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Mexus Gold continues to meet Santa Elena production goals

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Mexus Gold US has announced it is on schedule to meet its goal of reaching 100 gal./min. to the heap leach pad by 1 February 2021.

The mine, located in Caborca, Sonora State, Mexico, continues to expand production. Mexus Geologist, Cesar Lemas, has provided details on the build out and production ramp up.

“Mexus continues mining at the Mexus III area where a potent shear zone is being followed. Assayed results are showing between 0.7 to 1.3 g/t Au with approximately 600 tpd being moved to the crushing plant. Leaching continues to produce 0.2 to 0.35 ppm Au at 60 gal./min. producing 3 oz/day which is expected to double by 1 February 2021. Currently, pregnant solution is being passed through carbon absorption with 60% efficiency. Additional carbon is being delivered to the mine site 19 January that will increase the recovery to 85% within 5 days of set up. Electrowinning will follow when the carbon filters are loaded with enough metallics. The necessary equipment has been moved to the area to start drilling exploration holes as to direct future mining. About 30 to 40 solution samples are assayed daily from heap leaching using atomic absorption via the companies two Perkin Elmo units. About 12 – 20 fire assays rock samples are run daily from material being produced in addition to the loaded activated carbon which is also fire assayed to monitor and confirm recovery.”

“The company’s goals are being met weekly and we will continue to update our shareholders as we progress, meet timelines, and ultimately increase production.”

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