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Silver Standard Resources

Silver Standard has the largest in-ground silver resource of any publicly-traded primary silver company, with a pipeline of 15 projects ranging from grassroots exploration to production in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Chile, and the United States. They are leveraging their project pipeline to generate value through exploration and development, as well as accretive acquisition and divestment opportunities.

The Pirquitas Mine in Argentina achieved commercial production in December 2009, and at full production will rank among the largest open pit primary silver mines in the world. We are advancing our development projects, the high-grade, gold-silver San Luis joint venture project in Peru and our 100%-owned Pitarrilla silver project in Mexico. Work at our exploration projects continues to expand our in-ground silver and gold resources. Silver Standard's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under (SSO) and on the Nasdaq under (SSRI).

Annual Trading Range 14.83- 34.17

Trading on 15 Nov 2011 @ 15.44

Share Structure

S/O 80,353,000

Fully Diluted 84.4M

Financials

Q2 2011

Cash and Equivalents 368M

ST debt 74M

Revenue 47M

Net Income 45M

Quarterly Gain .57

Projects

Global Resource

Proven and Probable 285.5 M Oz Ag

Measured and Indicated 993.3M Oz

Inferred 403.6M Oz

Production

 

Pirquitas

 

The Pirquitas Mine is Silver Standard's first major mining operation, and commercial production was achieved on December 1, 2009. At full production the mine will produce an average of approximately eight to ten million ounces of silver and ten to twelve million pounds of zinc annually, ranking Pirquitas among the largest primary silver mines in the world.

Pirquitas is located in northern Argentina in the province of Jujuy. The property is at an elevation of 4,100 meters and is accessible by two all-weather roads. The mine is powered primarily by natural gas, which is supplied by a 42 kilometer-long natural gas pipeline installed in 2008 from the mine to an existing Trans-Andean pipeline. The mine is operating as a conventional open pit mine utilizing 100 tonne trucks and three loading units. Ore is crushed and treated in a gravity pre-concentrator prior to the processing in a conventional mineral flotation plant. The silver and zinc concentrates produced from the plant are shipped to various smelters around the world.

Production for the full year 2011 is expected to be 8.5 million ounces of silver at an average direct mining cost of $11.00 per ounce of silver (net of by-product credits) and $20.00 per ounce total cash cost including royalties and taxes.

Development

San Luis

 

  • Technical Report for the San Luis Project Feasibility Study (June 2010)
    (4.98MB PDF)
  • Updated Mineral Resource Estimate, San Luis Project (January 2009)
    (5.95MB PDF)

 

The high-grade, gold-silver Ayelén vein system of the San Luis Project in central Peru has the potential to become Silver Standard's next development project. The San Luis Project is located approximately 25 kilometers northwest of Barrick Gold Corporation's Pierina gold mine, and can be accessed by two all-weather roads. A feasibility study on placing the project into production was completed in the second quarter of 2010.

The feasibility study estimates a net present value of $39.2 million (5% discount rate) and internal rate of return of 26.5% using base case prices of $800 per ounce gold and $12.50 per ounce silver. Capital expenditures are estimated to be $90.4 million (+/- 15%) for a 400 tonne/day underground mine with average annual production of 78,000 ounces of gold and 1.86 million ounces of silver over its 3.5 year mine life. The base case financial summary assumes recovered gold production of 270,031 ounces and silver production of 6,454,810 ounces over the life of the mine and operating cost for the mine is estimated at $160.83/tonne of ore processed.

Silver Standard obtained 100% interest in the San Luis Project in the third quarter of 2011.

Project permitting and community relations negotiations are ongoing.

Pitarrilla

 

 

The Pitarrilla Project is a grass roots discovery made by Silver Standard in 2002. Since then, close to 200,000 meters of diamond drilling plus over 20,000 meters of reverse circulation drilling have steadily increased silver resources in a small area of the largely unexplored property. Today, Pitarrilla ranks among the largest silver discoveries made in the past decade.

The Pitarrilla Project is located on the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the central part of Durango State, Mexico. The major city of Torreon lies approximately 150 kilometers east of the project. Road access is good, with paved highways extending to within 20 kilometers of the center of the property. We hold a 100% interest in the mineral rights to the approximately 136,192-hectare Pitarrilla claim block. We also hold significant surface rights in the area.

Five zones of mineralization have been identified to date on the Pitarrilla property. Recent project activities have focused on the Breccia Ridge Zone, which hosts 63% of Pitarrilla's total silver resource of 643.6 million ounces of measured and indicated silver resources and 82.3 million ounces of inferred silver resources.

In June 2009, we announced the results of a pre-feasibility study for the underground component of Breccia Ridge, which now contains probable silver reserves of 91.7 million ounces using a silver price of US$11.00/oz, zinc price of US$0.70/lb, lead price of US$0.50/lb and a US$50.00/tonne net smelter returns cut-off. As presented in the pre-feasibility study (see news release dated June 24, 2009), the underground project has a 12-year mine life, mining 4,000 tonnes per day and producing approximately seven million ounces of silver per year. Capital costs are projected at US$277 million with average operating costs of US$33.81/tonne. Recoveries vary by rock type with expected weighted average recoveries of 88.4% for silver, 93.2% for zinc and 89.6% for lead.

A feasibility study for the underground component of the Breccia Ridge Zone was completed in the second quarter of 2011. Silver Standard is currently examining the opportunity to stage construction of the project by mining the near surface Peña Dike, Cordon Colorado, and South Ridge oxidized silver deposits ahead of the underground development.

Diablillos

 

 

The 100%-owned Diablillos gold-silver project is located 160 kilometers southwest of Salta on the altiplano of northern Argentina. The property is road accessible and is 275 kilometers south of our Pirquitas mine.

In a news release dated June 18, 2009, Silver Standard announced an updated resource estimate for Diablillos based on recent diamond drilling which was successful in converting a significant portion of the previously reported inferred resources into the indicated category. The project now hosts indicated resources of 640,000 ounces of gold and 77.1 million ounces of silver, and inferred resources of 187,000 ounces of gold and 6.3 million ounces of silver.

Based on a locked-cycle metallurgical program using conventional milling, preliminary precious metal recoveries averaged 86.9% for gold and 87.0% for silver. The heap leaching characteristics of the mineralization were also tested on a number of composites. Recoveries from column tests using a 3/4 inch crush averaged 65.2% for gold and 43.5% for silver.

A pre-feasibility study will be undertaken that will explore various combinations of milling and heap leaching alternatives.

Exploration

Advanced

San Agustin

Pipeline

Berenguela

Challacollo

Maverick Springs

San Marcial

Candelaria

Sunrise Lake

Veta Colorada

Corporate

Management

John Smith, MBA
President and CEO, Director

Mr. Smith has over 30 years of varied experience in the resources industry. He started his career in the North Sea oil industry and has spent the last 18 years with BHP Billiton, most recently as Vice President, Resourcing and Development, based in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in various operational, strategic, M&A, and commercial roles within BHP Billiton, including over three years as CEO of the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, which operates one of the world's largest coal operations in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, consisting of nine mines, a port, and 4,000 employees. Under his leadership, four of the mines completed significant expansion projects, one new mine was brought into operation, and a tenth mine was developed to within a year of production. He has a BA, Commerce degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MBA with Distinction from Aberdeen University.

Joe Phillips, P.E.
Senior Vice President, Operations & Development

Mr. Phillips is an international mining executive with over 38 years of experience in development and operation of mining projects. He has lived and worked in 12 countries on four continents and has worked in the large scale development and production of gold, silver, phosphate, coal and aggregates. Most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Project Development for Pan American Silver, Mr. Phillips directed the construction, startup and operation of three mines and expansion of a fourth which currently produce 75% of Pan American's silver and 100% of their gold. Mr. Phillips graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in Geological Engineering in 1973 and did graduate studies in Business Administration at the University of South Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a former director of the Chamber of Mines of both Mexico and Chile.

W. John DeCooman Jr., MSc
Vice President, Business Development

Mr. DeCooman's experience prior to joining Silver Standard in 2009 includes over 15 years of mining project finance and advisory responsibilities at Deutsche Banc, Alex Brown and Standard Bank, as well as corporate positions in finance, business development and exploration. Mr. DeCooman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

Ron Burk, M.Sc.Eng.
Chief Geologist

Mr. Burk has over 20 years of experience as a professional geologist, and has designed and supervised exploration programs in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Prior to joining Silver Standard as Chief Geoscientist in 2004, he spent 15 years working for Teck Resources as a geologist in various international projects. Mr. Burk holds a Bachelor of Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Engineering from Queen's University.

