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Silver X Mining Corp
Symbol AGX
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Close 2023-09-19 C$ 0.225
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Silver X resumes mining operations at Nueva Recuperada

2023-09-19 09:24 ET - News Release

Mr. Jose Garcia reports


Silver X Mining Corp. has resumed its mining operations at the Nueva Recuperada project, effective immediately. The resumption follows a brief mining activity pause, during which the company made operational upgrades and implemented new protocols to optimize production.

Operational resumption highlights at Nueva Recuperada:

  • A revised production schedule targeting areas of higher certainty. The predominant source of feed will come from the Tangana 1 and Tangana 2 veins, while surface exploration of the Morlupo and Cauca veins has revealed promising high-grade areas that could significantly improve the base case.
  • The recommencement of milling operations will be executed using stockpiled materials, ensuring a consistent and uninterrupted feed to the mill, thereby enhancing operational stability.
  • Significant cost reductions have been achieved through a prudent reduction in headcount, the continuing implementation of the sublevel stopping method (SLS), and the addition of operational measures aimed at minimizing underground transportation and mineral handling.
  • A stronger alliance with the principal contractor is being established, fostering a collaborative working environment characterized by shared objectives, risk reduction and economic incentives.

"Today marks a significant milestone in Silver X's journey," said Jose Garcia, chief executive officer of Silver X. "The restart of Nueva Recuperada confirms our commitment to make Nueva Recuperada a profitable operation, based on improved safety standards, efficiency, head grades and costs."

Operational upgrades and importance for investors

While mining activities were paused, the company seized the opportunity to identify several cost-reduction initiatives in key areas such as labour, mining method, mine haulage and milling efficiency. These initiatives are expected to yield improved production rates and decreased unit costs.

The new operational upgrades not only enable the mine's production capabilities but also bolster the resilience of the business model in the face of market fluctuations. The company is now well positioned to execute its growth plans, establishing a strong foundation for long-term success.

Management changes

Silver X is also pleased to announce the appointment of Freddy Mayor Zevallos as chief operating officer (COO) and general manager for the Peruvian subsidiary (Recuperada SAC) of the company, effective immediately. Mr. Mayor takes over these roles following the resignation of Enrique Garay from his position as COO. Mr. Mayor brings over four decades of mining engineering expertise, garnered through his tenure at numerous companies in Peru. His extensive career has included significant roles such as general manager at Hochschild Mining, vice-president for Bolivia at Glencore, and general manager for Silver X Mining between 2019 and 2021.

Jose Garcia, chief executive officer of Silver X Mining, stated: "On behalf of our management team and board of directors, I extend a warm welcome to Freddy. Freddy is a distinguished mining professional, and his association with Silver X dates back to our private company days. As a key member of the founding team, Freddy is now assuming leadership of our operations to ensure the preservation of the work culture that underpinned our company's performance in the past. We deeply appreciate Enrique Garay's valuable contributions and insights during his time with us, and wish him the very best in his future endeavours."

Qualified person

A. David Heyl, BSc, CPG, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release for Silver X. Mr. Heyl is a consultant for Silver X.

About Nueva Recuperada project

Nueva Recuperada, situated in Peru's Huachocolpa mining district, hosts the Tangana mining unit, comprising 230 mining concessions spanning 20,472 hectares. Silver X consolidated these concessions from Buenaventura, Pan American Silver, and Peruvian Metals, benefiting from robust local community support in this historically significant mining region. The project features a processing plant with a processing capacity of up to 720 tonnes per day, and over 60-year silver production history. The plant yields two types of concentrates, a gold/silver/lead concentrate, and a zinc concentrate. The company is actively updating the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), fostering collaborative discussions with stakeholders, and reinforcing its strong social licence to operate, committed to minimizing environmental impact while sharing the economic benefits of resource development with the community.

About Silver X Mining Corp.

Silver X is a rapidly expanding silver developer and producer. The company owns the more-than-20,000-hectare Nueva Recuperada silver district in central Peru and produces silver, gold, lead and zinc from the district's Tangana mining unit. The company's mission is to be a premier silver company delivering outstanding value to all stakeholders, and it aims to achieve this by consolidating and developing undervalued assets, creating value by adding resources, and increasing production while aspiring to social and environmental excellence.

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