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B2Gold Reports 2014 Second Quarter/First-Half Operational & Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO)(NYSE MKT:BTG)(NAMIBIAN:B2G) ("B2Gold" or the "Company") reports results from its operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. All dollar figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated. Highlights from the 2014 second quarter/first-half include:

2014 Second Quarter Highlights


--  Gold production of 85,704 ounces, an increase of 4% over the second
    quarter of 2013 
--  Successful change-out of the Masbate SAG mill in June 
--  Consolidated cash operating costs of $720 per ounce, in-line with budget
    and $12 per ounce lower than in the same quarter last year  
--  Gold revenue of $120.3 million on sales of 93,330 ounces at an average
    price of $1,289 per ounce 
--  Cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working
    capital of $29.9 million ($0.04 per share) 
--  Strong cash position of $134.8 million at quarter end 
--  2014 production guidance remains unchanged 
--  Mine construction at Otjikoto remains on budget and schedule with
    production expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014 
--  Merger Implementation Agreement with Papillon Resources Limited entered
    into on June 3, 2014 

2014 First-Half Highlights


--  Gold production of 182,007 ounces, an increase of 13% over the same
    period in 2013 
--  Consolidated cash operating costs of $675 per ounce of gold, $52 per
    ounce lower than in the same period last year, and $22 per ounce below
    budget 
--  Gold revenue of $249.3 million on sales of 192,325 ounces at an average
    price of $1,296 per ounce 
--  Cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working
    capital of $73.2 million ($0.11 per share) 

2014 Second Quarter and First-Half Operational Results

Consolidated gold production in the second quarter of 2014 was 85,704 ounces, approximately 5% below budget, but approximately 4% higher than in the same quarter last year. Consistent with the Company's expectations, gold production in the second quarter of 2014 was lower than in the first quarter of 2014 mainly due to the change-out of the Masbate SAG mill in June. The change-out of the Masbate SAG mill was successfully implemented and the new SAG mill is now in operation and performing well after a short period of commissioning. The Company's 2014 annual consolidated production guidance range of 395,000 to 420,000 ounces of gold remains unchanged. Based on current production forecasts, the Company expects to meet the lower end of its production guidance range.

Consolidated cash operating costs for the second quarter of 2014 were $720 per ounce of gold, $12 per ounce lower than in the same quarter last year, and approximately in-line with budget of $714 per ounce. Consolidated all-in-sustaining costs for the quarter were $1,391 per ounce, and were (temporarily) higher due to higher sustaining capital expenditures in the quarter (relating mostly to the Masbate SAG mill installation and haul trucks purchased for Masbate), higher general and administrative costs (reflecting executive bonuses and share-based payments in the quarter), and lower gold production. However, the Company expects all-in-sustaining costs to be lower in the second half of the year and to be in the range of $1,025 to $1,125 per ounce for the full-year of 2014.

In the first-half of 2014, consolidated gold production totaled 182,007 ounces, 12,026 ounces below budget. However, consolidated production guidance for the year remains unchanged, as the planned mine development at the Masbate and Limon Mines are expected to be completed and meet budget in the second half of the year (see "Operations" section below). For the first-half of 2014, budgeted gold production was expected to be lower than in the second half of the year, due to a number of factors including the SAG mill replacement in June at the Masbate Mine.

For the first six months of 2014, consolidated cash operating costs were $675 per ounce, a significant reduction of $52 per ounce compared to the same period last year (of $727 per ounce), and $22 per ounce below budget. Consolidated all-in-sustaining costs in the first-half of 2014 were $1,205 per ounce.

The Company is projecting another record year for gold production in 2014. Company-wide production in 2014 from the Masbate, Libertad and Limon Mines is expected to be in the range of 395,000 to 420,000 ounces of gold at an operating cash cost of $667 to $695 per ounce. Based on current production forecasts, the Company expects to meet the lower end of its production guidance range. All-in sustaining cash costs are forecast to be in a range of $1,025 to $1,125 per ounce of gold. The production forecast for 2014 does not include any estimated gold production from the Otjikoto development project in Namibia as any revenue earned from the sale of pre-commercial production will be credited to mineral property development costs prior to commercial production. With the first full-year of gold production from the Otjikoto gold project in Namibia scheduled for 2015, the Company is projecting 2015 gold production in the range of 525,000 to 550,000 ounces, based on current assumptions.

