VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 16, 2019 / FIORE GOLD LTD. (TSXV: F) (OTCQB: FIOGF) (“Fiore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce preliminary production results for the Company’s third fiscal quarter (“Q3”) ended June 30th, 2019 for its Pan open pit mine in White Pine County, Nevada.
- Record quarterly gold production of 11,573 ounces, an 8% increase over the preceding quarter
- Gold sales of 11,504 ounces, a 7% increase over the preceding quarter
- Mined ore production in fiscal Q3 slightly above plan at approximately 14,114 tons per day with the stripping ratio at 1.7
- 22,638 man-hours worked, achieving our goal of zero reportable incidents, zero reportable accidents, and zero lost-time injuries. Currently the operation is at 1,138 consecutive days of attaining this Triple-Zero achievement
- Transition from Run of Mine to 100% crushed ore placement underway with commissioning of Pan Mine primary crushing circuit
- Drilling and metallurgical work underway at the federally permitted Gold Rock project in support of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) at the end of calendar 2019
Tim Warman, Fiore’s CEO commented, “Our team at the Pan Mine had another record quarter for gold production with over eleven thousand ounces produced without compromising our high standards for safety and environmental protection. This was also the final quarter for Pan as a run-of-mine operation as the new primary crushing circuit comes online. With Pan running extremely well, our focus has turned to our adjacent Gold Rock project which we intend to advance towards development and production, beginning with the current drilling and metallurgical program that will lead into a PEA by year-end. Our plan is to transition directly from a positive PEA to a full Feasibility Study, with the goal at arriving at a construction decision by mid-2021.”
The scientific and technical information relating to Fiore Gold’s properties contained in this press release was approved by Tim Warman, P.Geo., Fiore Gold’s Chief Executive Officer and a "Qualified Person" under National Instrument 43-101.
Our corporate strategy is to grow Fiore Gold into a 150,000 ounce per year gold producer. To achieve this, we intend to:
- continue to grow gold production at the Pan Mine, while increasing the resource and reserve base
- advance the development of the nearby Gold Rock project
- acquire additional production or near-production assets to complement our existing operations
On behalf of FIORE GOLD LTD.
Chief Executive Officer
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” and “forward looking information” (as defined under applicable securities laws), based on management’s best estimates, assumptions and current expectations. Such statements include but are not limited to, statements regarding , expectations for future performance of the Pan Mine, that the Pan Mine will transition away from Run of Mine operations toward primary crushing, plans for drilling and metallurgical testing, plans for a Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Gold Rock project, plans of a Feasibility Study for the Gold Rock project, expectations regarding production at the Gold Rock project, growing gold production at the Pan Mine while increasing the resource and reserve base, advancing exploration and development of the Gold Rock project, goal to become a 150,000-ounce producer, goal to acquire additional production or near production assets, and other statements, estimates or expectations. Often, but not always, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects”, “expected”, “budgeted”, “targets”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “aims”, “will”, “believes”, “projects” and similar expressions (including negative variations) which by their nature refer to future events. By their very nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Fiore Gold’s control. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Forward looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, as well as a number of assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company concerning, among other things, anticipated geological formations, potential mineralization, future plans for exploration and/or development, potential future production, ability to obtain permits for future operations, drilling exposure, and exploration budgets and timing of expenditures, all of which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement of Fiore Gold to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to vary materially from results anticipated by such forward looking statements include, but not limited to, risks related to the Pan Mine performance, risks related to the company’s limited operating history; risks related to international operations; risks related to general economic conditions, actual results of current or future exploration activities, unanticipated reclamation expenses; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; fluctuations in prices of metals including gold; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; increases in market prices of mining consumables; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results, test results and the estimation of gold resources and reserves; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the possibility that capital and operating costs may be higher than currently estimated; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in the work programs; availability of financing; accidents, labour disputes, title disputes, claims and limitations on insurance coverage and other risks of the mining industry; delays in the completion of exploration, development or construction activities; the possibility that required permits may not be obtained on a timely manner or at all; possibility that the Gold Rock Record of Decision will be appealed and that such an appeal may be successful; changes in national and local government regulation of mining operations, tax rules and regulations, and political and economic developments in countries in which Fiore Gold operates, and other factors identified in Fiore Gold’s filing with Canadian securities authorities under its profile at www.sedar.com respecting the risks affecting Fiore and its business. Although Fiore has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, 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. The forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are made as of the date hereof and are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Fiore disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as require by law. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information.
SOURCE: Fiore Gold Ltd.