Volume 97 Number 28 Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2011

Drillers at work in the north end of the Taunis pit at Oro Mining's Trinidad gold project in Sinaloa, Mexico. Photo by Oro Mining

Oro Mining posts solid drill results

Before joining Oro Mining (OGR-V) as chief executive and chief operating officer, John Brownlie was president of Capital Gold, where he successfully brought the El Chanate open-pit gold mine into production and made it one of the most…

A tailings pond under construction in 2010 at Fortuna Silver's San Jose project in southern Mexico. Photo by Ian Bickis

Fortuna starts shipping concentrates

Shares of Fortuna Silver Mines (FVI-T) jumped 55¢ or 11% to $5.50 per share on news that the processing plant at its 100%-owned San Jose silver-gold mine in southern Mexico had begun producing silver-gold concentrate.

Pouring a dor bar at Timmins Gold's San Francisco gold mine. Photo by Timmins Gold

Timmins Gold sells more ounces

Timmins Gold (TMM-T) says it’s on track to produce more than 100,000 oz. gold from its flagship San Francisco mine in Mexico for fiscal year 2011.  

Agnico-Eagle Mines' Pinos Altos gold mine in Mexico. Photo by Agnico-Eagle Mines

Agnico-Eagle ramps up Pinos Altos

Agnico-Eagle Mines’ (AEM-T, AEM-N) new Pinos Altos gold-silver mine in Mexico had a remarkable second quarter with notable gold production amid the company’s less-than-stellar period. 

US Gold's El Gallo gold project in Sinaloa state, Mexico. Photo by US Gold

US Gold gets edge in Mexico with Faust

US Gold’s (UXG-T, UXG-N) El Gallo project in Sinaloa, Mexico, is often compared with Pan American Silver’s (PAA-T, PAAS-Q) Alamo Dorado deposit, now an operating silver mine 240 km to the north. 

The landscape at Orko Silver and Pan American Silver's La Preciosa silver-gold project in Durango, Mexico. Photo by Pan American Silver

Positive PEA for Pan American, Orko’s La Preciosa

Joint-venture partners Pan American Silver (PAA-T, PAAS-Q) and Orko Silver (OK-V) have released a long-awaited preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for their La Preciosa epithermal silver-gold project in Durango, Mexico.

Great Panther re-starts concentrate shipments

Great Panther Silver (GPR-T, GPL-X) has started shipping silver-gold pyrite concentrates from its Guanajuato mine to a new buyer in Mexico. Shipments had been delayed because an overseas smelter with which Great Panther had a one-year contract…

Yamana Gold's Mercedes gold-silver mine, under construction in Sonora state, Mexico. Photo by Yamana Gold

Construction nearly complete at Yamana’s Mercedes mine

Construction at Yamana Gold’s (YRI-T, AUY-N) Mercedes underground gold-silver mine in northern Mexico’s Sonora state is six months ahead of schedule, the company reports, with the first gold pour now scheduled before year-end. 

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