Miner Fresnillo says explosives permit reinstated in Mexico mine

Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Fresnillo, theworld's largest primary silver producer, has had its explosivespermit reinstated at its Noche Buena mine in northern Mexico,the company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

Fresnillo said the permit had been suspended after a landdispute with a local agrarian community. The Noche Buena mine,which produced 36,690 ounces of gold in 2012 and is run by thecompany's Minera Penmont subsidiary, is now operational,Fresnillo said.

However, Fresnillo said it is still awaiting approval from amagistrate in the northern state of Sonora to reinstateexplosive permits at its Herradura and Soledad mines.

"Fresnillo Plc is currently evaluating the impact on the2013 gold production guidance and will be in a position toupdate the market following the lifting of the suspension of theexplosives permit at Herradura and Soledad," the company said.

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