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Pirquitas mine to start production by end-2008

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Canadian based Silver Standard Resources this week confirmed the timetable for construction of its Pirquitas silver/tin/zinc mine in Argentina.

"By the fourth quarter in next November to December we hope to be able to commission the mill and then we'll commence commercial production," company President Robert Quartermain told Reuters on Tuesday.

The open pit operation will produce some 9.6 million oz per year of silver, as well as 2,500 tpy of tin and 6,600 tpy of zinc.

Capital costs were...

Brazil tin deposit for auction

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 04 October 2007

20 mineral deposits in Brazil are to be auctioned by the state geological service CPRM next year, with a tin reserve in Rondonia among the first five properties to be offered. The planned auctions are part of a government programme to stimulate investments and production in Brazil’s mining sector in order to accompany domestic market growth and booming international demand for commodities.

“The sites are being sold off with reserves already prospected and measured. They're ready to develop and we have a...

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