Excellon Provides Update on Developments Related to COVID-19 Response
April 2, 2020
Toronto, Ontario – April 2, 2020 – Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN, EXN.WT, OTC:EXLLF and FRA:E4X1) ("Excellon" or the “Company") announces that the Company is in the process of temporarily suspending all mining, milling and exploration activities at its Mexican operations until April 30, 2020, in accordance with the detailed Mexican Presidential Order (the “Order”) issued on March 31st. On March 30th, Mexico declared a state of emergency and issued stricter measures, including the temporary suspension of activities deemed non-essential to containing the COVID-19 pandemic. The Order did not list mining and mineral processing as essential activities. Critical pumping, safety, security and environmental management will continue during this temporary suspension.
“We stand with the People and Government of Mexico, as we all have a part to play in stopping this global pandemic,” stated Brendan Cahill, President and CEO. “We hope that the significant steps Mexico has taken will save lives across the country. We stand ready to safely resume operations at the appropriate time to contribute to our local economies and critical global supply chains.”
As advised on March 20, 2020 (CEO’s Letter to Shareholders), the Company implemented measures at the Platosa Mine and Miguel Auza Mill to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks amongst the workforce and local communities. Excellon will continue to dialog with government authorities to ensure a safe and timely re-start of operations at Platosa and Miguel Auza. The Company’s business continuity plans are in place and the Company is expected to have sufficient liquidity to manage through the temporary suspension of mining operations, with cash and marketable securities totaling US$9.7 million as of March 31, 2020.
Excellon’s 100%-owned Platosa Mine has been Mexico’s highest-grade silver mine since production commenced in 2005. Excellon is focused on optimizing Platosa’s cost and production profile, discovering further high-grade silver and carbonate replacement deposit mineralization on the 14,000-hectare Platosa Project and epithermal silver mineralization on the 100%-owned 45,000-hectare Evolución Property, and capitalizing on current market conditions by acquiring undervalued projects. The Company also holds an option on the 164 km2 Silver City Project in Saxony, Germany, a high-grade epithermal silver district with 750 years of mining history and no modern exploration.
Additional details on Excellon’s properties are available at www.excellonresources.com.
For Further Information, Please Contact:
Excellon Resources Inc.
Brendan Cahill, President & Chief Executive Officer or
Anna Ladd-Kruger, Chief Financial Officer & VP Corporate Development
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