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COLORADO SPRINGS – August 6, 2019 – Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE American: GORO) (the “Company” or “GRC”) reported production results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 of 9,559 ounces of gold and 467,484 ounces of silver, which along with base metal revenue generated $29.4 million in net revenue and $1.8 million, or $0.03 per share, in net income for the quarter. The Company maintains its 2019 Oaxaca Mining Unit (“OMU”) production outlook and plans to increase its global production outlook once commercial production levels are reached at its Nevada Mining Unit (“NMU”) Isabella Pearl mine. The Company produced first gold at Isabella Pearl in just over ten months of breaking ground on the project, with the project now in the gold production ramp-up phase. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer, developer and explorer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and Nevada, USA. The Company has returned $112 million to its shareholders in consecutive monthly dividends since July 2010 and offers its shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery.

Q2 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • First gold production at Isabella Pearl mine
  • $1.8 million net income, or $0.03 per share
  • $7.9 million cash and cash equivalents
  • $3.9 million gold and silver bullion
  • $29.4 million net sales
  • 9,559 gold ounces produced
  • 467,484 silver ounces produced
  • $291 total cash cost per gold equivalent ounce sold, after by-product credits (OMU)
  • $652 total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (OMU)
  • $18.2 million base metal by-product credits, or $1,509 per precious metal gold ounce sold (OMU)
  • $0.3 million dividend distributions, or $0.005 per share for quarter
  • Exploration expanded deposits at both the Arista mine and Isabella Pearl mine

Overview of Q2 2019 Results

Second quarter production from the Company’s Oaxaca Mining Unit totaled 7,881 ounces of gold, 466,512 ounces of silver, 482 tonnes of copper, 2,304 tonnes of lead and 6,054 tonnes of zinc. Through the first half of 2019, the Company’s OMU production numbers total 14,419 ounces of gold, 831,165 ounces of silver, 915 tonnes of copper, 4,457 tonnes of lead and 11,892 tonnes of zinc. Second quarter production from the Company’s Nevada Mining Unit, which produced first project gold during the quarter, totaled 1,678 ounces of gold and 972 ounces of silver.

The Company maintains its 2019 OMU annual outlook, targeting a plus or minus ten percent production range of 27,000 gold ounces and 1,700,000 silver ounces. In addition, with its Isabella Pearl mine in the ramp-up phase, the Company is positioned to increase its 2019 annual production outlook in the near future once the project has reached commercial production levels.

The Company sold 12,060 precious metal gold equivalent ounces at a total cash cost of $291 per ounce (after by-product credits) at its OMU, benefiting from strong base metal production and sales. OMU average realized metal prices during the quarter included $1,338 per ounce gold and $14.94 per ounce silver*. The Company sold 1,131 gold ounces from its Isabella Pearl mine at an average realized price of $1,363 per gold ounce. The Company recorded net income of $1.8 million, or $0.03 per share, and paid $0.3 million to its shareholders in dividends, or $0.005 per share during the quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at quarter end totaled $7.9 million.

“Gold Resource Corporation has now achieved dual-jurisdictional precious metal producer status in two mining friendly jurisdictions in North America.” stated Mr. Jason Reid, President and CEO of Gold Resource Corporation. “We now approach important near-term catalysts to increase shareholder value, including our targeted 100% increase to the Company’s gold production profile once the Nevada mine is fully operational, and possible future monthly dividend increases.”

*Average realized metal prices include final settlement adjustments for previously unsettled provisional sales. Provisional sales may remain unsettled from one quarter into the next. Realized prices will therefore vary from average spot metal market prices upon final settlement.

The following Production Statistics tables summarize certain information about our Oaxaca and Nevada Mining Units for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:

 

Oaxaca Mining Unit

  1. Based on actual days the mill operated during the period. 
  2. The difference between what we report as “ounces/tonnes produced” and “payable ounces/tonnes sold” is attributable to the difference between the quantities of metals contained in the concentrates we produce versus the portion of those metals actually paid for according to the terms of our 3 sales contracts. Differences can also arise from inventory changes incidental to shipping schedules, or variances in ore grades and recoveries which impact the amount of metals contained in concentrates produced and sold.

 

Nevada Mining Unit

  1. The difference between what we report as “ounces/tonnes produced” and “payable ounces/tonnes sold” is attributable to the difference between the quantities of metals contained in the concentrates we produce versus the portion of those metals actually paid for according to the terms of our sales contracts. Differences can also arise from inventory changes incidental to shipping schedules, or variances in ore grades and recoveries which impact the amount of metals contained in concentrates produced and sold.

The following Sales Statistics tables summarize certain information about our Oaxaca and Nevada Mining Units operations for three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:

Oaxaca Mining Unit

  1. Average metal prices realized vary from the market metal prices due to final settlement adjustments from our provisional invoices when they are settled. Our average metal prices realized will therefore differ from the market average metal prices in most cases.
  2. Total cash cost after by-product credits are significantly affected by base metals sales during the periods presented.

Nevada Mining Unit

  1. Average metal prices realized vary from the market metal prices due to final settlement adjustments from our provisional invoices when they are settled. Our average metal prices realized will therefore differ from the market average metal prices in most cases.

See Accompanying Tables

The following information summarizes Gold Resource Corporation’s financial condition at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, its results of operations including the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, and its cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018. The summary data as of June 30, 2019 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is unaudited; the summary data for the year ended December 31, 2018 is derived from our audited financial statements contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, but do not include the footnotes and other information that is included in the complete financial statements. Readers are urged to review the Company’s Form 10-K in its entirety, which can be found on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

The calculation of our cash cost per precious metal gold equivalent per ounce and total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent per ounce contained in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Results of Operations” contained in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K for a complete discussion and reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures.

Source: http://www.goldresourcecorp.com/releases/GRC-2019-08-06-1.pdf

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