Eldorado Gold Files Three Separate Technical Reports
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eldorado Gold Corporation (“Eldorado” or the “Company”) today filed three separate technical reports for its Kisladag, Olympias and Efemcukuru projects (the “Technical Reports”). Further to the Company’s news release dated February 20, 2020 (Eldorado Announces 15 Year Mine Life at Kisladag; Provides 2020 Guidance and Long-term Outlook) (“Guidance Release”), these Technical Reports have been prepared pursuant to Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), and may be found on the Company’s website (www.eldoradogold.com) or under the Company’s SEDAR profile (www.sedar.com).
Technical Report, Kisladag Gold Mine, Turkey (the “Kisladag Technical Report”)
The Kisladag Technical Report, with an effective date of January 17, 2020, was prepared by the following Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101: Stephen Juras, P. Geo., David Sutherland, P.Eng., Paul Skayman, FAusIMM, Richard Miller, P.Eng., and Sean McKinley, P.Geo., and has been filed to confirm a 15-year mine life based on the completed long-cycle heap leach testwork and the replacement of the tertiary crushing circuit with a high-pressure grinding roll circuit and to confirm the Company’s updated disclosure of mineral reserves contained in its Guidance Release.Technical Report, Olympias Mine, Greece (the “Olympias Technical Report”)
The Olympias Technical Report, with an effective date of December 31, 2019, was prepared by the following Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101: David Sutherland, P.Eng., Ertan Uludag, P. Geo., Colm Keogh, P. Eng., Paul Skayman, FAusIMM, and Sean McKinley, P.Geo, and has been filed to update certain scientific and technical information regarding the operations at the Olympias Mine.Technical Report, Efemcukuru Gold Mine, Turkey (the “Efemcukuru Technical Report”)
The Efemcukuru Technical Report, with an effective date of December 31, 2019, was prepared by the following Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101: Ertan Uludag, P. Geo., Imola Gotz, P. Eng., Paul Skayman, FAusIMM, David Sutherland, P.Eng., and Sean McKinley, P.Geo., and has been filed to update certain scientific and technical information regarding the operations at the Efemcukuru Gold Mine.For further information regarding the results of the Technical Reports, please refer to the Company’s material change report filed under the Company’s SEDAR profile (www.sedar.com).About Eldorado GoldEldorado is a gold and base metals producer with mining, development and exploration operations in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Romania, and Brazil. The Company has a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, safe and responsible operations, a portfolio of high-quality assets, and long-term partnerships with local communities. Eldorado’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ELD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EGO).ContactsInvestor Relations
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These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others, the following: results of further testwork, recoveries of gold and other metals; geopolitical and economic climate (global and local), risks related to mineral tenure and permits; gold and other commodity price volatility; continued softening of the global concentrate market; risks regarding potential and pending litigation and arbitration proceedings relating to the Company’s, business, properties and operations; expected impact on reserves and the carrying value; the updating of the reserve and resource models and life of mine plans; mining operational and development risk; financing risks, foreign country operational risks; risks of sovereign investment; regulatory risks and liabilities including, environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; discrepancies between actual and estimated production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical testing and recoveries; additional funding requirements; currency fluctuations; community and non-governmental organization actions; speculative nature of gold exploration; dilution; share price volatility and the price of the common shares of the Company; competition; loss of key employees; and defective title to mineral claims or properties, as well as those risk factors discussed in the sections titled “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk factors in our business” in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form & Form 40-F. 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Except as required by law, we do not expect to update forward-looking statements and information continually as conditions change.Financial Information and condensed statements contained herein or attached hereto may not be suitable for readers that are unfamiliar with the Company and is not a substitute for reading the Company’s financial statements and related MD&A available on our website and on SEDAR under our Company name. The reader is directed to carefully review such document for a full understanding of the financial information summarized herein.Except as otherwise noted, scientific and technical information contained in this press release was reviewed and approved by Paul Skayman, FAusIMM, Special Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer, a “qualified person” under NI 43-101.