GoGold Produced 307,822 Silver Eq Ounces, at Cash Costs of $5.44 per Silver Eq Ounce in the quarter
HALIFAX, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) ("GoGold") reports production from the Parral heap leach facility ("Parral") in Chihuahua, Mexico, of 307,822 of silver equivalent ounces at a cash cost of $5.44 for the quarter ending September 30, 2015. The Company has now produced in excess of one million silver equivalent ounces at Parral at a cash cost of $5.76 per silver equivalent ounce. The company believes that Parral is and will continue to be one of the lowest cost silver producers in Mexico.
The cash costs at Parral have consistently been below $6.00 per silver equivalent ounce for the past three consecutive quarters. Parral is a high margin asset that has resulted in the Company being profitable each quarter subsequent to declaring commercial production in the current low metal price environment.
The overall recoveries at Parral continue to be consistent with those in the prefeasibility study, although the time required to achieve full recovery has been longer than the metallurgical test work indicated. The unique nature of Parral is that it is a single lift heap leach pad which allows better determination of the actual recoveries from each section of the pad. The first phase of the pad has achieved cumulative recoveries approaching 50% silver which is the target recovery determined from the metallurgical test work.
Typically during the July to September quarter, heap leach pads in Mexico experience lower production rates due to the rainy season. The rainy season negatively impacts material moisture content and stacking volume and causes solution dilution. All of these factors as expected contributed to lower production this quarter as compared to the prior quarter.
The following table outlines the key performance indicators during the last quarter:
Table 1. Key Performance Indicators
|Key performance indicator*:||Quarter ended
Sept 30, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2015
June 30, 2015
Sept 30, 2015
|Total tonnes stacked||230,137||335,181||405,596||468,287||375,734|
|Gold production (oz)||167||237||318||687||733|
|Silver production (oz)||104,444||212,342||292,267||356,617||252,300|
|Silver equivalent production (oz)***||115,667||230,240||315,804||408,024||307,822|
|Cash costs per Silver ounce**||$ 5.17||$ 5.79||$ 5.01||$ 4.29||$3.33|
|Cash costs per Silver equivalent ounce***||$ 6.46||$ 6.62||$ 5.64||$ 5.54||$5.44|
|Operating costs per tonne stacked||$ 7.16||$ 9.49||$ 8.33||$ 8.91||$10.60|
|Realized silver price||$ 18.46||$ 15.38||$ 16.03||$ 15.67||$ 14.46|
|Mine Site EBITDA||$ 1,324,124||$ 1,326,758||$ 2,855,272||$ 4,810,412||$ 3,133,555|
*Internal unaudited estimate **Using Gold as a by-product credit ***Gold is converted using actual realized prices
Mr. Robert Harris P.Eng. Is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information of this release. All dollar figures have been expressed in USD.
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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from GoGold's expectations include exploration and development risks associated with the GoGold's projects, the failure to establish estimated mineral resources or mineral reserves, volatility of commodity prices, variations of recovery rates and global economic conditions. For additional information with respect to risk factors applicable to GoGold, reference should be made to GoGold's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with securities regulators, including, but not limited to, GoGold's Annual Information Form. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date of this release.
SOURCE GoGold Resources Inc.