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Fresnillo's price boost hit by costs

Precious metals miner Fresnillo (LN:FRES) raked in the cash in 2017 thanks to strong prices but earnings were hit by higher-than-expected costs.

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Saucito tailings will be treated at the new Pyrites plant, which will be finished this year

The Mexico-focused silver and gold producer upped its profit year-on-year by 32% to US$560 million.

EBITDA was flat year-on-year at $1 billion.

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