Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE American: GORO) sold a total of 30,119 ounces of gold and 1,057,209 ounces of silver in 2022 for a gold equivalent total of 42,757 gold equivalent ounces. Additionally, during the year the Company sold 14,157 tonnes of zinc, 1,348 tonnes of copper, and 5,391 tonnes of lead contributing to a strong cash balance of over $23 million.
Allen Palmiere, President and CEO said “Despite global challenges faced this year, such as inflation, and localized challenges such as ground support and ventilation, gold and silver production at the Don David Gold Mine in Mexico still ended the year above guidance. While our grade profile is expected to decline in 2023, we continue to identify and implement improvement opportunities, including collaborating with local communities to ensure sustainability. Work continues with the feasibility study to advance the Back Forty Project in Michigan and once completed, preparation of State of Michigan permits will follow. In addition to the feasibility study work, we continue to focus on engaging with the local community.”
|Sales Statistics||Three months ended December 31,||Twelve months ended December 31,|
|Average metal prices realized(1)|
|Gold ($ per oz.)||1,734||1,811||1,801||1,796|
|Silver ($ per oz.)||21.25||23.51||21.53||25.06|
|Copper ($ per tonne)||8,221||9,768||8,795||9,553|
|Lead ($ per tonne)||1,954||2,339||2,129||2,268|
|Zinc ($ per tonne)||2,577||3,466||3,539||3,091|
|Precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold|
|Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver||4,107||3,736||12,638||14,882|
|Total AuEq Ounces||11,621||9,855||42,757||37,526|
(1) Average metal prices realized vary from the market metal prices due to final settlement adjustments from our provisional invoices. Our average metal prices realized will therefore differ from the average market metal prices in most cases.
Trending Production Statistics
|For the three months ended:|
|Q3 2021||Q4 2021||Q1 2022||Q2 2022||Q3 2022||Q4 2022|
|Average Gold Grade (g/t)||2.68||1.93||3.00||2.63||1.98||2.51|
|Average Silver Grade (g/t)||91||82||81||64||80||109|
|Average Copper Grade (%)||0.37||0.38||0.41||0.32||0.37||0.45|
|Average Lead Grade (%)||2.29||2.17||1.97||1.99||1.59||1.58|
|Average Zinc Grade (%)||4.79||4.77||4.89||4.00||4.21||4.27|
|Tonnes Milled per Day(2)||1,353||1,559||1,590||1,516||1,361||1,389|
|Metal production (before payable metal deductions)(3)|
(1) Combined tonnes milled in Q2 and Q3 2021 included 3,227 and 204 tonnes from the Open Pit Mine, respectively. The Open Pit Mine is no longer in production as of Q3 2021. Additionally, Q1 and Q2 2022 combined tonnes milled includes 1,043 and 215 purchased tonnes, respectively, related to an environmental initiative with a local community.
(2) Based on actual days the mill operated during the period.
(3) The difference between what we report as “Metal Production” and “Metal Sold” is attributable to the difference between the quantities of metals contained in the concentrates we produce versus the portion of those metals actually paid for according to the terms of our sales contracts. Differences can also arise from inventory changes related to shipping schedules, or variances in ore grades and recoveries which impact the amount of metals contained in concentrates produced and sold.
Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer, developer, and explorer with its operations centered on the Don David Gold Mine in Oaxaca, Mexico. Under the direction of an experienced board and senior leadership team, the company’s focus is to unlock the significant upside potential of its existing infrastructure and large land position surrounding the mine in Oaxaca, Mexico and to develop the Back Forty Project in Michigan, USA.
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