Tony Horton
Vice President, Safety and Risk Management

Mr. Horton has over 20 years of safety management experience in mining operations, including the development and deployment of best practice safety management systems, risk management, training and audit reviews. He has been responsible for operations safety at numerous international mining projects and in the development of comprehensive organizational risk management strategies. Prior to joining Silver Standard, Mr. Horton was Senior Vice President, Corporate Health and Safety for SNC-Lavalin, and previously Group Manager - Safety at Placer Dome Inc.

Kristen G. Riddell, LLB
Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Prior to joining Silver Standard, Ms. Riddell held the positions of Corporate Secretary with Skye Resources Inc. and Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Pan American Silver Corp. She has served as legal counsel for other public companies, including Placer Dome Inc., and most recently Westport Innovations Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Manitoba, and is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

David L. Smith
Vice President, Human Resources

Mr. Smith has served as our Vice President, Human Resources since December 2009. Prior to joining Silver Standard, Mr. Smith held the position of Director of Human Resources – Russia for Kinross Gold Corporation. Mr. Smith has also held management positions with Barrick Gold Corporation and Motorola Inc. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University.

Media

Corporate Presentation

Fact Sheet

http://www.silverstandard.com/_resources/ssr-583_factsheet_design_p5.pdf

News Releases

All Releases

 

Silver Standard Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results and Lowers Pirquitas Mineral Resources & Reserve Estimate
11/9/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/09/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) ("Silver Standard" or the "Company") reported unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. The Company also disclosed a reduction of its mineral resources and reserve at the Pirquitas ...

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Silver Standard Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast
10/25/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/25/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard") (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) announces dates for the third quarter 2011 financial results release and conference call with the investment community. Investors, media and the public are invited to listen to the conference call. ...

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Silver Standard Pirquitas Ball Mill and Sales Contract Update
10/24/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/24/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard") (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) announced an update on the status of production at the Pirquitas mine in Jujuy province, Argentina. The Pirquitas ball mill was shut down September 24, 2011, due to the condition of the ball mil...

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Silver Standard: Pirquitas Mill Shutdown and Update
9/27/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/27/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard") (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) advises that the Pirquitas mill was shut down due to a gearbox failure September 24, 2011. The process plant, excluding the ball mill, will resume operations this week at reduced levels processing high grade f...

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Silver Standard Completes Sale of Bowdens Project
9/26/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/26/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard") (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) announces that it has completed the sale of its Bowdens project in NSW, Australia for an aggregate consideration in cash and shares of A$75 million to Kingsgate Consolidated Limited. This transaction was previ...

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Silver Standard Announces Senior Management Change
8/15/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/15/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) ("Silver Standard" or the "Company") announced today that Tom S. Q. Yip, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will resign from the Company effective August 31, 2011, and return to the United States to spend more time with h...

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Silver Standard Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results
8/10/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/10/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) ("Silver Standard" or the "Company") is pleased to report the Company's unaudited financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company produced 2.0 million ounces of silver and 2.8 million pounds of zi...

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Silver Standard Resources Inc.: Revised Time for the Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast to 1:00 P.M. ET, August 11, 2011
8/8/2011

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/08/11 -- Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard") (TSX: SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) announces a time change for the second quarter conference call to 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Conference Call and Webcast: Thursday, August 11, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Toll-free...

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Silver Standard Resources Inc.: Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast
8/2/2011

 

Alexandria Minerals Corporation

Alexandria Minerals Corporation is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on exploring and developing one of the largest properties in the prolific Val d'Or, Quebec, gold mining district. They are situated within 15 km of 4 mills that are operating below capacity. They seek JV partners for development leading to production. The Company is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under (AZX) and Frankfurt under (A9D) and OTC under (ALXDF).

Annual Trading Range .09 to .275

Trading on 7 Nov 2011 @ .13

 

Share Structure

Shares Outstanding

141,997,921

Options

9,934,000

Warrants

52,948,1744

Fully Diluted

204,880,095

 

Major Shareholders: Management owns 13%, Teck and IAMGOLD Corp own 7%, Agnico-Eagle 9.9% @ .21 cents/share

Financials

Q2 2011

Cash and Equivalent 4.5M

ST liabilities 460K

Cash Burn Rate Exploration 1.4M

Non Exp 570K

Quarterly Loss (.01)

Update :

October 26, 2011 Alexandria Minerals Corporation Closes $3,000,000 Financing

Properties

Summary

Size: 675 claims, 12,192 Ha

Location: Val d'Or, QC

Prospects: Copper, Gold, Silver, Zinc

NI 43-101 Resource: Click Here

Acquired: Cambior (IAMGOLD) and Aur Resources (Teck Cominco) 2007

Overview Top


The Cadillac Break Property Group comprises 20 properties stretching for 35 km along the Cadillac Break, a regional fault zone that has produced some 100,000,000 ounces of gold since the early 1900's. Alexandria's initial 14 properties in this group came from two property agreements in late 2006 from Aur Resources Corp. (Teck Cominco) and Cambior Inc. (IAMGOLD Corp.). The Company staked or acquired the remaining properties subsequent to the initial purchase. Alexandria holds 100% interest in all 20 properties, subject to a 2% NSR, which lie in Bourlamaque, Louvicourt and Vauquelin Townships.

Geology
Geologically, the dominant feature underlying the properties is the Cadillac Break, a regional fault zone that separates metasedimentary rocks of the Pontiac Group on the south side from predominantly volcanic rocks and associated intrusive rocks on the north. However, this large property package hosts a variety of geological environments favourable to gold mineralization, including those which are known elsewhere to host large gold deposits, including: 1) shear-zone, 2) gold-rich massive sulphide, 3) felsic intrusive and skarn, and 3) disseminated gold.

The property group hosts four historic gold deposits: Orenada, Mid-Canada, Akasaba, and Sleepy. Two of them, Mid-Canada and Akasaba, are former producing mines, the latter having produced 40,000 ounces of gold at a grade of 5.14 g/t of gold in the early 1960's. Orenada has had underground development in the form of a 300 m shaft and two horizontal exploration drifts.

Exploration
The properties have been explored by various operators since the early 1930s, with over 2,400 drill holes completed since that time. Other work includes multi-property geophysical and geochemical programs, and trenching and mapping, all of which Alexandria has been compiling into a single database. It is worth noting that recent blind discoveries in the region (as at Lapa and Goldex), at depths between 500 m and 1,500 m, show that the Cadillac Break Group of properties is highly underexplored, as most drilling has been in the upper 150 m over the whole package, only locally testing down to 300 m depth.

Akasaba

Size: 23 mining claims and 1 mining concession, 487 hectares

Location: Louvicourt Township

Prospects: Copper, Gold, Silver, Zinc

Past Production: 40,000 oz. Au and 13,000 oz. Ag (262,568t at 5.14 g/t Au and 1.97 g/t Ag)

NI 43-101 Resource: None (In Progess)

Acquired: May 2007, from CAMBIOR

The Akasaba Property lies in the center of Cadillac Break group of properties and hosts the historic Akasaba Gold Mine that produced 262,500 tonnes grading 5.14 g/t gold and 1.7 g/t Ag. Gold mineralization at the Akasaba Mine is hosted in semi-massive to stringer sulphides (pyrrhotite, pyrite,and chalcopyrite) in volcanic rocks of the Southern Malartic Group.

Alexandria's exploration programme has identified a gold-rich Mine Horizon, with high grade intersections up to 121.00 g/t Au over 0.70 m as well as wide, near surface intersections such as 1.19 g/t Au over 63.30 m. Ore grade gold assays have been encountered for more than 1 km along strike and to 400 metres vertical depth, and the zone remains open in these directions. The Company's primary exploration focus for 2011 will be to expand, and better define, gold mineralization at Akasaba with the intent of building a substantial gold deposit, leading to an NI 43-101 resource estimate.

Geology

The Akasaba property straddles the Cadillac Tectonic Zone (CTZ) and is underlain by the Val d'Or Formation, Heva Formation, Cadillac, Piche and Pontiac Groups. The main Mine Horizon lies approximately 600 m north of the CTZ and consists of basalt to andesite volcaniclastic rocks and flows intruded by gabbro and diorite sills, and is bound on the south by massive dacite.

