Elevation Gold Mining Corporation (TSX-V: ELVT) (OTCQX: EVGDF) is pleased to announce financial results for three and six months ended June 30, 2023. All figures are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise noted.
Summary for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2023
Tim Swendseid, Elevation Gold CEO, stated “Moss experienced a challenging quarter as a result of very hard ore in West Pit that led to inadequate fragmentation and adversely affected throughput and mining costs. The situation improved by quarter’s end and is expected to continue to improve through the remainder of the year as we incorporate ore from East Pit and an area in West Pit adjacent to the Mordor area. Both areas have demonstrated excellent fragmentation and have provided significantly positive production to model results thus far for both tonnage and grade. We expect to significantly benefit from high gold prices combined with strong production. We maintain our guidance for the year of 34,000-36,000 ounces and reiterate our expectation of a stronger second half. Additionally, as previously communicated, during this quarter we announced some outstanding drill results in the Reynolds Pit and are drilling additional holes there in Q3 to improve our outlook for 2024.”
Consolidated Financial Results Summary
The following table provides a summary of the components of the Company’s net income (loss) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022. For further details, refer to the Company’s Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023.
|(in thousands of dollars)||Q2 2023||Q2 2022||YTD 2023||YTD 2022|
|Mine operating income (loss) before depreciation and
|Depreciation and depletion||(3,215)||(2,402)||(6,576)||(4,009)|
|Loss from mine operations||(2,378)||(6,325)||(1,713)||(6,415)|
|Corporate administrative expenses||(835)||(1,001)||(1,552)||(1,752)|
|Gain on revaluation of derivative liabilities||1,960||9,253||394||10,023|
|Impairment of mineral properties||–||(33,850)||–||(33,850)|
|Loss for the period||$||(3,151)||$||(33,804)||$||(6,790)||$||(35,511)|
Consolidated Operational Results Summary
The following table provides a summary of the Company’s operational statistics for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022. For further details, refer to the Company’s MD&A for the same periods.
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Ore tonnes mined||t||745,781||726,226||1,424,435||1,461,443|
|Ore tonnes stacked||t||721,187||768,997||1,419,538||1,486,895|
|Contained gold ounces stacked||oz||8,850||10,456||18,538||18,506|
|Gold ounces produced||oz||6,788||6,809||14,677||13,077|
|Gold ounces sold||oz||6,840||6,998||14,918||13,510|
|Average realized gold price (1)||($/oz)||$ 1,946||$ 1,864||$ 1,924||$ 1,872|
|Cash costs per ounce of gold sold (1)||($/oz)||$ 1,824||$ 2,425||$ 1,598||$ 2,050|
|AISC per ounce of gold sold (1)||($/oz)||$ 2,485||$ 3,363||$ 2,137||$ 2,826|
|(1)||Refer to the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 for a reconciliation to non-IFRS performance measures.|
Non-IFRS Performance Measures
The following tables represent the calculation of certain Non-IFRS Financial Measures as referenced in this news release.
Reconciliation of Cash Costs and AISC
|(in thousands of dollars, except per ounce figures)||Q2 2023||Q2 2022||YTD 2023||YTD 2022|
|Gold ounces sold||6,840||6,998||14,918||13,510|
|Cost of sales||$ 17,290||$ 20,711||$ 33,579||$ 34,335|
|Less: Depreciation and depletion||(3,215)||(2,402)||(6,576)||(4,009)|
|Add: Refining and transportation||88||80||157||129|
|Less: Silver and other bi-product revenue||(1,688)||(1,421)||(3,316)||(2,756)|
|Total Cash Costs||12,475||16,968||23,844||27,699|
|Sustaining capital expenditures||1,592||5,422||2,082||8,460|
|Total AISC||$ 16,996||$ 23,534||$ 31,879||$ 38,173|
|Cash Costs per ounce of gold sold||$ 1,824||$ 2,425||$ 1,598||$ 2,050|
|AISC per ounce of gold sold||$ 2,485||$ 3,363||$ 2,137||$ 2,826|
The Company has calculated Total Cash Costs, Total AISC, and relevant per ounce of gold unit rates consistently across each of the periods presented and include period adjustments for the heap leach and doré impairment charges (and reversals), which were incurred in Q2 2023. These impairment charges and reversals can create fluctuations in reported amounts in the periods in which they are recorded.
Reconciliation of Average Realized Price of Gold per Ounce Sold
|(in thousands of dollars, except per ounce figures)||Q2 2023||Q2 2021||YTD 2023||YTD 2022|
|Gold revenue||$ 13,312||$ 13,045||$ 28,707||$ 25,293|
|Gold ounces sold||6,840||6,998||14,918||13,510|
|Average realized price per ounce sold||$ 1,946||$ 1,864||$ 1,924||$ 1,872|
Florence Hill Exploration Area
The Company announces that all multi-element assay determinations have now been received for the holes drilled by the Company in the Florence Hill area. During 2022 and early 2023, the Company drilled five holes and 3,142 meters in the combined Florence Hill, Hardy Vein and Grapevine areas, targeting hydrothermal systems and anomalies identified by 2022 aerial geophysical surveys. The results in multiple holes demonstrated intensive alteration with depth, akin to signatures expected from a porphyry system, although the Company does not feel the holes were of sufficient depth to fully test the area, in particular the Florence Hill area. Short intercepts of gold and silver were encountered by the core holes, indicating the potential for intersecting deeper economic mineralization. Positive results warrant further exploration.
Grant of Deferred Share Units
The Company announces that on August 14, 2023, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the grant of 1,200,000 Deferred Share Units to certain directors of the Company pursuant to its equity incentive compensation plan. The DSUs are subject to the terms of the Plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Unless otherwise indicated, the technical disclosure contained within this press release that relates to the Company’s operating mine has been reviewed and approved by Tim J. Swendseid, P.E., MBA, CFA, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a Qualified Person for the purpose of NI 43-101.
Unless otherwise indicated, the technical data contained in this press release that relates to geology, exploration and mineral resources has been reviewed and approved by Ron Kieckbusch, CPG, Consultant to Elevation Gold. Mr. Kieckbusch is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument (“NI”) 43-101 and is responsible for the Moss regional and Hercules Exploration Properties.
Full condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 and related MD&A for the same period can be found at www.sedar.com and the Company’s website at www.elevationgold.com.
About Elevation Gold Mining Corporation
Elevation Gold is a publicly listed gold and silver producer, engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral properties located in the United States. Elevation Gold’s common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada and on the OTCQX in the United States. The Company’s principal operation is its 100% owned Moss Mine in the Mohave County of Arizona. Elevation also holds the title to the Hercules exploration property, located in Lyon County, Nevada.
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