Projects

El Limon Mine – Nicaragua

Please note that this page is currently being updated. Please click here for B2Gold's most recent news release re: Q4 & Year-End 2017 Earnings and click here for B2Gold's Q4 & FY 2017 MD&A. Please also click here for the news release, "B2Gold Announces Positive Initial Open-Pit Resource at the Newly-Discovered El Limon Central Zone, Nicaragua," dated February 23, 2018. 

Third Quarter and Year-to-date 2017 Update:

Ongoing El Limon Exploration and Development

In 2017, El Limon’s exploration budget was increased to approximately $7 million from approximately $5 million to include 28,600 metres of drilling (over 157 holes) with a focus on El Limon Vein system. The system comprises of the Pozo Bono, Limon Sur, Limon Central, Limon North and Tigra-Chaparral zones, most of which were previously partially mined by both open pit and underground methods. Drilling to date has identified a new, large, good grade near-surface zone that the Company believes could be exploitable by open-pit mining. This has the potential to significantly extend the current mine life at El Limon and may support an expansion of El Limon’s milling and production capacity. In early 2018, the Company expects to announce the results of its 2017 drill campaign.

In 2017, an initial study was completed regarding the potential re-processing of the old tailings at El Limon. Based on historic mill and drilling records, the tailings contain an estimated 9 million to 11 million tonnes with a potential gold grade of 0.80 g/t to 1.0 g/t. An ongoing drilling program is underway as part of a feasibility study which will confirm resources and grades, the optimum grind size, capital costs and final project economics. Based on the initial study completed in 2017, the Company believes that the project has the potential to produce an average of approximately 20,000 to 25,000 ounces of gold and 70,000 to 80,000 ounces of silver per year for approximately 9 to 11 years. The concept is to regrind the old tailings to a much finer grind size, process them through a new CIP plant and place the tailings in a new lined tailings storage facility. The potential quantity and grade included in the initial study is conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to date to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.

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Priority Exploration Targets – New Significant Drill Results:

Priority Exploration Targets: New Significant Drill Results

Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimates:

Please click here for a summary of B2Gold’s Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimates. 

Note: For more details on B2Gold’s El Limon Mine, click here for the Company’s Annual Information Form 2017 and click here for the Company's most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis (these are also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov).

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