WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - San Gold Corporation (SGR.TO)(SGRCF) today announced preliminary results of operations at its Rice Lake Mining Complex in Manitoba, Canada for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
Third Quarter 2013 Production Highlights
- Gold production of 20,220 ounces.
- Mill production of 175,311 tons.
- Mine production of 167,937 tons.
Third Quarter 2013 Preliminary Operating Results
The Company produced 20,220 ounces of gold in the third quarter, bringing total production for the first nine months of the year to 60,100 ounces. The operation milled 175,311 tons in the quarter at an average daily throughput of 1,906 tons per day and mined 167,937 tons of ore at an average daily rate of 1,825 tons per day. Mill recovery was 93.3% and milled grade was 4.24 grams per tonne. The Company ended the quarter with approximately 7,800 tons in surface stockpiles.
"We are continuing to make excellent progress toward optimizing the Rice Lake Project and driving down our overall spend. For the second consecutive quarter, the Company has met or exceeded production targets while focusing on capital and operating expenditures with the best payback. The Company will enjoy greater operational flexibility going forward as capital development on 16 Level has now crossed the down-dip extension of the Hinge zone and we accelerate development towards the down-dip extension of the 007 zone. Our surface exploration commitments for the year have been largely completed. Expenditure on property, plant and equipment has been successfully reduced without compromise to the execution of our plan," said Ian Berzins, San Gold's President, CEO and Chief Operating Officer.
The Company expects to achieve its production guidance and is tracking towards production of between 75,000 and 85,000 ounces of gold in 2013.
2013 Q3 Financial Results Conference Call
The Company's senior management plans to host a conference call on November 13, 2013 at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the 2013 third quarter financial results and to provide an update of the Company's operating, exploration, and development activities.
Participants may join the conference call by dialing 1 (866) 225-0198 or 1 (416) 340-8061 for participants outside of Canada and the United States. The conference call will also be available by webcast on the Company's website at www.sangold.ca.
A recorded playback of the conference call can be accessed after the event until November 29, 2013 by dialing 1 (800) 408-3053 or 1 (905) 694-9451 for calls outside Canada and the United States. The pass code for the conference call playback is 8568217. The archived audio webcast will also be available on the Company's website at www.sangold.ca.
About San Gold
San Gold is an established Canadian gold producer, explorer, and developer that owns and operates the Rice Lake Mining Complex near Bissett, Manitoba. The Company employs more than 420 people and is committed to the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship. San Gold is on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SGR" and on the OTCQX under the symbol "SGRCF".
For further information on San Gold, please visit www.sangold.ca.
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding forecast gold production, gold grades, recoveries, cash operating costs, potential mineralization, mineral resources, mineral reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to mining and processing of mined ore, achieving projected recovery rates, anticipated production rates and mine life, operating efficiencies, costs and expenditures, changes in mineral resources and conversion of mineral resources to proven and probable mineral reserves, and other information that is based on forecasts of future operational or financial results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.
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There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include, among others, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as future prices of precious metals, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Other MD&A Requirements and Additional Disclosure and Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent quarterly Management's Analysis and Discussion ("MD&A"). Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.