Lachlan Star Limited
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Lachlan Star Limited

October 28, 2013 07:30 ET

Lachlan Star Files Quarterly Report for the Period Ending 30 September 2013

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Gold miner, Lachlan Star Limited ("Lachlan Star" or the "Company") (ASX:LSA)(TSX:LSA) is pleased to provide the following quarterly report for the period ending 30 September 2013.

HIGHLIGHTS

CMD GOLD MINE (100%, CHILE)

  • Lachlan Star Ltd.'s CMD Gold Mine has shown continuing improvement in most operating parameters, including safety, gross operating profit*, cash costs of production, gold production, mining costs, waste to ore ratio, processing costs, and G&A costs, providing our shareholders with ever-improving leverage to gold. Key improvements include:

    • A 70 % increase in Gross Operating Profit* for the CMD Gold Mine to US$3.65 million for the quarter;

    • C1 cash costs reduced by 28% to US$821 per ounce

    • Gold production increased 6% quarter on quarter to 17,056 ounces of gold in the September quarter, a record under the Company's ownership;

    • Gold stacked increased 8% quarter on quarter to 22,355 ounces in the September quarter, a record under the Company's ownership;

    • Waste to ore ratio reduced by 10% quarter on quarter to 2.24:1, a new record low under the Company's ownership

    • Total costs reduced by 11% to $15.94 per tonne of ore stacked for the quarter, a record low under the Company's ownership;

  • Market capitalisation of the Company expressed in gold ounces has decreased to 13,500 ounces

CORPORATE

  • Two tranche, non-brokered private placement announced to raise C$8 million at an issue price of C$0.20 a share

  • Tranche 1 of private placement completed, raising C$3 million in gross proceeds

  • Completion of Tranche 2 of private placement to raise C$5 million in gross proceeds subject to shareholder approval at shareholder meeting on 4 November 2013

  • C$0.5 million repaid to Sprott Resource Lending Partnership, loan balance reduced to C$4.5 million

  • Promotion of Mr Bira de Oliveira from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer

To view the full announcement please click the link below: http://www.lachlanstar.com.au/images/LSA_Quarterly_Report__Sept_13_Final.pdf.

ABN: 88 000 759 535

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