Gold mineralization occurs in all rock types, but mainly in three principal parallel lenses, or veins, denoted A, B, and C, and numerous smaller ones. Sulfides, principally pyrrhotite, with lesser pyrite and chalcopyrite, comprise between 5-50% of the gold-bearing zones, typically as semi-massive to stringer sulphides. Associated alteration minerals are quartz, carbonate, chlorite, biotite and epidote. A strong epidote-hornblende-actinote-magnetite type alteration is present at Akasaba and is easily identified in outcrops around the historic mine area.

Akasaba hosts polymetallic mineralization, with widespread silver (up to 50 g/t) and copper (generally 0.2-0.4%, locally up to 1-2%), and local high grade zinc (up to 6.35% Zn over 0.3 m in a massive sphalerite-pyrrhotite layer). Taken together with the host volcanic environment and the multiple stratigraphic targets, Akasaba geology is consistent with either a contact metasomatic origin or a gold-rich VMS origin, the latter similar to Agnico Eagle's La Ronde Mine (Proven and Probable resources of 34,380,000 tonnes grading 4.39 g/t Au, 28.3 g/t Ag, 0.28% cu and 1.16 % Zn).

Alexandria 2007 - 2010
Alexandria acquired the Akasaba property in the Spring of 2007 from Cambior as part of an agreement that included the Sleepy, Bloc Sud Trivio and Bloc Sud West properties. In early 2009, a small exploration programme was initiated to A) verify the high-grade gold mineralization around the historical Akasaba Mine and B) test the growth potential of this zone along strike and at depth. Alexandria's small 3 hole drill programme was very successful, intersecting 24.5 g/t Au over 1.00 m, and 57.23 g/t Au over 0.5 m, expanding the zone of mineralization 250 metres east along strike and 225 metres below the mine area. Follow-up geophysical work, including IP and Magnetic surveys, and numerous grab samples and trenches later that year expanded identified 900 m of continuous gold mineralization within the Mine Horizon.

Between 2009 and the end of 2010, Alexandria completed more than 23,000 m of drilling along the Mine Horizon, expanding mineralization to its present dimensions of 1 km along strike by 420 m deep. Assays vary from wide, low grade intersections west of the mine area, including 1.21 g/t Au over 19.80 m, to narrow, high grade intersections, including 19.33 g/t Au over 4.55 m and 45.60 g/t Au over 0.80 m, on the eastern end of the Mine Horizon. The most continuous gold mineralization occurs in a 100 m envelope around the historic mine area with assay results as high as 7.74 g/t Au over 6.01 m and 1.97 g/t Au over 63.3 m. (All true widths). In addition to consistent gold intersections, encouraging copper, silver and zinc grades have also been intersected within this growing zone of mineralization.

Current Exploration Top
Alexandria 2011
Akasaba remains the focal point of Alexandria's exploration efforts for 2011. Currently, two drill rigs are completing a 25,000 drill programme focused on infill drilling in the top 100 - 200 m of the Mine Horizon, and testing new targets along strike and at depth. Alexandria will continue to drill on this property for the foreseeable future with the intention building a sizable gold deposit leading to completion of a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate.

Orenada

Size: 29 mining claims, 1 mining lease; 487.14 hectares

Location: SW Bourlamaque Township

Prospects: Copper, Gold

NI 43-101 Resource: M&I: 446,000 oz. Au Inferred 302,000 oz. Au (Full Report)


The Orenada property is located on the western end of the Cadillac Break property package, approximately 4 km south east of the town of Val d'Or, QC. The property straddles the Cadillac Tectonic Zone (CTZ) and hosts two surface vein-type gold deposits, Orenada Zone 2 and Orenada Zone 4, within this shear zone. In the Fall of 2009, Alexandria completed a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate on Orenada Zone 2 and 4 that identified Measured and Indicated resources of 446,000 ounces of gold and an Inferred resource of 302,000 ounces of gold.

Alexandria Exploration 2007 - 2009
Alexandria began a multi-rig exploration programme in the Spring of 2007 that concluded in July 2008 with 52-holes of exploration drilling totaling 21,744 metres. This drill programme expanded the zone of mineralization from a mere 200m wide and 100m deep to over 800m along strike 450m deep.

In early 2009, Geologica Groupe-Counsel was commissioned by Alexandria to complete a NI 43-101 resource estimate on Oreanda Zone 2 and Zone 4. The report, released in August 2009, outlines a near surface gold deposit with a Measured and Indicated resource of 435,000 ounces Au and an Inferred resource of 279,100 ounces Au.

Summary of Measured and Indicated, and Inferred Resources at Orenada

 

Global Gold Resources
Measured and Indicated Categories

Cut-Off (g/t)

Depth

Tonnes

Grade

Au (oz.)

Orenada Zone 4

0.5

0-750 m

7,435,900

1.48

353,756

Orenada Zone 2

0.5

0-750 m

2,838,032

1.02

93,135

Total

10,273,932

1.35

446,891

Inferred Category

Cut-Off (g/t)

Depth

Tonnes

Grade

Au (oz.)

Orenada Zone 4

0.5

0-750 m

2,238,222

1.57

113,025

Orenada Zone 2

0.5

0-750 m

5,161,422

1.14

189,444

Total

7,399,644

1.27

302,469

 


Full Resource Tables

Current Exploration:
Alexandria is currently evaluating economic production scenarios at Orenada that include in-situ milling operations and outsourced custom-mill operations. The Company intends to find a partner for this property to 1) lead to production and 2) enlarge the deposit through drilling.

Sleepy

Size: 8 mining claims, 312 hectares

Location: Louvicourt Township

Prospects: Copper, Gold, Silver, Zinc

NI 43-101 Resource: Inferred 150,000 oz. Au (Full Report)

Acquired: May 2007, CAMBIOR

The Sleepy property is located on the eastern end of the Cadillac Break Property package, approximately 25 km east of Orenada, and hosts a disseminated pyrite-gold zone in the Vicour Gabbro Sill. The Company began exploration drilling in 2007 and completed a NI 43-101 Compliant Resource in the Fall of 2009. This initial resource estimate outlined a near surface inferred resource of 150,400 oz. Au (1,500,000 tonnes grading 3.0 g/t Au). Recent exploration drilling in January 2011 has expanded gold mineralization at depth. Alexandria plans to continue exploration drilling on the property with the intent of defining a sizeable gold deposit.

GEOLOGY

The Sleepy property is located north of the Cadillac Tectonic Zone (CTZ) and is underlain by the volcanic rocks of the Malartic Group. Local geology consists of intermediate to felsic agglomerates, tuffs and flows, and a sequence of intermediate spherulitic flows, intruded by dioritic to gabbroic sills. The largest of these gabbro sills, the Vicour Sill, 100-350 m in width, is the host for gold mineralization on the property.

The Sleepy Gold Zone is a disseminated gold-pyrite mineral deposit hosted in a distinctive blue quartz tonalite layer within the differentiated Vicour Sill. This tonalite layer is laterally extensive, having been intersected at various places over much of the length of the Vicour Sill, most notably at the Sigma II gold deposit located 4.5 km to the northwest within the same Vicour Sill. The Sigma II mine produced 1.8 Mt of ore grading 1.7 g/t Au from an open pit, and has a current reserve of 1.2 Mt grading 2.8 g/t Au.

Gold mineralization in the Sleepy Zone is associated with 2% to 10% pyrite as disseminated grains and veinlets, minor chalcopyrite and local sphalerite. Principal alteration mineralogy consists of albite, blue quartz grains ("eyes") and quartz veinlets, and chlorite. Assay intervals of holes drilled to-date reveal a relatively uniform distribution of gold within the Sleepy Zone: in hole SAX-11-01, completed in January 2011, for instance, the average grade of the zone was reported as 3.81 g/t over 9.0 m, where all values ranged between 2 g/t and 8 g/t Au.

HISTORICAL EXPLORATION

Historically there have been 206 holes, totaling more than 4,000m, of drilling on the Sleepy property. This active exploration began in the late 1970's when Soquem initiated a 20-drill hole program after positive glacial tills and geophysical signatures were discovered. In 1999, Cambior completed an in-house resource estimate on Sleepy defining a total of 152,471 tonnes grading 5.1 g/t Au.

