B2Gold Reports Strong Q4 and Full Year 2023 Results; Achieved 2023 Total Gold Production and ...

21 February 2024

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B2Gold Corp. (TSX: BTO, NYSE AMERICAN: BTG, NSX: B2G) (“B2Gold” or the “Company”) announces its operational and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023. The Company previously released its gold production and gold revenue results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023. All dollar figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated.

2023 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights (see full release for much more detail)

  • Total gold production of 288,665 ounces in Q4 2023: Total gold production in the fourth quarter of 2023 was 288,665 ounces, including 18,054 ounces of attributable production from Calibre Mining Corp. (“Calibre”). The Fekola, Masbate and Otjikoto mines all exceeded their expected production in the fourth quarter, with Otjikoto achieving record quarterly production of 81,111 ounces.
  • Construction at the Goose Project continues to progress on track, with the project remaining on schedule for first gold pour in the first quarter of 2025: Concrete and steel works in the mill area to date continue to progress ahead of schedule. Exterior cladding of the mill building and truck shop is complete, and cladding of the power house will start in the first quarter of 2024. Additionally, the ball mill will be set in place in the first quarter of 2024, approximately four months ahead of schedule. Following the successful completion of the 2023 sealift, construction of the 2024 winter ice road (“WIR”) is being finalized and scheduled to be fully operational by February 23, 2024, transporting all required materials from the Marine Laydown Area (“MLA”) to the Goose Project site by the end of April 2024.

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