Para Announces Update on Production at El Limon Mine
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - January 11, 2018) - Para Resources Inc. (TSXV: PBR) (WKN: A14YF1) (OTC Pink: PRSRF) (the "Company" or "Para") is pleased to provide an update on December 2017 production at the El Limon Mine in Zaragoza, Colombia, as follows:
- Mill Availability 52%
- Average Gold Recovery 73%
- Mill Throughput 3,037.0 Mt
- Average Head grade 3.55 g/mt
- Gold Production 253.1 oz
- Peak throughput 211 MT/day (10 MT/hour)
The operations re-commenced in late November 2017. The plant has been processing lower grade feed material in order to preserve the gold as we work to increase throughput and gold recovery. Availability has been low due to multiple post start up changes that have been implemented to further enhance production throughput and because of the Christmas holidays.
Mr. Ian Harris, Para's President states, "We have been processing lower grade historical tailing during the first phase of the commissioning in order to preserve gold while recoveries are increased. Mining from the underground at El Limon will start in January, as will purchases of mineralized rock from the small miners working on our property. The recovery at 73% is satisfactory considering this production has come from the preprocessing of historical tailings. Recovery when processing from hard rock was 85%. We expect availability to improve dramatically over the next months to achieve our target of 85%".
Geoff Hampson, Para's CEO states, "I am very pleased with the efforts of our team in Colombia and am satisfied that the major bottlenecks have been removed and that gold recovery is on target. Our next targets are improving availability to 85% and increasing the head grade to the targeted 7-9 g/mt, which is expected to result in profitable operations."
Paulo J. Andrade, BSc Senior Geologist, vice-president for Para Resources is considered by TSX and ASX a Competent Person according to CIM (NI-43-101) and JORC standards as a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG # 6136), who is responsible for the geological disclosure contained in this news release.
ABOUT PARA RESOURCES:
Para is a junior producing gold mining company. Para owns approximately 80% of the El Limon project, in Colombia, which in addition to its current underground operation is purchasing mineralized rock mined by small artisanal miners working on the Company's property. The El Limon and OTU properties also have exploration and development upside. The Company also owns 88% of the Gold Road Mine in the Oatman District of Arizona. The Company has hired RPM Global as consulting engineers in order to produce a NI 43-101 Technical Report which it expects will establish a current Mineral Resource estimate and anticipates that it will publish a NI 43-101 PEA thereafter. Para will continue to take advantage of current market conditions to acquire and develop additional highly economic, near-term production assets that have strong exploration and development upside.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors
"C. Geoffrey Hampson"
C. Geoffrey Hampson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
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