Alexandria Exploration 2007 - 2009

Since Spring 2007 Alexandria has completed 15 drill holes on the Sleepy property totaling more than 5,600m. Exploration drilling has focused on defining gold mineralization within the Vicour Sill and expanding this gold zone west along strike and at depth. In addition to significant gold intersections within the Vicour Sill, Alexandria also discovered a stringer copper zone located 1 km east of the Sleepy deposit that intersected 0.34% Cu over 35.8 m. This new bornite and chalcopyrite copper discovery is hosted in dacitic and andesitic volcanic rocks south of the Vicour sill.

In the Fall of 2009 Alexandria commissioned Geopointcom of Val d'Or, Quebec to complete a NI 43-101 Compliant Resource. Geopointcom outlined a resource of 1,557,000 tonnes grading 3.0 g/t Au totaling 150,400 ounces of gold. Gold mineralization was defined from surface to 350 metres vertical depth, with a total width of 300 metres within the Vicour Sill and remains open along strike and at depth.

Summary of Inferred Resources at Sleepy

 

Property

Cutoff

(g/t Au)

Tonnes

Grade

(g/t Au)

Au (oz.)

Sleepy

2.0

1,557,000

3.0

150,400

 

CURRENT EXPLORATION

In January of 2011, a small, 3 hole 1,500m, step-out drill programme tested gold mineralization west along strike and below the current zone of mineralization. Initial results from this campaign have been very encouraging with the first of three drill holes (SAX-11-01) intersecting 3.81 g/t gold over 14.00 metres (9.00 metres true-width). Assays are still pending for the remaining two drill holes however, these positive results continue to show the growth potential of the Sleepy deposit at depth and along strike.

A follow-up drill program of 7-8 holes began in April 2011, that will test 1) the down-plunge extension of the Sleepy deposit, and 2) for gold in the Sleepy Zone intersected about 1 km east of the deposit

Corporate

Management

Eric Owens - President and CEO, Director
Dr. Owens co-founded Alexandria Minerals and helped guide the company to its present status as one of the principal explorers in Val d'Or, Quebec. With 27 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry in North America, Mexico and Central America, he previously held positions with Newmont Mining, BHP Minerals, Phelps Dodge, and Echo Bay. His accomplishments include the discovery holes at the El Zapote silver deposit in El Salvador, definition drilling of the American Girl and Madre-Padre gold mines in California, and at the Brookbank gold project in northern Ontario.

Peter Legein - Vice President of Exploration
Peter Legein is a professional geologist and management consultant with over 30 years experience in base metal and gold exploration in Canada and Australia, including 20 years with Utah Mines Ltd and BHP. Proven discoverer of two significant base metal deposits, Caber and Caber North, located near Matagami Quebec, for which his team was awarded the Quebec Prospector of the Year award in 1994. Mr. Legein also discovered numerous base metal and gold showings in the Abitibi region of Quebec and Ontario as well as in Newfoundland. He is graduate of Concordia University, B.Sc. Geology, and the Executive Management MBA program at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC.

Mario A. Miranda - CFO
Mr. Miranda is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the resources industry and has held various senior financial positions including Chief Financial Officer at Alturas Minerals Corp., where he concurrently continues in this role; former Chief Financial Officer at Lake Shore Gold Corp and White Pine Resources Inc.; and Interim Director for Financial Reporting for Kinross Gold Corporation. He is a member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants(ICAO). Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Mr. Miranda is a graduate of McGill University (Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting) and has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Concordia University (BA).

Media

Corporate Presentation

Fact Sheet

http://www.azx.ca/ir/factsheet.pdf

 

 

Golden Fame Resources

Junior Explorer: Ag/Au

Golden Fame Resources is a mining and exploration company with a focus on acquiring and developing historically productive gold, silver and copper properties that have become economic due to unprecedented increase in metal prices. The Company's present focus is its Algun Dia Project, located close to one of the largest silver mining districts in the world, Guanajuato, Mexico. The area has a rich history of mining dating back 400 years ago, and the experienced management team is very excited to be working in this mining district.  The Company is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under (GFA).

Annual Trading Range

.13-.40, trading on 17 Oct 2011 @ .245.

Share Structure

 

Shares Issued & O/S July 31, 2011

56,367,467

Options O/S

2,630,000

Warrants*

18,293,840

Fully Diluted Share Capital

77,291,307

 

Financials

Q2 2011

Cash and Equivalents 6.8M

ST liabilities  135K

Cash Burn Rate 300K

Quarterly loss (.01)

Projects

Algun-Dia

Summary Highlights

· Location: Leon-Guanajuato region of Mexico

· Commodity: Gold, Silver and Copper

· Status: Historical production

· Ownership: Option Agreement to acquire up to 70% interest

Algun Dia is Golden Fame's principal project and is located near the cities of Guanajuato and Leon in Mexico, close to the world-class Guanajuato Silver District. The property has demonstrated past economic production of gold, silver and copper from a major vein-hosting structure with mineralized true widths reportedly exceeding 10 meters. Historical reports indicate that between 2002 and 2007, the property produced approximately 15,000 tons of ore during periods of test mining. The ore was processed at the Penoles Mining Company mill in Guanajuato and produced approximately 750 tons of gold, silver and copper concentrate. The Guanajuato Silver District has a history of mining dating back 400 years, and it ranks amongst the largest silver districts in the world.

To date no more than 25% of the total strike length of the main vein-hosting structure has been tested by drilling and/or underground development, leaving the majority of the strike length and down-dip extension yet to be explored. A recent sampling program by Golden Fame has verified the existence of significant grades of gold, silver and copper both on surface and in underground workings, as reported in the historical data.

A further program of diamond and reverse circulation drilling, underground mapping and excavation is currently underway and expected to be completed before December 2011.

Location & Ownership

The Algun Dia Property is located approximately 30 km east of Leon, Guanajuato State, Mexico and consists of an exploitation concession (development and extraction) covering an area of 190 hectares.

On May 18, 2011, Golden Fame Resources entered into an Option Agreement with Mr. Rodolfo Rodriguez Aldaco for the Algun Dia property. Under the terms of the Agreement, Golden Fame can acquire a 70% interest in the property over a three-year period by making payments to Mr. Aldaco totalling $4.3 million (Canadian), issuing to Mr. Aldaco 3 million common shares of Golden Fame, and expending a minimum of $6.5 million on exploration/development work on the project. Golden Fame's minimum work expenditure for the first six months is $2 million, to be completed by December 31, 2011.

Geology

The eastern portion of the Algun Dia property comprises the Esperanza formation, a volcano-sedimentary sequence which formed as part of the Guanajuato volcanic arc that developed during the Middle Cretaceous. The western portion of the property comprises Duarte conglomerate, which was deposited unconformably upon the Esperanza Formation during Eocene to Lower Oligocene. Three main intrusive bodies can also be recognized within the property area:

· a fine-grained granodiorite intrusion at the hanging wall of San Cayetano structure;

· granitic dykes, within the Esperanza Formation, similar in texture to Comanja granite located approximately 2 km to the east of Algun Dia claims;

· the Cerro Pelon tonalite which occupies the southernmost portion of the property.

Structure

The main structural feature within the Algun Dia property is the El Bajio Fault, a major regional structure that extends for approximately 80 km from Iraputo to the south to Leon on the north and consists of a series of normal high-angle faults with downthrown blocks to the southwest. The Algun Dia claim block covers approximately 1.5 km of the El Bajio Fault structure and the San Cayetano vein system. Other mineralized structures identified on the property by historical workings also appear to be associated with this fault system.

The Veta Madre Fault that hosts the Veta Madre silver deposits near the city of Guanajuato is 10 km east of the El Bajio fault and trending parallel to it in a NW-SE direction.

Mineralization

Mineralization at Algun Dia consists of quartz-hematite veins and veinlets with disseminated and locally semi-massive pyrite and chalcopyrite. The main mineralized structure (San Cayetano) is hosted within a sheared and brecciated granodioritic sill in the hanging wall and intermediate volcanics of Esperanza formation in the footwall.

The style of mineralization at Algun Dia appears to be that of a low-sulfidation epithermal deposit characterized by enrichment in precious metals (Au and Ag), paucity of base metals (Pb and Zn) except for copper, and anomalous values of As, Bi and Sb.

To date approximately 25% of the total strike length of the vein-hosting San Cayetano structure has been tested by drilling and underground exploration works, leaving the majority of the strike length and down-dip extension yet to be explored. The structure, which hosts a brecciated, copper-silver-gold bearing vein system, is open to depth. At least five additional structures have been recognized on the property with outcropping characteristics similar to the San Cayetano vein, providing additional exploration targets.

