82 Richmond Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 1P1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Q3 2022 Operating and Financial Results
Toronto, Ontario – November 29, 2022 – Magna Gold Corp. (TSXV: MGR, OTCPINK: MGLQF) (“Magna” or the "Company"), today announced operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 ("Q3 2022" and “Q3 2021”, respectively). All figures are in US Dollars, unless otherwise expressed.
Q3 2022 Operating and Financial Highlights
- Total tonnes mined during Q3 2022 were 3.2 million compared to 6.2 million during Q3 2021.
- Q3 2022 strip-ratio was 1.5:1 compared to 2.6:1 during Q3 2021.
- Tonnes of ore processed during Q3 2022 were 1.1 million compared to 1.8 million during Q3 2021.
- Ore mined grade from June 2020 to date averages 0.39 g/t Au, which is 10-15% lower than the grades set forth in the technical report dated August 8, 2020.
- Gold production of 9,256 ounces during Q3 2022 compared to 19,102 ounces during Q3 2021.
- Revenues for Q3 2022 were $15.7 million compared to $32.8 million during Q3 2021.
- Production costs of $19.8 million during Q3 2022 compared to $20.2 million during Q3 2021. This includes an inventory write-down of $1.7 million during Q3 2022.
Cash Position and Working Capital
- Cash at September 30, 2022, was $0.1 million compared to $1.4 million at June 30, 2022.
- As of September 30, 2022, working capital was negative $44.4 million compared to negative $35.4 million at June 30, 2022.
The Company is undertaking a strategic review to preserve and enhance value for shareholders. The Company at this point will look to reduce operations at the San Francisco Mine. Management intends on reducing all mining operations to lower levels whereby efforts will focus on processing previously mined and stacked material.
The Company believes the reduced operations will lead to drastically reduced costs and the cash flow generated will be used to reduce payables as well as be used to optimize our mine plan ahead of a more economically viable restart. Management will use this time to deploy cash towards value maximizing activities such as mine plan optimization and potential value creating initiatives involving our portfolio of non-core assets.
About Magna Gold Corp.
Magna is a Mexico focused gold and silver production company engaged in acquiring, exploring, developing and operating quality precious metals properties in Mexico. It is committed to advancing its 100% owned flagship San Francisco Mine, its Margarita Silver Project and other highly prospective mineral properties located in Sonora and in Chihuahua. The primary strength of the Company is the team of highly experienced mining professionals with a proven track record of developing properties in Mexico from discovery to production. Magna employs community members and services in its operations.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
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This News Release includes certain “forward-looking statements” which are not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plans”. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although these statements are based on information currently available to the Company, the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Risks, uncertainties and other factors involved with forward-looking information could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans, exploration results, shareholder value expectations, exploration and mine development plans (including mine plan optimization and value creating initiatives involving non-core assets), production (including gold production expectations and guidance), processing and mining expectations (including statements regarding reduction and resumption of mining operations), cost and cash flow expectations, and payables reduction. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to failure to identify mineral resources, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, the inability to complete a feasibility study which recommends a production decision, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital, operating and reclamation costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, risks related to the effects of COVID-19 on the Company; and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.