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Lundin Mining Announces 2021 Production Guidance Achieved for All Metals; Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results to be Released February 17, 2022

Lundin Mining Announces 2021 Production Guidance Achieved for All Metals; Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results to be Released February 17, 2022
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Lundin Mining Announces 2021 Production Guidance Achieved for All Metals; Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results to be Released February 17, 2022

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TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2022 /CNW/ – (TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) announces production results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021. The consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021 will be published on February 17, 2022.

Highlights

  • Most recent 2021 annual production guidance was achieved for all metals. Production of 262,884 t of copper was above the midpoint of guidance and an increase of 14% over 2020. Zinc production of 143,797 t was above the midpoint of guidance and an increase over the prior year. Gold production of 167,000 oz exceeded annual guidance.
  • Candelaria copper production of 151,719 t achieved guidance and gold production of 91,000 oz exceeded guidance. Fourth quarter operations were particularly strong, producing 45,573 t of copper and 26,000 oz of gold, the most since the third quarter of 2017. With focus on operational practices, the positive trend of improvement in grade discrepancy continued progressively each month in the fourth quarter and averaged approximately 4%.
  • Chapada copper production of 52,019 t exceeded guidance and gold production of 76,000 oz achieved the top end of annual guidance. The state of Goiás and regions around Chapada have experienced greater than typical precipitation during the rainy season in 2022. Chapada is managing the rainfall well and continues to operate safely.
  • Eagle achieved strong and consistent operating performance again in 2021. Nickel production of 18,353 t and copper production of 18,419 t both achieved annual guidance.
  • Neves-Corvo copper production of 37,941 t achieved the top end of annual guidance and zinc production of 66,031 t was within 1kt of guidance. Fourth quarter operations were the strongest of the year. Construction of the Zinc Expansion Project (ZEP), to double current zinc production capacity and improve per unit operating cost, was substantially completed at the end of 2021 with the commencement of commissioning of the mine materials handling system and the expanded zinc processing plant.
  • Zinkgruvan production of 77,766 t of zinc exceeded annual production guidance.
  • Continuing the trend of annual improvement, Lundin Mining achieved a new best-ever Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) rate in 2021 with a rate of 0.54 per 200,000 person hours worked. This excellent safety result was realized during a year that saw an increase in our operational activities, particularly project related activities at the Neves-Corvo ZEP, and during a period of continuing stressors and distractions stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary of 2021 Production

Q4 2021

Production

Full Year 2021

Production

2021 Production

Guidance1

Copper (t)

Candelaria (100% basis)

45,573

151,719

150,000

155,000

Chapada

14,870

52,019

48,000

50,000

Eagle

3,636

18,419

18,000

20,000

Neves-Corvo

12,100

37,941

36,000

38,000

Zinkgruvan

817

2,786

3,000

4,000

Total Copper

76,996

262,884

255,000

267,000

Zinc (t)

Neves-Corvo

18,750

66,031

67,000

70,000

Zinkgruvan

18,080

77,766

73,000

76,000

Total Zinc

36,830

143,797

140,000

146,000

Gold (oz)

Candelaria (100% basis)

26,000

91,000

85,000

90,000

Chapada

20,000

76,000

73,000

76,000

Total Gold

46,000

167,000

158,000

166,000

Nickel (t)

Eagle

4,101

18,353

18,000

20,000

Total Nickel

4,101

18,353

18,000

20,000

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results Date

Results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021 will be published on Thursday February 17, 2022.

The Company will hold a telephone conference call and webcast at 08:00 ET, 14:00 CET on Friday February 18, 2022. Conference call details are provided below. Please call in 10 minutes before the conference starts.

Call-in number for the conference call (North America): +1 647 788 4922
Call-in number for the conference call (North America Toll Free): +1 877 223 4471
Call-in number for the conference call (Sweden): 02 00 123 522

To view the live webcast presentation, please log on using this direct link: https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowUUID=5FC47C1B-ED4D-4F01-B238-3CEBD68F4298.

The presentation slideshow will also be available in PDF format on the Lundin Mining website www.lundinmining.com before the conference call.

A replay of the telephone conference will be available after the completion of the call until March 18, 2022.

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1 Guidance as most recently disclosed in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Call-in numbers for the replay are (North America): +1 800 585 8367 or +1 416 621 4642

The passcode for the replay is: 8270928

A replay of the webcast will be available by clicking on the direct link above.

