Toronto – May 14, 2019 – Almonty Industries Inc. (“Almonty” or the “Company”) (TSX: AII / OTCQX: ALMTF / Frankfurt: 1MR) today announced the filing of its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion & analysis for the three and six months ended March 31, 2019. Unless otherwise indicated, all currency amounts contained in this news release are expressed in Canadian dollars.
Lewis Black, Chief Executive Officer of Almonty commented, “These results are continuing to reflect the go-forward cost structure and production profile of Almonty. To highlight this, the Company has seen an increase of 80.3% in EBITDA from mining operations when compared to the same six-month period in 2018. The Company’s outlook for the 2019 year is positive based on current pricing although we did see prices soften compared to the same quarter in 2018 but prices have now stabilized.
As we have recently published on our website, work continues at our 100%-owned Sangdong project. The pilot plant is assembled after some changes we made to the layout and it will begin to produce commercial grade finished concentrate by June 2019. There is currently over 5,000 tons of fresh ore now on surface which is increasing as our mine development continues.
We have passed the 350m mark in our mine development program underground and this continues to confirm the conservatism of our block models. We continue to move forward toward the closing of the previously announced financing for Sangdong.
We believe Almonty is well placed to remain the dominant Western supplier of tungsten concentrate.”
The principal business of Toronto, Canada-based Almonty Industries Inc. is the mining, processing and shipping of tungsten concentrate from its Los Santos Mine in western Spain and its Panasqueira mine in Portugal as well as the development of its Sangdong tungsten mine in Gangwon Province, South Korea and the development of the Valtreixal tin/tungsten project in north western Spain.
The Los Santos Mine was acquired by Almonty in September 2011 and is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salamanca in western Spain and produces tungsten concentrate. The Panasqueira mine, which has been in production since 1896, is located approximately 260 kilometres northeast of Lisbon, Portugal, was acquired in January 2016 and produces tungsten concentrate.
The Sangdong mine, which was historically one of the largest tungsten mines in the world and one of the few long-life, high-grade tungsten deposits outside of China, was acquired in September 2015 through the acquisition of a 100% interest in Woulfe Mining Corp.
Almonty owns 100% of the Valtreixal tin-tungsten project in north-western Spain.
Further information about Almonty’s activities may be found at www.almonty.com and under Almonty’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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