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Consolidated Zinc reports Plomosas Mine Production Report January 2019

Mining News - Published on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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Consolidated Zinc Limited (ASX: CZL or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on January 2019 production at its Plomosas zinc-lead-silver mine in Mexico.
JANUARY 2019 PRODUCTION STATISTICS 2019-01-01YTD 20192018-12-012018
MINED GRADEZINC%10.30%10.30%10.20%9.60%
MINED GRADELEAD%3.30%3.30%2.40%2.10%

Plomosas produced a record 3,530 tonnes of ore during January 2019, with mined grades of 10.3% Zinc and 3.3% Lead. Ore grades are expected to increase once ore stoping commences at Tres Amigos from the 972mRL during this quarter.

Development of 222m was achieved, with the decline between Level 5 (992mRL) and 972mRL completed, along with 18m of cross cut to access the Tres Amigos orebody. The decline between 972 sub-level and 952 sub-level has been commenced and is expected to be completed by May 2019.

Stope 1000 has opened-up, with over 2 metres of massive high-grade ore extending along 6 metres of the stope face, and the 992SE stope has opened-up with the hanging wall ore and main zone coming together. These stopes will be developed on the 972 sub-level during February providing optionality of ore stoping for the next 6 months.

At Level 6 further ore has been identified both broken and remaining in the stopes. This ore will be exploited over the next few months.

During the first 4 months of operations more than 50% of the ore mined has come from areas that were outside of the mineral resource model. Exploration activities will commence during the quarter to define the significant mineralisation identified outside of the current resource model.

Ore deliveries to the Santa Eulalia concentrator totalled 3,556 tonnes during the month, with a recovery of 84% zinc to Zinc Concentrate and 85% lead to Lead Concentrate. These recoveries were below the prior month due to planned maintenance at the Santa Eulalia reducing the number of flotation cells available whilst routine relining activities were undertaken. Recoveries are expected to increase during February following the completion of scheduled maintenance at Santa Eulalia.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
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