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McEwen Mining Declares Commercial Production El Gallo Phase 1 In Mexico

TORONTO, ON - McEwen Mining Inc. reported that it has successfully achieved commercial production at El Gallo Phase 1 in Sinaloa State, Mexico on January 1, 2012. On September 24th, the Company announced that it had poured its first bar of gold at the mine. Subsequent to the first pour, the mine has been steadily increasing mine, crusher and leaching production and is now operating at 90% of the designed capacity. Final ramp-up is expected to be achieved during the First Quarter. El Gallo Phase 1 is forecasted to produce approximately 30,000 ounces in 2013. Operating costs will be reported starting in the First Quarter.
McEwen Mining''s principal assets consist of the San José Mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest); the El Gallo Complex in Sinaloa, Mexico; the Gold Bar Project in Nevada, the Los Azules Project in San Juan, Argentina and a large portfolio of exploration properties in Argentina, Nevada and Mexico.