Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 29, 2018 – MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarques” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV: MQR) (OTCMKTS: MRQRF) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to report its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Highlights of the quarter
“Strong growth in our custom milling operations in the fourth quarter partially offset the decline in production at the Beaufor Mine, which will be temporarily shut down starting in December,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. “Our short-term goal for Beaufor is to minimize the impact of the shut-down on our results.”
“In recent months, we have begun promoting the Wasamac project within the mining and financial communities. We recently created a confidential virtual data room to provide access for parties that have expressed an interest in reviewing data and participating in project development. With the pending release of the feasibility study results in early December, we see the Wasamac project starting to generate interest. We are confident that the parameters we have set for the feasibility study, including the use of the proven Rail-Veyor material haulage technology, will create the conditions needed to put the project into production.”
“We are also continuing to move forward with our other advanced projects, including Croinor Gold and McKenzie Break, for which drill results will be released in the coming weeks. Croinor Gold continues to impress us with multiple high-grade results and continuity of the mineralization along strike and at depth,” Mr. Lacoste concluded.
Summary of financial results
Key operating statistics
(1) The average selling prices for the 2018 three- and twelve-month periods would be $32 and $28 higher, respectively, if gold deliveries (861 ounces for the quarter and 2,583 ounces for the 12-month period) to Auramet in connection with deferred revenues for the periods had been recognized at market price on the date the agreement was entered into on October 2, 2017, instead of at the recorded price, representing the amounts received from future gold production divided by the ounces to be delivered.
(2) Production cash cost is a non-IFRS measure of financial performance without a standard meaning under IFRS. It may therefore not be comparable to a similar measure presented by another company. See "Non-IFRS measures" in the Corporation's management discussion and analysis for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
Production statistics (first quarter ended September 30, 2018)
The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Marc-André Lavergne, P.Eng., the Corporation’s qualified person under National Instrument 43101.
ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION
Monarques Gold Corporation (TSXV: MQR) is an emerging gold mining company focused on pursuing growth through its large portfolio of high-quality projects in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently owns close to 300 km² of gold properties (see map), including the Wasamac deposit (measured and indicated resource of 2.6 million ounces of gold), the Beaufor Mine, the Croinor Gold (see video), McKenzie Break and Swanson advanced projects and the Camflo and Beacon mills, as well as other promising exploration projects. It also offers custom milling services out of its 1,600 tonne-per-day Camflo mill.
The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarques’ actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.