2014 Second Quarter and First-Half Financial Results

Gold revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $120.3 million on sales of 93,330 ounces at an average realized price of $1,289 per ounce compared to $122.6 million (which included a non-cash amount of $9.4 million described below) on sales of 86,239 ounces at an average realized price of $1,422 per ounce in the second quarter of 2013. Gold revenue declined only marginally (2%), as an 8% increase in sales volume largely offset a 9% decrease in the average realized gold price.

Gold revenue of $122.6 million in the second quarter of 2013 included a non-cash amount of $9.4 million related to the amortization of deferred revenue, associated with the fair value adjustment of the gold forward contracts acquired as part of the CGA acquisition. Amortization of the balance was completed by the 2013 year-end.

For the first six months of 2014, consolidated gold revenue was $249.3 million on sales of 192,325 ounces at an average price of $1,296 per ounce compared to $277.5 million (which included a non-cash amount of $18.8 million related to amortization of deferred revenue) on sales of 181,281 ounces at an average price of $1,531 per ounce in the first-half of 2013. Gold revenue in the first-half of 2013 also included the sale of 20,811 ounces, relating to the Masbate Mine's gold bullion inventory acquired on January 16, 2013.

Cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital was $29.9 million ($0.04 per share) in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $43.3 million ($0.06 per share) in the first quarter of 2014, and to $34.4 million ($0.05 per share) in the second quarter of 2013. As expected, cash flow from operations in the current quarter decreased from the previous quarter, mainly as the result of lower gold production (and related sales) due to the Masbate SAG mill change-out in June. Operating cash flows were lower than in the second quarter of 2013, mostly due to higher current income taxes (as a result of higher taxable income, mostly relating to the Company's Libertad operations) and higher general and administrative costs, partially offset by lower production costs and higher sales volume in the quarter.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital was $73.2 million ($0.11 per share) compared to $81.4 million ($0.13 per share) in the same period last year. In the first quarter of 2013, operating cash flows benefitted from the gold sales of approximately $33 million for the Masbate Mine's gold product inventory acquired on January 16, 2013.

For the second quarter of 2014, adjusted net income was $2.1 million ($0.00 per share) compared to $7.8 million ($0.01 per share) in the same period of 2013 (see "Non-IFRS Measures" section in the Company's Management's Discussion & Analysis for the second quarter of 2014 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com for a reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income). Adjusted net income in the second quarter of 2014 primarily excluded non-cash share-based compensation expense of $7.3 million and a non-cash mark-to-market loss of $4.4 million relating to the overall change in fair value of the Company's convertible senior subordinated notes issued on August 23, 2013. The convertible notes are measured at fair value on each financial reporting period-end date.

For the second quarter of 2014, the Company generated a (GAAP) loss of $11.5 million (negative $0.02 per share) compared to (GAAP) net income of $33.1 million ($0.05 per share) in the equivalent period of 2013. (GAAP) net income was higher in the second quarter of 2013, as it included a $44.5 million gain on the sale of the Company's Brucejack royalty on May 13, 2013.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company generated a (GAAP) loss of $35.5 million (negative $0.05 per share) compared to (GAAP) net income of $33.1 million ($0.05 per share) in the comparable period of 2013. Year-to-date, adjusted net income was $19.3 million ($0.03 per share) compared to $46.2 million ($0.07 per share) in the same period of 2013. The most significant adjustment made to adjusted net income in the 2014 period was the exclusion of the non-cash fair value adjustment of $42.7 million relating to the change in fair value of the convertible notes. The 2013 adjusted earnings figure included a reversal of $32.9 million of costs related to the acquisition of the Masbate Mine's bullion inventory, as well as the $44.5 million gain realized from the sale of the Company's Brucejack royalty.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At June 30, 2014, the Company remained in a strong financial position with cash and cash equivalents of $134.8 million and working capital of $195.9 million. In the first-half of 2014, resource property expenditures totaled $182.7 million which included Otjikoto Mine construction and mobile equipment expenditures of $103.7 million. The Company expects that it will be able to complete the Otjikoto Mine construction along with its other planned 2014 capital and exploration expenditures, by using its strong mine operating cash flows, existing cash position and its available credit facilities. In 2015, the Company's cash from operations is expected to increase significantly due to gold production from the Otjikoto Mine.

