Guidance is for 100,000 to 120,000 ounces gold production in CY2019 at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of between $1,050 and $1,150 per ounce.
The development of the Gruyere Gold Project is nearing completion at 97% with works in progress across the site and progressive handover to commissioning.
The project schedule remains on budget with first gold on target for the second half of the June 2019 quarter.
As planned, mining commenced during the quarter with approximately 800,000 tonnes of ore mined and stockpiled.
The substantial ore stockpile largely de‐risks mining related aspects of the operation through the commissioning and ramp‐up phase.
Solid balance sheet
Gruyere’s final forecast capital cost estimate, excluding JV support costs, remains unchanged at $621 million, of which $284 million is attributable to Gold Road.
Gold Road anticipates further capital payments of approximately $27 million
As at 31 March 2019, the company had cash of $49 million and $117 million of undrawn debt facilities.
Elsewhere, Gold Road is earning into four projects covering over 5,000 square kilometres in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region.