GoGold Resources Provides Outlook for 2023

2023-01-04 05:39:12

HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 4, 2023 /CNW/ – GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) (OTCQX: GLGDF) (“GoGold”, “the Company”) is pleased to provide an outlook of milestones and deliverables for 2023.

“2022 was another year of significant advancements of the Los Ricos deposits, as we continue to aggressively grow resources and move towards development of GoGold’s first mine in the Los Ricos district. One of the major achievements in 2022 was the acquisition of the valuable Eagle concession,” said Brad Langille, President and CEO stated. “In 2023, the Eagle concession will propel Los Ricos South on its development path towards a mine. Some of the key milestones which we are targeting for 2023 are as follows:

  • Continued aggressive drilling program at Los Ricos South
  • Updated Mineral Resource Estimate and Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) at Los Ricos South including the effects of the Eagle concession
  • Underground exploration and development at Los Ricos South focussing initially on the Eagle
  • Completion of Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) at Los Ricos South
  • Completion of PEA at Los Ricos North

With the above and supported by our strong balance sheet including our year end cash balance of $73 million USD (see financial results PR dated December 22, 2022), 2023 is sure to be a year full of discovery and milestone achievements on the development road towards mining.”

Los Ricos South

Updated Resource & PEA
In 2023, the Company will continue drilling at the Eagle concession, which is included in Los Ricos South and was acquired in October 2022, as well as the continuation of the drilling program at the Main Area.  The results of these drilling campaigns are expected to be included in an updated Mineral Resource Estimate, which will form the basis for an updated PEA.  The Company is targeting a significant increase in the value of the mineral deposits at Los Ricos South. The addition of the Eagle concession, which is adjacent to the Main area, is expected to increase the economics of the project given the expanded strike length on the deposit.

The addition of the Eagle concession and the drilling results to date, along with the re-examination of the drilling results from the previously released Main area of Los Ricos South, show the potential for a significant bulk underground mining operation which will be the focus of the revised PEA in Los Ricos South.  Some of the key advantages in this revised development plan could be a lower environmental impact compared to open pit mining, easier and expedited permitting process, potentially higher grade and lower capital expenditures, and potentially increased net present value with the addition of the Eagle concession.

The 2022 drilling program at these locations produced some of the strongest results to date in the Los Ricos district, including intercepts such as 11.5m of 3,047 g/t silver equivalent (“AgEq”), 11.9m of 2,260 g/t AgEq, and 15.0m of 1,444 g/t AgEq.  See Table 1 for highlighted drilling results from the Eagle and Main Area at Los Ricos South in 2022.

Table 1: Los Ricos South Highlighted Drilling 2022





















































Hole ID

Area / Vein

From

To

Length1

Au

Ag

AuEq2

AgEq2

   

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(g/t)

LRGAG-22-035

Eagle

69.0

179.6

110.6

1.64

264.6

5.17

387.5

 

including

129.0

140.5

11.5

11.31

2,198.3

40.62

3,046.7

 

including

130.4

133.8

3.5

30.24

6,392.5

115.48

8,660.8

 

including

130.4

131.9

1.5

63.24

12,729.3

232.96

17,472.0

 

including

131.0

131.9

0.9

104.50

13,742.5

287.73

21,580.0

LRGAG-21-014

Eagle

144.3

216.9

72.6

5.13

76.0

6.14

460.6

 

including

198.8

210.7

11.9

28.58

115.9

30.13

2,259.8

 

including

208.6

210.7

2.1

146.03

176.8

148.39

11,128.9

 

including

208.6

209.3

0.7

266.00

319.0

270.25

20,269.0

LRGAG-22-031

Eagle

58.0

126.0

68.0

4.25

109.4

5.71

428.4

 

including

78.0

113.9

35.9

7.83

184.9

10.29

771.8

 

including

80.0

95.0

15.0

15.61

273.3

19.26

1,444.4

 

including

84.0

86.0

2.0

46.80

272.5

50.43

3,782.5

LRGAG-22-032

Eagle

48.1

113.8

65.8

1.36

107.7

2.79

209.6

 

including

85.8

113.8

28.1

2.96

216.6

5.85

439.0

 

including

88.5

92.9

4.3

7.17

1,012.8

20.68

1,550.7

 

