Scorpio Gold Corporation (TSXV:SGN) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2013. Highlights for the year end included a 22% increase in gold production from 2012, an 18% reduction in cash cost per ounce of gold sold compared to the previous year and the receipt of approval for a new operations plan allowing expansion of the Mary pit at the Mineral Ridge mine.

Scorpio Gold CEO, Peter Hawley, said:

Our 2103 financial results are solid despite a very challenging year for the gold sector. The lower gold price realized in 2013 created our biggest challenge resulting in a loss for the year due to a non-cash impairment charge, but the Mineral Ridge team responded with record high production levels, driving the cost per ounce of gold sold down to record low levels. The mine is running very well and we are forecasting production of 40,000 to 45,000 ounces of gold in 2014 at a conservative estimate of cash costs of $800 to $850 per ounce of gold sold.

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