The exact length, width, depth and continuity of the mineralization have not been determined at this stage of exploration.

Previous Exploration

The Algun Dia Property has seen sporadic exploration work by the concession holder since 1987. Prior to this the area had seen minimal exploration work in the form of small mining operations carried out by local prospectors.

Between 1997 and 1998 approximately 2,000 m of diamond drilling was completed by the concession holder in 11 holes targeting the San Cayetano structure.

Two drill holes, AD-08-97 and AD-10-97, located on the same section approximately 50 m apart, and inclined at -75°, intersected the Santa Cecelia vein at approximately 140 m down-dip with high-grade gold, silver and copper mineralization over several meters. According to these historical records (not yet verified by the Company), drill hole number AD-8 encountered 14 m assaying 2.34 g/t gold, 120.3 g/t silver and 1.88% copper. Hole AD-10 drilled 16 m assaying 1.71 g/t gold, 104 g/t silver and 1.51% copper. Both holes were drilled at angles to intersect the vein at close to true width.

A third drill hole, AD-11-97, was drilled from the same location as AD-08-97 at an inclination of -45° to test the up-dip extension of the mineralized zone intersected at depth. AD-11-97 intersected anomalous gold, silver and copper values over shorter intervals indicating that the mineralized zone continues up-dip. Other notable drill holes include AD-06-97 collared approximately 30 m to the southwest, along strike of the San Cayetano structure, which intersected primarily anomalous copper values with minor silver.

From 2002 to 2007, some 900 m of underground workings were constructed on several prospects within the project area, among which Santa Cecilia and El Carmen, within the San Cayetano structure, are the most significant in terms of size. This work followed the construction of a 4 km access road and construction of an exploration camp-site. Approximately 25,000 tonnes of ore containing in average 2.2 g/t Au, 73 g/t Ag and 0.93% Cu, were mined during this period primarily from Santa Cecilia and El Carmen level, of which approximately 7,200 tonnes were sent to the Bolañitos processing plant.

Recent Exploration

In April 2011, Golden Fame Corp. contracted Minera Cascabel S.A. de C.V. to collect independent samples and verify historical data including underground workings, surface outcrops and diamond drilling core review. A total of 84 samples, including 75 rock samples (channel samples, chip samples and grab samples) and nine QA/QC samples were collected from underground workings and surface outcrops within Algun Dia project area.

Samples of up to 5.16 ppm Au, 563 ppm Ag and 9430 ppm Cu across 3 m were obtained, which confirm the occurrence of precious metal and copper mineralization over multi-meter intervals. Mineralization was sampled in both the Santa Cecilia adit and El Carmen underground workings, plus the Los Tejones, Jesus, San Cayetano adit, San Crispin and La Escondida surface mineralization.

The recent sampling also indicates that anomalous values of gold and silver occur not only within the mineralized quartz-hematite veins, but also in the silicified volcanics in the hanging wall of San Cayetano structure.

The extent of mineralization and its distribution along the veins/structures and within the altered host rock away from these structures is not yet known due to the limited exploration work and will be fully addressed by the upcoming 2011 exploration program.

Work Program 2011

Recently, the Company has raised $7.1 million in a Private Placement, at least $2 million of which is to be used towards the aggressive exploration of the prospect, which will include diamond and reverse circulation drilling, underground mapping of existing production stopes and workings, and the excavation of an underground spiral ramp within the known concentration of mineralization.

The Company has submitted applications for permits for blasting and for further adit excavation and expects to have permits in place imminently. The work program includes driving approximately 600 m of underground decline on the main Santa Cecelia vein that will probe the vein system to a depth of over 100 m below the present surface and existing historic stopes. This internal ramp will provide three-dimensional data regarding the geology and sulfide mineralization, will provide for bulk metallurgical samples, and will allow for the construction of underground drill stations which will enable detailed drilling of the vein with relatively short holes. The Company aims to complete a drill program of about 7,000 m (surface and underground) by the end of this year.

Pipeline

GOLD RIDGE PROPERTY – DOS CABEZAS, ARIZONA

Corporate

Graham Clark, Jr., LLB: CEO, President & Director

Mr. Clark has been involved in the international hard rock mining community for the last 35 years as house counsel for The Anaconda Company and ASARCO, and as Senior Vice President with the Newmont Mining Corporation. He has negotiated and implemented many joint operating agreements and other transactions involving the acquisition, finance and provision of security for mineral properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Australia, Spain, Romania, Uzbekistan and Indonesia. Mr. Clark is the founder and President of Gold Discovery Company, a privately-funded exploration company and serves as Chairman of United Silver Corp (TSX:USC), a near-production mining company working in Idaho's Silver Valley. Graham Clark is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

Lawrence A. Dick, P.Geo., Ph.D: Director

Dr. Dick is a professional geologist with 35+ years experience in base and precious metals exploration worldwide. He spent over 20 years exploring for copper and gold throughout South America and was credited with major finds at Collahuasi (Chile); Can Can (Chile); Golden Bear (B.C.); and the San Jose silver deposit in Mexico. Dr. Dick co-founded General Minerals Corporation (now Sprott Resource Corporation) and was then co-founder and President of Evolving Gold Corporation. He currently serves as Chief Geologist and Manager of the Resource Group for Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd., a Hong Kong-based merchant bank dedicated to the identification, acquisition, exploration, and marketing of mining projects worldwide. Dr. Dick also serves on a number of boards, including Timmins Gold Corp, Copper One Inc, Confederation Minerals Ltd and United Silver Corp.

Steven M. Green, P.Geo: Consulting Geologist

Mr. Green is a professional geologist with over 25 years experience in base and precious metals exploration. He spent 20 years exploring for precious metals ranging from prospecting to managing million-dollar joint ventures for senior mining companies, such as Freeport McMoRan, Noranda, Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Cambior. Mr. Green currently serves as President of Otterburn Ventures Inc., and prior to joining Golden Fame as Consulting Geologist he managed the geologic data operations for Fronteer Gold USA and supported the newly discovered Long Canyon deposit. Fronteer has recently been acquired by Newmont Mining.

Jason Birmingham: Director

Mr. Birmingham has 20 years of industry experience as founder/principal, senior officer, director or financier of numerous private and public company startups, engaged in exploration/exploitation of uranium, precious & base metals, oil & gas, hospitality and, most recently, green energy. During this time, Mr. Birmingham has been involved with aspects of management, finance, board and committee activities and project generation, negotiation and acquisition. Jason Birmingham is also President and CEO of Cassius Ventures Ltd, President and CEO of Datinvest International and Director of Fitch Street Capital Corp.

Savio Chiu: CFO

Mr. Chiu is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Degree in Accounting from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Chiu is currently Senior Manager, Corporate Finance of Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd. Previously, he was a professional staff accountant with an international accounting firm where he gained valuable experience leading large teams for audits under Canadian GAAP for public multi-national clients. Mr. Chiu is also Director of Otterburn Ventures Ltd and CFO and Director of Cassius Ventures Ltd.

Peter Hughes, B.Sc.: Corporate Secretary

Mr. Hughes has over 25 years of business experience at the executive level in both private and public companies in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, alternative energy and mining exploration. Mr. Hughes co-founded Pirie Hughes Consulting, a firm specializing in business development, marketing, financing and strategic management. He has completed the 'Canadian Securities Course' and the 'Directors & Officers Course.'

David Velisek: VP of Business Development

Mr. Velisek has been involved in the capital markets for many years in investor relations, as a trader of equities, options and futures as well as an Investment Advisor. He is currently employed with Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd. David obtained financial experience through his years of analyzing financial statements and performance measurement ratios during his years as an investment advisor.

Media

Corporate Presentation

http://goldenfameresources.com/pdf/presentations/Golden%20Fame%20-%20Investor%20Presentation.pdf

News Releases

September 8, 2011
Golden Fame Resources Corp. Initiates Drilling at Algun Dia

July 6, 2011
Golden Fame Resources Corp. Initiates Exploration Activities at the Algun Dia Copper-Gold-Silver Deposit near Guanajuato, Mexico

June 20, 2011
Golden Fame Retains Investor Relations Consultant

June 17, 2011
Correction Regarding Private Placement Finders' Fees

June 14, 2011
Golden Fame Successfully Admitted to Frankfurt Exchange

June 10, 2011
Golden Fame Resources Closes Non-brokered Private Placement

May 18, 2011
Golden Fame Resources Corp. Signs Definitive Option Agreement on Mexico Gold Property

 

   

Endeavour Silver

Endeavour Silver is a mid-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted six consecutive years of growing silver production, reserves and resources. The organic expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's two operating silver mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should help Endeavour achieve its goal to become the next premier mid-tier silver mining company. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under (EDR), the NYSE-AMEX under (EXK) and Frankfurt under (EJD).

