SASKATOON – CLAUDE RESOURCES says fourth quarter 2005 gold production from its Seabee mine near La Ronge, Sask., was up 70% over the previous year, reaching 15,100 oz. Full-year output was 44,600 oz, compared with 40,900 oz in 2004.
The company has forecast over 50,000 oz this year. Ore will be mined from the Seabee orebody (48,000 oz) and the Santoy and Porky bulk samples (2,000 oz). Additional Santoy and/or Porky pre-production ounces in the fourth quarter will further raise production in 2006.
New releases about bulk sampling and pre-production mining will be posted later in the year at www.ClaudeResources.com.