Wesdome Announces 2019 Second Quarter Production of 22,437 Ounces of Gold Produced

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TORONTO, July 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) (“Wesdome” or the “Company”) today announces its gold production results for the second quarter of 2019 (“Q2”).

Mr. Duncan Middlemiss, President and CEO commented, “Second quarter production was much stronger than originally anticipated due to the 303 lens continuing to outperform on both budgeted grade and tonnes. In Q2, this lens averaged a mucked grade of 41.1 grams per tonne, and we expect this strong performance to continue from this area in the second half of the year.  Year to date production of 41,446 ounces has exceeded the upper end of our first half guidance range (35,000 ounces) by 18%. We are maintaining H2 2019 guidance of 41,000 – 45,000 ounces. The low end of this range will result in forecast production slightly exceeding the top end of our annual guidance range of 80,000 ounces.”

Amounts are denominated in Canadian dollarsSecond QuarterYear-to-Date
  2019 2018Variance % +/(-) 2019 2018Variance % +/(-)
Ore milled (tonnes)        
Eagle River 28,754 43,378 (14,624)(34%) 59,695 87,858 (28,163)(32%)
Mishi 18,623 25,233 (6,610)(26%) 37,093 58,079 (20,986)(36%)
  47,377 68,610 (21,233)(31%) 96,788 145,937 (49,149)(34%)
Head grade (grams per tonne, “g/t”)        
Eagle River 23.4 11.0 12.4 113% 20.9  11.5 9.4 81%
Mishi 3.0 2.7 0.3 11% 2.6  2.2 0.4 20%
Gold production (ounces)        
Eagle River 20,873 14,767 6,106 41% 38,828 31,166 7,662 25%
Mishi 1,564 1,860 (296)(16%) 2,618 3,411 (793)(23%)
Total Gold Production 22,437 16,628 5,809 35% 41,446 34,576 6,870 20%
Production sold (ounces) 24,113 18,573 5,540 30% 42,873 34,003 8,870 26%
Revenue from gold sales
($ millions)
$42.2 $31.4$10.8 34%$74.7 $57.6 $17.1 30%
Average realized price
per ounce 2
$1,752 $1,692 $60 4%$1,743 $1,694 $49 3%


  1. Operating numbers may not add due to rounding.
  2. Average realized price per ounce is a non-GAAP measure and is calculated by dividing the reported revenue from gold sales by the number of ounces sold for a given period.


Wesdome Gold Mines has had over 30 years of continuous gold mining operations in Canada.  The Company is 100% Canadian focused with a pipeline of projects in various stages of development.  The Eagle River Complex in Wawa, Ontario is currently producing gold from two mines, the Eagle River Underground Mine and the Mishi Open pit, from a central mill.  Wesdome is actively exploring its brownfields asset, the Kiena Complex in Val d’Or, Quebec.  The Kiena Complex is a fully permitted former mine with a 930-metre shaft and 2,000 tonne-per-day mill.  The Company has further upside at its Moss Lake gold deposit, located 100 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The Company has approximately 136.5 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “WDO”.

For further information, please contact:
Duncan Middlemiss     or          Lindsay Carpenter Dunlop
President and CEO                VP Investor Relations
416-360-3743  ext. 2029               416-360-3743  ext. 2025
duncan.middlemiss@wesdome.com               lindsay.dunlop@wesdome.com
220 Bay St. East, Suite 1200                
Toronto, ON, M5J 2W4                
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX                
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620                
Website: www.wesdome.com                

This news release contains “forward-looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state 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. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. 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. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management’s estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The Company has included in this news release certain non-IFRS performance measures, including, but not limited to, mine operating profit, mining and processing costs and cash costs. Cash costs per ounce reflect actual mine operating costs incurred during the fiscal period divided by the number of ounces produced.  These measures are not defined under IFRS and therefore should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to or more meaningful than, net income (loss) or cash flow from operating activities as determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of our financial performance or liquidity. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company\'s performance and ability to generate cash flow.

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