Annual Trading Range 3.93-13.04

Trading on 20 Sep 2011 @  10.94

Share Structure

 

Shares Issued

85.3 million

Warrants/Options

7.8 million

Fully Diluted

93.1 million

 

Financials

Q2  6 Months 2011

Cash and Equivalents 77M

ST Investments 31M

ST liabilities 10M

Revenues 36M

Production Cost  12M

Semi-annual gain  .20

Operations/Projects

Reserves and Resources

Overview

Endeavour Silver Corp. has two producing silver mines in Mexico, the Guanacevi Mine in Durango State and the Guanajuato mines in Guanajuato State.

In 2010 these mines produced 3.3 million ounces of silver and 17K ounces of gold at a cash cost of $5.71 per ounce, net of by-product gold credits. Production is forecast to rise again in 2011 to 3.7 million ounces of silver and 19,000 ounce of gold and the company expects to continue to drive cash costs lower, down to $5.50 per ounce.

In addition, the company has a portfolio of exploration properties, which will undergo exploration and drilling in 2011.

Growth Plans - Endeavour has made significant investments at Guanacevi and Guanajuato to expand the plant capacities to 4.4 million oz silver per year, and the Company is now focused on expanding the mines to full capacity. The Company plans additional growth by exploration and development of its existing properties and is actively looking for acquisitions with existing or near term silver production.

Operations

Guanacevi Mine, Mexico

Highlights

Large Plant - Modern mill undergoing expansion to capacity.

High Grades - 300+ grams/tonne Silver plus Gold credit of 0.70 gram/tonne.

Good Widths - 3 metre average width

Local Infrastructure

Power and Water on property

5 km to paved highway and town of Guanacevi

Trained work force on site

Land Package - 3,818 Hectares (9,434 Acres)

Low and Manageable Risks - Known geology, grades, metallurgy and mill operation

Statistics

Highlights

Large Plant - Modern mill undergoing expansion to capacity.

High Grades - 300+ grams/tonne Silver plus Gold credit of 0.70 gram/tonne.

Good Widths - 3 metre average width

Local Infrastructure

Power and Water on property

5 km to paved highway and town of Guanacevi

Trained work force on site

Land Package - 3,818 Hectares (9,434 Acres)

Low and Manageable Risks - Known geology, grades, metallurgy and mill operation

Production Statistics

 

YEAR

SILVER (oz)

GOLD (oz)

SILVER EQUIV. (oz)

2010

2,449,000

6,036

****2,751,000

2009

1,870,000

4,877

***2,172,000

2008

1,858,000

3,788

*2,141,000

2007

1,907,000

3,957

**2,128,000

2006

1,350,000

2,493

**1,487,000

2005

950,000

2,332

**1,078,000

2004

350,000

650

****385,000

 

*Gold converted to silver at a 75:1 ratio

**Gold converted to silver at a 55:1 ratio

*** Gold converted to silver at a 65:1 ratio

**** Gold converted to silver at a 50:1 ratio

· Production Costs - Cash costs were US$ 9.70 per ounce (net of gold credits) in H1 2011 and $8.89 for 2010. The target is to reduce cash costs to the US$6.50 - $7.50 range as benefits from the expansion and capital expenditure programs start to take effect.

Guanajuato Mine, Mexico

Highlights

Grade - Silver grade is 185 grams/tonne and gold is 2.44 grams/tonne which equates to 10+ oz. per ton silver equivalents. Historic grades were reported to be 300+ grams/tonne silver plus 3.0+ grams/tonne gold.

Width - Widths range from 1 - 30 metres wide and average 2 - 3 metres.

Infrastructure - Approximately 5 kilometers from the city of Guanajuato with good road access, power and water plus trained work force on site.

Land Package - 2,372 hectares (5,861 Acres)

Production Statistics

 

YEAR

SILVER (oz)

GOLD (oz)

SILVER EQUIV. (oz)

2010

837,000

11,675

****1,420,000

2009

728,000

8,421

***1,250,000

2008

485,000

4,231

*811,000

2007

(8 months)

228,000

2,360

**358,000

2006

256,000

3,350

**440,000

 

*Gold converted to silver at a 75:1 ratio

**Gold converted to silver at a 55:1 ratio

***Gold converted to silver at a 65:1 ratio

****Gold converted to silver at a 50:1 ratio

· Production Costs - Cash costs per oz. silver in H1 2011 were negative US$ (4.97) and US$ ($2.14) in 2010 after deducting gold credits. During the transition period of 2007 to Q2 2008, costs rose to $20.00+ per oz. but have declined sharply since then. The goal is to continue to reduce cash costs.

Exploration Properties

Parral Mine, Mexico

San Sebastian, Mexico

Arroyo Seco, Mexico

El Toro, Mexico

La Presidenta, Chile

Corporate

Bradford Cooke, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Position: Chairman & CEO

Professional geologist with 34 years experience in the mining industry, specializing in the financing, acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits.

B.Sc. Geology degree (Honours), Queens University, Kingston ON, 1976

M.Sc. Geology degree, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 1984.

From 1976 to 1982, worked as project geologist managing mineral exploration programs for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada with Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals.

Between 1983 and 1987, owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia.

In 1988, Mr. Cooke launched Canarc Resource Corp., a junior gold exploration and mining company focused on exploring and developing prospective gold properties throughout North, Central and South America. Canarc successfully delineated a 1 million oz gold resource at its core asset, the New Polaris project in BC. and is currently focused on developing New Polaris into western Canada 's next high grade gold mine.

In 2003, Brad formed Endeavour Silver Corp. for the purpose of acquiring advanced high-grade silver-gold projects in Mexico. Within six months of acquiring the Guanacevi Mines project in Durango, Endeavour discovered and developed into production the new high-grade Porvenir silver mine. Today, Endeavour is one of the fastest growing primary producers of silver worldwide.

Has successfully raised over CA$250 million in equity and joint venture financings for resource projects since 1988.

Involved in several grass roots gold discoveries over the past 25 years.

Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals.

Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the the Association of Mineral Exploration in BC, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

Godfrey Walton, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Position: President & COO

Professional geologist with 34 years experience in the mining sector, specializing in the exploration and development of ore deposits.

B.Sc. Geology (Honours) degree, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, 1974.

M.Sc. Geology degree, Queens University, Kingston ON, 1978.

From 1974 to 1993, worked as project and senior geologist for INCO, Chevron Minerals and Hemlo Gold Mines, managing exploration and development programs for uranium, precious metals and base metals in Canada and the Lisheen zinc-lead-silver discovery/mine in Ireland.

Since 1993, acted as geological consultant with G.J. Walton and Associates Ltd. in the evaluation and management of mineral projects throughout North America, South America and Europe.

Acted as Vice President for Canarc Resource Corp. since 1995 and President of Endeavour Silver since 2004.

Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals.

Active Member of APEGBC, CIMM, MAC, SEG, PDAC and BCYCM.

Dan Dickson, B.Comm., CICA

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Chartered Accountant with 10 years experience in the mining industry.

B.Comm Accounting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 2002

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, 2004

From 2001 to 2007 Dan worked with KPMG LLP in the assurance group primarily focused on precious metals companies listed on North American stock exchanges.

Joined Endeavour Silver Corp as Controller in March 2007

Member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants Association

David Howe, M.Sc. Mining Geology

Position: Vice President, Mexico Operations

Professional Mining Geologist with 22 years experience in precious and base metal mines in Latin America including 3 succesful mine start-ups.

Ten years managing mining operations as General Manager and Vice-President Operations

B.Sc. Geology degree (Honours), Oxford Brooks University, Oxfordshire , England .

M.Sc. Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines, England

Extensive experience in Latin America and the Caribbean, fluent in Spanish.

In 2006 & 2007, David was General Manager - Jamaica for St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Ltd. responsible for all Jamaican operations with 750 employees. Was successful in increasing mine production to record rates from 4.7 to 5.1 DMT and achieved record highs for mining, railing and shipping.

