Silvercorp Reports Operational Results and Financial Results Release Date for Third Quarter, Fiscal 2024

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Silvercorp Reports Operational Results and Financial Results Release Date for Third Quarter, Fiscal 2024

Canada NewsWire

Trading Symbol:           TSX: SVM
                                        NYSE AMERICAN: SVM

VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 15, 2024 /CNW/ - Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX: SVM) (NYSE American: SVM) reports production and sales figures for the third quarter ended December 31, 2023 of fiscal year 2024 ("Q3 Fiscal 2024"). The Company expects to release its Q3 Fiscal 2024 unaudited financial results on Thursday, February 8, 2024 after market close.

Q3 Fiscal 2024 Operational Results
  • Gold production of 1,342 ounces, an increase of 22% over Q3 Fiscal 2023;

  • Silver equivalent (only silver and gold)1 production of approximately 1.8 million ounces;

  • Zinc production of approximately 7.4 million pounds, an increase of 6% over Q3 Fiscal 2023; and

  • Lead production of approximately 16.8 million pounds, a decrease of 16% over Q3 Fiscal 2023.


 Third Quarter Fiscal 2024


 Third Quarter Fiscal 2023



Ying Mining

District

               GC

 Consolidated 


Ying Mining

District

               GC

 Consolidated 










 Production Data 









 Ore Mined (tonnes)  

245,606

99,667

345,273


206,854

89,196

296,050


 Ore Milled (tonnes) 









 Gold ore 

12,726

-

12,726


-

-

-


 Silver ore 

201,475

98,299

299,774


213,830

89,612

303,442



214,201

98,299

312,500


213,830

89,612

303,442











 Head Grades 









      Silver (gram/tonne) 

235

68



262

75



      Lead  (%) 

3.5

1.1



4.0

1.4



      Zinc (%) 

0.7

2.7



0.7

2.8












 Recovery Rates 









      Silver (%) 

94.9

80.3



95.7

83.0



      Lead  (%) 

94.8

90.9



95.4

90.3



      Zinc (%) 

71.4

90.1



66.4

90.1











 Metal production 









 Gold (ounces) 

1,342

-

1,342


1,100

-

1,100


 Silver (in thousands of ounces) 

1,511

173

1,684


1,674

179

1,853


 Silver equivalent (in thousands of ounces) 

1,622

173

1,795


1,770

179

1,949


 Lead (in thousands of pounds) 

14,552

2,211

16,763


17,647

2,412

20,059


 Zinc (in thousands of pounds) 

2,153

5,251

7,404


2,082

4,892

6,974










 Metals sold 









 Gold  (ounces) 

1,342

-

1,342


1,100

-

1,100


 Silver (in thousands of ounces) 

1,536

167

1,703


1,675

185

1,860


 Lead (in thousands of pounds) 

14,194

2,054

16,248


16,969

2,304

19,273


 Zinc  (in thousands of pounds) 

2,215

5,105

7,320


2,143

4,976

7,119

At the Ying Mining District, 245,606 tonnes of ore were mined, up 19% over Q3 Fiscal 2023, and 214,201 tonnes of ore were milled, a slight increase over Q3 Fiscal 2023. Approximately 1.5 million ounces of silver, 1,342 ounces of gold (or 1.6 million ounces of silver equivalent), 14.6 million pounds of lead, and 2.2 million pounds of zinc were produced, representing increases of 22% and 3%, respectively in gold and zinc, and decreases of 10%, 8% and 18%, respectively, in silver, silver equivalent and lead over Q3 Fiscal 2023. 

The decrease in silver and lead production was mainly due to i) lower head grades achieved due to mining sequences; ii) 60,095 tonnes of ores were stockpiled and will be processed in the fourth quarter during the Chinese New Year; and iii) 12,700 tonnes of gold ores were mined and processed with grades of 1.9 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold, 74 g/t silver, 1.0% lead, and 0.1% zinc to produce gravity gold concentrates, silver-gold-lead (copper) concentrate, and zinc concentrate in Q3 Fiscal 2024. The gold recovery rate for gold ores processed was 91.2%.

At the GC Mine, 99,667 tonnes of ore were mined, up 12% over Q3 Fiscal 2023, and 98,299 tonnes of ore were milled, up 10% over Q3 Fiscal 2023. Approximately 173 thousand ounces of silver, 2.2 million pounds of lead, and 5.3 million pounds of zinc were produced, representing decreases of 3% and 8%, respectively, in silver and lead, and an increase of 7% in zinc, over Q3 Fiscal 2023. The decrease in silver and lead production was mainly due to lower head grades achieved due to mining sequences.

