Glass Earth Gold Limited

Glass Earth Gold Limited

April 12, 2013 06:00 ET

Glass Earth Gold Limited: Financial Statements and Management's Discussion & Analysis for the Year Ended 31 December 2012

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwired - April 12, 2013) - Glass Earth Gold Limited (TSX VENTURE:GEL)(NZAX:GEL) ("Glass Earth" or the "Company"), announced today that it has filed its December 31, 2012 Year End Financial Statements and associated Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") report pertaining to that period with appropriate regulatory authorities.

During 2012, the Company announced the completion of fundraising exercises which raised a net $5.8 million (after issuance costs). As at 31 December 2012, the Company held $2.6m in cash. All dollars reported in this News Release are in Canadian Dollars.

The Company recorded a net loss for 2012 totaling $11.1million (2011 - $1.7 million) of which the write-off of accumulated exploration costs comprised $7.7m. Most of these costs were written off in Q2 and full explanations of those circumstances are included in the Q2 Management Discussion & Analysis report lodged on 30 August 2012.

Placer mining production increased fourfold but costs, including establishment, commissioning and refurbishment of gear, resulted in a loss of $1.1m for the year. Placer mining at Drybread is performing better since year-end and further improvements in mine planning and performance are under continuous review.

The net loss for the year can include significant non-cash items (all in Canadian $'s):

12 months ended
December 31, 2012
12 months ended
December 31, 2011
Revenue 2,976,000 752,000
Cost of sales (4,121,000 ) (523,000 )
Gross (loss)/profit (1,145,000 ) 229,000
Cash operating costs
Operating loss 1,443,000 1,260,000
Foreign exchange loss/(gain) 78,000 (18,000 )
1,521,000 1,242,000
Non-Cash expenses
Write down Mineral Properties 7,682,000 695,000
Stock based compensation 620,000 43,000
Income tax expense/(benefit) - deferred 167,000 (37,000 )
8,469,000 701,000
Net loss for the year 11,135,000 1,714,000

About Glass Earth Gold

Glass Earth Gold is one of New Zealand's most active gold exploration companies with landholdings proximal to producing deposits and cash flow from its wholly owned placer projects. With an experienced geological team the Company is exploring promising gold prospects across both the North and South Islands.

In the North Island, exploration efforts are focused on large epithermal gold systems in the Hauraki Region, akin to the operating Martha Hill mine, (Newmont Mining).

In the Hauraki Region, Glass Earth Gold has identified and developed significant ground positions around the active Martha Hill gold mine operations at Waihi. The Newmont-Glass Earth Gold Waihi West JV (Newmont earning in) and Hauraki JV (65/35), including drilling at the WKP discovery, are being actively explored and managed by Newmont in collaboration with Glass Earth Gold.

The recent announcement that Glass Earth Gold has acquired option rights to the Neavesville gold/silver prospect (just north of WKP) will mean an increased exploration focus in the Hauraki region.

In the South Island, exploration efforts are focused on the Otago Region, home to OceanaGold's Macraes Goldfield, for identification of mesothermal "Macraes-style" gold targets and revenue generation through placer (alluvial) gold production.

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