June 1st, 2021, Vancouver, British Columbia, - Soma Gold Corp. (TSXV: SOMA) (WKN: A2P4DU) (OTC: SMAGF) (the “Company” or “Soma”) is pleased to announce that the Company’s first quarter Financial Statements and MD&A have been filed on SEDAR and are available at the following link: https://bit.ly/3nVdVXv
Highlights of the quarter
Gold production rose to 5,005 ounces – an increase of 6% from the prior quarter and 15% from Q1-2021.
Income from mining operations was $4.2 million for the quarter compared to $2.6 million in the prior quarter and $3.0 in Q1-2021.
Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased to $3.7 million for the quarter compared to $2.6 million in the prior quarter and $3.2 million in Q1-2021.
Development work at Cordero continued to advance with an additional $2.0 million in construction costs capitalized during the quarter.
Payments made towards gold loan (deferred revenue) of $0.8 million.
The Company’s Tucuma Project in Brazil was optioned to Ero Copper Corp. (see news release dated March 15, 2022).
“We are very pleased with our successful start to 2022. We started milling the first ore from production stopes at the Cordero Mine and increased gold production for the quarter while simultaneously managing the significant ongoing development work at the mine,” states Javier Cordova, Soma’s CEO. “We anticipate significant further increases to gold production during the remainder of 2022 as production ramps up at Cordero.”
ABOUT SOMA GOLD
Soma Gold Corp. (TSXV: SOMA) is a mining company focused on gold production and exploration. The Company owns two adjacent mining properties in Antioquia, Colombia with a combined milling capacity of 675 tpd. (permitted for 1,400 tpd). The El Bagre Mill is currently operating and producing. Internally generated funds are being used to finance a regional exploration program.
The Company also owns an exploration property near Tucuma, Para State, Brazil that is currently under option to Ero Copper Corp.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
“Javier Cordova Unda” Chief Executive Officer and President
For further information, please contact Andrea Laird, telephone: +1-604-259-0302
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This news release refers to certain financial measures, such as EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, average realized price per ounce of gold sold, and total cash costs per ounce of gold sold which are not measures recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. These measures may differ from those made by other companies and accordingly may not be directly comparable to such measures as reported by other companies. These measures have been derived from the Company's financial statements because the Company believes that they are of benefit in understanding the Company's results. For a complete explanation of these measures, please refer to Non-IFRS Financial Performance Measures disclosure included in the Company's MD&A for the Years Ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, which can be accessed at www.sedar.com.
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