Toronto – February 27, 2023 – PPX Mining Corp. (the “Company” or “PPX”) is pleased to announces the 2022 production results of its Callanquitas Unit, currently operated by Proyectos La Patagonia S.A.C. (“PLP”), as follows:
Grade of Callanquitas
During 2022, Callanquitas produced ore with gold and silver content never seen before, exceeding our expectations. Gold grades improved by 2 g/t, while silver grades doubled compared to 2021.
Given the record grades experienced in 2022 and in conjunction with diamond drilling from underground mine, carried out by PLP, management expects this trend to continue for the current year.
Production of Callanquitas
In 2022, Callanquitas produced its highest production of gold equivalent ounces since the start of exploitation in 2016, being 15,051.57 Oz Au Eq. This increase was possible due to the high silver grades, achieving an increase of 94,579 ounces over 2021:
This production represented proceeds to the Company in the order of PEN(1) 24.25 million (CAD$ 8.24(2) million), from which the Company has already collected PEN 10.39 million (CAD$ 3.52(2) million), in addition to PEN 11.78 million (CAD$ 4.00(2) million) collected during 2022 from production related to the previous calendar year. The Company expects to continue receiving proceeds from the Callanquitas operation.
- PEN, Peruvian Nuevo Sol (local currency).
- Foreign Exchange PEN:CAD$ 0.3396 (2022 average).
John Thomas, Chief Executive Officer comments “In 2022, the Callanquitas operating unit delivered excellent results despite its current high-cost structure and political challenges in Peru. New Management is fully committed to optimize the existing operation, develop Portachuelos and materially improve its working capital”.
About PPX Mining Corp:
PPX Mining Corp. (TSX.V: PPX.V, BVL: PPX) is a Canadian-based mining company with assets in northern Peru. Igor, the Company’s 100%-owned flagship gold and silver project, is located in the prolific Northern Peru gold belt in eastern La Libertad Department.
All scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by John Thomas, P. Eng., who is a qualified person under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
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