Nine Months Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022 Consolidated Operational Results


 Nine months ended December 31, 2023 


 Nine months ended December 31, 2022 



Ying Mining

District

               GC

 Consolidated 


Ying Mining

District

               GC

 Consolidated 










 Production Data 









 Ore Mined (tonnes)  

679,990

241,968

921,958


636,819

250,316

887,135


 Ore Milled (tonnes) 









 Gold ore 

36,419

-

36,419


-

-

-


 Silver ore 

599,459

232,824

832,283


642,147

251,114

893,261



635,878

232,824

868,702


642,147

251,114

893,261











 Head Grades 









      Silver (gram/tonne) 

241

72



262

73



      Lead  (%) 

3.5

1.2



3.9

1.3



      Zinc (%) 

0.7

2.7



0.7

2.8












 Recovery Rates 









      Silver (%) 

95.0

81.8



95.7

82.5



      Lead  (%) 

95.1

90.7



95.0

89.6



      Zinc (%) 

70.7

90.2



62.3

90.1











 Metal production 









 Gold (ounces) 

5,352

-

5,352


3,400

-

3,400


 Silver (in thousands of ounces) 

4,614

440

5,054


5,027

484

5,511


 Silver equivalent (in thousands of ounces) 

5,080

440

5,520


5,318

484

5,802


 Lead (in thousands of pounds) 

44,952

5,692

50,644


50,566

6,564

57,130


 Zinc (in thousands of pounds) 

6,463

12,363

18,826


5,986

13,900

19,886










 Metals sold 









 Gold  (ounces) 

5,352

-

5,352


3,400

-

3,400


 Silver (in thousands of ounces) 

4,665

431

5,096


5,083

481

5,564


 Lead (in thousands of pounds) 

43,471

5,282

48,753


49,316

6,350

55,666


 Zinc  (in thousands of pounds) 

6,510

12,308

18,818


6,060

13,927

19,987

About Silvercorp

Silvercorp is a Canadian mining company producing silver, gold, lead, and zinc with a long history of profitability and growth potential. The Company's strategy is to create shareholder value by 1) focusing on generating free cashflow from long life mines; 2) organic growth through extensive drilling for discovery; 3) ongoing merger and acquisition efforts to unlock value; and 4) long term commitment to responsible mining and ESG. For more information, please visit our website at www.silvercorpmetals.com.

For further information
Silvercorp Metals Inc.
Lon Shaver
President
Phone: (604) 669-9397
Toll Free 1(888) 224-1881
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.silvercorpmetals.com

CAUTIONARY DISCLAIMER - FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain of the statements and information in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and US securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Any statements or information that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects", "is expected", "anticipates", "believes", "plans", "projects", "estimates", "assumes", "intends", "strategies", "targets", "goals", "forecasts", "objectives", "budgets", "schedules", "potential" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates at the Company's material properties; the sufficiency of the Company's capital to finance the Company's operations; estimates of the Company's revenues and capital expenditures; estimated production from the Company's mines in the Ying Mining District and the GC Mine; timing of receipt of permits and regulatory approvals; availability of funds from production to finance the Company's operations; and access to and availability of funding for future construction, use of proceeds from any financing and development of the Company's properties.

Actual results may vary from forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks relating to: global economic and social impact of COVID-19; fluctuating commodity prices; calculation of resources, reserves and mineralization and precious and base metal recovery; interpretations and assumptions of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates; exploration and development programs; feasibility and engineering reports; permits and licences; title to properties; property interests; joint venture partners; acquisition of commercially mineable mineral rights; financing; recent market events and conditions; economic factors affecting the Company; timing, estimated amount, capital and operating expenditures and economic returns of future production; integration of future acquisitions into the Company's existing operations; competition; operations and political conditions; regulatory environment in China and Canada; environmental risks; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; insurance; risks and hazards of mining operations; key personnel; conflicts of interest; dependence on management; internal control over financial reporting; and bringing actions and enforcing judgments under U.S. securities laws.

This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, without limitation, those referred to in the Company's Annual Information Form under the heading "Risk Factors" and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 40-F, and in the Company's other filings with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  

The Company's forward-looking statements are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management as of the date of this news release, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's assumptions, beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, or changes in any other events affecting such statements. Assumptions may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Consequently, guidance cannot be guaranteed. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Additional information related to the Company, including Silvercorp's Annual Information Form, can be obtained under the Company's profile on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca, on EDGAR at www.sec.gov, and on the Company's website at www.silvercorpmetals.com.

_______________________

1 Silver equivalent is calculated by converting the gold metal quantity to its silver equivalent using the ratio between the net realized selling prices of gold and silver achieved, and then adding the converted amount expressed in silver ounces to the ounces of silver.

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