United States Antimony Corporation (“USAC”, OTCBB “uamy.ob”) reported that the Company has entered into a Purchase Agreement on the “Corral Blanco” mill site in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. The mill site includes approximately 100 acres of level ground, a large volume water well, a sandstone quarry that will be used for holding tailings, houses, warehouses, electricity, and it is completely fenced. The site is convenient to the Company’s two deposits in Queretaro and to a major highway and railroad for receiving rock from other deposits.
Construction has begun and includes the preparation of the tailings pond, foundation engineering, preparation of the mill site for pouring concrete foundations, and the moving in of equipment. The mill will have a rated capacity of 150 metric tons per 24 hours with room for expansion. The mill is expected to add materially to USAC’s supply of raw materials. The mill should be ready for shakedown by June 2011. The first antimony-mineralized rock is in route from the Soyatal Mining District. Several thousand tons are also ready from the Company’s antimony-silver deposit. The Los Juarez deposit will be mined by open pit methods using pneumatic jackleg drills and an excavator. A powder magazine has been constructed, and major mining will commence during May 2011.
USAC remains in a sold out condition and is scrambling to bring the mill on stream to provide more raw material on an integrated basis. The Company’s smelter at Madero, Coahuila has now been fully licensed for four furnaces with room for expansion.
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