Final Bridge Repairs Completed at El Teniente
April 4, 2007
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - April 4/CNW/Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARG) ("Amerigo" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that El Teniente has completed final repairs to the bridge and adjoining section of the tailings launder leading to El Teniente's Caren tailings impoundment. The full flow of fresh tailings has been restored to the Company's MVC operations.
As a result of the interruptions in tailings flow for these repairs and for the annual maintenance shutdown in January, the plant was in operation less than 80% of regular hours during the quarter. Notwithstanding these stoppages, production for Q1-2007 was a strong 6.33 million pounds of copper and 123,448 pounds of molybdenum.
MVC is also in the process of preparing the hydraulic monitors and submersible miner in anticipation of receiving formal approval from El Teniente to once again begin extraction of the “in situ” tailings from the Colihues tailings impoundment.
Amerigo will provide an additional update after receipt of further information from El Teniente.
Amerigo Resources Ltd. is a Canadian junior company producing copper and molybdenum from its MVC operations near Santiago, Chile. Tel: (604) 681-2802; Fax: (604) 682-2802; Web: www.amerigoresources.com; Listing: ARG:TSX
For further information, please contact:
Michael J. Kuta, General Counsel & Secretary
Amerigo Resources Ltd
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