Leagold Reports Q1 2018 Production at Los Filos in Line with Guidance
Vancouver, April 10, 2018 - Leagold Mining Corporation (TSX:LMC; OTCQX:LMCNF) ("Leagold" or "the Company") announces Q1 2018 gold production at the Los Filos mine in Mexico of 51,003 ounces (oz), in line with the full-year guidance range of between 215,000 and 240,000 oz. The operating plan at Los Filos is scheduling higher gold production during H2 2018 (Figure 1).
Leagold CEO Neil Woodyer commented: "We are pleased to have a strong start to 2018 at Los Filos and expect further production improvements throughout the year. On closing of the Brio Gold acquisition, the combined company is expected to produce gold at a rate of approximately 450,000 oz per year from four mines in Mexico and Brazil."
Figure 1: Los Filos 2018 Production Guidance Range, with approximate quarterly profiles
Development of the Bermejal Underground project continued in Q1 with more than 650 metres of advance in the main ramp - over 50% towards reaching the central high-grade portion of the deposit scheduled for the end of the year. The project is on track to access the test mining area by the end of Q2.
Q1 2018 financial results and additional operating details will be reported on May 2, 2018.
Doug Reddy, P.Geo, Leagold’s Senior Vice President - Technical Services, is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release on behalf of Leagold.
About Leagold Mining Corporation
Leagold is building a mid-tier gold producer with a focus on opportunities in Latin America. The Company is based in Vancouver, Canada and owns 100% of the Los Filos mine in Mexico. Leagold is listed on the TSX under the trading symbol "LMC" and trades on the OTCQX market as "LMCNF". For more information on Leagold please visit the Company website at www.leagold.com or contact:
Meghan Brown, VP - Investor Relations
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
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Cautionary Note Regarding Brio Information
The information concerning Brio Gold’s production contained in this news release has been taken from, or is based upon, publicly available information filed by Brio with securities regulatory authorities in Canada or otherwise available in the public domain as of the date hereof and none of this information has been independently verified by Leagold.Although Leagold does not have any knowledge that such information may not be accurate, there can be no assurance that such information from Brio is complete or accurate.Brio has not reviewed this news release and has not confirmed the accuracy and completeness of the Brio information contained herein.