At June 30, 2014, the Company had available a $200 million Senior Credit Facility of which $75 million had been utilized. On February 19, 2014, the Company entered into an amending agreement pursuant to which the facility amount of the Senior Credit Facility was increased by $50 million to a total amount of $200 million, subject to updating security documents to reflect the increased amount of the facility. The Company also has a $35.7 million Otjikoto equipment loan facility available (based on current foreign exchange rates), of which $30.5 million had been drawn down by June 30, 2014.

Operations

Masbate Gold Mine - Philippines

At the Masbate Mine in the Philippines, second quarter production was 36,901 ounces of gold, 2,920 ounces below budget, and approximately 4% lower than in the same quarter last year. As expected, gold production was affected in the quarter as the SAG mill was shut down during change-out from May 29th to June 28th, reducing mill throughput by approximately 54% (slightly more than originally anticipated) during this period. The new SAG mill is now in operation and is performing its function well after a short period of commissioning. The project was completed on time with no safety incidents.

Masbate's cash operating costs for the second quarter of 2014 were $844 per ounce, $35 per ounce higher than in the prior-year quarter (as a result of lower gold production due to the SAG mill change-out), and approximately 3% higher than budget.

Year-to-date, gold production was 79,477 ounces compared to budget of 91,713 ounces, and to 81,877 ounces in the first half of 2013 (including 7,087 non-attributable ounces for the pre-acquisition period from January 1, 2013 to January 15, 2013). Masbate's production guidance for the year remains unchanged. Gold production was lower than budget, due to a number of factors. At the end of 2013, mine development at the Colorado Pit had advanced more slowly than planned. As a result, mill feed in the first-half of 2014 contained transitional and primary ore from the HMBE and Main Vein Pits not anticipated in the budget, which have a lower predicted recovery than the oxide ore from the Colorado Pit. As the Colorado Pit development is expected to catch up to budget in the second half of 2014, the high grade oxide ore from Colorado which had been scheduled to be processed will be mined and processed throughout the second half of the year. In addition, throughput in the second quarter was lower than budget due to lower ball mill feed in June when the SAG mill was being replaced resulting in lower than budgeted production.

For the first half of 2014, Masbate's cash operating costs were $779 per ounce, a reduction of $48 per ounce over the same period last year, and $3 per ounce below budget. Overall, Masbate's operating costs for the year-to-date period remained on budget.

Total capital expenditures during the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $16.4 million and $25.9 million, respectively, consisting mainly of the SAG mill change-out ($11 million including purchase, installation and upgrades), a tailings dam expansion ($5 million), the construction of a water treatment plant and additions to mining equipment.

Transition from contract mining to self-mining is currently proceeding smoothly at Masbate with mining equipment transferred at the end of the second quarter. Remaining changes include employee movements in the third quarter and transfer of maintenance functions at year-end.

The Masbate Mine is projected to produce approximately 190,000 to 200,000 ounces of gold in 2014, at an operating cash cost of approximately $765 to $800 per ounce. The Company expects that based on current forecasts, the Masbate Mine will meet the lower end of its production guidance range.

