Hudbay’s Acquisitiono of Mining Properties Near its Constancia Mine in Peru


Hernández & Cía. Abogados, Estudio Echecopar (baker Mckenzie) and McCarthy Tétrault advised on the deal

Hudbay Minerals Inc. (“Hudbay” or the “company”) (TSX:HBM) (NYSE:HBM) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, HudBay Peru S.A.C., has entered into the following agreements to acquire mining properties in southern Peru near its Constancia mine: (i) an option agreement with a private Peruvian consortium to earn a 100% interest in the Caballito (formerly Katanga) and Maria Reyna mining properties; and (ii) an agreement to acquire from Panoro Minerals Ltd. 100% of the Kusiorcco mining properties.

The Caballito property, located approximately three kilometers northwest of Constancia, is a 120-hectare (297-acre) concession block and is the site of the former Katanga mine, which was in intermittent copper oxide production from the early 1900s to the early 1990s.

The Maria Reyna property, located within ten kilometers of Constancia, is a 5,850-hectare (14,456-acre) concession block. Diamond drilling by a previous optionee of the Maria Reyna property resulted in a copper skarn-porphyry discovery. Geophysical surveys and geological mapping have also been conducted on the property and the area remains very prospective for additional discoveries.

The Kusiorcco property, located within seven kilometers of Constancia, is a 3,962-hectare (9,790-acre) concession block nearby the Caballito and Maria Reyna properties.

Hudbay is commencing permitting, community relations and technical activities required to access and conduct drilling activities on the concessions and expects to provide further details on its exploration plans for these properties in due course. These mineral properties are situated within the regional mineralization trend of the Andahuaylas-Yauri belt and provide Hudbay with a large, contiguous block of mineral rights to explore for mineable deposits within trucking distance of the Constancia processing facility. The appendix attached to this news release highlights the location of the acquired mining properties relative to Hudbay’s Constancia mine and the Pampacancha deposit.

Hudbay (TSX:HBM) (NYSE:HBM) is an integrated mining company primarily producing copper concentrate (containing copper, gold and silver), zinc concentrate and zinc metal. With assets in North and South America, the company is focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Hudbay owns four polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan (Canada) and Cusco (Peru), and a copper project in Arizona (United States).

Hernández & Cía. advised Hudbay Minerals Inc. with a team including Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui (Picture), Diego Carrión, Milagros Bustillos Pinto, Lorena Tanji García, Patricia Tamashiro and Harold Callo Sánchez.

Estudio Echecopar (Baker McKenzie) and McCarthy Tétrault advised the sellers.

Involved fees earner: Luis Rodríguez-Mariátegui – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Lorena Tanji – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Diego Carrión – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Harold Callo Sánchez – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Milagros Bustillos Pinto – Hernández & Cía Abogados; Patricia Tamashiro – Hernández & Cía Abogados;

Law Firms: Hernández & Cía Abogados;

Clients: HudBay Minerals Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.