In the fourth quarter of 2013, drilling continued to be focused on district exploration around our operating mines. Good results were obtained at Centauro Deep and Noche Buena, Herradura, Cienega (namely at the Porvenir and San Gregorio veins), and the south vein in Fresnillo.
62,050 metres of core and 18,800 metres of reverse circulation drilling were carried out with 32 rigs, aiming to extend known gold and gold-silver mineralisation to explore new targets at these locations.
Additional intersections with grades were obtained at the Fraile, Gigante and Chorro veins in the Guanajuato District, and on the Rodeo property in Durango. Drilling was initiated at the Guazapares prospect in Chihuahua.
Updated resource and reserve figures will be released at the time of Fresnillo plc's preliminary results once the external technical audit is complete. Safety remains a priority at all of our operations and no lost time accidents were reported in the period.