Last year, the Company began a metallurgical sampling and analysis program in order to assess the potential for a mill expansion at the Masbate Mine. That preliminary work continues, with conclusions expected in the fourth quarter of 2014. A proposed mill expansion would allow the Company to take advantage of opportunities to process additional ore, allow for the full utilization of the new SAG mill and optimize process plant gold recoveries.

La Libertad Gold Mine - Nicaragua

La Libertad Mine continues its strong operational performance. Gold production was 37,681 ounces in the second quarter of 2014, exceeding budget by 2,026 ounces, and approximately 27% higher than in the same quarter last year. Higher grade than budgeted (2.26 g/t processed versus 2.13 g/t budget) from the Mojon, Crimea and Jabali pit sources contributed to the surplus production, as well as higher gold recoveries (94.7% recovery versus 94.0% budget), as a result of the addition of lead nitrate and higher residence time in the leach tanks.

In the 2014 second quarter, La Libertad's cash operating costs were $553 per ounce, a decrease of $106 per ounce compared to the prior-year quarter, and $30 per ounce below budget. Cash operating costs were better than budget, due to higher gold production arising from better gold grades and higher gold recoveries.

For the first-half of the year, La Libertad produced 76,277 ounces, exceeding budget by 4,456 ounces, and approximately 30% higher than in the same period in 2013. Year-to-date, La Libertad's cash operating costs were $547 per ounce, a decrease of $77 per ounce over the corresponding period last year, and $36 per ounce below budget.

Total capital expenditures during the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $9.5 million and $15.9 million, respectively, consisting mainly of deferred stripping costs at the Mojon pit and Jabali ($8 million), equipment purchases ($3 million) and the La Esperanza tailings dam construction costs ($5.9 million). The tailings dam construction is complete.

La Libertad Mine is projected to produce approximately 143,000 to 150,000 ounces of gold in 2014 at a cash operating cost of approximately $545 to $565 per ounce.

El Limon Gold Mine - Nicaragua

The Limon open pit and underground mine produced 11,122 ounces of gold in the 2014 second quarter, 3,670 ounces below budget, and approximately 22% lower than in the same quarter last year. Gold production in the quarter was affected by underground mine development at Santa Pancha 1 advancing more slowly than planned, due to delays in the installation of a water pump well (designed to remove underground water). As a result of the delays, access to higher grade zones at Santa Pancha 1 was affected. Mill feed (which had been budgeted to be 52% high grade material from Santa Pancha 1) was achieved in the quarter with ore coming from lower grade zones and surface sources. However, the necessary activities to complete the dewatering of Santa Pancha 1 will be completed in the second half of the year. In addition, Santa Pancha 2 development and dewatering has been accelerated to add alternative high grade sources. Gold grades at Santa Pancha 2 are expected to be in the 5 grams per tonne range. Overall, production guidance for the year remains unchanged. The Company expects that based on current forecasts, the Limon Mine will meet the lower end of its production guidance.

El Limon's cash operating costs were $872 per ounce in the second quarter, approximately 29% higher than in the prior-year quarter, and 16% above budget of $750 per ounce. Per ounce cash operating costs are expected to decline in the second half of the year, as access to the planned Santa Pancha 1 higher grade ore body is restored.

For the first half of 2014, El Limon produced 26,253 ounces of gold compared to 28,248 ounces in the first six months of 2013, and to budget of 30,499 ounces. Year-to-date, El Limon's cash operating costs were $729 per ounce, approximately 8% higher compared to the same period last year, and 3% above budget of $707 per ounce.

Total capital expenditures during the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $5.3 million and $10.2 million, respectively, consisting mainly of development costs for Santa Pancha ($2.5 million), deferred stripping costs ($2.5 million) and equipment purchases, including underground production equipment and pumps ($5 million).

El Limon is projected to produce approximately 62,000 to 70,000 ounces of gold in 2014 at a cash operating cost of approximately $650 to $675 per ounce. The Company expects that based on current forecasts, the Limon Mine will meet the lower end of its production guidance.

