Orca Gold to Deliver a Revised Feasibility Study on Block 14 and Report on Montage Drilling
VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Orca Gold Inc. (TSXV: ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to report that detailed engineering work since delivery of a Feasibility Study (see Company's news release on November 7, 2018) on the Company's 70%-owned Block 14 gold project in the Republic of the Sudan, has identified improvements which are likely to enhance the already strong economics or the Project. Orca expects to file a revised study in September 2020 reflecting these improvements, updating capital costs to Q2 2020 and highlighting the impact of current gold pricing on valuation.
NOVEMBER 2018 BLOCK 14 FEASIBILITY STUDY SUMMARY
|Probable Reserves||79.94Mt @ 1.11g/t for 2.85 Moz|
|Average Annual production:|
|First 7 Years||5.8Mtpa @ 1.49g/t averaging 228,000oz Au/year|
|Life of Mine ("LOM")||167,000oz Au/year|
|Mine Life||13.6 years|
|Production Costs:||Yrs 1 - 7||LOM|
|All-in Sustaining Costs ("AISC")||$789/oz||$783/oz|
|After-Tax Net Present Value ("NPV") Discount rate: 5%; Gold Price: $1,250/oz||$403 million|
|After-Tax Internal Rate of Return ("IRR")||24.2%|
|Payback Period||3.9 years|
|Pre-Production Capital||$328 million|
|Sustaining Capital||$181 million|
Also in September 2020, the Company will update shareholders on the current drilling program underway at the Koné Prospect, Morondo Concession, in Côte d'Ivoire, which is owned and operated by Montage Gold Inc., a subsidiary of Orca. The objective of the current drilling at Kone' is to demonstrate the potential for a multi-million-ounce Inferred Resource. Upon achieving this objective Montage will initiate a further 50,000 metre drill program towards the delivery of a Feasibility Study.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Rick Clark| CEO & Director | Orca Gold Inc. | 604.689.7842
ABOUT ORCA GOLD INC.
Orca Gold Inc. (TSXV: ORG) is a Canadian resource company focused on exploration and development opportunities in Africa. Led by a board of directors made up of industry experts and a management team with a track record of discovering and building significant mines globally, Orca is developing one of the leading gold projects in Africa. The Company is currently focused on its 70%-owned Block 14 Gold Project in the Republic of the Sudan on which a Feasibility Study was completed in November 2018.
The technical contents of this release have been approved by Hugh Stuart, BSc, MSc, a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Stuart is the President of the Company, a Chartered Geologist and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
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SOURCE Orca Gold Inc.
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