Announces First Quarter Profit of $4.43 Million
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|April 30, 2009|
|Gold-Ore Announces First Quarter Profit of $4.43 Million|
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - Gold-Ore Resources Ltd. (the "Company" or "Gold-Ore") (TSX VENTURE:GOZ) is pleased to report a profit of $4.43 million for the first quarter 2009 (the period ending February 28, 2009) as a result of the inclusion of $4.64 million in earnings from the operation of Bjorkdal Mine in the Company's consolidated statements of operations. The earnings from the Bjorkdal Mine have been included in the consolidated statements for the first time since the mine was acquired, as the development of the Bjorkdal mining operation is now considered to be substantially complete and in commercial production. The Company's unaudited consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the quarter ended February 28, 2009 are available at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.goldoreresources.com. All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.
First Quarter Highlights
- Revenues of $12.00 million
- Operating cash flow of $5.21 million or $ 0.06 per share
- Earnings for the period of $4.43 million or $0.05 per share
- Cash on hand as of the end of the quarter of $5.23 million and working capital of $6.54 million
- Gold production of 10,361 ounces (322.3 kilograms)
- 70% of plant feed supplied from newly mined open pit and underground material
- Realized gold price of US$922 per ounce
- Total cash costs of US$484 per ounce
"The mine has been going through a transition for the last two years from a depleted mine suffering from a lack of capital investment to a functioning mine with growing resources/reserves and a strong positive cash flow," states Chairman Glen Dickson, "and the declaration of commercial production is a reflection of the transformation taking place at Bjorkdal."
First Quarter Production Summary
Q1 2009 -------- Tonnes processed 258,296 Daily throughput - tonnes 2,870 Head Grade grams/tonne 1.38 Gold recovered - ounces 10,361 - kilograms 322.3 Average plant recovery 90.5%
During the quarter the plant was fed 35% from underground, 35% from open pit and 30% from stockpiles. During the second quarter all of the ore feed for the Bjorkdal plant will come from the underground and open pit units. The Company has implemented an expansion both open pit and underground and has targeted an annualized rate of 50,000 ounces per year during 2009.
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Gold-Ore Resources is a gold mining and exploration company focused in Sweden. The Company is cash flow positive, debt-free and unhedged, and remains focused on increasing gold production from the 100%-owned Bjorkdal Mine. In addition to Bjorkdal, the Company also has other assets in the country; the Ronnberget Gold Property (adjacent to Bjorkdal), the Norrliden Polymetallic Deposit and the Vallberget Polymetallic Property.
Bjorkdal property information is posted on the Company's web site at www.goldoreresources.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Glen Dickson, Chairman