Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:AVU) has completed Phase four of its drilling program for the Alvalade Joint Venture project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt of Portugal. The Alvalade project is funded by a 100% owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc and operated by Avrupa. Avrupa and Antofagasta expect to be able to announce drill results and comment on details of summer exploration plans following joint venture meetings held over the next few weeks.
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Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:AVU) has signed an earn-in and shareholders agreement that will option out the Slivovo Gold Project in Kosovo to Byrnecut International Limited. Under the agreement Avrupa will be the operator while BIL will have several participation options
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL,NYSEMKT:SVLC) announced its Q1 2014 production results, commenting that it put out 201,101 ounces of silver and 7,545 ounces of gold. Those are increases of 31 and 4 percent, respectively.
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX:FVI,NYSE:FSM) announced first-quarter production results from its San Jose and Caylloma mines. The former is located in Mexico and the latter in Peru.
Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) reported production results from the first quarter of 2014 from the Santander Mine in Peru: approximately 268,600 payable ounces of silver, 14.6 million payable pounds of zinc, and 5.4 million payable pounds of lead.
Mines Management Inc. (NYSEMKT:MGN) released financing and operating results for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2013. Highlights include a lower net loss of $7.4 million for the 2013 compared to $8.2 million in 2012.
Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) announced its preliminary results for the first quarter of 2014, commenting that it produced 2.5 million ounces of silver, a 32-percent increase from the previous year.
Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX:SSO,NASDAQ:SSRI) provided a Q1 2014 operational update for its Argentina-based Pirquitas mine, commenting that during the period it put out 1.9 million ounces of silver and 8.8 million pounds of zinc.
First Majestic Silver Corp. (TSX:FR,NYSE:AG) announced yesterday that during the first quarter of 2014, production at its five operating Mexico-based silver mines reached a new record of 3,631,672 silver equivalent ounces.
Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSXV:NEE,OTCQX:NHVCF) provided an update on Phase I of its pilot plant operations, which are aimed at reactivating the Moss Mine gold-silver project, located in Mohave County, Arizona.