Monday, September 01, 2014
   
Text Size

Search our Site or Google

Endeavour Silver

Mining Companies - Silver Companies

User Rating: / 13
PoorBest 

Endeavour Silver is a mid-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted six consecutive years of growing silver production, reserves and resources. The organic expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's two operating silver mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should help Endeavour achieve its goal to become the next premier mid-tier silver mining company. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under (EDR), the NYSE-AMEX under (EXK) and Frankfurt under (EJD).

Annual Trading Range 3.93-13.04

Trading on 20 Sep 2011 @  10.94

Share Structure

 

Shares Issued

85.3 million

Warrants/Options

7.8 million

Fully Diluted

93.1 million

 

Financials

Q2  6 Months 2011

Cash and Equivalents 77M

ST Investments 31M

ST liabilities 10M

Revenues 36M

Production Cost  12M

Semi-annual gain  .20

Operations/Projects

Reserves and Resources

Overview

Endeavour Silver Corp. has two producing silver mines in Mexico, the Guanacevi Mine in Durango State and the Guanajuato mines in Guanajuato State.

In 2010 these mines produced 3.3 million ounces of silver and 17K ounces of gold at a cash cost of $5.71 per ounce, net of by-product gold credits. Production is forecast to rise again in 2011 to 3.7 million ounces of silver and 19,000 ounce of gold and the company expects to continue to drive cash costs lower, down to $5.50 per ounce.

In addition, the company has a portfolio of exploration properties, which will undergo exploration and drilling in 2011.

Growth Plans - Endeavour has made significant investments at Guanacevi and Guanajuato to expand the plant capacities to 4.4 million oz silver per year, and the Company is now focused on expanding the mines to full capacity. The Company plans additional growth by exploration and development of its existing properties and is actively looking for acquisitions with existing or near term silver production.

Operations

Guanacevi Mine, Mexico

Highlights

Large Plant - Modern mill undergoing expansion to capacity.

High Grades - 300+ grams/tonne Silver plus Gold credit of 0.70 gram/tonne.

Good Widths - 3 metre average width

Local Infrastructure

Power and Water on property

5 km to paved highway and town of Guanacevi

Trained work force on site

Land Package - 3,818 Hectares (9,434 Acres)

Low and Manageable Risks - Known geology, grades, metallurgy and mill operation

Statistics

Highlights

Large Plant - Modern mill undergoing expansion to capacity.

High Grades - 300+ grams/tonne Silver plus Gold credit of 0.70 gram/tonne.

Good Widths - 3 metre average width

Local Infrastructure

Power and Water on property

5 km to paved highway and town of Guanacevi

Trained work force on site

Land Package - 3,818 Hectares (9,434 Acres)

Low and Manageable Risks - Known geology, grades, metallurgy and mill operation

Production Statistics

 

YEAR

SILVER (oz)

GOLD (oz)

SILVER EQUIV. (oz)

2010

2,449,000

6,036

****2,751,000

2009

1,870,000

4,877

***2,172,000

2008

1,858,000

3,788

*2,141,000

2007

1,907,000

3,957

**2,128,000

2006

1,350,000

2,493

**1,487,000

2005

950,000

2,332

**1,078,000

2004

350,000

650

****385,000

 

*Gold converted to silver at a 75:1 ratio

**Gold converted to silver at a 55:1 ratio

*** Gold converted to silver at a 65:1 ratio

**** Gold converted to silver at a 50:1 ratio

· Production Costs - Cash costs were US$ 9.70 per ounce (net of gold credits) in H1 2011 and $8.89 for 2010. The target is to reduce cash costs to the US$6.50 - $7.50 range as benefits from the expansion and capital expenditure programs start to take effect.

Guanajuato Mine, Mexico

Highlights

Grade - Silver grade is 185 grams/tonne and gold is 2.44 grams/tonne which equates to 10+ oz. per ton silver equivalents. Historic grades were reported to be 300+ grams/tonne silver plus 3.0+ grams/tonne gold.

Width - Widths range from 1 - 30 metres wide and average 2 - 3 metres.

Infrastructure - Approximately 5 kilometers from the city of Guanajuato with good road access, power and water plus trained work force on site.

Land Package - 2,372 hectares (5,861 Acres)

Production Statistics

 

YEAR

SILVER (oz)

GOLD (oz)

SILVER EQUIV. (oz)

2010

837,000

11,675

****1,420,000

2009

728,000

8,421

***1,250,000

2008

485,000

4,231

*811,000

2007

(8 months)

228,000

2,360

**358,000

2006

256,000

3,350

**440,000

 

*Gold converted to silver at a 75:1 ratio

**Gold converted to silver at a 55:1 ratio

***Gold converted to silver at a 65:1 ratio

****Gold converted to silver at a 50:1 ratio

· Production Costs - Cash costs per oz. silver in H1 2011 were negative US$ (4.97) and US$ ($2.14) in 2010 after deducting gold credits. During the transition period of 2007 to Q2 2008, costs rose to $20.00+ per oz. but have declined sharply since then. The goal is to continue to reduce cash costs.

