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Luna Gold Corp. is a rapidly growing gold producer engaged in the operation, expansion, and exploration of promising gold projects. Luna Gold Corp. aims to maximize shareholder return while ensuring safe, healthy, and secure workplaces, minimizing environmental impact, and both engaging with and assisting in community development.
During 2012, Luna achieved record gold production of over 74,000 ounces while reducing cash costs, significantly increasing its production potential, and has recently identified two major mineralized structures at the Touro Target. The Company's Aurizona gold mine is currently under expansion to deliver a targeted life of mine annual production of 135,000 ounces to be completed on time and on budget by the end of 2013. In addition, a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) is underway which considers a phase II expansion targeting gold production between 200,000oz and 300,000oz.
In January 2013, Luna released an updated resource estimate for Aurizona of 3.63 million ounces (Moz) Measured & Indicated Resources and 1.04 Moz Inferred Resources, representing increases of 15% and 44% respectively from the December 2011 resource update. In April 2013, Luna announced an updated Piaba Deposit Proven & Probable Reserve of 2.36 million ounces, including 56 million tons (Mt) of ore with a mine life average of 1.32 grams per ton of gold (g/t Au), representing a 222% increase when compared to the July 2010 Reserve statement. Drilling programs conducted by Luna since 2007 have significantly extended the strike and depth extent to the original Piaba orebody and mineralization remains open along strike to the east and west and also at depth where interpreted high-grade plunging structures are being targeted.