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i-80 Gold Reports Q2 2022 Operating Results

 

 

 

 

 

i-80 GOLD CORP. (TSX: IAU) (NYSE: IAUX) is pleased to report its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. i-80’s Consolidated Financial Statements, as well as i-80’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Operations and Financial Condition for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, are available on the Company’s website at www.i80gold.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

 

Unless otherwise stated, all amounts referred to herein are in U.S. dollars.

 

2022 Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 19, 2022 under the symbol IAUX
  • Q2 2022 gold sales of $3,507 ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of $1,356 per ounce sold1
  • Funds received for the previously-announced gold prepay and silver purchase and sale agreements totaling $75 million
  • June 30 cash balance of $101 million in addition to $31 million in restricted cash
  • Drilling at Granite Creek continued with multiple high-grade intercepts in the Ogee and South Pacific zones (23,944 core feet and 8,157 reverse circulation (RC) feet drilled)
  • Increased the size of the Granite Creek property package by approximately 1,280 acres (518Ha), extending exposure along the primary fault structure by approximately 1.6 km north towards the Turquoise Ridge Mine, and 1.6 km south of Granite Creek
  • Continued step-out and infill drilling at Ruby Hill with multiple high-grade intercepts (21,595 core feet and 25,150 RC feet drilled)
  • Engineering study of Lone Tree autoclave refurbishment continued on plan
  • Entered into agreement to acquire key water rights for the development of the Cove Project

 

2022 Year to date Highlights:

  • Gold sales of 4,996 ounces; all-in sustaining cost of $1,326 per ounce sold1
  • Commenced development of exploration decline at McCoy-Cove (approximately 1,300 feet of advance now completed); drilling expected to commence in Q4
  • Completed first gold sale in Company history
  • Shipment of sulfide ore from Granite Creek for processing started in June
  • A total of 145,887 feet (core and RC) drilled by the end of the second quarter

 

“The Company continues to aggressively pursue our peer-best production growth strategy.”, stated Ryan Snow, Chief Financial Officer of i-80. “Several key development milestones have been achieved in the first half of the year along with continued exploration success, demonstrating the potential to extend known mineralization. In addition, the gold prepay and silver purchase and sale agreements funded during the quarter and gold sales continued from the residual leaching at Ruby Hill and Lone Tree resulting in a cash balance of $101 million dollars.”

 

Three and six months ended June 30, 2022
Three and six months ended June 30, 2022
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted) Three months ended

June 30, 2022

Six months ended

June 30, 2022

Revenue 6,383 9,247
Cost of sales (3,966) (5,498)
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization (655) (823)
Mine operating income 1,762 2,926
Expenses
Exploration, evaluation, and pre-development 12,132 21,386
General and administrative 4,565 7,838
Property maintenance 464 789
Share-based payments 547 1,989
Operating (loss) (15,946) (29,076)

 

 

Production and sales from residual leaching at Ruby Hill and Lone Tree totaled 3,507 ounces for the quarter and 4,996 ounces year to date at cash costs per ounce sold of $1,122 and $1,093, respectively, and all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold of $1,356 and $1,326, respectively.

 

Exploration, evaluation, and pre-development costs were $12.1 million in Q2 and $21.4 million year to date (YTD). This spend reflects mainly the exploration and pre-development work at Granite Creek and Ruby Hill.

 

Lone Tree Processing Facilities

 

Lone Tree is expected to become the hub of i-80’s Nevada operations and the central processing facility for mineralization from the first four planned mining projects.  Importantly, Lone Tree is host to infrastructure that, following successful refurbishment efforts, will position i-80 as one of only three companies in the United States capable of processing both oxide and refractory mineralization.

 

During the quarter, the Company advanced a detailed engineering study for the restart of the autoclave.  The study is progressing on plan and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022. The Company also continued permitting for the development of the Buffalo Mountain open pit where gold mineralization is expected to be processed at the Lone Tree leach pad facility.

 

Residual leaching activities at Lone Tree produced 942 ounces gold during Q2 and 1,785 YTD at a cash cost per ounce sold of $9261 and $8791, respectively, and all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold of $1,5601 and $1,3431, respectively.

 

Granite Creek

 

In the second quarter, 2022, drilling continued for resource expansion on the Ogee and South Pacific Zones with multiple high-grade intercepts. Completed 23,944 feet of core drilling and 8,157 feet of RC drilling. The amount of drilling completed as of June 30, 2022 totaling 71,952 feet was in line with the Company’s drilling plan. Drilling targets were expansion and delineation of the newly discovered South Pacific Zone as well as delineation drilling that targeted the Otto, Adam Peak, and Ogee fault zones with underground drilling.

 

McCoy-Cove

 

Construction of the exploration decline continued on plan and has been advanced approximately 1,300 feet. Additional work on metallurgical and hydrology studies, engineering of de-watering and mining options, and reclamation activities associated with the inactive tailings storage facility is also being advanced.

 

Ruby Hill

 

A major, multi-drill, exploration campaign is underway that will see a minimum of 20,000 metres drilled in 2022 followed by a resource update. Multiple gold and polymetallic deposits and exploration targets exist on the property with mineralization open along strike and at depth.

 

The Company has commenced permitting for the construction of a decline to access the high-grade Ruby Deeps deposit and the Blackjack Zone with the intent of trucking refractory mineralization for processing at Lone Tree.

 

In the second quarter, infill and step-out drilling of the Ruby Deeps zone continued with multiple high-grade intercepts and multiple brownfield exploration targets were tested. 21,595 feet of core drilling and 25,150 feet of RC drilling was completed during the quarter, with a combined total of 73,935 feet completed in the first half, in line with the Company’s drilling plan. Owing to the substantial success of the 2022 exploration campaign at Ruby Hill, the program has been expanded.

 

Residual leaching activities at Ruby Hill produced 2,565 ounces gold during Q2 and 3,211 YTD at a cash cost per ounce sold of $1,1941 and $1,2111, respectively, and all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold of $1,2821 and $1,3161, respectively.

 

Qualified Person

 

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release was reviewed by Tim George, PE, Mining Operations Manager, and a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.

 

About i-80 Gold Corp.

 

i-80 Gold Corp. is a well-financed, Nevada-focused, mining company with a goal of achieving mid-tier gold producer status through the development of multiple deposits within the Company’s advanced-stage property portfolio anticipated to be processed at the centrally located Lone Tree processing facility and autoclave.

 

Posted August 11, 2022

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