Mining production roundup: Sierra, Gold Resource, Avino

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Sierra Metals produced 3.2Moz silver equivalent in Q3, up 25% from the same period last year.

The Yauricocha mine in Peru produced 2.14Moz silver equivalent, up from 1.85Moz. Silver output was 545,000oz, up from 463,000oz, with copper at 1.74Mlb (789t), up from 959,000lb, with lead up 12% at 10.7Mlb and zinc up 2% at 14.0Mlb.

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Bolivar in Mexico produced 803,000oz silver equivalent, down from 806,000oz, comprising 95,000oz silver, down from 106,000oz, 4.42Mlb copper, up 3%, and 583oz gold, down from 743oz.

The Cusi mine in Mexico produced 260,000oz silver equivalent, down 15%.

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Gold Resource produced 6,066oz gold and 431,335oz silver in Q3 at Arista in Mexico, its sole producing mine.

Output was down from 6,825oz and 561,985oz, respectively, in the same period last year.

The Oaxaca state mine also produced 213t copper, 1,000t lead and 3,232t zinc. The company maintained annual guidance of 26,000oz gold, 1.90Moz silver, 1,100t copper, 3,200t lead and 12,900t zinc.

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Avino Silver & Gold Mines produced 410,908oz silver and 1,813oz gold at its Mexican mines in Q3, up from 399,836oz and 1,644oz, respectively.

Copper production was down 22% at 1.05Mlb (474t). Avino has the Avino and San Gonzalo mines.