Atlantic is focused on growing gold production in Nova Scotia beginning with its MRC phase one open pit gold mine which declared commercial production in March 2018, and its phase two Life of Mine Expansion which will ramp up gold production to + 200,000 ounces per year at industry lowest quartile cash and all-in-sustaining-costs (as stated in the Company’s news releases dated January 19, 2018 and January 29, 2018).
Phase 1 Life of Mine production guidance for 2018 is between 82,000-90,000 oz. gold at All-In-Sustaining-Costs (AISC) between $CAD675/oz.-$735/oz. (US$540-588/oz.) as stated in the Company’s news release (January 19, 2018).
The Phase 2 Life of Mine Expansion will have gold production ramping up to + 200,000 ounces per annum at industry lowest quartile cash costs and all-in sustaining cash cost (AISC) of CAD$692/oz. Au (USD$555/oz. Au) as stated in the Company’s news release (January 29, 2018).
The company’s planned future development of the region will be based on a central processing facility concept with staged integration of satellite deposits into the production schedule and staged capital expenditures for expansion opportunities managed with cashflow from operations at Touquoy and additional debt capacity as a long term low cost gold producer.
The Phase 3 expansion drill programs recently completed at the Fifteen Mile Stream and Cochrane Hill deposits were designed to target extensions of mineralization and define / upgrade inferred resources not included in the 2018 PFS to measured and indicated categories.
A Phase 4 corridor regional program commencing in April 2018 will systematically explore the + 45km corridor of prospective un-tested structure targeting the Atlantic model for disseminated style gold deposits amenable to open pit mining.
This presentation contains “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company’s current review of potential mineral project investments and/or acquisitions, the estimation of mineral resources, the timing and content of upcoming programs, the realization of mineral resource or reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to international operations; actual results of planned expansion activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; exchange rates for Canadian and U.S. currencies; possible variations in grade or recovery rates, accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. In making the forward-looking statements in this presentation, the Company has made certain key assumptions, including, but not limited to, the assumptions that merited mineral assets or projects can be acquired and financings are available. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or information made in this presentation, except as required under applicable securities legislation. NI 43-101 QUALIFIED PERSON - Neil Schofield, MS Applied Earth Sciences, MAusIMM, MAIG, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information contained in this presentation.
NOTES ON RESOURCE AND RESERVE ESTIMATES PRESENTED THROUGHOUT PRESENTATION
Moose River Consolidated (MRC): Touquoy, Beaver Dam, Fifteen Mile Stream, Cochrane Hill – The Moose River Consolidated (MRC) Phase 2 Life of Mine Expansion (Touquoy, Beaver Dam, Fifteen Mile Stream, and Cochrane Hill) Mineral Reserves are current reserve estimates that are in accordance with the current Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Resources (CIM) Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves as required by NI 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. A Qualified Person has done sufficient work to classify these reserve estimates to current mineral reserves prepared in accordance with NI 43-101.
Cochrane Hill - The Cochrane Hill Mineral Resource estimates have been prepared in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Resources (CIM) as required by NI 43-101.
Fifteen Mile Stream – The Fifteen Mile Stream Mineral Resource estimates have been prepared in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Resources (CIM) as required by NI 43-101.