SOURCE: Klondex Mines Ltd.

Klondex Mines Ltd.

October 13, 2016 17:12 ET

Klondex Reports Quarterly Production of ~37,000 GEOs

Records First Sales at True North

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 13, 2016) - Klondex Mines Ltd. (TSX: KDX) (NYSE MKT: KLDX) ("Klondex" or the "Company") is pleased to report its preliminary production results for the third quarter of 2016 for its Fire Creek, Midas, and True North mines.

       
   Three months ended September 30, 2016  Nine months ended September 30, 2016
   Fire Creek  Midas  Nevada Total  True North(2)  Total  Fire Creek  Midas  Nevada Total  True North(2)  Total
Ore tons milled  26,122    43,934    70,056    31,748    101,804  92,832    137,173    230,005    31,748    261,753
Average gold equivalent mill head grade (oz/ton)(1)  0.98    0.28    0.55    0.06       0.86    0.26    0.50    0.06     
Average gold mill head grade (oz/ton)  0.97    0.18    0.48    0.06       0.85    0.15    0.43    0.06     
Average silver mill head grade (oz/ton)  0.66    7.59    5.00    -       0.76    8.24    5.22    -     
Average gold recovery rate (%)  93.4 %  93.4 %  93.3 %  88.7 %     93.6 %  94.1 %  93.7 %  88.7 %   
Average silver recovery rate (%)  87.2 %  87.2 %  87.3 %  - %     87.4 %  87.7 %  87.7 %  - %   
Gold equivalent produced (ounces)(1)  23,858    11,445    35,263    1,752    37,070  74,480    32,374    106,901    1,752    108,634
Gold produced (ounces)  23,654    7,523    31,177    1,752    32,929  73,673    19,287    92,960    1,752    94,712
Silver produced (ounces)  15,023    291,031    306,054    -    306,054  61,864    990,672    1,052,536    -    1,052,536
Gold equivalent sold (ounces)(1)  27,500    13,036    40,488    1,000    41,553  72,644    36,933    109,629    1,000    110,610
Gold sold (ounces)  27,254    8,394    35,648    1,000    36,648  71,688    23,423    95,111    1,000    96,111
Silver sold (ounces)  18,100    344,400    362,500    -    362,500  73,351    1,022,739    1,096,090    -    1,096,090
                             
(1) Gold equivalent ounces ("GEO") and grades are computed as the applicable gold ounces/grade plus the silver ounces/grade divided by a GEO ratio. GEO ratios are computed by dividing the average realized gold price per ounce by the average realized silver price per ounce received by the Company in the respective period. Preliminary GEO ratios for each respective segment are as follows:
GEO Ratio  73.7  74.2  74.9  1.0  73.9  76.7  75.7  75.5  1.0  75.6
(2) True North's operations were comprised of the re-processing of existing tailings.
 

The Company reiterates its 2016 production guidance of:

Nevada Operations: 145,000 to 150,000 GEOs which is split approximately 45%-50% in the first half of 2016 and 50%-55% in the second half of 2016.

True North: 8,000 to 12,000 gold ounces from mining and processing tailing.

Mr. Paul Huet, President and CEO commented, "Our third quarter production was in line with our mine plans as we advanced waste development at both Fire Creek and Midas. We have positioned ourselves to finish the year on a high note and remain on track to achieve our annual production guidance." Mr. Huet continued, "We are also excited to report first sales at True North. We recently completed reprocessing the tailings and have begun running ore through the mill and continue to expect to achieve our annual production targets."

About Klondex Mines Ltd. (www.klondexmines.com)
Klondex is a well-capitalized, junior-tier gold and silver mining company focused on exploration, development, and production in a safe, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective manner. The Company has 100% interests in three producing mineral properties: the Fire Creek Mine and the Midas Mine and ore milling facility, both of which are located in the state of Nevada, USA, and the True North Gold Mine (formerly the Rice Lake Mine) and mill in Manitoba, Canada. The Company also has 100% interests in two recently acquired projects, the Hollister mine and the Esmeralda mine and ore milling facility, also located in Nevada, USA.

Webcast and Conference Call
Klondex will report its third quarter 2016 financial results after market close on Thursday, November 3, 2016. A conference call and webcast will be held the following morning on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:30 am ET/7:30 am PT. The conference call telephone numbers are listed below:

Canada & USA Toll Free Dial In: 1-800-319-4610
Toronto: +1 1-416-915-3239
International: +1-604-638-5340

Callers should dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask to join the Klondex call. The webcast will be available on the Company's website or by clicking: http://services.choruscall.ca/links/klondex20161104.html.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Information
This news release contains certain information that may constitute forward-looking information or forward-looking statements under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities legislation (collectively, "forward looking information"), including but not limited to information about current expectations on the timing, success and growth of exploration and development activities, the timing and success of mining operations, the Company's ability to produce and sell gold and silver, the Company's achievement of the full-year projections for GEO and gold production, metal grades and production costs, the Company's ability to meet annual operations estimates, the ability to maintain and improve average daily milling rates and mill head grades, the Company's intention and ability to monetize mineralized material, the successful execution and project development at all of the Company's mines and projects, and related permitting. This forward-looking information entails various risks and uncertainties that are based on current expectations, and actual results may differ materially from those contained in such information. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, the strength of the global economy; the price of gold and silver; operational, funding and liquidity risks; the degree to which mineral resource estimates are reflective of actual mineral resources; the degree to which factors which would make a mineral deposit commercially viable are present; the risks and hazards associated with underground operations; and the ability of Klondex to fund its substantial capital requirements and operations. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the Company's disclosure materials filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and United States available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively. Readers are urged to read these materials. Klondex assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from such information unless required by law.

Contact Information

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    John Seaberg
    Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
    O: 775-284-5757
    M: 303-668-7991
    jseaberg@klondexmines.com