Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) has reported 55,953 gold correspondent iotas in the second quarter from its three functioning pits in the Americas.
Second Quarter Amalgamated Creation
Silver and gold creation for the first six months of 2021 summed 3,806,577 iotas and 65,603 iotas, correspondingly, or 115,690 gold equivalent iotas. The Silver creation of 1,892,822 iotas; was a 49% surge over Q2 2020. The Gold creation of 31,048 iotas; 337% was a surge over Q2 2020.
Lindero Mine, Argentina
Argentina underwent an upwelling of COVID-19 during the second quarter of 2021, with the contagion degree climaxing at 41,000 occurrences per day. In addition, protracted countrywide COVID-19 connected travel limitations sustained to limit onsite access to foreign vendor support affecting ramp-up activities at Lindero.
The COVID-19 contagion rate at Lindero augmented during the second quarter and significantly influenced the operation´s routine as 160 personnel tested confident, signifying 18% of the workers. In addition, during the quarter, the company sporadically willingly deferred onsite processes for a total of 16 days which openly obstructed ramp-up evolution and condensed the quantity of ore transported to the heap leach placemat.
Strict government commanded travel limitations have led to interruptions in the engagement and undertaking of accomplished workers and postponements in admission to foreign purveyor support, which occasioned higher perfunctory stoppage, leading to lower tones of treated ore being delivered the leach pad.
In the second quarter, an aggregate of 1,477,000 tons of mineral was positioned on the leach pad averaging 0.95 g/t gold encompassing an assessed 44,889 iotas of gold. The total gold production for the quarter was 19,521 iotas, 73% of the plan, encompassed 18,726 ounces in doré and 794 ounces of gold-in-carbon (GIC) portfolio.
Mine settlement and metallurgical presentation
Settlement of tones, status, and gold iotas excavated for the second quarter designate a good association with the standby model with less than 5% variances for all criticisms. In the second quarter of 2021, a total of 1,477,000 tons of mineral were positioned on the leach pad at 0.95 g/t gold, 20 and 10 percent inferior to plan, correspondingly.