Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Crocodile Gold (TSE:CRK) On Track to Meet 2010 Production Targets

Crocodile Gold (TSE:CRK) (OTC:CROCF) announced its original projections for production in 2010 remain on track, and the company should meet their gold production target of 100,000 ounces for the year.

Chief Operating Officer, David Keough, said in a press release, "We have seen a steady month by month improvement in mill availability, recovery and ounces produced. We are finding that improved grade control and mine planning processes as well as preventative planned maintenance practices are allowing us to more accurately predict production but also to achieve our targets. In the coming months we expect to see continued improvement in overall production as we expand production to 200,000 ounces in 2011."

In their first month of commercial production, the company milled 174,000 tons of ore at an average grade of 1.57 g/t Au. Gold poured in June totalled 8,700 ounces.

So far in 2010, the company has sold 32,300 ounces of gold, with production the third quarter expected to come in at 30,000 ounces, and in the fourth quarter increasing to about 40,000 ounces.

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