|07:14 EDT||PPP||Primero Mining produces 26,300 gold equivalent ounces in Q4|
Primero Mining said it produced 26,300 gold equivalent ounces during Q4. This resulted in annual 2012 production of 111,130 gold equivalent ounces, within the company's increased guidance range of 110,000 to 120,000 gold equivalent ounces. The company produced 23,140 ounces of gold and 1.31 million ounces of silver in Q4, 15% and 10% higher, respectively, than the Q4 of 2011, due mainly to higher throughput. This resulted in the company producing 87,899 ounces of gold and 5.13M ounces of silver in full year 2012, 10% and 12% higher than 2011 respectively.