April 7, 2016
Trading Symbol: TSX: GGD
Shares Issued: 162,302,003
GoGold Production Increase of 45% Over Previous Quarter
Halifax, NS, April 7, 2016 - GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) (“GoGold”, “the Company”) reports that the Company produced 335,183 silver equivalent ounces for the second quarter ended March 31, 2016 which represents a 45 percent increase over the previous quarter. The Company sold 348,861 silver equivalent ounces during the quarter which was an increase of almost 60 percent over the previous quarter. The Parral project continues to be a low cost operation with costs averaging $6.78 per silver equivalent ounce and $2.73 per silver ounce using gold as a bi-product credit.
Table 1. Key Performance Indicators
|Key performance indicator*:||Quarter ended
Mar 31, 2015
June 30, 2015
Sept 30, 2015
Dec 31, 2015
Mar 31, 2016
|Quarter over Quarter
|Total tonnes stacked||405,596||468,287||375,734||332,076||538,965||+62%|
|Recoverable Silver equivalent stacked||723,077||801,780||600,508||439,125||615,121||+40%|
|Gold production (oz)||318||687||733||784||1,382||+76%|
|Silver production (oz)||292,267||356,617||252,300||171,047||222,388||+30%|
|Silver equivalent production (oz)***||315,804||408,024||307,822||231,253||335,183||+45%|
|Cash costs per Silver ounce**||$4.98||$4.42||$3.59||$4.25||$2.73||-36%|
|Cash costs per Silver equivalent ounce***||$5.61||$5.66||$5.65||$6.54||$6.78||+4%|
|Operating costs per tonne stacked||$8.33||$8.91||$10.60||$11.15||$8.61||-23%|
|Realized silver price||$16.03||$15.67||$14.46||$13.70||$14.57||+6%|
*Internal unaudited estimate **Using Gold as a by-product credit ***Gold is converted using actual realized prices
Recent enhancements completed at the end of the quarter at the Parral project have increased nameplate stacking capacity from 5,000 tonnes per day (tpd) to 10,000 tpd and have also increased processing capacity at the Merrill-Crowe facility. During the second quarter ended March 31, 2016 the company stacked at an average of 5,922 tonnes per day which was an increase of 64 percent over the previous quarter of 3,609 tpd. This translates into 615,121 recoverable silver equivalent ounces stacked on the heap leach pad during the quarter representing a 40 percent improvement over the previous quarter. “During the previous quarter our focus was on increasing the number of tonnes and recoverable ounces stacked on the pad,” said Brad Langille, President and CEO. “Now that stacking rates have increased, shareholders can continue to expect a steady rise in production quarter over quarter for the remainder of the year.”
GoGold expects to stack 800,000 to 900,000 recoverable silver equivalent ounces for the quarter ending June 30, 2016 which will translate into continued production growth for the quarter.
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.
About GoGold Resources
GoGold Resources (TSX: GGD) is a Canadian-based silver and gold producer focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring high quality projects in Mexico. The Company’s Parral Tailings project is one of the lowest cash cost silver producers in the world. Headquartered in Halifax, NS, GoGold is building a portfolio of low cost, high margin projects. For more information visit gogoldresources.com.
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