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Lake Shore achieves record gold production

Stockhouse Editorial
0 Comments| July 4, 2013

Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX: T.LSG, Stock Forum) added another 3.1% to its share value Thursday, closing at 33 cents and leaving the company with a market cap of $137.5 million, based on 416.6 million shares outstanding.

After the close of trading, Lake Shore said in a press release it produced a record 30,800 ounces of gold in the second quarter of 2013 from its Timmins West and Bell Creek mines near Timmins, Ontario, marking a 26% increase from the second quarter of 2012.

Supported by strong second quarter results, and continued progress with its growth projects, Lake Shore said it remains committed to achieving its key guidance for the year.

That includes producing 120,000 to 135,000 ounces of gold at a cash operating cost of US$800 to US$875 an ounce, at an average price of US$1,409. Gold was priced at US$1,250.42 Thursday on the spot market.

Entering July, the company said it is rapidly nearing completion of its current mill expansion project at Bell Creek to a capacity of 3,000 tonnes per day.

The expansion is expected to push production levels to over 140,000 ounces annually, cutting cash operating costs to US$700 per ounce.


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