Miner Fresnillo hikes full-year gold production guidance

miércoles 20 de julio de 2016 02:36 GYT

July 20 (Reuters) - Precious metals miner Fresnillo Plc increased its forecast for full-year production of gold, and reiterated its guidance for silver.

The company, which mines silver and gold from six mines in Mexico, said it expected to produce 850,000-870,000 ounces of gold this year, compared with an earlier forecast of 775,000-790,000 ounces.

Fresnillo reported on Wednesday a 14.5 percent jump in second-quarter silver production, and a 19.6 percent jump in second-quarter gold production. (Reporting by Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)