• In Q1 2021, total hard rock gold production was 209.7 kg (6,743 oz), compared to 278 kg (8,938 oz) in Q1 2020, a decrease of 25%, or 68.3 kg (2,196 oz), but in line with the 2021 production plan;
• Q1 2021 gold sales were 180 kg (5,787 oz), compared to 317 kg (10,193 oz) in Q1 2020, a decrease of 137 kg (4,406 oz), or 43%;
• 96 thousand tonnes of ore was processed with an average grade of 2.04 g/t;
• The CIL plant was operating at the targeted throughput rate of 50 tonnes per working hour (>50 t/hour) and at the higher recovery rate of 92.5%;
• 26 thousand tonnes of ore was mined which coincided with the production volume in the same period of the previous year. Stripping volume in Q1 2021 was 413 thousand m3 (+179 thousand m3, or 76% more than in the Q1 of 2020);
• The average grade in Q1 2021 was 2.42 g/t, compared to 2.10 g/t in Q1 2020, an increase of 15%;
|Production unit||Q1 2021||Q1 2020||Change|
|Unit||Q1 2021||Q1 2020||Change|
|Waste stripping||000 m3||413||234||179||76%|
|Ore mined||000 tonnes||26||26||–||–|
|Gold in Ore||kg||63||54||9||17%|
|Ore processing||000 tonnes||96||100||(4)||(4%)|
|Gold in ore processing||kg||196||303||(107)||(35%)|
|Gold produced CIL||kg||209.7||278||(68.3)||(25%)|
|Warehouse on March 31|
For more information please contact:
Danilo Lange, CEO
Tel: +7 495 109 02 82
Company name: Auriant Mining AB Short name: AUR
Auriant Mining AB (AUR) is a Swedish junior mining company focused on gold exploration and production in Russia, primarily in Zabaikalye and the Republics of Khakassia and Tyva. The company has currently four assets, including two operating mines (Tardan and Solcocon), one early stage exploration asset and one development asset.
Since July 19, 2010, Auriant Mining´s shares are traded on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market under the short name AUR. For more information please visit www.auriant.com. Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser to Auriant, for more information please call +46 8 503 015 50, e-mail CA@mangold.se or visit www.mangold.se.
This information is information that Auriant Mining AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 18.45 CET on April 19th, 2021.
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