Development Projects

Otjikoto Development Project, Namibia

Construction at the Company's open pit Otjikoto Mine in Namibia remains on time and on budget. Construction is expected to be completed and production is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Construction commenced January 2013 and will continue into the fourth quarter of 2014. Construction is being managed by B2Gold's experienced team. The mill and mining offices have been completed by a local Otavi contractor, and construction of all the other administration buildings is 100% complete. Mill construction activities continue to progress, the majority of concrete has been poured in this area and all Leach and Carbon in Pulp tanks have been erected. The diesel and water reservoir tanks have been erected. Construction of the Primary Crusher is complete. The shells of both the SAG mill and ball mills have been assembled in the milling area. Erection of the pre-leach thickener and the tailings thickener are in progress. Project-to-date, a total of 18,500 cubic metres of concrete has been poured. The tailings facility is materially complete encompassing 1.5 million cubic meters of earth movement, and including the placement of an impermeable liner to protect the environment. A construction camp about two kilometres northeast of the mine is operational and able to accommodate construction workers at the Otjikoto site, although a large percentage of the workforce comes from Otavi and Otjiwarongo and are bussed to the site on a daily basis. At present, it houses 300 construction workers. Surface mine development has progressed well. Project-to-date production stands at 8.4 million tonnes mined (waste and ore) against a budget of 8.6 million tonnes. Ore mining commenced in June 2014 and activities are focused on building the ore stockpiles in preparation for planned commissioning.

Pre-production expenditures for the six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $103.7 million (on a cash basis), including mobile equipment purchases of $7 million, power plant costs of $3.1 million and pre-stripping costs of $4.6 million. Total construction and development costs remain in-line with the Otjikoto feasibility study released in February 2013, including pre-development costs of $244 million and deferred stripping estimates of $33 million. The Otjikoto feasibility study also assumed that a further $60 million in mobile mining fleet and power plant costs would be lease financed. Leasing arrangements finalized in the fourth quarter of 2013 will finance $36 million of mobile mining fleet costs, based on current foreign exchange rates. The balance of the fleet and power plant costs has been funded from the Company's existing cash flows and credit facilities.

The current mine plan is based on probable mineral reserves of 29.4 million tonnes at a grade of 1.42 g/t containing 1.341 million ounces of gold at a stripping ratio of 5.59:1 to be mined over an initial 12 year period. The current average annual production for the first five years is estimated to be approximately 141,000 ounces of gold per year at an average cash operating cost of $524 per ounce and for the life of mine approximately 112,000 ounces of gold per year at an average cash operating cost of $689 per ounce. However, based on the positive drill results from the Wolfshag zone to date, on January 21, 2014 the Company announced plans to expand the Otjikoto mine in 2015, increasing ore throughput from 2.5 million tonnes per year to 3 million tonnes. The increased throughput will be achieved through the installation of a pebble crusher, additional leach tanks and mining equipment at a total cost of approximately $15 million. Once the expansion is completed at the end of 2015, the Company expects that the annual gold production from the main Otjikoto pit would increase to approximately 170,000 ounces per year.

The 2014 Otjikoto exploration program is budgeted at $8 million. The exploration drilling program will focus primarily on infill drilling on the northern portion of the Wolfshag zone and will further test the extension of the Wolfshag zone to the South. The Company anticipates being in a position to upgrade the mineral resource classification to the indicated category by the end of 2014. The 2014 program will also include metallurgical and geotechnical test work for the Wolfshag zone.

Kiaka Development Project, Burkina Faso

The Company owns an 81% interest in the Kiaka project following its acquisition of Volta Resources Inc. in December 2013. The property is located in south central Burkina Faso in the regional province of Boulgou and Zoundweogo, approximately 140 kilometres southeast of the capital Ouagadougou.

A permitting study to advance the Kiaka Project to an exploitation licence was completed and submitted to the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Burkina Faso on March 13, 2014. The permitting study is based on processing 6 million tonnes per annum of higher grade ore at the plant while the lower grade ore is stockpiled, and uses a smaller pit that resulted in an improved ore to waste ratio. The Company is progressing on public consultation and other requirements to have an exploitation permit approved by year end.

