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Cerrado Gold Reports Q3 2022 Gold Production From Its Minera Don Nicolás Mine in Argentina

Oct 20, 2022

  • Company reiterates annual production guidance of 45,000 – 55,000 GEO ounces for 2022

  • Q3 Financials release date – 22nd November

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2022 / Cerrado Gold Inc. (TSXV:CERT)(OTCQX:CRDOF) ("Cerrado" or the "Company") announces production results for the third quarter of 2022 ("Q3 2022") from the Minera Don Nicolas Mine in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina ("MDN"). Full financial results are to be released on the 22nd of November.

Q3 Operating Highlights

  • Gold Equivalent ounces ("GEO") production of 11,284 ounces of gold in Q3 2022

  • Gold Grades improved 28% from Q2 to Q3 to 4.40g/t

  • Gold production expected to exceed 13,000 ounces for Q4 2022

  • Calandrias heap leach to commence construction in Q4 2022

During Q3 2022 operations at MDN continued under normalized operations for the fourth consecutive quarter demonstrating the significant improvements that have been achieved at site. That said, quarterly production slightly declined from the previous quarter from 11,640 GEO ozs to 11,284 GEO ozs in Q3 2022 primarily due to lower throughput caused by wet feed due to inclement winter season conditions. Although gold production was lower in the quarter, the higher grades resulted in an increase of gold inventory of 1,300 ounces. Additionally, September production exceeded 4,000 ounces with an average head grade of 5.15 g/t. The average gold grade mined improved from 3.44 g/t in Q2 2022 to 4.40 g/t in Q3 2022, a 28% improvement. The Company expects gold production to exceed 13,000 ounces for Q4 2022.

Management reiterates GEO production guidance at 45,000 to 55,000 GEO for 2022. For the nine-month period ending September production was 36,423 GEO ozs.

The company continues to progress development of the Calandrias heap leach project with construction commencing in Q4 of 2022. The heap leach operations will look to utilize lower grade material and increase annual production at the Minera Don Nicolas Mine by approximately 20,000-25,000 ozs per annum.

Mark Brennan, CEO and Co-Chairman stated: "The past year has been a building year for MDN; while we are pleased with the consistency in the operation to achieve our 2022 production guidance of between 45,000-55,000 GEO ozs and we continue to expect an increase in grades and expect further improvement as we bring the new pits into the mine plan, the real focus of operations has been to develop a long term strategy for MDN. Work on expansion plans via the heap leach projects is now underway which should only improve the long-term future and results at MDN. Concurrently, we continue to make rapid progress on completing the Feasibility Study at the Monte do Carmo project in Brazil. Once onstream, the combined production from both these projects puts Cerrado on track to be a mid tier producer."

Please see Table 1. below for a summary of key highlights from Q3 2022 and previous reporting periods.

Table 1. Key Operating Information

MDN Operating Data

Units

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Q1

2022

2022

2022

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

Ore Mined

ktonnes

85

92

89

412

121

114

102

75

Waste Mined

ktonnes

1,265

1,130

879

5,114

1,061

1,462

1,323

1,268

Strip Ratio

waste/ore

14.92

12.32

9.85

12.42

8.81

12.88

12.94

16.81

Mining Rate

tpd

15,633

14,381

10,760

15,980

12,844

17,308

16,119

15,476

Ore Milled

ktonnes

99

103

99

414

110

102

107

95

Head Grade Au

g/t

4.40

3.44

4.68

3.51

4.77

3.57

2.97

2.59

Head Grade Ag

g/t

11.58

9.95

14.85

12.63

17.94

13.01

10.91

8

Recovery Au

%

91%

91%

89%

89%

89%

88%

87%

91%

Recovery Ag

%

66%

67%

58%

59%

57%

63%

54%

61%

Mill Throughput

tpd

1,075

1,131

1,096

1,152

1,194

1,126

1,171

1,051

Gold Ounces Produced

oz

11,015

11,296

13,007

42,268

15,008

10,168

9,607

7,485

Silver Equivalent Ounces (Au Equiv.)

oz

269

344

381

1,291

360

381

327

223

GEO Production

oz

11,284

11,640

13,499

43,559

15,368

10,549

9,934

7,708

Full financial results are to be released by November 22, 2022.

In addition, during the quarter the Company continued to pursue its exploration activities at numerous targets at MDN including the Paloma underground target. Construction activities on the Calandrias heap leach project are expected to start imminently. At the Company's Monte do Carmo project in Brazil, the infill drill campaign and additional exploration activities continue progressing well and the Company is advancing numerous work streams to deliver the Feasibility Study in Q1 2023.

Review of Technical Information

The scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Sergio Gelcich, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Cerrado Gold Inc., who is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.

Mark Brennan

David Ball

CEO and Co Chairman

Vice President, Corporate Development

Tel: +1-647-796-0023

Tel: +1-647-796-0068

[email protected]

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About Cerrado

Cerrado is a Toronto based gold production, development and exploration company focused on gold projects in the Americas. The Company is the 100% owner of both the producing Minera Don Nicolás mine in Santa Cruz province, Argentina and the highly prospective Monte Do Carmo development project, located in Tocantins State, Brazil.

At Minera Don Nicolas, Cerrado is maximising asset value through further operations optimization and continued production growth. An extensive campaign of exploration is ongoing to further unlock potential resources in our highly prospective 334,000ha land package.

At Monte Do Carmo, Cerrado is rapidly advancing the Serra Alta deposit through Feasibility and production. The Serra Alta deposit hosts Indicated Resources of 541 kozs of contained gold and Inferred Resources of 780 kozs of contained gold. The Preliminary Economic Assessment demonstrates extremely robust economics as well as the potential to be one of the industry's lowest cost producers. Cerrado also holds an extensive and highly prospective 82,542 ha land package at Monte Do Carmo.

For more information about Cerrado please visit our website at: www.cerradogold.com.

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SOURCE: Cerrado Gold Inc.