About Lundin Mining

Lundin Mining is a diversified Canadian base metals mining company with operations in Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Sweden and the United States of America, primarily producing copper, zinc, gold and nickel.

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Mining under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below on January 14, 2022 at 02:00 Eastern Time.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this document constitute forward-looking information, including but not limited to statements regarding the Company’s plans, prospects and business strategies; the Company’s guidance on the timing and amount of future production and its expectations regarding the results of operations; expected costs; permitting requirements and timelines; timing and possible outcome of pending litigation; the results of any Preliminary Economic Assessment, Feasibility Study, or Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve estimations, life of mine estimates, and mine and mine closure plans; anticipated market prices of metals, currency exchange rates, and interest rates; the development and implementation of the Company’s Responsible Mining Management System; the Company’s ability to comply with contractual and permitting or other regulatory requirements; anticipated exploration and development activities at the Company’s projects; and the Company’s integration of acquisitions and any anticipated benefits thereof. Words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “contemplate”, “target”, “plan”, “goal”, “aim”, “intend”, “continue”, “budget”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “can”, “could”, “should”, “schedule” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon various estimates and assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management, including that the Company can access financing, appropriate equipment and sufficient labor; assumed and future price of copper, nickel, zinc, gold and other metals; anticipated costs; ability to achieve goals; the prompt and effective integration of acquisitions; that the political environment in which the Company operates will continue to support the development and operation of mining projects; and assumptions related to the factors set forth below. While these factors and assumptions are considered reasonable by Lundin Mining as at the date of this document in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, these statements are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: risks inherent in mining including but not limited to risks to the environment, industrial accidents, catastrophic equipment failures, unusual or unexpected geological formations or unstable ground conditions, and natural phenomena such as earthquakes, flooding or unusually severe weather; uninsurable risks; global financial conditions and inflation; changes in the Company’s share price, and volatility in the equity markets in general; volatility and fluctuations in metal and commodity prices; the threat associated with outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the COVID-19 virus; changing taxation regimes; reliance on a single asset; delays or the inability to obtain, retain or comply with permits; risks related to negative publicity with respect to the Company or the mining industry in general; health and safety risks; exploration, development or mining results not being consistent with the Company’s expectations; unavailable or inaccessible infrastructure and risks related to ageing infrastructure; actual ore mined and/or metal recoveries varying from Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve estimates, estimates of grade, tonnage, dilution, mine plans and metallurgical and other characteristics; risks associated with the estimation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits including but not limited to models relating thereto; ore processing efficiency; community and stakeholder opposition; information technology and cybersecurity risks; potential for the allegation of fraud and corruption involving the Company, its customers, suppliers or employees, or the allegation of improper or discriminatory employment practices, or human rights violations; regulatory investigations, enforcement, sanctions and/or related or other litigation; uncertain political and economic environments, including in Brazil and Chile; risks associated with the structural stability of waste rock dumps or tailings storage facilities; estimates of future production and operations; estimates of operating, cash and all-in sustaining cost estimates; civil disruption in Chile; the potential for and effects of labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or shortages of labor or interruptions in production; risks related to the environmental regulation and environmental impact of the Company’s operations and products and management thereof; exchange rate fluctuations; reliance on third parties and consultants in foreign jurisdictions; climate change; risks relating to attracting and retaining of highly skilled employees; compliance with environmental, health and safety laws; counterparty and credit risks and customer concentration; litigation; risks inherent in and/or associated with operating in foreign countries and emerging markets; risks related to mine closure activities and closed and historical sites; changes in laws, regulations or policies including but not limited to those related to mining regimes, permitting and approvals, environmental and tailings management, labor, trade relations, and transportation; internal controls; challenges or defects in title; the estimation of asset carrying values; historical environmental liabilities and ongoing reclamation obligations; the price and availability of key operating supplies or services; competition; indebtedness; compliance with foreign laws; existence of significant shareholders; liquidity risks and limited financial resources; funding requirements and availability of financing; enforcing legal rights in foreign jurisdictions; dilution; risks relating to dividends; risks associated with acquisitions and related integration efforts, including the ability to achieve anticipated benefits, unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to integration and diversion of management time on integration; activist shareholders and proxy solicitation matters; and other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those described in the “Risk and Uncertainties” section of the Annual Information Form and the “Managing Risks” section of the Company’s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2020, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company’s profile. All of the forward-looking statements made in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, forecast or intended and readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which may have been used. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate and forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. Readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein speaks only as of the date of this document. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forwardlooking information or to explain any material difference between such and subsequent actual events, except as required by applicable law.

