VANCOUVER, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) announced that a National Instrument 43-101 technical report has been filed for each of Goldcorp's 100% owned Éléonore project and its 40% owned Pueblo Viejo mine. The Éléonore project contained 4.03 million ounces of proven and probable gold mineral reserves (19.3 Mt at 6.49 g/t) and 4.10 million ounces of inferred gold mineral resources (13.25 Mt at 9.63 g/t) as of December 31, 2013.
As at December 31, 2013, the Pueblo Viejo mine (40% basis) contained the following:
|PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES|
|Gold||61.90 Mt||3.25 g/t||6.46 Moz|
|Silver||61.90 Mt||20.46 g/t||40.72 Moz|
|Copper||61.90 Mt||0.11%||152 Mlbs|
|MEASURED AND INDICATED MINERAL RESOURCES|
|Gold||77.07 Mt||2.42 g/t||6.01 Moz|
|Silver||77.07 Mt||13.31 g/t||32.99 Moz|
|Copper||77.07 Mt||0.09%||159 Mlbs|
|INFERRED MINERAL RESOURCES|
|Gold||3.31 Mt||3.11 g/t||0.33 Moz|
|Silver||3.31 Mt||20.27 g/t||2.16 Moz|
|Copper||3.31 Mt||0.11%||8 Mlbs|
Goldcorp is one of the world's fastest growing senior gold producers. Its low-cost gold production is located in safe jurisdictions in the Americas and remains 100% unhedged.
|Goldcorp December 31, 2013 Reserve and Resource Reporting Notes:|
|1||All Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources have been calculated in accordance with the standards of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and National Instrument 43-101, or the AusIMM JORC equivalent.|
|2||All Mineral Resources are reported exclusive of Mineral Reserves.|
|3||Mineral Resources which are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.|
|4||Reserves and Resources are reported as of December 31, 2013, with the following conditions or exceptions:|
|1||Reserves and Resources for Pueblo Viejo are as per information provided by Barrick Gold Corporation.|
|5||Mineral Reserves are estimated using appropriate recovery rates and US$ commodity prices of $1,300 per ounce of gold, $22 per ounce of silver, $3.00 per pound of copper, $0.90 per pound of lead, and $0.90 per pound of zinc, unless otherwise noted below:|
|1||Pueblo Viejo||$1,100/oz gold, $21/oz silver, $3.00/lb copper|
|6||Mineral Resources are estimated using US$ commodity prices of $1,500 per ounce of gold, $24 per ounce of silver, $3.50 per pound of copper, $1.00 per pound of lead, and $1.00 per pound of zinc, unless otherwise noted below;|
|1||Pueblo Viejo||$1,500/oz gold, $24/oz silver, $3.50/lb copper|
Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of
Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources:
These tables use the terms "Measured", "Indicated" and "Inferred" Resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. "Inferred Mineral Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Mineral Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
Scientific and technical information contained in this press release was reviewed and approved by Maryse Belanger, P.Geo., Senior Vice-President, Technical Services for Goldcorp, and a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
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Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Goldcorp to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; risks related to international operations, including economic and political instability in foreign jurisdictions in which Goldcorp operates; risks related to current global financial conditions; risks related to joint venture operations; actual results of current exploration activities; environmental risks; future prices of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; mine development and operating risks; 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; risks related to indebtedness and the service of such indebtedness, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business - Risk Factors" in Goldcorp's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2012 available at www.sedar.com. Although Goldcorp has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such 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. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and accordingly are subject to change after such date. Except as otherwise indicated by Goldcorp, these statements do not reflect the potential impact of any non-recurring or other special items or of any dispositions, monetizations, mergers, acquisitions, other business combinations or other transactions that may be announced or that may occur after the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and allowing investors and others to get a better understanding of our operating environment. Goldcorp does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are included in this document, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Goldcorp Inc.