ECU Silver Mining Inc.

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

April 23, 2009 08:00 ET

ECU Silver Completes First Gold Pour

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX:ECU) is pleased to report that it has successfully poured its first gold/silver dore bars from the oxide mill that was recently acquired on March 9, 2009.

This is a remarkable achievement given the plant was acquired only six weeks ago. We poured a total of 20 bars with a combined weight of 398 kilograms. Assays confirm that the 20 dore bars contain a total of approximately 140 ounces of gold and 7,250 ounces of silver.

The mill has been operating very well at the expected rate of 400 tonnes per day and we have been obtaining good recoveries from the onset. We are currently feeding the mill with material from the Santa Juana mine but we are also mining from three other areas, San Juanes, San Mateo and Chicago on a daily basis, accumulating inventories in all locations.

Our mining plan is being executed as predicted and, in general, we are slightly ahead of work to be executed and so far, we have produced more material than planned.

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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