including

88.5

89.1

0.6

25.00

3,020.0

65.27

4,895.0

LRGAG-22-041

Eagle

109.5

145.5

36.0

1.46

134.5

3.26

244.3

 

including

134.0

143.5

9.5

4.55

389.9

9.75

731.1

 

including

134.0

134.8

0.8

6.01

577.0

13.70

1,027.7

 

also including

137.0

143.5

6.6

5.62

453.6

11.67

875.3

 

including

141.0

142.2

1.2

17.10

1,345.0

35.03

2,627.5

LRGAG-22-043

Eagle

146.0

154.2

8.2

0.67

78.4

1.72

129.0

 

and

166.0

186.7

20.7

1.32

215.8

4.20

315.1

 

including

176.5

185.8

9.3

2.73

428.2

8.44

633.1

 

including

182.0

184.5

2.5

7.89

999.1

21.21

1,591.1

 

including

182.0

182.7

0.7

17.20

2,130.0

45.60

3,420.0

LRGAG-21-018

Eagle

127.6

163.0

33.6

1.57

85.5

2.71

203.5

 

including

156.9

159.3

2.4

10.51

436.5

16.33

1,225.0

 

including

156.9

157.6

0.8

15.00

1,155.0

30.40

2,280.0

 

and

177.9

178.6

0.7

36.20

1,500.0

56.20

4,215.0

LRGAG-22-030

Eagle

42.9

79.5

36.7

1.77

156.2

3.85

289.0

 

including

51.9

61.0

9.1

6.00

553.3

13.38

1,003.2

 

including

54.1

54.8

0.7

14.00

1,260.0

30.80

2,310.0

LRGAG-22-029

Eagle

74.0

94.6

20.6

1.52

217.5

4.42

331.3

 

including

75.5

77.5

2.0

8.00

1,865.5

32.87

2,465.5

 

including

75.5

76.5

1.0

14.15

3,520.0

61.08

4,581.3

LRGAG-21-007

Eagle

148.5

191.0

42.5

1.64

137.5

3.47

260.6

 

including

188.6

190.2

1.6

6.83

1,269.5

23.76

1,781.8

LRGG-22-209

Main area

58.3

91.5

33.2

3.15

276.5

6.84

512.8

 

including

86.0

89.0

3.0

30.19

2,587.7

64.69

4,851.7

 

including

87.0

88.0

1.0

73.10

5,620.0

148.03

11,102.5

LRGG-22-218

Main area

57.0

74.1

15.0

3.98

529.2

11.04

827.8

 

including

57.0

63.9

4.8

12.43

1,625.6

34.10

2,557.6

 

including

60.5

63.0

2.5

20.32

2,774.1

57.31

4,298.2

 

including

61.2

62.2

0.9

37.90

4,250.0

94.57

7,092.5

LRGG-22-208

Main area

37.5

47.7

10.3

1.17

313.0

5.35

401.0

 

including

43.2

45.0

1.9

3.50

976.2

16.52

1,238.7





1. Not true width

 

2. AqEq converted using a silver to gold ratio of 75:1 at recoveries of 100%

 

Following is a longitudinal section map of Los Ricos South which includes the locations of the above highlighted drilling results.

Figure 1: Eagle + Main Area Grade Thickness Longitudinal Section (CNW Group/GoGold Resources Inc.)

Pre-Feasibility Study
While the Los Ricos South PFS was originally planned to be completed in 2022, the addition of the Eagle concession significantly altered the project.  As a result, the PFS is expected to be completed in 2023 and will be based on the updated resource and PEA, including the Eagle concession.

GoGold made progress on certain aspects of the PFS during 2022 which included positive results from the metallurgical test program, as well as activities such as process design, equipment sizing and quotations, process flow diagram completion, site work, power sourcing, and water sourcing.

Underground Development
As part of the exploration and the advancement of resources to reserves, the Company anticipates entering an underground development phase in the first quarter of the year.  This will include additional drilling to confirm resources and testing to prove and evaluate underground mining methods.

Los Ricos District Overview

With the acquisition of the Eagle concession in October 2022, this connected the Company’s concessions held in the southern portion of its Los Ricos South project, including the Main area where the Initial Resource was released, to its northern concessions in Los Ricos South, which includes the Jamaica exploration target.  As a result, all the concessions in Los Ricos South are now contiguous.