The 2014 development budget for Kiaka and West Africa is $8.7 million, mainly for completing the permitting study and advancing the Kiaka exploration licence to an exploitation licence, keeping the tenements in good standing, overhead and administration and for initiating a feasibility level study for Kiaka based on an optimized throughput rate (including additional metallurgical programs). The Company expects to complete the updated feasibility study in the first quarter of 2015.

In 2014, the $3.6 million exploration program at Kiaka will focus on drilling of the inferred resource to upgrade areas of inferred to indicated, complete a geological interpretation of the deposit and continue to evaluate some of the regional targets within the claim area.

Gramalote Development Project, Colombia

On March 12, 2014, the Company announced positive results from the Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Gramalote gold project in Colombia. The Gramalote property is a 51% AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. ("AngloGold Ashanti") and 49% B2Gold joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti as the project manager. Gramalote is located 230 kilometres northwest of Bogota and 80 kilometres northeast of Medellin in central Colombia.

At current gold price levels, the Gramalote Project economics are positive but at this time do not move the project to the top of the Company's priority list for continued development towards a Final Feasibility. The joint venture partners have agreed on a work program for 2014 that advances the Environmental Impact Study so it can be formally submitted to the Colombian regulators during 2014 which is key to advancing the permitting process. Focus will also be given on addressing other project risk issues such as infill drilling of Inferred Mineral Resources, social programs, environmental monitoring and government relations. Gramalote owns two diamond drills and will utilize those two machines to target 8,000 to 10,000 meters of infill drilling in 2014. The approved budget for 2014 (100% basis) is $27.8 million. Both joint venture partners continue to fund their share of the project costs.

Proposed Merger with Papillon Resources Limited

On June 3, 2014, B2Gold announced that it has entered into a Merger Implementation Agreement ("Merger Agreement") with Papillon Resources Limited ("Papillon"), pursuant to which B2Gold agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Papillon based on an exchange ratio of 0.661 B2Gold common shares for each Papillon ordinary share held ("Merger Consideration"). At the time of announcement, the Merger Consideration represented a purchase price of approximately AUS$1.72 per Papillon share and valued the transaction at approximately $570 million.

The merger will be implemented by way of a Scheme of Arrangement under the Australian Corporations Act 2001 ("Scheme"). Upon completion of the Scheme, existing B2Gold shareholders and former Papillon shareholders will own approximately 74% and 26%, respectively, of the issued common shares of B2Gold following the completion of the transaction.

A draft Scheme Booklet, including an Independent Expert's Report, was lodged by Papillon with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on July 15, 2014. In addition, an originating process and supporting affidavits were also filed by Papillon with the Federal Court of Australia ("Court"). On August 8, 2014, the Court approved the mailing of the Scheme Booklet to Papillon shareholders. Papillon intends to mail the Scheme Booklet to Papillon shareholders on August 15, 2014 with the meeting of Papillon shareholders to consider the Scheme to follow on September 15, 2014.

B2Gold expects to hold a special meeting of its shareholders on September 12, 2014 to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve the issuance of B2Gold shares comprising the Merger Consideration to former Papillon shareholders.

Subject to receipt of all necessary Court, regulatory, shareholder and third party approvals, B2Gold expects the transaction to be completed on or about October 3, 2014.

Outlook

The Company is projecting another record year of gold production in 2014. Company-wide production in 2014 from the Masbate, Libertad and Limon Mines is expected to be in the range of 395,000 to 420,000 ounces of gold with consolidated cash operating costs of $667 to $695 per ounce (a similar range as in 2013). The Company expects that based on current forecasts, it will meet the lower end of its production guidance range. With the first full year of gold production from the Otjikoto gold project in Namibia scheduled for 2015, the Company is projecting 2015 gold production in the range of 525,000 to 550,000 ounces, based on current assumptions.

