Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX:AXR,NYSEMKT:AXU) announced that during the third quarter of 2013, it produced 452,392 ounces of silver from its Yukon Territory-based Bellekeno mine.
As quoted in the press release:
Bellekeno mining and milling operations were completed in early September under the previously-announced winter suspension plan. Third quarter results accordingly reflect 64 operational days, and mill throughput over that period averaged 321 tonnes per day.
Clynt Nauman, Alexco’s president and CEO, commented:
Despite an abbreviated quarter heading into an interim suspension of operations over the Yukon winter, the performance of our employees has been exemplary, resulting in increased throughput, increased grade and outstanding recoveries. This operations performance combined with our recent exploration success at Flame & Moth simply means we roll up our sleeves and focus even harder on generating the most efficient production plan in 2014, with market conditions and other circumstances also considered.