Exploration Properties

Parral Mine, Mexico

San Sebastian, Mexico

Arroyo Seco, Mexico

El Toro, Mexico

La Presidenta, Chile

Corporate

Bradford Cooke, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Position: Chairman & CEO

Professional geologist with 34 years experience in the mining industry, specializing in the financing, acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits.

B.Sc. Geology degree (Honours), Queens University, Kingston ON, 1976

M.Sc. Geology degree, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 1984.

From 1976 to 1982, worked as project geologist managing mineral exploration programs for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada with Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals.

Between 1983 and 1987, owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia.

In 1988, Mr. Cooke launched Canarc Resource Corp., a junior gold exploration and mining company focused on exploring and developing prospective gold properties throughout North, Central and South America. Canarc successfully delineated a 1 million oz gold resource at its core asset, the New Polaris project in BC. and is currently focused on developing New Polaris into western Canada 's next high grade gold mine.

In 2003, Brad formed Endeavour Silver Corp. for the purpose of acquiring advanced high-grade silver-gold projects in Mexico. Within six months of acquiring the Guanacevi Mines project in Durango, Endeavour discovered and developed into production the new high-grade Porvenir silver mine. Today, Endeavour is one of the fastest growing primary producers of silver worldwide.

Has successfully raised over CA$250 million in equity and joint venture financings for resource projects since 1988.

Involved in several grass roots gold discoveries over the past 25 years.

Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals.

Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the the Association of Mineral Exploration in BC, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

Godfrey Walton, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Position: President & COO

Professional geologist with 34 years experience in the mining sector, specializing in the exploration and development of ore deposits.

B.Sc. Geology (Honours) degree, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, 1974.

M.Sc. Geology degree, Queens University, Kingston ON, 1978.

From 1974 to 1993, worked as project and senior geologist for INCO, Chevron Minerals and Hemlo Gold Mines, managing exploration and development programs for uranium, precious metals and base metals in Canada and the Lisheen zinc-lead-silver discovery/mine in Ireland.

Since 1993, acted as geological consultant with G.J. Walton and Associates Ltd. in the evaluation and management of mineral projects throughout North America, South America and Europe.

Acted as Vice President for Canarc Resource Corp. since 1995 and President of Endeavour Silver since 2004.

Published several geological/geochemical papers in leading technical journals.

Active Member of APEGBC, CIMM, MAC, SEG, PDAC and BCYCM.

Dan Dickson, B.Comm., CICA

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Chartered Accountant with 10 years experience in the mining industry.

B.Comm Accounting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, 2002

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, 2004

From 2001 to 2007 Dan worked with KPMG LLP in the assurance group primarily focused on precious metals companies listed on North American stock exchanges.

Joined Endeavour Silver Corp as Controller in March 2007

Member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants Association

David Howe, M.Sc. Mining Geology

Position: Vice President, Mexico Operations

Professional Mining Geologist with 22 years experience in precious and base metal mines in Latin America including 3 succesful mine start-ups.

Ten years managing mining operations as General Manager and Vice-President Operations

B.Sc. Geology degree (Honours), Oxford Brooks University, Oxfordshire , England .

M.Sc. Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines, England

Extensive experience in Latin America and the Caribbean, fluent in Spanish.

In 2006 & 2007, David was General Manager - Jamaica for St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Ltd. responsible for all Jamaican operations with 750 employees. Was successful in increasing mine production to record rates from 4.7 to 5.1 DMT and achieved record highs for mining, railing and shipping.

From 2000 to 2005, he was Vice-President Operations/GM of Hecla Venezuela (Hecla Mining Company) at their La Camorra and Isidora Mines. Managed 800 employees and participated in turnaround at La Camorra in to a low cost profitable operation and highest gold production from any Hecla mine.

In 1998 & 1999 David was Superintendent of Engineering & Geology Monarch Resources and Hecla Mining Company Venezuela.

From 1996 to 1998 he was the Exploration Manager for American Resource Corporation later Rea Gold Corp. in Uruguay working in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

In 1994-95 David was the Chief Mine Geologist for Monarch Resources, Venezuela.

From 1989 - 1993 he was the Mine Geologist with American Pacific Mining and Breakwater Resources, Honduras.

Has published a number of papers on the La Camorra Mine in Venezuela.

Affiliated with Society of Mining Engineers (AIME), the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Alumni Associations.

