San Gold Updates Mineral Reserves and Resources

WINNIPEG, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - San Gold Corporation (TSX-V: SGR) ("San Gold or the "Company") today announced an updated mineral reserve and resource estimate for its Rice Lake Mining Complex.

During 2014, definition drilling and mine planning efforts focused on better defining the 710-711 veins and the extensions of the Hinge District to 16 Level resulted in a modest increase in the Company's measured and indicated resources. The Company decreased its inferred resources based on additional drilling information and reinterpretation of the geology.

"Definition drilling completed this year continues to extend the known zones of mineralization and highlights the long-term potential of the Rice Lake deposit with an emphasis on the immediate value available from the 710-711 veins," said Greg Gibson, San Gold's President and CEO.


Rice Lake Mining Complex Mineral Reserves and Resources, as of December 31, 2014


Mineral Reserves


Mineral Resources


Tons


Grade


Gold



Tons


Grade


Gold




g/tonne

oz/ton


oz





g/tonne

oz/ton


oz

Rice Lake Mine








Rice Lake Mine







Proven Reserves

214,000


6.587

0.192


41,100


Measured Resource

211,800


8.063

0.235


49,800

Probable Reserves

1,200,100


6.680

0.195


233,900


Indicated Resource

1,111,200


8.026

0.234


260,200

Proven and Probable 

1,414,100


6.666

0.194


275,000


Measured and Indicated

1,323,000


8.032

0.234


310,000
























Inferred Resource

2,015,300


8.419

0.246


494,900

Hinge District








Hinge District







Proven Reserves

-


-

-


-


Measured Resource

11,900


4.285

0.125


1,500

Probable Reserves

972,300


5.145

0.150


145,900


Indicated Resource

871,200


6.452

0.188


164,000

Proven and Probable 

972,300


5.145

0.150


145,900


Measured and Indicated

883,100


6.423

0.187


165,500
























Inferred Resource

1,174,100


5.893

0.172


201,800

007 Deposit








007 Deposit







Proven Reserves

-


-

-


-


Measured Resource

-


-

-


-

Probable Reserves

156,400


4.799

0.140


21,900


Indicated Resource

304,700


4.950

0.144


44,000

Proven and Probable 

156,400


4.799

0.140


21,900


Measured and Indicated

304,700


4.950

0.144


44,000
























Inferred Resource

1,000,000


5.142

0.150


150,000

Other Deposits








Other Deposits







Proven Reserves

-


-

-


-


Measured Resource

-


-

-


-

Probable Reserves

86,000


4.990

0.146


12,500


Indicated Resource

662,200


5.903

0.172


114,000

Proven and Probable 

86,000


4.990

0.146


12,500


Measured and Indicated

662,200


5.903

0.172


114,000
























Inferred Resource

1,640,000


5.319

0.155


254,400

Total Project








Total Project






















Proven and Probable

2,628,800


5.937

0.173


455,300


Measured and Indicated

3,173,000


6.844

0.200


633,500
























Inferred

5,829,400


6.476

0.189


1,101,100

 


Notes to Mineral Reserve and Resource Estimate Table

  • Effective as of December 31, 2014.
  • Mineral reserve and resource estimates are calculated in accordance with the CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves adopted by CIM Council in May 2014.
  • Tonnage and gold ounce estimates have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Grade estimates have been rounded to the nearest thousandth of an ounce per ton.
  • Proven and probable mineral reserves are included in the measured and indicated mineral resources.
  • The mineral reserve estimate is based on a gold price of CA$1,350 per ounce.
  • A cut-off grade of 4.11 g/tonne gold was used for estimating mineral reserves. A cut-off grade of between 2.74 and 3.43 g/tonne gold was used for estimating mineral resources.
  • Inferred mineral resources are not in the current mine plan and therefore do not have demonstrated economic viability.

The estimate of mineral resources was carried out under the supervision of Michael Michaud, Vice-President of Exploration. The estimate of mineral reserves was carried out under the supervision of Rolando Jeria, Chief Engineer. Mr. Michaud and Mr. Jeria are Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101, and have reviewed and approved this news release.

About San Gold

San Gold is an established Canadian gold producer, explorer, and developer that owns and operates the Rice Lake Mining Complex near Bissett, Manitoba. Common shares and subordinated unsecured convertible debentures of the Company are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbols "SGR" and "SGR.DB".

Cautionary Note

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding forecast gold production, gold grades, recoveries, cash operating costs, potential mineralization, mineral resources, mineral reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to mining and processing of mined ore, achieving projected recovery rates, anticipated production rates and mine life, operating efficiencies, costs and expenditures, changes in mineral resources and conversion of mineral resources to proven and probable mineral reserves, and other information that is based on forecasts of future operational or financial results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.

Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include, among others, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as future prices of precious metals, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Other MD&A Requirements and Additional Disclosure and Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent quarterly Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A"). Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, 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. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Exploration results that include geophysics, sampling, and drill results on wide spacings may not be indicative of the occurrence of a mineral deposit. Such results do not provide assurance that further work will establish sufficient grade, continuity, metallurgical characteristics, and economic potential to be classed as a category of mineral resource. A mineral resource that is classified as "inferred" or "indicated" has a great amount of uncertainty as to its existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that any or part of an "indicated mineral resource" or "inferred mineral resource" will ever be upgraded to a higher category of resource. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into proven and probable reserves.

SOURCE San Gold Corporation

For further information: on San Gold, please visit www.sangold.ca or contact: Greg Gibson, President and CEO; Tim Friesen, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs; Toll Free: 1 (855) 585-4653, sgr@sangold.ca

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