Sierra Metals Announces Record First Quarter 2013 Production Results

 

 

Toronto, Ontario – April 30, 2013 – Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX-V:SMT) (BVL:SMT) (“Sierra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its production results for the first quarter of 2013.

Press Release Highlights:

  • Total tonnes processed of 317,637 in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 286,022 tonnes in the same period of 2012. An 11% increase year-over-year.
     
  • Total silver (“Ag”) production of 610,407 ounces (“oz”) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 584,284 oz for the same period of 2012. A 4% increase year-over-year.
     
  • Total copper (“Cu”) production of 4.1 million pounds (“lb”) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 3.9 million lb for the same period of 2012. A 5% increase year-over-year.
     
  • Total lead (“Pb”) production of 8.6 million lb in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 7.9 million lb for the same period of 2012. An 8% increase year-over-year.
     
  • Total zinc (“Zn”) production of 13.3 million lb in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 13.6 million lb for the same period of 2012. A 2% decrease year-over-year.
     
  • Total gold (“Au”) production from the Yauricocha Mine was 1,598 ounces in the first quarter 2013 compared to 3,025 ounces for the same period of 2012. A 47% decrease year-over-year.

 

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