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Release date- 21082014 -
The Net Loss for the three months ended
Sales revenues for the second quarter and six months ended
Cost of sales for the second quarter and six months ended
The Company had cash balances of
During the second quarter Galantas completed a private placement financing for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately UKGBP 516,500. Pursuant to the offering, an aggregate of 10,330,000 units were sold at a price of UKGBP 0.05/
Production at the Omagh mine remains suspended awaiting planning consent to continue operations underground. Due to continued delays in the planning process, management had to make significant redundancies in the workforce, alongside other cost reduction measures.
During the first quarter of 2014 the Company commenced pilot tests with regards to the processing of tailing cells filled during the earlier operation of the mine. The results confirm pre-existing data that indicated the tailings contain between 0.5g/t gold and 1 g/t gold and meet
A low energy cost processing solution, based upon a Knelson CD12 centrifugal gravity concentrator, which was already utilized in the gold processing plant in a secondary role, was successfully pilot tested as a prime re-treatment component for flotation tailings. The tailings do not require comminution (crushing and grinding) for re-processing by this method. Extended in-house tests with the Knelson concentrator produced a variation in results in terms of grade and recovery.
Consequently, alternative gravity oriented test-work was carried out. The results successfully indicate that it is possible to uprate tailings by a low energy consuming, bulk gravity method from 0.5-1.0 g/t to 2-3 g/t gold. The higher feed grade produced in testing has been tested with froth flotation in the Company's in-house laboratory to simulate production flotation in the company's processing plant, followed by an additional gravity scavenging treatment.
The results indicate that a finer grind than was previously required may be necessary to enhance the concentrate grade. The existing Knelson concentrator, whilst large enough to test the process, is not large enough to satisfactorily operate the process at the scale required for robust economics at present gold prices. The economics of acquiring a larger concentrator unit and ancillary equipment is subject to satisfactory recoveries being confirmed. The test-work is continuing.
Reserves and Resources
Work continued during the first half of 2014 on updating the resource estimate to incorporate results from later drill holes not included previously. Also the main veins were re-strung to incorporate the new drill data and accommodate the revised cut-off grade and minimum mining width parameters. Importantly, the Joshua and Kearney drill intersects were strung to individual historic channels, this time consuming process has incorporated all of the available assay data in order to make a more informed assessment of grade continuity and vein geometry.
The improved statistical assessment is expected to allow some category upgrading in that portion of the resource affected. Based upon the updated technical analysis, work is also well advanced on finalising a revised NI 43-101 report. The work includes the delineation of mining reserves, the completion of a detailed mining plan, mining schedule and comprehensive cost estimates, based upon underground working of the Joshua and Kearney veins.
Overall there has been a 19% increase in resources since the Galantas
The resources are calculated at a cut-off grade of 2 g/t gold (Au), numbers are rounded, gold grades are capped at 75 g/t gold and a minimum mining width of 0.9m has been applied.
Measured and Indicated resources on Kearney vein have increased to 100,545 ounces of gold from 69,000 ounces in 2012. Measured and Indicated resources on Joshua vein have increased to 67,739 ounces of gold from 15,800 ounces in 2012. The Kearney and Joshua veins are the early targets of underground mining. Combined Measured and Indicated resource category on these two veins are estimated at 168,284 ounces of gold, with 293,918 ounces of gold in the Inferred resource category. Both vein systems are open at depth.
With regards to the Preliminary Economic Assessment a restricted portion of Inferred resources for two veins - Joshua and Kearney have been included with the Measured and Indicated resources. The Inferred resources (which have lower statistical support than Measured or Indicated Resources) are contiguous with Measured or Indicated resources and / or lie within scheduled mining areas.
The use of Inferred resources, in a restricted qualifying manner, is permitted by the PERC code in regard to economic studies but is excluded within NI 43-101, except within a Preliminary Economic Assessment. PERC is an approved code is respect of NI 43-101. As part of PERC requirements, a comparative Feasibility study will be included in the detailed technical report which will not include Inferred resources and will also include studies on sensitivity to gold price.
The total of scheduled Measured and Indicated ounces utilised within the mining study is 104,627 ounces. The Inferred resources scheduled in the economic study are estimated at 60,635 ounces. Total Inferred resource estimated on the Joshua and Kearney orebodies is 293,918 ounces of gold. The amount of Inferred resources included in the PEA amounts to 20.6% of the total Inferred resources estimated on these veins. Were Inferred resources excluded within the mining plan, approximately 1 year would be removed from the estimate of mine life and annual output would be reduced.
At a gold price of UKGBP750 /
Following the receipt of two new licences in the
Following this, some reconnaissance fieldwork was carried out in order to identify the areas which will be prioritised for exploration over the summer. Four broad exploration targets have been established, based on the potential for mineralization with consideration given to land accessibility and suitable exposure
Discussions continued with the planning services in
The Company understands a timeline in the fourth quarter of 2014 is possible for a final determination. However it should be noted that the timeline for delivery of the determination is not within the control of the Company.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws, including revenues and cost estimates, for the Omagh Gold project. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by Galantas in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that Galantas believes are appropriate in the circumstances.
Many factors could cause Galantas' actual results, the performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward looking statements or strategy, including: gold price volatility; discrepancies between actual and estimated production, actual and estimated metallurgical recoveries and throughputs; mining operational risk, geological uncertainties; regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; risks of sovereign involvement; speculative nature of gold exploration; dilution; competition; loss of or availability of key employees; additional funding requirements; uncertainties regarding planning and other permitting issues and defective title to mineral claims or property.
These factors and others that could affect Galantas's forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail in the section entitled 'Risk Factors' in Galantas' Management Discussion & Analysis of the financial statements of Galantas and elsewhere in documents filed from time to time with the Canadian provincial securities regulators and other regulatory authorities.
These factors should be considered carefully, and persons reviewing this press release should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Galantas has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release, except as required by law.
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