Mangazeya Mining Ltd Announces its production results for 9 months 2016
TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 12, 2016 – Mangazeya Mining Ltd. (“Mangazeya” or the “Company”) (NEX: MGZ.H)is pleased to announce its production results for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2016.
- Gold sales during 9m 2016 was 19.4 koz, an increase of 5% compared to the previous year, and gold production was 21.2 koz, a 0.7% increase y-o-y.
Gold sales during 3Q 2016 was 12.8 koz, a 15.7% decrease compared to the previous year, and gold production for 3Q 2016 was 13.1 koz, a 18.1% decrease y-o-y.
- During 9m 2016, total ore mined was 776 kt (a 13.3% decrease y-o-y) with the average grade 1.06 g/t (a 36.2% decrease y-o-y). In Q3 2016, total ore mined was 323 kt (a 22.6% decrease y-o-y) with the average grade 1.14 g/t (a 43.5% decrease y-o-y).
- The average stripping ratio for 9m 2016 increased by 44.4% compared to the previous year.
- For 9m 2016, total ore stacked was 954 kt (a 1.5% decrease y-o-y) with the average grade 1.21 g/t (a 15.5% decrease y-o-y). In Q3 2016, total ore stacked was 417 kt (-16.5% y-o-y) with the average grade 1.07 (-30.2% y-o-y).
|Q3 2016||Q3 2015||Y-o-Y change||9m 2016||9m 2015||Y-o-Y change|
|Total rock moved, ‘000 m3||1,273||978||30.2%||3,559||2,971||19.8%|
|Stripping, ‘000 m3||1,124||785||43.2%||3,199||2,557||25.1%|
|Ore mined, kt||323||417||-22.6%||776||895||-13.3%|
|Stripping ratio, m3/t||3.5||1.9||84.9%||4.1||2.9||44.4%|
|Average grade in ore mined, g/t||1.14||2.02||-43.5%||1.06||1.66||-36.2%|
|Gold in ore mined, kg||368||842||-56.2%||824||1.490||-44.7%|
|Ore stacked, kt||417||500||-16.5%||954||969||-1.5%|
|Average grade in ore stacked, g/t||1.07||1.53||-30.2%||1.21||1.43||-15.5%|
|Gold in ore stacked, kg||444||763||-41.7%||1.153||1.386||-16.8%|
|Gold production, koz||13.1||16.0||-18.1%||21.2||21.0||0.7%|
|Gold sold, koz||12.8||15.2||-15.7%||19.4||18.5||5.0%|
Roman Kashuba, CEO of Mangazeya, commented: “Despite the difficulties due to unfavorable weather conditions and the significant quantity of primary ore resulted in increased stripping ratio and decreased grading, we do our best to cope with them and to end this year with solid results. We have also started preparation of the site for the next operating year.”
About Mangazeya Mining Ltd.
Mangazeya Mining Ltd. is a NEX-listed mining and exploration company, focused on the development of mineral resources in the Russian Federation.
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