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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 and the Mercedes Mine in Mexico, and the Aurizona Mine, the Fazenda Mine, the RDM Mine, the Pilar Mine and the Santa Luz Project 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 , the “NI 43-101 Technical Report, Hardrock Project, Ontario, Canada” prepared by G Mining Services Inc. for Premier Gold, dated January 26, 2021 with an effective date of December 16, 2020.
- “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.
- “Technical Report on the Castle Mountain Project Feasibility Study” prepared by M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. with an effective date of February 16, 2021.
- “Independent Technical Report for the Los Filos Mine Complex, Mexico” by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc., dated March 11, 2019 with an effective date of October 31, 2018.
- “Technical Report on the Mercedes Gold-Silver Mine, Sonora State, Mexico” prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. for Premier Gold, dated April 18, 2018.
- “Technical Report on the Aurizona Gold Mine” prepared by AGP Mining Consultants Inc., dated April 27, 2020 with an effective date of January 24, 2020.
- “Technical Report on the Fazenda Brasileiro Mine, Bahia State, Brazil” by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., dated March 26, 2020 with an effective date of May 31, 2018.
- “Technical Report on the Riacho dos Machados Gold Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil” by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., dated March 27, 2020 with an effective date of May 31, 2018.
- “Technical Report on the Pilar Operations, Goiás State, Brazil” by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., dated March 26, 2020 with an effective date of May 31, 2018.
- “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Santa Luz Project, Bahia State, Brazil” by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., now part of SLR Consulting Ltd., and Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc., dated November 30, 2020 with an effective date of June 30, 2020.
The Mesquite, Castle Mountain, Aurizona, Fazenda, RDM, Pilar 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) and Mercedes technical reports have been filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and are available for review on this website and on the profile of Premier Gold Mines on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Los Filos technical report has been filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and is available for review on this website and on the profile of Leagold Mining Corporation 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, 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, the Mercedes Mine, 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, the Mercedes Mine 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.
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Information concerning the properties and operations discussed on this Site has been prepared in accordance with Canadian standards under applicable Canadian securities laws and may not be comparable to similar information for United States companies. The terms "Mineral Resource", "Measured Mineral Resource", "Indicated Mineral Resource" and "Inferred Mineral Resource" used on this Site are Canadian mining terms as defined in accordance with NI 43-101 under guidelines set out in the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM") Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves adopted by the CIM Council on December 11, 2005. While the terms "Mineral Resource", "Measured Mineral Resource", "Indicated Mineral Resource" and "Inferred Mineral Resource" are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, they are not defined terms under standards of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve calculation is made. As such, certain information contained in the Company’s publications and the Content concerning descriptions of mineralization and resources under Canadian standards is not comparable to similar information made public by United States companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC. Equinox Gold may use certain terms in its publications or in the Content such as “resources” or “possible ore reserves” that SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. companies from including in filings with the SEC. While an “Inferred Mineral Resource” has a great amount of uncertainty as to its existence and as to its economic and legal feasibility, it can be reasonably expected that the majority of “Inferred Mineral Resources” could be upgraded to “Indicated Mineral Resources” with continued exploration. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. You are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. Readers are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an "Inferred Mineral Resource" exists or is economically or legally mineable. In addition, the definitions of "Proven Mineral Reserves" and "Probable Mineral Reserves" under CIM standards differ in certain respects from the standards of the SEC. In addition, the Company’s publications and the Content may include information about adjacent properties on which the Company has no right to explore or mine. The Company advises U.S. investors that the SEC’s mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed by U.S. companies with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company’s properties.
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