ECU Silver Mining Inc.

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

June 11, 2009 08:00 ET

ECU Silver Reports on First Month of Dore Generation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX:ECU) is pleased to report that it has completed one full month of dore bar fabrication.

In our first full month of operation within our oxide resource, we have generated 56 dore bars with a total weight of 1,135 kilograms (kg). Our assays of the dore bars show that they contain a total of approximately 614 ounces of gold and 23,354 ounces of silver. At current commodity prices of around US$950 per ounce for gold and US$15 per ounce for silver, the dore bars generated in the month of May represent a gross value in the order of US$935,000.

Our mining team is advancing nicely with the underground development and the oxide mill continues to operate very well. The mill averaged a daily throughput of 408 tonnes per day (tpd) with the best day being 493 tpd. A total of 12,641 tonnes were treated grading 2.05 grams of gold and 104 grams of silver. This tonnage includes low grade material which was used during initial operation of the mill in its early ramp-up period.


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Contact Information

  • ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Michel Roy
    Chairman and CEO
    011 52 871 747 5750
    ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Stephen Altmann
    (416) 366-2428
    (416) 366-8131 (FAX)