Glamis Gold Ltd.

Glamis Gold Ltd.

June 06, 2006 17:16 ET

Glamis Gold Provides Updated Production Guidance

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2006) - Glamis Gold Ltd. (TSX:GLG)(NYSE:GLG) today revised its gold production guidance for 2006, primarily due to mechanical difficulties experienced at its new Marlin mill facility in Guatemala. Glamis now expects to produce approximately 620,000 ounces of gold for the year, a production increase of 43% over 2005 production but a reduction from previous guidance of 670,000 ounces. Total cash cost of production will also be impacted. The Company has revised its total cash cost estimate for the year from a range of $160 to $170 per ounce of gold production to approximately $190 per ounce.

Commercial production at Marlin was achieved in December 2005, and a ramp-up of operations to 5,000 tonnes per day was planned through the first two quarters of 2006. Most start-up issues have been successfully addressed over the first months of operation; however, a recurring mechanical failure of leach tank agitators has led to unacceptably low process plant availability and reduced gold and silver recoveries. Additionally, mill performance has been hampered by high clay content in near-surface oxide ores. Permanent improvements to the process facilities to resolve these issues have been determined and are expected to be completed within two months. Gold and silver production has not been lost, only delayed, with a resulting impact to 2006 production only. No impacts to the Marlin workforce are expected.

Company-wide gold production has also been impacted by reduced production at Marigold Mine in Nevada, as slow-leaching ore from the upper reaches of the Millennium pits and less than average mining fleet availability have resulted in lower than plan production year to date.

El Sauzal Mine in Mexico is currently exceeding production forecasts. However, this surplus is not expected to be sufficient to cover the production shortfall from the other mines.

Glamis Gold Ltd. is a premier intermediate gold producer with low cost mines and development projects in Nevada, Mexico and Central America. Plans call for growth from 434,000 ounces of gold production in 2005 to over 700,000 ounces by 2007. The company remains 100 percent unhedged. For more information about Glamis and its operations, visit the Company on the Internet at

Safe Harbor Statement under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented constitutes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to those with respect to, the price of gold, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserves estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, Glamis' hedging practices, permitting time lines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage and the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends",
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