The recently announced acquisition of Papillon is scheduled to close in early October 2014. Upon closing of the transaction, the Company will focus on completing an updated feasibility study to confirm the optimal mine size and mill configuration of the Fekola Project. In conjunction, the Company will assess the additional funding that would be required for the construction of Fekola and expects that any additional financing requirements beyond existing facilities and operating cash flows could be met from a variety of financing sources, given the Company's strong balance sheet and historical operating performance. Pending completion of the acquisition, the Company is committed to advancing the Fekola Project and expects that a significant portion of its Otjikoto mine construction team will provide the core construction team for Fekola. Subject to completion of the Papillon acquisition, a positive feasibility study, financing and permitting (which are not assured), the Fekola project provides the potential to help the Company's annual gold production to grow to approximately 900,000 ounces.

Clearly, B2Gold's strategy of growth through accretive acquisitions and exploration success to date speaks for itself. Over the last six years, the acquisitions of Central Sun Mining Inc. (the Nicaraguan mines), Auryx Gold Corp. (the Otjikoto Project, Namibia) and CGA Mining Limited (the Masbate Mine, Philippines) have seen the Company grow annual production dramatically. The acquisition of Volta Resources Inc. (the Kiaka Project, Burkina Faso) and the proposed acquisition of Papillon, offers the potential for significant additional production growth.

Due to its strong cash position and cash flow from operations, the Company is fully funded to complete its mine site capital expenditures, exploration, and the construction of the Otjikoto mine, and finish 2014 with a strong cash balance. In 2015, the Company's cash from operations will increase significantly due to gold production from the Otjikoto mine.

Looking ahead, B2Gold is committed to continued growth through the development of its existing projects, exploration and the pursuit of additional accretive acquisitions. With a proven technical team, strong financial position and access to capital, the Company is well positioned to utilize its model of growth to continue building a profitable, growth oriented, sustainable intermediate gold producer.

Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results - Conference Call Details

B2Gold Corp. will release its second quarter results before the North American markets open on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

B2Gold executives will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 am PST/1:00 pm EST. You may access the call by dialing the operator at 416-340-2216 or toll free 866-223-7781 prior to the scheduled start time or, you may listen to the call via webcast by clicking http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=173042. A playback version of the call will be available for one week after the call at 905-694-9451 or toll free 800-408-3053 (passcode: 8304906).


ON BEHALF OF B2GOLD CORP.                                                   
                                                                            
"Clive T. Johnson"                                                          
President and Chief Executive Officer                                       

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This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation, including projections of future financial and operational performance and statements regarding drilling, construction, production, permitting and other activities on the Company's properties, anticipated technical reports and feasibility studies, future production, the potential for expansion of resources and reserves, potential for expansion of production capacity, projected capital investments and exploration, the completion of the Otjikoto mine, the potential expansion of the Masbate mill, the potential completion of, and production from, the Fekola gold project, the potential completion of the Scheme with Papillon, the synergies and financial impact of the Scheme, the terms and conditions of the Scheme and the benefits of the Scheme. Estimates of mineral resources and reserves are also forward looking statements because they constitute projections regarding the amount of minerals that may be encountered in the future and/or the anticipated economics of production, should a production decision be made. All statements in this press release that address events or developments that we expect to occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, although not always, identified by words such as "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "project", "target", "potential", "schedule", "forecast", "budget", "estimate", "intend" or "believe" and similar expressions or their negative connotations, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could", "should" or "might" occur.