Barry Devlin, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Position: Vice President, Exploration

Professional geologist with 30 years of experience in hands-on field-work and management of international exploration programs and production geology.

B.Sc. Geology (Honours) degree, 1981, M.Sc. Geology degree, 1987, both from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

From 1981 to 1990, worked as a project geologist in exploration and mine development for U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp., Derry, Michener, Booth & Wahl, Dolly Varden Minerals, Welcome North Mines and Equinox Resources, and as a mine geologist for Total Erickson Resources. Programs included exploring, developing and producing precious and base metals projects in Canada and the USA.

From 1990 to 2007, Barry worked for Hecla Mining Company, initially as a mine geologist at the Republic gold-silver mine in northeast Washington State, and subsequently as Chief Mine Geologist and District Geologist. During the past 12 years, he has mainly been involved in Hecla's exploration activities throughout North and South America. He most recently held the position of Manager of Generative Exploration having responsibility for identifying exploration opportunities worldwide, with a focus on new silver projects.

Managed exploration and production geology programs that led to successful reserve and resource expansion at mining operations and participated in discovery, acquisition and development of many precious and base metal occurrences in western Canada, northwest USA, Mexico, Perú and Venezuela.

Published geological/geochemical papers on several silver and gold deposits in western Canada and the USA.

Member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and member of the Society of Economic Geologists

Hugh Clarke

Position: Vice President, Corporate Communications

Over 30 years experience in financial community.

From 1972 to 1982, Hugh worked with Scotiabank and was promoted nine times during that period.

Joined the brokerage industry in 1982 with Walwyn Stodgell Cochran Murray and was a perennial member of that company's President's Club.

Was recruited by Dean Witter in 1988 and left the brokerage business in 1990.

During the 1990's he was involved in the formation and financing of a number of different public companies and served as an officer and director with these companies.

From 2000 to 2003 Hugh worked in investor relations at Hunter Dickinson Inc.

Joined Endeavour Silver in October, 2003 as Manager Investor Relations.

Appointed Vice President Corporate Communications in April, 2008.

Miguel A. Ordaz R., Ing.

Position: Mexico Projects Director and Legal Representative in Mexico

Geological engineer with over 30 years experience in mineral exploration and mine management in Mexico

Geo. Engineer. degree, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, 1970-74.

Prospecting and Structural Geo., Universidad de Guanajuato, 1974

From 1972 to 1991, worked as geological engineer, projects manager, department head and branch director for various Mexican branches of the Mexican Government, including the geological survey (CRM), non-metallic minerals commission (FMNMM), uranium branch and mines commission (COFOMI).

From 1991 to 1994 was Director of COFOMI in Guanacevi, responsible for facilitating small to medium scale mining through investment, exploration, beneficiation, commercialisation and industrial studies.

Between 1994 and 2003, worked as a mining consultant, exploration manager and general manager for Mexican mining companies including advanced exploration projects for Minera Fuerte Mayo and mine exploration, development and operations for Real de Panuco.

Since 2003, acted as Projects Director and legal representative for Endeavour in Mexico , responsible for evaluating dozens of exploration and mining projects, and introducing Endeavour to the Santa Cruz silver mine and Guanacevi process plant.

Media

Corporate Presentation

News Releases

September 19, 2011

Endeavour Silver Intersects 448 gpt Silver and 14.0 gpt Gold Over a 4.6 Meter Width in the Daniela Vein at the Guanajuato Mine in Mexico

September 06, 2011

Endeavour Silver Options La Presidenta Silver Property in Chile

August 03, 2011

Endeavour Silver Reports $10.6 Million Adjusted Earnings in Q2, 2011 Thanks to Rising Silver-Gold Production and Precious Metal Prices; Conference Call at 1:00 pm EDT, Thursday, August 4, 2011

July 19, 2011

Endeavour Silver to Release Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results on August 3, 2011, Conference Call at 1 PM EDT on August 4, 2011

July 11, 2011

Endeavour Silver Reports Continued Production Growth in 2nd Quarter, 2011; Produces 850,476 oz Silver (Up 3%) and 4,831 oz Gold (Up 8%); Revenues Jump 85% to US$36.4 million

 

Trackback(0)
Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy

Latest Commentary

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Latest Comments

Disclaimer:

BullionBullsCanada.com is not a registered investment advisor - Stock information is for educational purposes ONLY. Bullion Bulls Canada does not make "buy" or "sell" recommendations for any company. Rather, we seek to find and identify Canadian companies who we see as having good growth potential. It is up to individual investors to do their own "due diligence" or to consult with their financial advisor - to determine whether any particular company is a suitable investment for themselves.

Login Form

Object not found!

Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 404

www.pro-velo-geneve.ch
Mon Sep 1 20:28:10 2014
Apache