(Corrects company name to Coeur Mining Inc from Coeur d'Alene
in paragraph 1 and headline)
Feb 20 Silver miner Coeur Mining Inc
reported a fourth-quarter loss due to a $773 million charge it
took to write down the value of its Palmarejo silver-gold mine
in Mexico and the Kensington gold mine in Alaska.
The company, which is banking on its Rochester mine in
Nevada to drive output growth, expects to produce 17
million-18.2 million silver ounces and 220,000-238,000 gold
ounces in 2014.
The company produced 18 million silver ounces and 226,486
gold ounces in 2013.
Net loss was $581.5 million, or $5.77 per share, in the
fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $37.6
million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier.
(Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore; Editing by