Torex Gold Resources Inc. regretfully announces that on the afternoon of May 23rd, a fatal accident occurred at the construction site for a sediment control structure associated with the El Limon Sur pit. Mr. Jorge Joel Roman Mendoza, an employee of the construction contractor Construccion de Caminos y Proyectos Interestatales, S.A. de C.V., was fatally injured while trucking rock down to the dam construction site. His loaded truck climbed the berm and then rolled over, coming to rest approximately 20 meters below on the next switchback. The appropriate authorities were immediately notified and have inspected and released the site. An internal investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident.
Glenn Jessome, President and CEO of Oceanus reports, "The Oceanus drilling has expanded and supports the continuity of the vein and alteration zone between the El Tigre Camp and the south end of Gold Hill, which is a distance of approximately 1,800 meters. The vein and alteration zone remains open along strike to the south, north and at depth. Furthermore, with hole ET-17-133 we have identified a possible new high grade zone at Gold Hill. With holes ET-17-139 and ET-17-140 we have extended the strike length to the south by approximately 500 meters. These drill results further support wide zones of precious metals mineralization that demonstrate potential as a bulk-tonnage target."
J. Duane Poliquin, Chairman of Almadex commented, "We are carrying out a systematic drill campaign to follow-up these results in the Norte zone. Elsewhere on the project we are conducting mapping and sampling preparatory to drilling other zones. This work already has defined previously unknown mineralization in the Villa Rica zone. We look forward reporting further results in the coming weeks and months as the programs progress."
FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. announces that a rogue group of union workers have halted activities and blocked the accesses at the La Encantada Silver Mine in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. The illegal blockade arose after some of the unionized individuals did not agree with the bonus that the company and the National Union of Miners, Metallurgists, Steelworkers and Similar Workers of Mexico (National Union), agreed to offer the miners in lieu of profit sharing.
San Marco Resources Inc. announces it has commenced exploration on the Oregano project, located within the Company’s 73,000 hectare Mariana concession (appl.), approximately 240 kilometres east of Hermosillo, Sonora State, Mexico. San Marco’s CEO, Bob Willis stated; “We are excited to commence this new phase of exploration at Oregano and believe a cost-effective, focused program of work has an excellent chance of encountering higher grade gold mineralization and generating drill targets for further exploration.” The Oregano mineralized system has been traced for three kilometres and appears to be open. This is a District scale exploration opportunity for our shareholders.”
Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. is pleased to report one of the highest grade x thickness intercepts ever drilled at the Company's wholly owned La Trinidad mine in Sinaloa, Mexico.