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Abcourt Announces Good Results for the Third Quarter Ended on March 31, 2017


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Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada / TheNewswire / June 5, 2017 - Mr. Renaud Hinse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abcourt Mines Inc. (TSX-V: ABI, Berlin: AML-BE and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges: AML-FF) ("Abcourt" or the "Company") announces good results for the third quarter ended on March 31, 2017. Management is pleased to announce that the Sleeping Giant mill treated all the gold mineralization extracted from the Elder mine during the third quarter and the gold recovery was 96.1%. The Company generated, in the third quarter, revenues from the sale of gold totalling $4.2M. The average price received for gold sold was Can$1,627 (US$1,231) per ounce.

Gold inventories increased from $1,538,216 to $2,795,711. A substantial part of this gold was sold early in April 2017.

A net profit of $186,215 was made, compared to a loss of $925,934 in the previous quarter. Accounts payable were reduced by almost $1M, from $5,296,546 in December 2016 to $4,256,261 in March 2017. Very liquid assets (inventories, receivable taxes and cash) are sufficient to cover short term liabilities.

Summary of important figures concerning operating and financial results for the third quarter compared to the second quarter:


3 months at

March 31, 2017

3 months at

December 31, 2016

Tonnes treated



Tonnes broken in stopes



Extracted tonnes



Gold ounces produced



Gold recovery

96.1 %


Revenues from the sale of gold, silver and others

$ 4,253,722


Price of gold, per ounce

CAN$ 1,627

US$ 1,231

CAN$ 1,734

US$ 1,302

Average cash costs ($ / ounce)

CAN$ 1,367/on

US$ 1,034/on

CAN$ 1,358/on

US$ 1,020/on

Sustaining costs ($ / ounce)

CAN$ 486/on

US$ 368/on

CAN$ 196/on

US$ 147/on

All-in sustaining costs ($ / ounce)

CAN$ 1,853/on

US$ 1,402/on

CAN$ 1,554/on

US$ 1,167/on

Gold and silver ingots inventory



Gold and silver in circuit inventory

$ 1,674,993


Total inventory

$ 2,795,711


Net income and comprehensive income (Loss and comprehensive loss)

$ 186,215


Mining taxes

$ 30,868


Deferred taxes

$ (14,000)


Cash at the end of period

$ 1,107,671


The improvement was realized in March 2017 with a record grade of 5.41 g/t Au at the mill and a better tonnage at the mine (10,007 tonnes). Measures taken to improve the grade in stopes are giving good results.

Development of the 5th level to the east is progressing well. The mineralized zone has been followed over a distance of 124 meters. Muck samples are averaging about 5 grams per tonne of gold.

Plans are being prepared for additional diamond drilling on surface and underground at Elder to outline and to increase resources. This drilling will start shortly.

On March 27, 2017, Abcourt announced that it had signed an I.R. Agreement with Arrowhead Business and Investment Decisions of New York, USA. Their due diligence and valuation report is available at:

About Abcourt Mines Inc.

Abcourt Mines Inc. is a gold producer and a Canadian exploration company with strategically located properties in northwestern Quebec, Canada. The Elder property has gold resources (2012) and a positive P.E.A. study. Abcourt is focusing on the exploitation of the Elder mine.

The Abcourt-Barvue property has silver-zinc resources (2014). A feasibility study was completed in 2007 by Roche / Genivar on the Abcourt-Barvue project.

In 2016, Abcourt acquired the Sleeping Giant mine and mill, located half-way between Amos and Matagami, in Abitibi, Quebec, in the territory covered by the Plan Nord of the Quebec government. The mill has a capacity of 700 to 750 tonnes per day.

To know more about Abcourt Mines Inc. (TSXV: ABI), please visit our web site at and consult our filings under Abcourt's profile on

This press release was prepared by Mr. Renaud Hinse, Engineer and President of Abcourt Mines Inc. Mr. Hinse is a "Qualified Person" under the terms of Regulation 43-101.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "believe", "hope", "may" and similar expressions, as well as "will", "shall" and other indications of future tense, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and apply only as of the date on which they are made. Except as may be required by law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation and disclaims any responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include changes in the prevailing price of gold, the Canadian-United States exchange rate, grade of ore mined and unforeseen difficulties in mining operations that could affect revenue and production costs. Other factors such as uncertainties regarding government regulations could also affect the results. Other risks may be set out in Abcourt' annual and periodic reports. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release.

For more information, please contact:

Renaud Hinse, President and CEO

T: 819 768-2857 450 446-5511

F: 819 768-5475 450 446-3550

Email :

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Copyright (c) 2017 TheNewswire - All rights reserved.

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