VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 10, 2022 /CNW/ - Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) ("Pan American", or the "Company") today reported its estimated mineral reserves and mineral resources as at June 30, 2022. Proven and probable mineral reserves are estimated to contain approximately 514.9 million ounces of silver and 3.6 million ounces of gold. Measured and indicated mineral resources (excluding proven and probable reserves) are estimated to total approximately 838.6 million ounces of silver and 8.1 million ounces of gold. In addition, inferred mineral resources total 507.7 million ounces of silver and 5.7 million ounces of gold.
"We successfully replaced 11 million ounces of silver mineral reserves and 96.1 thousand ounces of gold mineral reserves at our producing mines over the past 12 months. Most of our exploration drilling was focused on near-mine exploration at La Colorada, Huaron and Timmins and produced positive results. Most notably, 7.3 million ounces of silver mineral reserves were added at La Colorada, more than replacing the 6.7 million ounces mined," said Christopher Emerson, Pan American's Vice President of Business Development and Geology. "Gold and silver mineral reserves were impacted by the reclassification of mineral reserves to mineral resources at the Dolores underground mine and considering the localized overestimation of the contained ounces within Phase 9B, which offset reserve gains at La Arena, Shahuindo and Timmins."
Mr. Emerson added: "We continue to add mineral resources at our silver operations, with an increase of 20.7 million silver ounces in measured and indicated mineral resources and an increase of 47.3 million silver ounces in inferred mineral resources over the past year, largely attributed to gains at Huaron and La Colorada."
This news release does not provide an update to the mineral resource estimate for the La Colorada Skarn. Pan American plans to provide that update in the third quarter of 2022.
Summary of Pan American's total mineral reserves and resources, as at June 30, 2022(1,2,3)
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