TORONTO, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - 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, 2015. All amounts are in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated.
A copy of the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2015 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 2015 Highlights
- All-in operating cash cost of $1,270 per ounce (excluding royalties).(1)
- Net loss of $1,969,368.
- Cash balance of $6,565,677 at the end of the quarter.
- Cash out-flows from operating activities of $789,477.
- Cash flows used in investing activities of $2,482,872 which included infrastructure and initial development for Tau underground plus pre-stripping at Golden Eagle.
- Produced 5,030 ounces of gold.
- Total ore mined of 97,722 tonnes at an average grade of 1.55 grams per tonne.
- Total ore milled of 158,765 tonnes at a head grade of 1.41 grams per tonne.
- Mining licence for Tekwane received which has a measured and indicated mineral resource is 12,735 ounces of gold and the Company will commence trial mining in Q2 2015.
- Announcement of potential acquisition of Galaxy Gold.
Galane Gold CEO, Nick Brodie commented: "In isolation the results for the quarter appear disappointing, but this does not represent the achievements we have actually made in the quarter. The results are in fact as planned by the Company as we undertake the transition from predominately open pit to underground mining at the Company's Tau operation. It is currently expected that the Company will be in full production from Tau underground towards the end of Q3 2015 at which point we expect there to be a marked improvement in the performance of the Company.
It is also an exciting time for the Company as we start the process of due diligence at Galaxy, which was announced subsequent to the end of the quarter. The Company sees Galaxy as a potential near term production asset, with minimal capital costs and an ability to increase production in easily manageable steps. This is also expected to be at a cost which is a fraction of replacement cost."
(1) Total Operating cash cost excluding royalties is a non-GAAP measure. Refer to "Supplemental Information to Management's Discussion and Analysis" in the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2015 for reconciliation to measures reported in the Company's financial statements.
About Galane Gold
Galane Gold is an un-hedged gold producer and explorer with mining operations and exploration tenements in Botswana. Galane Gold is a public company and its shares are quoted on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Botswana Stock 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.
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 are set out under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in Galane Gold's annual management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2013, a copy of which is available on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. 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 or referenced 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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SOURCE Galane Gold Ltd.
For further information: Nick Brodie, CEO, Galane Gold Ltd., + 44 7905089878, Nick.Brodie@GalaneGold.com, www.GalaneGold.com