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As well, forward-looking statements may relate to the Company’s future outlook and anticipated events, such as the Company’s ability to achieve the exploration, production, cost and development expectations for its respective operations and projects; prices for gold remaining as estimated; currency exchange rates remaining as estimated; availability of funds for the Company’s projects and future cash requirements; prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services; construction of Greenstone being completed and performed in accordance with current expectations; expansion projects at the Company’s various sites being completed and performed in accordance with current expectations; tonnage of ore to be mined and processed; ore grades and recoveries; Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates and the assumptions on which they are based; prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services; no labour-related disruptions and no unplanned delays or interruptions in scheduled construction, development and production, including by blockade or industrial action; the Company’s working history with the workers, unions and communities at Los Filos; all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals are received in a timely manner; the Company’s ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws and other regulatory requirements; the strategic visions for Sandbox Royalties, i-80 Gold, Solaris Resources and Bear Creek and their respective abilities to successfully advance their businesses; the ability of Pilar Gold and Bear Creek to meet their respective payment commitments to the Company; and the ability of Equinox Gold to work productively with its joint venture partner and indigenous partners at Greenstone. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of the Company’s business. These forward-looking statements were derived using numerous assumptions regarding expected growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: fluctuations in gold prices; fluctuations in prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services; fluctuations in currency markets; operational risks and hazards inherent with the business of mining (including environmental accidents and hazards, industrial accidents, equipment breakdown, unusual or unexpected geological or structural formations, cave-ins, flooding and severe weather); inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance to cover these risks and hazards; employee relations; relationships with, and claims by, local communities and indigenous populations; the Company’s ability to obtain all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals in a timely manner or at all; changes in laws, regulations and government practices, including environmental and export and import laws and regulations; legal restrictions relating to mining including those imposed in connection with COVID-19; risks relating to expropriation; increased competition in the mining industry; a successful relationship between the Company and its joint venture partner at Greenstone; the failure by Pilar Gold or Bear Creek to meet their respective commitments to the Company. 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National Instrument 43-101
The Equinox Gold properties are the Greenstone Project in Canada, the Mesquite Mine and the Castle Mountain Mine in the USA, the Los Filos Mine Complex in Mexico, and the Aurizona Mine, the Fazenda Mine, the RDM Mine and the Santa Luz Mine in Brazil. Unless otherwise stated, scientific and technical information concerning the properties on this Site is summarized, derived, or extracted from the following respective reports:
- For the Greenstone Project: “NI 43-101 Technical Report, Hardrock Project, Ontario, Canada” prepared by G Mining Services Inc. for Premier Gold Mines Limited dated January 26, 2021 with an effective date of December 16, 2020.
- For the Mesquite Mine: “Technical Report on the Mesquite Gold Mine, Imperial County, California, U.S.A.” prepared by AGP Mining Consultants Inc., dated April 27, 2020 with an effective date of December 31, 2019.
- For the Castle Mountain Mine: “Technical Report on the Castle Mountain Project Feasibility Study” prepared by M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. dated March 17, 2021 with an effective date of February 16, 2021.
- For the Los Filos Mine: “Updated Technical Report for the Los Filos Mine Complex, Guerrero State, Mexico” dated June 30, 2022 with an effective date of October 19, 2022.
- For the Aurizona Mine: “Technical Report on the Aurizona Gold Mine Expansion Pre-Feasibility Study” prepared by AGP Mining Consultants Inc. dated November 4, 2021 with an effective date of September 20, 2021.
- For the Fazenda Mine: “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Fazenda Brasileiro Mine, Bahia State, Brazil” prepared by Equinox Gold Corp. dated October 22, 2021 with an effective date of December 31, 2020.
- For the RDM Mine: “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Riacho dos Machados Gold Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil” prepared by Equinox Gold Corp. dated October 22, 2021 with an effective date of December 31, 2020.
- For the Santa Luz Mine: “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Santa Luz Project, Bahia State, Brazil” prepared by Equinox Gold Corp. dated November 30, 2020 with an effective date of June 30, 2020.
The Los Filos, Mesquite, Castle Mountain, Aurizona, Fazenda, RDM and Santa Luz technical reports have been filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and are available for review on this website, on the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s profile on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/EDGAR. The Greenstone (Hardrock) technical report has been filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and is available for review on this website and on the profile of Premier Gold Mines on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Readers are reminded that results outlined in the technical reports for each of these projects are preliminary in nature and may include inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the mine plans and economic models contained in any of the reports will be realized. Readers are further cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
The technical information in this website has been reviewed and approved by Doug Reddy, MSc, P.Geo, Equinox Gold’s COO and Scott Heffernan, MSc, P.Geo. Equinox Gold’s EVP Exploration, who are the Qualified Persons under National Instrument 43-101 for Equinox Gold.
Doug Reddy and Scott Heffernan have reviewed the technical reports for the Greenstone Project and the Hasaga Property for Equinox Gold. To the best of Equinox Gold’s knowledge, information and belief, there is no new material scientific or technical information that would make the disclosure of the mineral resource and mineral reserves or other technical information for the Greenstone Project or the Hasaga Property inaccurate or misleading.
Readers are also advised to refer to the latest annual information form and technical reports of the Company as well as other continuous disclosure documents filed by the Company available at www.sedar.com and at www.sec.gov/edgar for detailed information (including qualifications, assumptions and notes set out accordingly) regarding the mineral reserve and mineral resource information contained on this website.
Cautionary Note to US Investors
Disclosure regarding the Company’s mineral properties, including with respect to mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates published on the Site, was prepared in accordance with NI 43-101. NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. NI 43-101 differs significantly from the disclosure requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) generally applicable to U.S. companies. Accordingly, information contained on this website is not comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies reporting pursuant to SEC disclosure requirements.
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