Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN) has reported a significant increase in grades and tonnage at its Platosa mine in Mexico. By mining the high-grade
623 manto and ramping up production from 125 tpd in Q2 2017 to 200 tpd, the company was able to increase metal AgEq production by 96% compared to Q3
2016. The company also completed the first stage of a new tailings management facility at their milling facility in Miguel Auza, Zacatecas, which,
once in commission, will allow for a 300 tpd production rate in five stages for approximately 19 years. The commissioning of this facility is in line
with the company’s plan to continue expanding their resource base and the mine’s production rate. Management also pointed out that their AISC decreased
during this past quarter to approximately $11-$13 per payable silver ounce. As previously suggested, the production and cost improvements are a direct
result of the company’s recently completed mine optimization plan which has resulted in dry mining conditions in higher grade areas. In our view, these
operational improvements are key to enhancing the company’s value and liquidity in the years to come. Excellon currently trades similarly to peers
at 5.9x 2017e EV/CF versus peers at 5.8x 2017e EV/CF. Ongoing exploration should be an important catalyst for the company, as they highlight the potential
to expand and grow operations in the near-term.
Priced as of close October 16, 2017
Derek Macpherson | VP Mining Analysis
Victoria Ellis Hayes | Associate
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