El pasado 1° de febrero a las 5 p.m. la mina sonorense El Chanate, de Alamos Gold, cumplió 5,000,000 de Horas Hombre sin Incidentes con Tiempo Perdido, equivalentes a 1,135 días o 3 años y 39 días, un logro nunca alcanzado en ningún sector económico en Mexico y pocas veces visto en el mundo. John McCluskey, CEO de alamos Gold, declaró: Este es el fruto de fomentar entre todo el personal que labora en la familia de Alamos Gold una actitud de liderazgo a favor de la seguridad en el trabajo, con miras a fijar permanentemente el compromiso de cuidarse personalmente y proteger a sus compañeros. Muchas felicidades por este resultado ejemplar.
Mexus CEO Paul Thompson added, The Santa Elena results to date are disappointing. We were expecting to be producing a significant amount of gold by now. Im hopeful that MarMar will get the job done as we know that there is gold on the leach pad and on the property in general. I will get updates to our shareholders as we receive additional information. Im optimistic that MarMar has the right staff on site to get the gold from the leach pad. We are pushing forward with our other properties and the outlook for these is extremely promising. You can see that our first target is the Ures property. Getting production from this property will give Mexus the much needed revenue stream to allow for a build out on all of our properties.
Antonio Berlanga, CEO of Telson, states Management is very pleased with the results of our Tahuehueto preproduction toll milling program. We are consistently producing excellent lead concentrates above 46% lead with high precious metal content averaging 122 gAu/t and over 1,200 gAg/t, while zinc concentrate grades are averaging above 48% Zinc..."
Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald states, We are very pleased to launch the first phase of our 2018 drill program on La Cigarra. Our recent successes identifying two new silver discoveries (RAM and Las Venadas) and multiple new priority targets, along with the identification of a potential new emerging gold trend, clearly underscores La Cigarras immense potential within one of Mexicos premier mining districts.
Riversides President and CEO, John-Mark Staude, stated: Our drilling at the Puerto El Alamo target with partner Centerra explored for low-angle shear structures similar in nature to those controlling the El Chanate and other multi-million ounce gold deposits in Sonora. We are disappointed given all of the positive geologic and geochemical indications that we did not hit a gold-rich structure, but we still believe the project holds excellent exploration potential. We look forward to further exploring the San Pedro and La Joya targets where there is remaining gold discovery potential. We are pleased to continue working with Centerra as a partner and hope to add additional land tenure in the coming months.
Azure is currently designing a drilling program to follow-up these positive results by testing for along-strike and down-dip extensions and the depth potential of the high-grade gold and cobalt mineralisation. Preparation of the required environmental applications is in progress.
Kenneth MacLeod, President and CEO of Sonoro commented, "I have had the privilege of being a close friend of Gary for over 30 years and all of the directors and staff at Sonoro forged close bonds with Gary over many years of working together in Mexico and Canada. Garys enthusiastic leadership and dedication have been a constant source of inspiration for the entire Sonoro team. We are greatly saddened by Gary's passing and offer our condolences to his family as they celebrate his life and mourn his passing.
The Board of Directors of Ethos Gold Corp. today announces, with great sadness, the sudden death of its founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Freeman.