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Cusi silver project, Mexico

5th February 2021

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Cusi silver project.

Location
Chihuahua state, in Mexico.

Project Owner/s
Sierra Metals.

Project Description
A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has supported Sierra Metals’ organic growth strategy.

The company plans to profitably develop and expand the Cusi mine production rate from 1 200 t/d to 2 400 t/d, based on current analyst consensus of long-term silver metal price estimates of $20/oz.

Life-of-mine (LoM) mill feed is estimated at ten-million tonnes.

The project has an estimated LoM of 13 years, producing 864 000 t/y of payable LoM production of 25 400 t lead, 15 400 t zinc, 14 300 oz gold and 33 400 oz silver.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return
The project has an after-tax net present value, at an 8% discount rate, of $81-million.

Capital Expenditure
Total LoM capital costs are estimated at $91-million.

Planned Start/End Date
Not stated.

Latest Developments
Sierra Metals plans to proceed to the completion of a prefeasibility study to further derisk the plan and determine the best path forward.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
SRK Consulting – Canada (technical report).

Contact Details for Project Information
Sierra Metals, tel +1 416 366 7777 or email info@sierrametals.com.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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