Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX: ASND) (OTCQX: ASDRF; FRA: 2D9) (“Ascendant” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, American Pacific Honduras S.A. de C.V (“AMPAC”) closed a US$5 million short-term revolving credit facility (the “credit facility”) with Banco Financiera Comercial Hondurena S.A. (“Ficohsa”) based out of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX:ASND) (OTCQX:ASDRF) (FRA:2D9) (“Ascendant” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from 40 diamond drill holes (12,015 metres) as part of the 2018 exploration and definition drilling program at its El Mochito mine in Honduras. These results come after the release of the Company’s newly reported Mineral Resources and Reserves Estimate and National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report (see press release dated May 28th, 2018), which almost tripled contained zinc in Mineral Reserves and extended its life of mine to more than 7 years. The drilling is split between step-out (66%) and in-fill (34%) drill holes, and targets extensions of four ore bodies, namely Porvenir, Santa Elena, Port Royal Manto and Esperanza (See Figure 1 and Tables 1 & 2 below). These results continue to support the Company’s goals of increasing tonnage for further Mineral Reserve and Resource growth and identifying higher-grade ore at El Mochito that can quickly be brought into the mine plan.
Record contained metal production of 21.4 million ZnEq lbs, an increase of 9% over Q4 2017 and 57% over Q1 2017
•ZnEq grade of 6.1%, representing an increase of 15% over 5.3% ZnEq in Q4 2017 and 9% over Q1 2017
•Cash balance of US$13.1 million at March 31, 2018 vs US$8.0 million at year end 2017
•Quarterly tonnes milled of 186,955 vs 198,354 tonnes in Q4 2017 and 131,116 in Q1 2017
For Ascendant Resources (T.ASND) , 2017 was an extremely successful turnaround year. The Company’s El Mochito zinc, lead and silver mine located in Honduras has been in continuous operations for 70 years but, over the course of recent years, suffered from underinvestment and some neglect from its previous operator. With its recently released 2017 full year production results and 2018 guidance, it is now clear Ascendant is well positioned to build on the strong operational successes of 2017 with tremendous long-term opportunity remaining at El Mochito yet to be fully harnessed.
Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX:ASND) (OTCQX:ASDRF) (FRA:2D9) (“Ascendant” or the “Company”) today issues a correction to the drilling results reported within the January 18, 2018 press release, with the updated information presented below in Table 1.
Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX:ASND) (OTCQX:ASDRF) (FRA:2D9) (“Ascendant” or the “Company”) announces the results from an additional 35 diamond drill holes totaling 5,945 meters (427 samples) as part of its 2017 underground exploration and resource definition drilling program at its El Mochito mine in Honduras.