Polymetal International plc (POLY) Polymetal: Ore Reserves increase at Kyzyl 11-Nov-2019 / 10:00 MSK Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
Polymetal International plc
Ore Reserves increase at Kyzyl
Polymetal is pleased to announce an 18% increase in Ore Reserves at Kyzyl gold deposit to 8.5 Moz of gold in accordance with the JORC Code (2012).
"We have concluded the first stage of extending open-pit life-of-mine at our flagship operation. The next step is to estimate Ore Reserves at East Bakyrchik in Q4 2020", said Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal.
Ore Reserves (Proved + Probable) changes
Ore Reserves reconciliation, Moz
Notes: Discrepancies in calculations are due to rounding. This note applies to all tables in this release.
The Ore Reserve estimate is reported in accordance with the JORC Code (2012) as at 1 July 2019 using a gold price of US$ 1,200/oz and was prepared by Polymetal. A cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t of gold was applied for the open pit and 3.0 g/t for the underground. Ore Reserves were estimated solely for Zone 1 of the Bakyrchik deposit, Zone 2 (East Bakyrchik) reserves were not estimated.
Kyzyl Ore Reserves estimate as at 1 July 2019
The Mineral Resources estimate for Zone 1 is reported in accordance with the JORC Code (2012) as at 1 July 2019 using a gold price of US$ 1,200/oz and was prepared by Polymetal. A cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t of gold was applied for the open pit and 3.0 g/t for the underground. The Mineral Resources estimate for Zone 2 was prepared by RPA Inc. in accordance with the JORC Code (2012) as at 1 January 2015. Cut-off grades for the open pit and the underground are 2.0 g/t and 3.7 g/t of gold, respectively. Revised estimate for Zone 2 was not conducted due to the lack of material changes.
Kyzyl Mineral Resources estimate
Notes: Mineral Resources are additional to Ore Reserves.
Kyzyl is a world-class asset located in north-eastern Kazakhstan in a traditional mining region with good infrastructure and easy access to grid power and the railway. In 2014, the asset was acquired by Polymetal. The initial Feasibility Study and the updated Ore Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates was completed by the Company in 2015.
The operation comprises the Bakyrchik refractory gold deposit and a state-of-the-art 2.0 Mtpa processing plant employing conventional flotation technology. The ultimate product of the production facility is flotation concentrate. Low carbon concentrate is sent for processing to the Company's POX facility in Amursk, while the high carbon concentrate currently goes to third party off-takers. With the launch of POX-2, Polymetal intends to process 100% of Kyzyl concentrate in-house.
This estimate was prepared by employees of JSC Polymetal Management Company and JSC Polymetal Engineering, subsidiaries of the Company, led by Mr. Valery Tsyplakov.
Mr. Tsyplakov is employed full-time as the Managing Director of JSC Polymetal Engineering and has more than 18 years' experience in gold, silver and polymetallic mining. Being a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (MIMMM), London, he is a Competent Person under the JORC Code.
Listed below are other Competent Persons employed by the Company that are responsible for relevant research on which the Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves estimate is based:
All the above-mentioned Competent Persons have sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralisation and types of deposits under consideration and to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' (JORC Code).
All Competent Persons have given their consent to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on their information in the form and context in which it appears.
Polymetal International (LSE, MOEX: POLY, ADR: AUCOY) (together with its subsidiaries - "Polymetal", the "Company", or the "Group") is the top-20 global gold producer and top-5 global silver producer with assets in Russia and Kazakhstan. The Company combines strong growth with a robust dividend yield.
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 Previous JORC-compliant estimate was prepared by RPA Inc. as at 01.01.2015. Price: Au = US$1,200/oz. Revised estimate prepared by Polymetal as at 01.01.2019 accounts only for depletion.
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