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Court of Appeals Rules Favorably on PolyMet Water Permit

MPCA to conduct "Maui" testSt. Paul, Minnesota–(Newsfile Corp. – January 24, 2022) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals today affirmed nearly all aspects…

MPCA to conduct “Maui” test

St. Paul, Minnesota–(Newsfile Corp. – January 24, 2022) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals today affirmed nearly all aspects of the water discharge permit for the NorthMet Project, overruling six of the seven challenges to the permit made by mining opponents, according to Poly Met Mining, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM) (NYSE American: PLM) (together “PolyMet” or the “company”).

The Court of Appeals affirmed virtually every aspect of PolyMet’s permit at issue. In particular, the court endorsed the district court’s factual findings regarding the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s interactions during the permitting process; agreed with MPCA’s application of state law governing groundwater discharges; upheld the agency’s conclusion that PolyMet’s project has no reasonable potential to violate water quality standards; agreed with MPCA’s finding that PolyMet’s project will not violate the Fond du Lac Band’s water quality standards; and affirmed the agency’s denial of mining opponents’ requests for a contested case hearing.

In its decision the panel concluded that the MPCA should still consider whether “any discharges to groundwater will be the functional equivalent of a discharge to navigable waters, and thus, whether the Clean Water Act applies to those discharges.” The Court remanded the permit to the MPCA to conduct this functional-equivalence analysis, which the U.S. Supreme Court established in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, a new precedent set more than a year after PolyMet’s permit was issued.

“We are pleased that we have prevailed on the majority of the issues and the court has narrowed the case to just this single issue regarding Maui, where considerable scientific data already exists,” said Jon Cherry, chairman, president and CEO. “MPCA has already determined there is not a permittable discharge to groundwater and we are optimistic the agency will reach the same conclusion from the Maui test. This will mean a little more process, but it gives us a clear roadmap to the reactivation of this permit,” Cherry said.

The NorthMet mine will feed the mineral supply chain to meet the growing global demand for copper, nickel, cobalt and other metals needed for the U.S. and global transition to clean energy technologies such as solar and wind farms, battery storage and electric mobility, Cherry said. Most of the known resources of nickel and cobalt in the U.S. are found in Minnesota according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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About PolyMet

PolyMet is a mine development company that owns 100% of the NorthMet Project, the first large-scale project to have received permits within the Duluth Complex in northeastern Minnesota, one of the world’s major, undeveloped mining regions. NorthMet has significant proven and probable reserves of copper, nickel and palladium – metals vital to infrastructure improvements and global carbon reduction efforts – in addition to marketable reserves of cobalt, platinum and gold. When operational, NorthMet will become one of the leading producers of nickel, palladium and cobalt in the U.S., providing a much needed, responsibly mined source of these critical and essential metals.

Located in the Mesabi Iron Range, the project will provide economic diversity while leveraging the region’s established supplier network and skilled workforce and generate a level of activity that will have a significant effect in the local economy. For more information: www.polymetmining.com.

For further information, please contact:

Media
Bruce Richardson, Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 (651) 389-4111
[email protected]

Investor Relations
Tony Gikas, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (651) 389-4110
[email protected]

PolyMet Disclosures

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning anticipated developments in PolyMet’s operations in the future. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “potential,” “possible,” “projects,” “plans,” and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions or results “will,” “may,” “could,” or “should” occur or be achieved or their negatives or other comparable words. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding the ability to receive environmental and operating permits, job creation, and the effect on the local economy, or other statements that are not a statement of fact. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements due to risks facing PolyMet or due to actual facts differing from the assumptions underlying its predictions.

PolyMet’s forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made, and PolyMet does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s beliefs, expectations and opinions should change.

Specific reference is made to risk factors and other considerations underlying forward-looking statements discussed in PolyMet’s most recent Annual Report on Form 40-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and in our other filings with Canadian securities authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Annual Report on Form 40-F also contains the company’s mineral resource and other data as required under National Instrument 43-101.

No regulatory authority has reviewed or accepted responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Discovery Harbour Announces Fortuity 89, Nevada Drilling Underway

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 24, 2022) – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV: DHR) (OTC Pink: DCHRF) (FSE: 4GW) (the "Company"…

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 24, 2022) – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV: DHR) (OTC Pink: DCHRF) (FSE: 4GW) (the “Company” or “Discovery Harbour“) announces that Newcrest Resources, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest Mining Limited (“Newcrest“), has confirmed that its planned drill program at Fortuity 89, Nevada is underway.

