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CARSON CITY, Nev., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexus Gold US (OTCQB:MXSG) is a company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, development and production of mining properties and conducts salvage operations for the recovery of precious metals.
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Mexus is pleased to announce that Mexus Trinidad JV has instituted operations to produce gold and silver on a twenty four hour basis. The re-crushing equipment and ore placement activities are also maintaining a twenty four hour schedule. We have increased the pregnant solution flow rate from an initial 1,050 gallons per minute (gpm) to 1,200 gpm and anticipate achieving 1,800 gpm as the re-crushing of the existing ore on the pad provides addition surface area. The target flow rate with an average of 0.10 parts per million (ppm) gold and 1.50 ppm silver is expected to produced 31.50 ounces gold and 473 ounces silver per day. The re-crushing of Pad 6 materials has charged the leach pad with finer rock that supports the more effective leaching of the contained gold and silver. The Pad is under spray and our hourly geochemical testing of the recovered leach fluids indicates approximately 156 ounces of gold and 3,950 ounces of silver has been accumulated thus far. We continue to sprinkle and leach the precious metals as new areas of the pads are re-crushed and also placed under leach production. The pads contain an estimated 2.5 million tons of materials to be reprocessed.