TVI Pacific Inc.
TSX : TVI
OTCQX : TVIPF

TVI Pacific Inc.

December 29, 2010 07:30 ET

TVI Pacific Announces Completion of Nineteenth Shipment of Copper Concentrates Produced at Canatuan

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 29, 2010) - TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI)(OTCQX:TVIPF) ("TVI" or the "Company") announced today that its Philippine operating affiliate, TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc. ("TVIRD"), completed its nineteenth shipment of copper concentrates produced at the Canatuan mine on December 21, 2010.

  • Gross revenue expected from nineteenth shipment US$9.7 million
  • Gross revenue year to date US$77.9 million
  • Copper concentrates shipped year-to-date 46,756 dry metric tonnes ("dmt")

Due to the consistency of the concentrate shipment schedule, TVI will no longer be issuing separate news releases to announce individual concentrate shipments. Instead, all figures will be reported on a quarterly basis in TVI's financial documents. Information regarding the shipment schedule, and any changes to the timing of the schedule, will continue to be made available on the Company' s website at www.tvipacific.com.

Copper production remains steady at Canatuan and concentrate grade levels have been kept around 20 percent. Current production plans call for maintaining production at these concentrate grade levels in preparation for the next shipment scheduled in approximately five weeks.

The concentrates were shipped from the TVIRD warehouse facility at Santa Maria Port in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, in accordance with the offtake arrangement previously entered into between TVIRD and MRI Trading AG ("MRI"). TVIRD expects to earn gross revenues of US$9.7 million from MRI for 4,806 dmt of copper concentrates.

The offtake agreement provides that MRI will purchase all of the copper concentrates produced at Canatuan over the anticipated life of the sulphide operation. After the nineteenth shipment, inventory of about 904 dmt remained in the Port Sta. Maria warehouse.

About TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX:TVI) (OTCQX:TVIPF)

TVI Pacific Inc. is a publicly-traded copper producer focused on the production, development, exploration and acquisition of precious and base metal mining deposits in the Philippines. The Company's interest in the Canatuan Mine and its other Philippine assets are held through its affiliate, TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc.

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