Subject to the continued impacts of COVID-19, Newcrest plans to drill a minimum of eight drill holes and 3,400 metres to test a series of low sulphidation epithermal gold targets on Fortuity 89. Newcrest has implemented a comprehensive safety plan for the drill program, including extensive COVID-19 protocols.

Newcrest completed an initial exploration program in 2021 which included a geophysical program encompassing a 675 line kilometre drone airborne magnetic survey, a 250 station ground gravity survey and a 45 line kilometre audio band magnetotellurics (AMT) resistivity survey as well as geological and alteration mapping and sampling with a soil geochemical program (see news release July 14, 2021). The three geophysical surveys showed anomalies consistent between each different geophysical method and the geological and alteration mapping, establishing promising drill targets. The drill targets are proximal to a very limited outcrop on Fortuity 89 and extend into a large plain overlain by a gravel cover.

Newcrest’s program was designed to evaluate the limited outcrop and provide interpreted extrapolations of the geological and structural mineralization controls, which are prospective for concealed low sulphidation epithermal gold mineralization below the shallow unconsolidated alluvial gravels.

Mark Fields, President & CEO of Discovery Harbour comments, “Newcrest has planned this drill program so it can be executed in the most effective manner to test the targets they identified. We are looking forward to the results as they become available.”

Alan Morris, CPG, is the Qualified Person for Discovery Harbour as defined in NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release.

About Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour is focused on sourcing, exploring and developing mineral properties in mining-friendly jurisdictions. Its current primary focus is the drill program on Caldera, a low sulphidation epithermal gold project in Nevada. Additionally, Discovery Harbour has an agreement with Newcrest Mining Limited on its Fortuity 89 property in Nevada.

About Newcrest

Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) (TSX: NCM) (PNGX: NCM) is one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Its purpose is to create a brighter future for people through safe and responsible mining. Newcrest owns and operates a portfolio of predominantly low cost, long life mines and a strong pipeline of brownfield and greenfield exploration projects – predominantly in the Asia-Pacific and North and South America.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DISCOVERY HARBOUR RESOURCES CORP.

“Mark Fields”

Mark Fields, B. Sc. (Geology), B.Comm.(Hon.)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Discovery Harbour Resources Corp.
Tel: (604) 681-3170
Fax: (604) 681-3552

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward‐looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward‐looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of Discovery Harbour. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and Discovery Harbour’s plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward‐looking information, including: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) exploration results, (iii) permitting requirements or (iv) the financial position of the Company. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward‐looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, Discovery Harbour does not intend to update these forward‐looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Angkor Resources Corp. to Present at Sequire Metals & Mining Conference on January 27th, 2022

Presentation on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 at 14:00 ET

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – TheNewswire – Jan.  24, 2022 – Angkor Resources Corp. (TSXV:ANK) and…

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – TheNewswire – Jan.  24, 2022 – Angkor Resources Corp. (TSXV:ANK) and (OTC:ANKOF) (“Angkor” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it will be presenting virtually at the upcoming Sequire Metals & Mining Conference on Thursday, January 27th at 2:00 ET.  Delayne Weeks, CEO of Angkor, will be giving the presentation.

Event:        Angkor Resources Corp.

Presentation at the Sequire Metals & Mining Conference

Date:         Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Time:         2:00 – 2:25 ET, Track 3

 

Register to watch the presentation HERE. Investors can also request 1×1 meetings with Angkor on the event website.

 

Summary of Sequire Metals & Mining Conference

With a massive uptick in the mining industry and electric vehicles on the rise, Sequire is spending the entire day with public mining companies and industry experts exploring possibilities, opportunities, and the latest news.

 

ABOUT ANGKOR RESOURCES CORP.

Angkor Resources Corp. is a public company, listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange, and is a leading resource optimizer in Cambodia with multiple mineral licenses in NE quadrant of the country and approval for negotiations on Production Sharing Contract (PSC) terms for Block VIII energy and oil and gas concession, a 7,300 square kilometre oil and gas license in Cambodia.

CONTACT:

Delayne Weeks, CEO        Telephone: +1 (780) 831-8722                Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.angkorresources.ca  or follow us on Twitter @AngkorResources

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to the potential for gold and/or other minerals at any of the Company’s properties, the prospective nature of any claims comprising the Company’s property interests, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory approvals, uncertainty of sample results, timing and results of future exploration, and the availability of financing.  Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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