ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--()--Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCBB: SFEG) is pleased to announce it has contracted with LS Nikko to sell a minimum of 360 metric tons of high-value gold-silver concentrates for delivery during 2013. At recent precious metals prices, the contract is valued at approximately $12 million. The concentrates will be shipped to LS Nikko’s Onsan Smelter in Korea. The Company will be paid for the contained gold and silver less customary charges. Santa Fe’s Lordsburg flotation mill produces gold and silver concentrates from its Summit mine located in southwest New Mexico.
“We believe there are strategic advantages in developing multiple outlets for our high quality products. In 2012 we sold concentrates to a German smelter and silica flux material to two Arizona smelters.”
“We are pleased to have reached agreement for the sale of concentrates to LS Nikko,” said Pierce Carson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe there are strategic advantages in developing multiple outlets for our high quality products. In 2012 we sold concentrates to a German smelter and silica flux material to two Arizona smelters.”
In addition to concentrate sales, during 2013 the Company anticipates continuing to sell a substantial portion of Summit output in the form of silica flux material to the two Arizona smelters. Sale of silica flux involves direct shipment of ore with only minimal processing required.
Santa Fe is focused on increasing gold and silver production from its Summit mine and in February 2013 began operating two 10-hour shifts, seven days a week, up from the previous five day schedule.
About Santa Fe Gold
Santa Fe Gold is a U.S.-based mining and exploration enterprise focused on acquiring and developing gold, silver, copper and industrial mineral properties. Santa Fe controls: (i) the Summit mine and Lordsburg mill in southwestern New Mexico, which began commercial production in 2012; (ii) a substantial land position near the Lordsburg mill, comprising the core of the Lordsburg Mining District; (iii) the Mogollon gold-silver project, within trucking distance of the Lordsburg mill; (iv) the Ortiz gold property in north-central New Mexico; (v) the Black Canyon mica deposit near Phoenix, Arizona; and (vi) a deposit of micaceous iron oxide (MIO) in western Arizona. Santa Fe Gold intends to build a portfolio of high-quality, diversified mineral assets with an emphasis on precious metals.
To learn more about Santa Fe Gold, visit www.santafegoldcorp.com.
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