Fortuna's Peruvian Operations Not Affected By National Strike
July 2, 2008 - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX-V: FVI / Lima Exchange:
FVI) wishes to confirm that operations at our Caylloma Mine in southern
Peru are unaffected by the miners' union strike which started on Monday
this week. All of our mine and office personnel are conducting their
activities normally as the mine is non-unionized.
In addition, we are pleased to inform that at Caylloma the processing
plant throughput average for the month of June is 950 tpd, up from 750
tpd in January. Currently, the Company is working on optimizing the
crushing and mill circuits at the plant to be able to reach 1100 tpd by
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a growth oriented, silver and base metal
producer focused on mining opportunities in Latin America. Our primary
assets are the Caylloma Silver Mine in southern Peru and the San Jose
Silver-Gold Project in southern Mexico. The Company is aggressively
pursuing additional acquisition opportunities. For more information,
please visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not take
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Jorge Alberto Ganoza Durant
President, CEO and Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Symbol: TSX-V: FVI / Lima: FVI
Lima office: Carlos Baca - Tel: 511-616-6060
Vancouver office: Erin Ostrom - Tel: 604-484-4085
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