apiece, with the funds committed towards the completion of a feasibility study at its San Jose lithium/tin project, in the mining region of Extremadura, Spain. The company... 

Plymouth hoping for strategic industry partner for San Jose project

By: Mariaan Webb     24th November 2017 Exploration and development company Plymouth Minerals is aiming to attract a strategic industry partner for the development of its flagship lithium project in Spain and said on Friday that it was in discussions with European gigafactory developers. The San Jose project, in which Plymouth has a... 

San Jose study shows robust project at 'half current lithium price' – Plymouth

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th October 2017 A scoping study into the San Jose lithium-tin project, in Spain, has found that the project could deliver some 15 000 t/y of battery grade lithium carbonate over an initial mine life of 24 years. ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals on Wednesday reported that the project was expected to require a caital... 

Plymouth lodges San Jose mining licence application, earns 50%

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2017 ASX-listed junior Plymouth Minerals has earned a 50% interest in the San Jose lithium/tin project from Spanish partner Valoriza Mineria by spending €1.5-million to complete the technical work at the project in 12 months. Plymouth can now earn a further 25% in San Jose by completing a feasibility... 

Plymouth partners with Chinese lithium carbonate producer

By: Mariaan Webb     5th October 2017 ithium project developer Plymouth Minerals has partnered with Chinese lithium producer Shandong Ruifu to process material from the San Jose project into saleable products and to assist with the technical aspects of the feasibility study for project. Announcing the alliance on Thursday, Plymouth... 

Plymouth selects processing route for Spain project

By: Mariaan Webb     17th August 2017 Australia’s Plymouth Minerals and joint venture (JV) partner Valoriza Mineria have selected a commercial and known sulphate calcine/roast and fresh water leach processing route for the San Jose lithium/tin deposit, in Spain. The selection of a processing route allows the JV partners to determine... 

Tangible growth seen in global lithium market, says project developer

By: Mariaan Webb     11th July 2017 The global lithium market has witnessed “significant and tangible” change in recent weeks, with Europe embracing lithium-ion energy storage on a political and industry level, says project developer Plymouth Minerals. The company, which is developing the San Jose lithium/tin deposit in regional... 

Plymouth starts drilling to further define San Jose resource

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th July 2017 Drilling, aimed at testing extensions of lithium-tin mineralisation at Plymouth Minerals’ San Jose project, in Spain, has started. The ASX-listed company, which is developing the project in an earn-in joint venture with Spanish company Sacyr and its wholly owned subsidiary Valoriza Mineria, on... 

Plymouth strengthens board

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th June 2017 London-based Kevin Tomlinson has been appointed nonexecutive chairperson of ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals, which is advancing a large-scale lithium/tin deposit in Spain. Current executive chairperson Adrian Byass will assume the role of MD. 

Expansion tenure secured for Plymouth’s Spain project

By: Mariaan Webb     29th May 2017 ASX-listed Plymouth Minerals and its Spanish partner Sacyr subsidiary Valoriza Mineria have secured an expansion tenure surrounding the San Jose project, in Spain, which they plan to develop as an openpit operation with an onsite treatment plant to produce lithium carbonate. The expansion tenure... 

Breakthrough holmium data storage solution piques Matamec’s interest

By: Henry Lazenby     15th March 2017 Montreal-based rare earths project developer Matamec Explorations is excited about a breakthrough discovery by a team of nanoscience researchers, mainly from IBM’s Almaden Research Centre, in San Jose, California, of the ability to store one bit (1b) of data on a single holmium atom. The... 

Santacruz Silver lifts Q1 output at Rosario, as Veta Grande ramps up

By: Henry Lazenby     14th April 2016 Mexico-focused miner Santacruz Silver Mining has reported a strong start to the year after Rosario mine, in San Luis Potosi, improved silver equivalent production by 8.3% over the previous quarter. The Vancouver-based miner on Thursday noted that the Rosario mine produced 290 569 oz of silver... 

San Jose mine, Mexico

By: Sheila Barradas     26th February 2016 A silver/gold mine, located in the central portion of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. 

Hochschild pins high hopes on Peruvian Inmaculada mine

By: Henry Lazenby     19th August 2015 With production from the newly commissioned Inmaculada mine, in Peru, ramping up, silver miner Hochschild Mining is on track to meet its full year production target of 24-million attributable silver equivalent ounces (SEOs). Production for the second half of 2015 was expected to improve owing to... 

Lower capex outlay to shrink Hochschild’s FY2015 output

By: Natalie Greve     28th November 2014 As part of its ongoing cash flow optimisation programme, Hochschild Mining has targeted further cost efficiencies to reduce operating expenditure and ensure that the company’s mines can deliver profitable ounces in 2015. The group outlined on Friday that it had “optimised” the mine plans of the... 

