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VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2016) - Metanor Resources Inc. ("Metanor") (TSX VENTURE:MTO) reports its financial results for the quarter ended December 31st 2015 (Q2 2016). This press release should be read in conjunction with Metanor's financial statement for the quarter ended December 31st 2015 and related Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), which can be found on the Company website www.metanor.ca or on SEDAR www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
Q2 2016 Highlights
Q2 2016 Operating and financial results
|Operating and financial results||Quarter ended December 31 st , 2015||Quarter ended December 31 st , 2014||Six months ended December 31 st , 2015||Six months ended December 31 st , 2014|
|Tonnes milled (Tonnes)||54,426||59,013||110,874||115,962|
|Feed grade (g/T)||4.6||4.6||4.6||5.5|
|Mill recovery rate||96.7||%||96.3||%||96.6||%||96.7||%|
|Underground development (metres)||1,768||1,998||3,362||3,636|
|Diamond drilling (metres)||18,062||5,734||35,387||17,298|
|Financial results (Thousand dollars)|
|Depreciation & Depletion||(2,629||)||(2,951||)||(5,322||)||(6,588||)|
For the quarter, a total of 54,426 tonnes of ore at a grade of 4.6 grams per tonne were processed at the mill at a recovery rate of 96.7% which resulted in a production of 7,774 ounces of gold. The ounces continued to come mainly from the «A» vein. The «A» vein is narrower compared to the other veins at Bachelor, causing higher dilution of the ore once blasted, and finally lowering the feed grade to the mill. Furthermore, the «A» vein in this sector near the O'Brien intrusive is intersected by a series of low grade stringers that increase the ore dilution. These lower grade ores resulted in lower ounces sold even if the tonnage is similar to the previous quarter, which increases the unit cost per ounce.
Outlook for the coming quarters
In the coming months, the production will gradually come from the Hewfran sector. The grade and thickness is generally higher in the Hewfran sector. Therefore, the feed grade will begin to increase as the production will come from the Hewfran sector.
Pascal Hamelin, P.Eng, Vice-president of Operations, is the Qualified Person under NI 43-101 responsible for reviewing and approving the technical information contained in this news release.
Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this discussion, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities, anticipated metal production, internal rate of return, estimated ore grades, commencement of production estimates and projected exploration and capital expenditures (including costs and other estimates upon which such projections are based) and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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Ronald Perry, Vice-President