Galane gold ltd. Releases financial and operating results for first quarter 2018 and announces production results for april 2018
TORONTO, ONTARIO – May 9, 2018: Galane Gold Ltd. (“Galane Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: GG) is pleased to announce the release of its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Furthermore, the Company is pleased to announce that it produced a total of 4,004 ounces of gold for the month of April 2018.
A copy of the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2018 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the corresponding Management’s Discussion and Analysis will be available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.
First Quarter 2018 Highlights
- Produced 7,649 ounces of gold.
- Positive cash flows from operating activities of $549,172.
- Entered into a loan agreement with Barak Fund SPC Limited with respect to a US$5,000,000 secured loan facility to fund the restart of Galaxy.
- Signed an earn-in option agreement with B2Gold Corp. (BTO:TSX) with regards to our exploration tenements at Mupane.
During April 2018, the Company produced 4,004 ounces of gold which represents its best monthly output since February 2014. To achieve this, it milled 73,234 tonnes at an average head grade of 2.45 grams per tonne. The main contributor to this was production from Tau of 34,898 tonnes at 3.80 grams per tonne.
Galane Gold CEO, Nick Brodie commented: “The first quarter of 2018 was slightly behind our internal targets due to the failure of the ball mill motor at the beginning of the year. The motor was fixed by the end of March 2018 and we were able to recommence full production in April 2018 with additional Tau ore contributing to the exceptional result.
The Galaxy project continues with work progressing on the completion of the detailed engineering of the new plant and mining schedules for both the Princeton and Galaxy ore bodies.(1) It is still our intention to commence the re-commissioning of the project in July 2018.”
About Galane Gold
Galane Gold is an un-hedged gold producer and explorer with mining operations and exploration tenements in Botswana and South Africa. Galane Gold is a public company and its shares are quoted on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “GG”. Galane Gold’s management team is comprised of senior mining professionals with extensive experience in managing mining and processing operations and large-scale exploration programmes. Galane Gold is committed to operating at world-class standards and is focused on the safety of its employees, respecting the environment, and contributing to the communities in which it operates.
(1) The deposits at Princeton and Galaxy are supported by a technical report entitled “A Technical Report on the Galaxy Gold Mine, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa” which was issued January 4, 2016 with an effective date of September 1, 2015, a copy of which is available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. This technical report satisfies the requirements to be a pre-feasibility study.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company’s future financial position and results of operations, strategy, proposed acquisitions, plans, objectives, goals and targets, and any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believe”, “expect”, “aim”, “intend”, “plan”, “continue”, “will”, “may”, “would”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “predict”, “project”, “seek”, “should” or similar expressions or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only the Company’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward-looking statements.
Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the Company’s dependence on two mineral projects; gold price volatility; risks associated with the conduct of the Company’s mining activities in Botswana and South Africa; regulatory, consent or permitting delays; risks relating to the Company’s exploration, development and mining activities being situated in Botswana and South Africa; risks relating to reliance on the Company’s management team and outside contractors; risks regarding mineral resources and reserves; the Company’s inability to obtain insurance to cover all risks, on a commercially reasonable basis or at all; currency fluctuations; risks regarding the failure to generate sufficient cash flow from operations; risks relating to project financing and equity issuances; risks arising from the Company’s fair value estimates with respect to the carrying amount of mineral interests; mining tax regimes; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; the Company’s need to replace reserves depleted by production; risks and unknowns inherent in all mining projects, including the inaccuracy of reserves and resources, metallurgical recoveries and capital and operating costs of such projects; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; laws and regulations governing the environment, health and safety; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; lack of infrastructure; employee relations, labour unrest or unavailability; health risks in Africa; the Company’s interactions with surrounding communities and artisanal miners; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired assets; risks related to restarting production; the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; development of the Company’s exploration properties into commercially viable mines; stock market volatility; conflicts of interest among certain directors and officers; lack of liquidity for shareholders of the Company; risks related to the market perception of junior gold companies; and litigation risk.Management provides forward-looking statements because it believes they provide useful information to investors when considering their investment objectives and cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by law.
Information of a technical and scientific nature that forms the basis of the disclosure in the press release has been approved by Charles Byron Pr. Sci. Nat., MAusIMM., MGSSA and Chief Geologist for Galane Gold, and a “qualified person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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