TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or the "Company") – (TSX: ANX) is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected as the 2016 Miner of the Year by the Newfoundland Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM"). Anaconda was recognized for its achievements in advancing production at the Point Rousse Project, located on the Ming's Bight Peninsula in the Baie Verte Mining District, as well as for its contributions to the communities in which it operates.
In addition, Anaconda's VP of Exploration, Paul McNeill, was elected as Vice President of CIM's Newfoundland Branch.
President and CEO, Dustin Angelo, states, "It is truly an honour to have our team recognized by the Newfoundland Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, as Miner of the Year for 2016. Through the cooperative efforts of our entire workforce and contractors, Anaconda has increased gold production and expanded its presence in the region. We are proud of our unique company culture dedicated to innovation, continuous improvement and building a better future for all of our stakeholders. Company representatives especially appreciated the reference at the awards banquet to our contributions over the past year in support of community organizations in the province, including the Baie Verte region."
Anaconda was previously named CIM's Developer/Miner of the Year in 2010.
ABOUT ANACONDA MINING
Anaconda Mining is a growth-oriented, gold mining and exploration company with a producing project called the Point Rousse Project and an exploration/development project called the Viking Project in Newfoundland.
The Point Rousse Project is approximately 6,300 hectares of property on the Ming's Bight Peninsula located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, Canada. Since 2012, Anaconda has increased its property control by ten-fold on the peninsula and gold production to nearly 16,000 ounces per year. In an effort to expand production, it is currently exploring three primary, prospective gold trends, which have approximately 20 km of cumulative strike length and include five deposits and numerous prospects and showings, all within 8 km of the Pine Cove Mill.
Anaconda also controls the Viking Project, which has approximately 6,225 hectares of property in White Bay, Newfoundland, approximately 100 km by water (180 km via road) from the Pine Cove Mill. The project contains the Thor Deposit and other gold prospects and showings. The company's plan is to discover and develop more resources within these project areas and substantially increase annual production at the Pine Cove Mill from its current rate of nearly 16,000 ounces.
As the only pure play gold producer in Atlantic Canada, Anaconda Mining is turning the rock we live on into a growing and profitable resource. With a young and motivated workforce, innovative technology and the support of local suppliers, Anaconda is investing in the people of Newfoundland & Labrador and giving back to the communities in which we operate – building a better future for all our stakeholders, from the ground up.
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SOURCE Anaconda Mining Inc.