Aya Gold & Silver Inc. (TSX: AYA) shared today its quarterly production results for Q3 2021 at the Zgrounder Silver mine in Morocco, recording silver production of 338,624 ounces. This is a decrease from Q2 2021’s silver production of 439,149 ounces but an increase from Q3 2020’s silver production of 113,655 ounces.
The quarterly silver production had an average grade of 242 g/t silver, compared to last quarter’s 297 g/t silver and last year’s 217 g/t silver.
“The better than anticipated operational performance and execution gives us the confidence to increase Zgounder’s production guidance by 29% to 1.55 million ounces for the year,” said Aya Gold & Silver CEO Benoit La Salle.
The mining company also noted a dip in the silver recovery rate, reaching 81% this quarter from 82% last quarter. The firm said this is primarily due to due to lower freshwater intake and excess evaporation in the tailings dam during the summer months. The plant availabilities for the flotation and cyanidation plants are at 87% and 89% this quarter, respectively.
Aya Gold & Silver Inc. last traded at $9.12 on the TSX.
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