Sabina Gold's Sept. 30 cash position at $21.9-million
2019-11-12 12:59 ET - News Release
Mr. Bruce McLeod reports
SABINA GOLD & SILVER ANNOUNCES INTERIM FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. has released its interim financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019.
"During the quarter, Sabina advanced pre-development activities for the Back River Project ("Back River" or the "Project") by completing construction of two bulk fuel tanks totaling 10.5 million litres of capacity, at our Port facility," said Bruce McLeod, President & CEO. "Year to date, we have made great progress in de-risking the Project by demonstrating the viability of our entire logistics and supply chain with the construction and operation of the Winter Ice Road from our recently built Port facility to the Goose site. We have now demonstrated the viability of transporting equipment and supplies from their source locations directly to the Goose site. This is critical as it has provided valuable first run experience prior to construction and operations. We also continue to advance the engineering, procurement, and construction ("EPC") contract for the process plant, crushing plant and truck shop. While the Company's intention had been to complete the negotiation of an EPC contract by this time, a complete re-work on the balance of the capital cost estimate to update it to a current cost estimate is also required and is ongoing. We have revisited the Project Execution Plan and made some scope changes which we believe will result in less capital risk with a more robust operating plan. These updated costs are being generated from first principles and will incorporate the change of delivery method from EPCM in the feasibility to EPC for the process plant and owner managed for the balance of the Project. The cost estimate update is expected to be announced in the fourth quarter of this year."
Q3 2019 Highlights:
$21.9-million in cash and short-term investments at September 30, 2019.
Construction of two bulk fuel tanks was completed at the Port Facility as well as the delivery and receipt of sealift to the Port transporting various equipment and supplies.
The EPC contract for the plant at the Goose site was advanced and is currently being integrated into an updated Capital Cost estimate expected during Q4, 2019.
Completion of a summer regional exploration program focusing on the advancement of geoscience initiatives on structural geology with updated geological models for Nuvuyak, Llama extension ad Umwelt Vault finalized in August.
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported net losses of $0.6 million or $0.00 per share and $6.7 million or $0.02 per share respectively. The year-to-date net loss includes an after-tax write-down of $4.2 million on non-core Red Lake mineral properties. Excluding the impact of the mineral property write-down, the adjusted net losses for the three and nine month ended September 30, 2019 would be $0.6 million or $0.00 per share and $2.5 million or $0.01 per share respectively.
For the full September 30, 2019 interim financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis, please see the Company website or SEDAR.
About Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. is well-financed and is an emerging precious metals company with district scale, advanced, high grade gold assets in one of the world's newest, politically stable mining jurisdictions: Nunavut, Canada.
Sabina released a Feasibility Study on its 100% owned Back River Gold Project which presents a project that has been designed on a fit-for purpose basis, with the potential to produce ~200,000 ounces a year for ~11 years with a rapid payback of 2.9 years (see "Technical Report for the Initial Project Feasibility Study on the Back River Gold Property, Nunavut, Canada" dated October 28, 2015).
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