Scorpio Continues to Increase Lead-Zinc Concentrate Production at Nuestra Senora Project, Mexico
Scorpio Mining Corporation provide an operations update for the month of September from its 100% owned Nuestra Senora project, Sinaloa State, Mexico.
Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, “Our Nuestra Senora operation continues to increase the amount of concentrates produced and delivered to our various off take partners, resulting in a constant cash flow stream. The Company’s plant personnel have continued to refine the milling process with parameter changes to the ball mills, pumps and flotation cells. These changes have improved recoveries, resulting in an increase in the amount of concentrates produced from fewer tonnes processed. The plant operation will continue to increase throughput and recovery during the upcoming months and we anticipate the plant to be producing to all designed parameters by the end of the year. The operation is in the process of depleting the low-grade stockpile No.2 ore, which was excavated during the early mine development and stockpiled for purposes of bringing the plant on line. High-grade stope ore will be hauled from the mine and blended with the higher grade development ore for processing once stockpile No.2 is consumed, which will result in higher head grades and greater concentrate production. Scorpio’s operational team continues to demonstrate it has the experience and dedication to advance the Nuestra Senora project, and during this time of depressed metal prices, also demonstrate the low cost nature of the Nuestra Senora operation.”
Scorpio Mining also announces the resignation of Paul Bonneville from the position of Vice President of Mining. The Company thanks him for his dedication and hard work in bringing the Nuestra Senora project on line and wishes him all the best in his new mining ventures in Quebec.
Further information on the Company and the Nuestra Senora project and photos of the first concentrate shipments are available on the Scorpio Mining web site at: www.scorpiomining.com.