Primero’s exploration campaign extends top-producing vein at San Dimas

By: Henry Lazenby     14th November 2014 An exploration programme at the San Dimas precious metals mine, in Durango state, Mexico, had extended the mine’s top-producing vein beyond a minor vault that was previously regarded as its limit, TSX- and NYSE-listed Primero Mining reported this week. The 2014 exploration programme was... 

Fortuna Silver Mines’ Q2 output in line with expectations

By: Henry Lazenby     10th July 2014 TSX- and NYSE-listed Fortuna Silver Mines on Thursday said it had lifted its total second-quarter silver output by 52% year-on-year, while gold output rose 64%. Vancouver-based Fortuna, which owns and operates the San Jose mine, in Mexico, and the Caylloma mine, in Peru, reported output of... 

La Parrilla mine

By: Sheila Barradas     4th July 2014 A silver mine, located in the municipality of Nombre de Dios, Durango state, Mexico. 

JV allows Samco Gold to sharpen focus on Corina project, Argentina

By: Henry Lazenby     12th June 2014 Argentina-focused explorer Samco Gold has recently struck an option agreement in the form of a binding letter of intent allowing proposed joint-venture (JV) partner Pan American Silver (PAS) to earn up to a 60% interest in its flagship El Dorado-Monserrat (EDM) project in Santa Cruz, freeing... 

Fortuna Silver lifts Q1 output to record high

By: Henry Lazenby     15th April 2014 The TSX-listed stock of Fortuna Silver Mines on Monday rallied after the company reported record output from its two operations located in Mexico and Peru. For the first three months of 2014, the Vancouver-based company, which owns the San Jose mine, in Mexico, and the Caylloma mine, in Peru,... 

McEwen Mining lifts Q1 output

By: Henry Lazenby     10th April 2014 Colorado-incorporated McEwen Mining on Thursday reported that gold-equivalent output for the first three months of 2014 rose by 14% year-on-year, boosted by higher output from its flagship El Gallo 1 mine, in Mexico. The NYSE- and TSX-listed company reported output of 32 146 oz of gold... 

El Gallo mine, Mexico

By: Sheila Barradas     14th March 2014 A gold/silver mine, located in Mexico’s Sinaloa state, along the foothills of the Sierra Madres. 

Fortuna Silver Mines lifts Mexican mine’s reserves 22%

By: Henry Lazenby     17th October 2013 Precious metals miner Fortuna Silver Mines on Thursday reported a 22% increase in its San Jose mine’s proven and probable reserves, prompting investors to reward the company’s TSX-listed stock with a 10.27% price rally. The miner, which also operates the Caylloma mine, in Peru, said the San Jose... 

McEwen Mining's Q3 output up 47% y-on-y 

By: Henry Lazenby     15th October 2013 Precious-metals miner McEwen Mining had lifted third-quarter output from its two operations in Mexico and Argentina by 47% to 36 495 gold-equivalent ounces, boosted by higher grades and recoveries from the San Jose mine. During the quarter ended September 30, the company’s total production... 

Peru mine receives final mill construction permit project

By: Timothy Sibanda     4th October 2013 Underground precious metals producer Hochschild Mining reports that it has received approval from the Peruvian government for the construction of a mill at its 60%-owned Inmaculada advanced project. This represents the completion of the final stage of the project’s construction permitting... 

Silver mining company completes expansion project

4th October 2013 South America-based silver producer Fortuna Silver Mines has completed a 1 800 t/d mill expansion on time and within budget at its fully owned silver and copper San Jose mine, in Mexico. San Jose is located in the Taviche mining district in the southern portion of the state of Oaxaca, about 47 km... 

Broadband wireless solutions increasingly in use on mines

By: Ilan Solomons     12th July 2013 Mining operations in Africa are increasingly using wireless broadband products to improve efficiency and the safety levels of their mining operations, global backhaul and broadband wireless solutions provider Radwin South & East Africa and Middle East GM Peter Turvey tells Mining Weekly. A... 

Fortuna Silver buys high-grade Mexican silver/gold concession

By: Henry Lazenby     19th June 2013 NYSE- and TSX-listed Fortuna Silver Mines on Wednesday said it had paid the final $6-million to buy the remaining 45% interest in the Taviche Oeste concession, in Mexico, which contains the high-grade silver/gold Trinidad North discovery. The company now held full ownership of the concession and... 

McEwen Mining’s gold production jumps as new mine adds weight

By: Henry Lazenby     9th May 2013 Canadian gold producer McEwen Mining on Thursday said first-quarter gold production had risen significantly, as its second mine, El Gallo Phase 1, in Mexico, added its first commercial production. McEwen Mining said gold-equivalent production increased by 31% year-on-year to 29 839 oz, comprised... 

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