Orvana currently has two main projects. Further information is provided in sections on each of these projects.
El Valle-Boinás/Carlés (“EVBC”) Mines are located in the Rio Narcea Gold Belt in
Northern Spain, close to the port city of Avilés. In September 2009, Orvana
acquired Kinbauri Gold for the El Valle-Boinás/Carlés Project, which is an
excellent fit with Orvana’s strategic growth plans and its experience bringing
underground mines into production.
The Don Mario district is located in the Chiquitos Province of eastern Bolivia and has three main mineral deposits of which the largest is the Don Mario Lower Mineralized Zone low-cost gold mine. This low-cost gold deposit was depleted in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 after producing more than 420,000 ounces of gold. The second, lower-grade, Las Tojas gold deposit, commenced production in August 2009 and was depleted in April of 2011. The third deposit, the Upper Mineralized Zone (“UMZ”) open-pit copper gold-silver deposit commenced Commercial production in January 2012. The UMZ has an estimated remaining mine life of two years.
Forward Looking Statements