From 2000 to 2005, he was Vice-President Operations/GM of Hecla Venezuela (Hecla Mining Company) at their La Camorra and Isidora Mines. Managed 800 employees and participated in turnaround at La Camorra in to a low cost profitable operation and highest gold production from any Hecla mine.

In 1998 & 1999 David was Superintendent of Engineering & Geology Monarch Resources and Hecla Mining Company Venezuela.

From 1996 to 1998 he was the Exploration Manager for American Resource Corporation later Rea Gold Corp. in Uruguay working in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

In 1994-95 David was the Chief Mine Geologist for Monarch Resources, Venezuela.

From 1989 - 1993 he was the Mine Geologist with American Pacific Mining and Breakwater Resources, Honduras.

Has published a number of papers on the La Camorra Mine in Venezuela.

Affiliated with Society of Mining Engineers (AIME), the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Alumni Associations.

Barry Devlin, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Position: Vice President, Exploration

Professional geologist with 30 years of experience in hands-on field-work and management of international exploration programs and production geology.

B.Sc. Geology (Honours) degree, 1981, M.Sc. Geology degree, 1987, both from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

From 1981 to 1990, worked as a project geologist in exploration and mine development for U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp., Derry, Michener, Booth & Wahl, Dolly Varden Minerals, Welcome North Mines and Equinox Resources, and as a mine geologist for Total Erickson Resources. Programs included exploring, developing and producing precious and base metals projects in Canada and the USA.

From 1990 to 2007, Barry worked for Hecla Mining Company, initially as a mine geologist at the Republic gold-silver mine in northeast Washington State, and subsequently as Chief Mine Geologist and District Geologist. During the past 12 years, he has mainly been involved in Hecla's exploration activities throughout North and South America. He most recently held the position of Manager of Generative Exploration having responsibility for identifying exploration opportunities worldwide, with a focus on new silver projects.

Managed exploration and production geology programs that led to successful reserve and resource expansion at mining operations and participated in discovery, acquisition and development of many precious and base metal occurrences in western Canada, northwest USA, Mexico, Perú and Venezuela.

Published geological/geochemical papers on several silver and gold deposits in western Canada and the USA.

Member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and member of the Society of Economic Geologists

Hugh Clarke

Position: Vice President, Corporate Communications

Over 30 years experience in financial community.

From 1972 to 1982, Hugh worked with Scotiabank and was promoted nine times during that period.

Joined the brokerage industry in 1982 with Walwyn Stodgell Cochran Murray and was a perennial member of that company's President's Club.

Was recruited by Dean Witter in 1988 and left the brokerage business in 1990.

During the 1990's he was involved in the formation and financing of a number of different public companies and served as an officer and director with these companies.

From 2000 to 2003 Hugh worked in investor relations at Hunter Dickinson Inc.

Joined Endeavour Silver in October, 2003 as Manager Investor Relations.

Appointed Vice President Corporate Communications in April, 2008.

Miguel A. Ordaz R., Ing.

Position: Mexico Projects Director and Legal Representative in Mexico

Geological engineer with over 30 years experience in mineral exploration and mine management in Mexico

Geo. Engineer. degree, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, 1970-74.

Prospecting and Structural Geo., Universidad de Guanajuato, 1974

From 1972 to 1991, worked as geological engineer, projects manager, department head and branch director for various Mexican branches of the Mexican Government, including the geological survey (CRM), non-metallic minerals commission (FMNMM), uranium branch and mines commission (COFOMI).

From 1991 to 1994 was Director of COFOMI in Guanacevi, responsible for facilitating small to medium scale mining through investment, exploration, beneficiation, commercialisation and industrial studies.

Between 1994 and 2003, worked as a mining consultant, exploration manager and general manager for Mexican mining companies including advanced exploration projects for Minera Fuerte Mayo and mine exploration, development and operations for Real de Panuco.

Since 2003, acted as Projects Director and legal representative for Endeavour in Mexico , responsible for evaluating dozens of exploration and mining projects, and introducing Endeavour to the Santa Cruz silver mine and Guanacevi process plant.

Media

Corporate Presentation

News Releases

September 19, 2011

Endeavour Silver Intersects 448 gpt Silver and 14.0 gpt Gold Over a 4.6 Meter Width in the Daniela Vein at the Guanajuato Mine in Mexico

September 06, 2011

Endeavour Silver Options La Presidenta Silver Property in Chile

August 03, 2011

Endeavour Silver Reports $10.6 Million Adjusted Earnings in Q2, 2011 Thanks to Rising Silver-Gold Production and Precious Metal Prices; Conference Call at 1:00 pm EDT, Thursday, August 4, 2011

July 19, 2011

Endeavour Silver to Release Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results on August 3, 2011, Conference Call at 1 PM EDT on August 4, 2011

July 11, 2011

Endeavour Silver Reports Continued Production Growth in 2nd Quarter, 2011; Produces 850,476 oz Silver (Up 3%) and 4,831 oz Gold (Up 8%); Revenues Jump 85% to US$36.4 million

 

 

Perseus Mining Limited

Perseus Mining Limited has forged a reputation as a successful gold explorer, focused on under-explored gold belts in West Africa.  They have recently achieved their goal to become a producer, and are currently ramping up to commercial production at Edikan Operations. The Edikan Gold Mine (EGM), formerly referred to as the Central Ashanti Gold Project (CAGP) and Ayanfuri, has 4.3Moz of Measured and Indicated gold resources, including reserves of 3.3 million ounces of gold, and 1.7Moz Inferred gold resources.  The Company is listed on the ASX/TSX under (PRU) and OTC under (PMNXF).

Annual Trading Range 2.37-4.21

Currently trading on 13 Sep @ 3.98

Share Structure

S/O 426,467,088

Top 20 Shareholders

 

Rank

Name

Units

% of Units

1

CANADIAN CONTROL A/C - PRU

143,407,520

33.74

2

HSBC CUSTODY NOMINEES (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

77,997,979

18.35

3

NATIONAL NOMINEES LIMITED

45,262,776

10.65

4

JP MORGAN NOMINEES AUSTRALIA LIMITED

44,418,271

10.45

5

CITICORP NOMINEES PTY LIMITED

21,417,676

5.04

6

BOND STREET CUSTODIANS

5,417,217

1.27

7

MR MARK ANDREW CALDERWOOD

3,075,000

0.72

8

UBS WEALTH MANAGEMENT

2,463,738

0.58

9

UBS NOMINEES PTY LTD

2,400,153

0.56

10

COGENT NOMINEES PTY LTD

1,862,636

0.44

11

FRANWAY PTY LTD

1,750,000

0.41

12

MERRILL LYNCH (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

1,742,404

0.41

13

BRISPOT NOMINEES PTY LTD

1,722,763

0.41

14

AMP LIFE LIMITED

1,563,238

0.37

15

MANDEL PTY LIMITED

1,530,000

0.36

16

MR MARK ANDREW CALDERWOOD <FAMILY A/C>

1,405,000

0.33

17

QUEENSLAND INVESTMENT CORPORATION

1,116,179

0.26

18

CASPIAN OIL & GAS LIMITED

1,082,120

0.25

19

WARWTAH (AUST) PTY LTD

989,257

0.23

20

ESCOR INVESTMENTS PTY LTD

800,000

0.19

Totals: Top 20 holders of PRU ORDINARY FULLY PAID

361,416,927

85.04

Total Remaining Holders Balance

63,600,161

14.96

Fully Diluted

425,017,088

100

 

Financials

March 2011

Cash and Equivalents 68M

St Liabilities 30 M

Revenue 580K

Cash Burn Rate 3.6M

Quarterly loss (.73)

Operations/Projects

Edikan Gold Mine (Ghana)

(Formerly Central Ashanti Gold Project, Ayanfuri)

Perseus has 650sq km of tenements centered on the Ashanti Gold Belt some 25km-65km from the 60-million-ounce Obuasi gold deposit, including two mining leases that are the focus of initial production for the Edikan Gold Mine (EGM).

A major milestone was achieved on Tuesday 9 August 2011 when the SAG mill commenced processing ore. First gold production was achieved less than two weeks later, in line with expectations of first gold in the third quarter of 2011.  The small pour of 2,666 grams represented gold recovered from the gravity circuit, and a more significant pour is expected before the end of September.

Commissioning the process facility to name plate capacity and optimization of gold recoveries is expected within three months.

The mining ramp-up is progressing, and is on schedule for an average mining rate of 1,100,000 m3 per month. Approximately 4,200,000 m3 of material has been mined to date, including about 700,000 tonnes of ore.

