STOPE GRADE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
CASH BALANCE INCREASED
(In US Dollars unless otherwise stated)
TORONTO, July 10, 2019 - Superior Gold Inc. ("Superior Gold" or the "Company") (TSXV:SGI) announces detailed production results for the second quarter from the Company's 100%-owned Plutonic Gold operations, located in Western Australia.
SECOND QUARTER PRODUCTION DETAILS
Production details are summarized in the table below:
March 31, 2019
June 30, 2019
YTD Six month
June 30, 2019
Stope material mined (Tonnes)
Stope grade mined (g Au/t)
Development material mined (Tonnes)
Development grade mined (g Au/t)
Hermes material mined (g Au/t/)
Hermes grade mined (Tonnes)
Hermes waste mined (Tonnes)
Surface material milled (Tonnes)2
Surface material grade (g Au/t)2
Total material milled (Tonnes)
Grade milled (g Au/t)
Gold recovery (%)
Gold Produced (ounces)
Gold Sold (ounces)
Cash Balance ($ Million)
1 Numbers may not add due to rounding.
2 Surface material milled in Q119 and Q219 is primarily from Hermes but includes additional material totalling 6,786 tonnes (at 0.36 g Au/t) and 4,918 tonnes (at 0.39 g Au/t), respectively.
Chris Bradbrook, President and CEO of Superior Gold stated: "We are pleased with our second quarter production results where the underground operational improvements, which commenced in the first quarter of the year, resulted in a 21% increase in stoping tonnage and a 20% higher stoping grade relative to the first quarter. As previously articulated, the focus continues to be on underground operations as mining at Hermes concluded during the quarter, with surface stockpile material being processed for the remainder of the year.
Total quarterly production increased 6% relative to the prior quarter. The cash balance increased relative to the first quarter to $17.3 million. We remain focused on increasing stope grade, quarterly production and cash balance for the remainder of the year.
Our production guidance for the full year remains unchanged at between 92,000 ounces to 105,000 ounces of gold from the Plutonic Gold operations."
The Company will be releasing complete financial and operating results for the second quarter before market open on August 14, 2019.
Scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Pascal Blampain, who is a member of the AusIMM and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101. Mr. Blampain is an employee of the Company and serves as Chief Geologist.
About Superior Gold
Superior Gold is a Canadian based gold producer that owns 100% of the Plutonic Gold operations located in Western Australia. The Plutonic Gold operations include the Plutonic Gold mine and central mill, the Hermes open pit gold project and an interest in the Bryah Basin joint venture. Superior Gold is focused on expanding production at the Plutonic Gold operations and building an intermediate gold producer with superior returns for shareholders.
Forward Looking Information
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