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Mexico: Capstone reports security incident near Cozamin mine

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Capstone Copper

Vancouver, British Columbia – Capstone Copper Corp. ("Capstone" or the "Company") (TSX: CS) announced that today there was a security incident near its Cozamin mine in Zacatecas, Mexico. An employee was shot and fatally wounded on the main access road between the city of Zacatecas and the mine. The mine site remained secure and operational. The Company is working with government authorities to ensure safe transportation to and from the mine site.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our team members. Our thoughts go out to his family and our entire Cozamin team,” said John MacKenzie, CEO of Capstone. “Our foremost priority is the safety and security of our personnel, and we are committed to supporting the family of the deceased”.

The Company maintains the necessary personnel at the mine for the site’s security and safe operations.

ABOUT CAPSTONE COPPER CORP.

Capstone Copper Corp. is an Americas-focused copper mining company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Capstone owns and operates the Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona, USA, the Cozamin copper-silver mine in Zacatecas, Mexico, the Mantos Blancos copper-silver mine in the Antofagasta region, Chile, and 70% of the Mantoverde copper-gold mine, located in the Atacama region, Chile. In addition, Capstone owns the fully permitted Santo Domingo copper-iron-gold project, located approximately 30 km northeast of Mantoverde in the Atacama region, Chile, and a portfolio of exploration properties in the Americas. 

Capstone Copper’s strategy is to unlock transformational copper production growth while executing cost and operational improvements through innovation, optimization and safe and responsible production throughout our portfolio of assets. We focus on profitability and disciplined capital allocation to surface stakeholder value. We are committed to creating a positive impact in the lives of our people and local communities while delivering compelling returns to investors by sustainably producing copper to meet the world’s growing needs.

Further information is available at www.capstonecopper.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jerrold Annett, SVP, Strategy and Capital Markets
647-273-7351
jannett@capstonecopper.com

Kettina Cordero, Director Investor Relations & Communications
604-262-9794
kcordero@capstonecopper.com

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