Scorpio Gold announces fourth quarter 2012 preliminary operating results for the Mineral Ridge project, Nevada
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013Scorpio Gold Corporation ("Scorpio Gold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SGN) today announced its preliminary operating results for the fourth quarter of 2012 ("Q4") at its 70% owned Mineral Ridge project, Nevada.
Peter J. Hawley, CEO reports; "The Company continued to ramp up operations and track positively in Q4 with the strongest quarterly performance to date at Mineral Ridge. Ore production from the Drinkwater pit remained close to static while waste removal decreased by 18% compared to third quarter 2012 ("Q3"). Ore production from the start-up Mary pit increased by 73% compared to Q3. Gold head grade processed in Q4 increased by 27%, while ounces produced increased 59% and gold ounces sold increased 25% compared to Q3.
In its first year of declared commercial production the Company produced a total of 31,852 ounces of gold. We are continuing with an aggressive growth strategy both internally and by acquisition. During Q4, the Scorpio Gold completed its acquisition of the Goldwedge gold property and milling facility located in Manhattan, Nevada, and the Pinon gold property located near Carlin, Nevada, from Royal Standard Minerals."