Growing Gold Production in Nova Scotia
Atlantic Gold Corporation (Atlantic) is a well-financed, growth-oriented gold development group with a long-term strategy to build a mid-tier gold production group focused on manageable, executable projects in mining-friendly jurisdictions. Its board and management team, with extensive experience in geology, mining and mine development, process and metallurgy and project financing, is currently focused on growing gold production in Nova Scotia beginning with its MRC phase one open pit gold mine which declared commercial production in March 2018, and its phase two Life of Mine Expansion which will ramp up gold production to + 200,000 ounces per year at industry lowest quartile cash and all-in-sustaining-costs (as stated in the Company’s news releases dated January 19, 2018 and January 29, 2018).
Phase 1 Life of Mine production guidance for 2018 is between 82,000-90,000 oz. gold at All-In-Sustaining-Costs (AISC) between $CAD675/oz.-$735/oz. (US$540-588/oz.) as stated in the Company’s news release (January 19, 2018).
(Please see NI 43-101 Technical Report Feasibility Study for Moose River Consolidated Project, Nova Scotia here).
The Phase 2 Life of Mine Expansion will have gold production ramping up to + 200,000 ounces per annum while maintaining the company’s industry lowest quartile cash costs at all-in sustaining cash cost (AISC) of CAD$692/oz. Au (USD$555/oz. Au) as stated in the Company’s news release (January 29, 2018).
The company’s planned future development of the region will be based on a central processing facility concept with staged integration of satellite deposits into the production schedule and staged capital expenditures for expansion opportunities managed with cashflow from operations at Touquoy and additional debt capacity as a long term low cost gold producer.
The Phase 3 expansion drill programs recently completed at the Fifteen Mile Stream and Cochrane Hill deposits were designed to target extensions of mineralization and define / upgrade inferred resources not included in the 2018 PFS to measured and indicated categories.
Recognition of disseminated style mineralization in recent years has changed the understanding of the potential of the region. Shale hosted mineralization previously overlooked combined with traditional quartz veins results in 50-100 m wide bulk mineable zones in open pit. The Region is underexplored for this deposit model.
A phase 4 corridor regional program commenced in April 2018 and will systematically explore the + 45km corridor of prospective un-tested structure targeting the Atlantic model for disseminated style gold deposits amenable to open pit mining.
Atlantic Gold is committed to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility and continually invests in people and technology to manage risks, maximize outcomes and returns to all stakeholders.