| Claude Resources Inc. 2012 production guidance remains on track with strong Q3 results |
CGR/CRJ.TO) u.s. 85 cents :
Co has announced preliminary production results from its 100% owned and operated Seabee Gold Operation. During the third quarter the Seabee Gold Operation produced ~ 15,100 ounces of gold representing a 24% increase over the second quarter 2012 production of 12,166 ounces of gold. During the quarter, the Company milled 66,173 tonnes at a grade of 7.27 grams per tonne. During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company expects to complete the Seabee shaft extension. The shaft will be shut down for ~ 4-5 weeks. The Company expects to continue milling during this period and consequently expects to meet its production guidance of 48,000 to 50,000 ounces for the full year. The shaft project will extend the shaft to 980 metres from its current depth of 600 metres. This extension is expected to improve operating efficiencies and significantly lower operating costs on the Seabee ore body.