We commenced production at Edikan Gold Mine in August 2011.

Reserves and Resources

After acquiring the tenure in mid-2006, we increased gold resources from less than 1Moz to 4.7Moz of Measured and Indicated resources, 1.7Moz of Inferred resources and 3.3Moz of Reserves by December 2010.

The project has significant upside for further resource growth. With up to seven drill rigs operating at the Edikan Gold Mine during 2011, we are aiming to add 500,000 ounces of reserves each year for the foreseeable future as well as make at least one new discovery each year.

Significant results were received from drilling on the Fetish deposit in July, such as 55.7m at 6.8g/t from 106m, including 4m at 39.8g/t Au and 4m at 39.5g/t Au, and 24m at 6.3g/t from 68m, including 4m at 28.1g/t Au. Best results from Esuajah North included 24m at 6.4g/t Au from 117m, including 9m at 16.0g/t from 132m, and 6m at 5.6g/t Au from 152m. Exploration drilling at Chirawewa South and Bokitsi South continues to return strong results, including 9m at 12.9g/t Au and 13m at 4.3g/t Au from deeper drilling at Bokitsi South.

Significant extensional and infill drilling intercepts have also been encountered on Esuajah South and Fobinso deposits.

Production strategy

A detailed feasibility study completed in July 2009 estimated:

Initial proven and probable gold reserves of 2.13 million ounces;

Production averaging 220,000oz per annum in the first four years. This has now been increased to 265,000oz per annum. We plan to increase production to about 280,000oz per annum in year 2.

Cash costs (including government royalties) of about US$500 per ounce.

Tengrela (Ivory coast)

The 876sq km Tengrela Gold Project is located in Ivory Coast on the border with Mali, 30km south-south-west from the Syama gold mine (6.5 Moz) along the Syama shear. The project is siutuated 150km south-south-east of the Morila gold mine (7Moz) and 65km west-north-west of Tongon deposit.

Resources

While Tengrela is not as advanced as the EGM project in Ghana, drill results have highlighted the significant potential of the project. Tengrela has recorded spectacular results such as 6m at 476g/t, 6m at 429g/t, 22m at 72.1g/t and 8m at 65.7g/t Au. Mineralisation remains open to the north, south and at depth.

In August 2010 an updated resource estimate increased the Indicated resources at Tengrela to 0.9Moz while Inferred resources now total 0.3Moz. The resource estimate was taken at Sissingue, one of a number of gold anomalies at Tengrela. Gold Reserves at Tengrela stand at 0.66Moz.

They targeted a significant increase in the resources at Tengrela during 2011 and beyond. Five drill rigs are operating onsite, with a sixth to arrive soon, with the aim of completing 200,000m of drilling this year. There has been significant discoveries at Tengrela with the Kanakono prospect recording high-grade results of 2m @ 13.3g/t Au and 16m @ 15.2g/t Au, and resumed drilling there in May 2011.

The Podio and Sissingue East prospects were also significant discoveries. Drilling recommenced at Sissingue in May 2011 and a newly-commissioned multi-purpose rig will facilitate drilling at Podio as well as Wora and other prospects in coming months.

Production Strategy

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the first 2km of Sissingue was completed in November, 2010 and showed the Sissingue deposit has the potential to become a 200,000ozpa contributor in our goal to become a 450,000 to 500,000ozpa gold producer by 2013.

Highlights of the Tengrela Feasibility Study included:

- Initial Probable Ore Reserve of 657,000oz of gold (using US$950 gold price for pit design)

- Production of 340,000oz of gold in first two years of a six-year mine life.

- Production planned to commence in Q4 2012 with 178,000 ounces produced in 2013 and 162,000 ounces in 2014.

- Cash costs (C1) in the first two years of US$421/oz, with mine life average cash costs of US$505 per oz.

- EBITDA of US$221M for first two years of production at US$1,100 gold price.

- Start-up capital cost of US$109 million paid back in 12 months at US$1,100 gold price.

- Drilling will continue to expand resources at Sissingue and explore additional prospects.

Other Assets

Corporate

 

Reginald Gillard

(Non-Executive Chairman)

Reginald Gillard brings over 30 years' experience in accounting and corporate finance to the board. He has extensive experience and significant expertise in the evaluation and acquisition of businesses requiring development capital, initial public offerings, rights issues and placements, together with ongoing funding corporate governance and compliance issues of listed public companies.

Mr Gillard is also Chairman of Aspen Group Ltd and Platina Resources Ltd. Mr Gillard is a Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Calderwood

(Managing Director)

Mark Calderwood is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has 28 years' experience in exploring and mining gold. He has been involved with the discovery and re-discovery of several World class gold deposits in Australia and Africa.  Mr Calderwood has 16 years experience in, and a network of contacts throughout, West Africa.  Mr Calderwood is a non-executive director of Manas Resources Ltd.

Colin Carson

(Executive Director)

Colin Carson has been involved as a director of numerous Australian public companies since the 1980's. He is currently a director of Caspian Oil & Gas Limited and Manas Resources Ltd. He oversees joint venture negotiations and corporate and legal matters for Perseus. He is experienced with the taxation and mining laws in West Africa.

Rhett Brans

(Executive Director)

Rhett Brans qualified as a civil engineer at what is now known as Monash University in 1974 and completed an advanced management program at the University of Melbourne in 1991.

Mr Brans has operated a consultancy providing project management services to the mining industry for the past 20 years. In this capacity, he has managed the development of gold and base metal projects. His experience extends across the full range from mining feasibility studies through to commissioning operations. Mr Brans has more than 35 years experience in the design and construction of mineral treatment facilities. Mr Brans is also a non-executive director of Tiger Resources Ltd.

Neil Fearis

(Non-Executive Director)

Neil Fearis has 34 years' experience as a commercial lawyer in the UK and Australia. For 13 years he was a partner in one of Australia 's largest national law firms. In 1999, he formed a niche firm specialising in the provision of corporate and commercial legal advice to listed public companies. He now consults to the national law firm Minter Ellison and practises principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, public flotations, and other forms of capital raising.

Mr Fearis is a member of several professional bodies associated with commerce and the law, including the Law Council of Australia, the International Bar Association, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Tiger Resources Limited and a non-executive director of Perseus Mining Limited, Carnarvon Petroleum Limited and Magma Metals Limited (all ASX-listed companies).

Sean Harvey

(Non-Executive Director)

In a management capacity, Sean Harvey has served as President and CEO of Orvana Minerals Inc., TXV Gold Inc. (through its sale to Kinross in 2003) and Atlantico Gold through sale of its Amapari Project to Wheaton River Minerals (now Goldcorp) in 2004.

Mr Harvey is currently a director of several other public and private mining companies.

Michael Bohm(Non-Executive Director)

Michael Bohm is an experienced mining professional with extensive corporate, project and operational management experience in the minerals industry in Australia, South East Asia, southern Africa, Chile, Canada, Europe and the UK.  A graduate of the WA School of Mines, Mr Bohm has worked as a mining engineer, mine manager, study manager, project manager and project director and has been directly involved in a number of project developments in the gold, nickel and diamond sectors both in Australia and other parts of the world.

Susmit Shah

(Company Secretary)

Susmit Shah is a chartered accountant and has been involved as a director and company secretary of various Australian public companies for many years. He consults to public companies on a variety of matters including stock exchange requirements, joint venture negotiations and corporate fundraising.

 

Media

Presentations

Fact Sheet

http://www.perseusmining.com/aurora/assets/user_content/File/Perseus%20Factsheet%20Lores.pdf

Broadcasts

News Releases

 

31/08/2011

West African Exploration Update

23/08/2011

First Gold Pour, Central Ashanti Gold Project, Ghana

18/08/2011

Commissioning on Track at Central Ashanti Gold Project, Ghana

25/07/2011

Drill Results Highlight Resource Potential

21/07/2011

Construction Update CAGP: Practical Completion Milestone Achieved

23/06/2011

Financing Update

14/06/2011

Drilling Recommences in Cote d`Ivoire, Significant Drill Results in Ghana

17/05/2011

Re-Optimised Mine Plan Significantly Boosts CAGP Economics

07/04/2011

Continued Positive Drill Results From Ghana

29/03/2011

Construction Update Central Ashanti Gold Project Ghana

28/02/2011

Mining Commences at Central Ashanti Gold Project

   

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