The Company now holds 45 concessions covering over 25,000 hectares in the Los Ricos district and continues to assess whether any additional concessions in the area will be acquired.  Figure 1 shows a summary of the Los Ricos North and South projects’ current resources as well as the location of the concessions.

Figure 2: Los Ricos District Overview (CNW Group/GoGold Resources Inc.)

Los Ricos North

During 2022, the Company completed a significant drilling campaign at Los Ricos North, with results released at a number of the key deposits and targets within the project including El Favor, Mololoa, Gran Cabrera, and El Nayar.  See Table 2 for highlighted 2022 drilling results at Los Ricos North.  See press release dated December 7, 2021 and Figure 2 for full details regarding the initial Mineral Resource estimate.

The focus at Los Ricos North in 2023 will be the release of an initial PEA providing the market with the first look at the value of this significant deposit.  This is expected to be completed in the first half of 2023. 

GoGold anticipates the release of additional drilling results from Los Ricos North over the coming months, including those from explorations on additional targets not included in the initial Resource.

Table 2: Los Ricos North Highlighted Drilling 2022
























Hole ID

Area / Vein

From

To

Length1

Au

Ag

AuEq2

AgEq2

   

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(g/t)

LRGF-21-107

El Favor East

249.3

275.0

25.7

1.55

776.4

11.90

892.3

 

including

250.1

271.2

21.2

1.87

938.0

14.38

1,078.5

 

including

258.4

262.7

4.3

8.65

4,163.8

64.17

4,812.8

 

including

259.1

260.2

1.0

18.23

9,940.1

150.76

11,307.3

LRGM-21-077

Mololoa – Tamara

147.7

184.0

36.3

1.51

375.7

6.52

489.1

 

including

147.7

154.2

6.5

6.94

1,683.0

29.38

2,203.6

 

including

152.0

153.0

1.0

21.80

5,040.0

89.00

6,675.0

 

including

175.9

177.4

1.6

5.02

1,385.1

23.49

1,761.9

LRGM-21-087

Mololoa – Tamara

166.7

186.7

20.0

0.89

211.5

3.71

278.6

 

including

166.7

168.2

1.5

8.77

1,995.0

35.37

2,652.8

LRGM-21-088

Mololoa – Tamara

282.0

296.6

14.6

2.58

683.7

11.70

877.4

 

including

283.3

287.0

3.8

9.73

2,577.3

44.10

3,307.4

 

including

285.0

286.0

1.0

16.25

4,660.0

78.38

5,878.8

LRGM-21-104

Mololoa – Tamara

266.4

299.8

33.4

1.09

235.1

4.22

316.6

 

including

266.4

276.1

9.8

3.56

765.2

13.76

1,032.4

 

including

268.6

272.2

3.5

8.48

1,681.6

30.90

2,317.4

 

including

271.0

272.2

1.1

17.15

3,080.0

58.22

4,366.3

LRGF-22-137

El Favor – Salomon

9.8

75.5

61.5

0.29

142.8

2.20

164.7

 

including

39.0

67.5

24.3

0.66

300.1

4.66

349.8





1. Not true width

 

2. AqEq converted using a silver to gold ratio of 75:1 at recoveries of 100%

 

Mr. David Duncan, P. Geo. is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information of this release. 

About GoGold Resources

GoGold Resources (TSX: GGD) is a Canadian-based silver and gold producer focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring high quality projects in Mexico. The Company operates the Parral Tailings mine in the state of Chihuahua and has the Los Ricos South and Los Ricos North exploration projects in the state of Jalisco. Headquartered in Halifax, NS, GoGold is building a portfolio of low cost, high margin projects. For more information visit gogoldresources.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
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This news release may contain “forward-looking information” as defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Parral tailings project, the Los Ricos project, future operating margins, future production and processing, and future plans and objectives of GoGold, constitute forward looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information but which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions in connection with the continuance of GoGold and its subsidiaries as a going concern, general economic and market conditions, mineral prices, the accuracy of mineral resource estimates, and the performance of the Parral project There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from GoGold’s expectations include exploration and development risks associated with the GoGold’s projects, the failure to establish estimated mineral resources or mineral reserves, volatility of commodity prices, variations of recovery rates, the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and global economic conditions. For additional information with respect to risk factors applicable to GoGold, reference should be made to GoGold’s continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with securities regulators, including, but not limited to, GoGold’s Annual Information Form. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date of this release.



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