All such forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond B2Gold's control, including risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates; the uncertainty associated with pre-feasibility studies, which do not purport to establish the legal or commercial viability of mineral deposits; volatility of metal prices; risks of exploration, development and mining; financing risks; ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, adequate infrastructure, energy and other inputs; shortages or cost increases in necessary equipment, supplies and labour; uncertainties related to completion of the proposed Scheme, including the requirement for shareholder, regulatory and court approvals; the business of B2Gold and Papillon not being integrated successfully or such integration proving more difficult, time consuming or costly than expected; not realizing on the potential benefits of the Scheme; regulatory, political and country risks; reliance upon third parties and joint venture partners; litigation; as well as other factors identified in B2Gold's filings with Canadian securities regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which may be viewed at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively. The list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the Company's forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits B2Gold will derive therefrom. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company's forward looking statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's beliefs, expectations or opinions should change other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

The disclosure in this press release regarding mineral properties was prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"), which differ significantly from the mineral reserve disclosure requirements of the SEC set out in Industry Guide 7. In particular, NI 43-101 permits companies to use the term "resources", which are not "reserves". U.S. companies subject to the disclosure requirements of the SEC are not normally permitted to disclose mineralization unless they constitute "reserves" by U.S. standards in documents filed with the SEC. Accordingly, while mineral resources are recognized and required to be disclosed by NI 43-101, the SEC's disclosure standards normally do not permit U.S. companies to disclose mineral resources in their filings with the SEC. Investors are specifically cautioned not to assume that any part or all of "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" or "inferred mineral resources" will ever be converted into SEC defined mineral reserves. Further, while NI 43-101 permits companies to disclose economic projections contained in pre-feasibility studies and preliminary economic assessments, which are not based on "reserves", U.S. companies are not normally permitted to disclose economic projections for a mineral property in their SEC filings prior to the establishment of "reserves". In addition, the definitions of "reserves" and related terms under NI 43-101 and the SEC's Industry Guide 7 differ significantly. Under SEC 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 determination is made. Among other things, all necessary permits would be required to be in hand or issuance imminent in order to classify mineralized material as reserves under the SEC standards. As a result, reserves disclosed by the Company may not qualify for reserves as defined in the SEC's Industry Guide 7. For the above reasons, information contained in this press release that describes the Company's or Papillon's mineral reserve and resource estimates or that describes the results of pre-feasibility or other studies is not comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC.


B2GOLD CORP.                                                                
CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS                     
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30                                  
(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except shares and per     
share amounts)                                                              
                                                                            
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                              For the      For the                          
                                three        three  For the six  For the six
                               months       months       months       months
                                ended        ended        ended        ended
                             June 30,     June 30,     June 30,     June 30,
                                 2014         2013         2014         2013
                                                                            
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Gold revenue             $    120,258 $    122,635 $    249,278 $    277,488
                                                                            
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Cost of sales                                                               
                                                                            
  Production costs           (65,929)     (63,428)    (128,234)    (133,773)
  Depreciation and                                                          
   depletion                 (28,380)     (18,906)     (53,690)     (33,137)
  Royalties and                                                             
   production taxes           (3,976)      (4,100)      (8,286)      (8,039)
  Inventory fair value                                                      
   adjustments on CGA                                                       
   acquisition                      -        (515)            -     (32,869)
                                                                            
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Total cost of sales          (98,285)     (86,949)    (190,210)    (207,818)
                                                                            
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Gross profit                   21,973       35,686       59,068       69,670
                                                                            
                                                                            
General and                                                                 
 administrative              (13,094)     (10,509)     (20,416)     (17,289)
Share-based payments          (7,337)      (6,070)     (10,728)      (8,985)
Foreign exchange gains                                                      
 (losses)                       1,666          157        1,334      (1,433)
CGA acquisition costs               -            -            -      (5,859)
Gain on sale of Brucejack                                                   
 royalty                            -       44,496            -       44,496
Other                             923      (1,111)           13      (2,306)
                                                                            
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Operating income                4,131       62,649       29,271       78,294
                                                                            
Loss on fair value of                                                       
 convertible notes            (4,408)            -     (42,695)            -
Community relations           (1,253)      (2,599)      (2,762)      (3,297)
Interest and financing                                                      
 expense                      (1,152)        (428)      (2,147)        (775)
Realized losses on                                                          
 derivative instruments         (318)        (790)        (884)      (1,195)
Unrealized gains (losses)                                                   
 on derivative                                                              
 instruments                    1,035      (4,035)          947      (6,449)
Accretion of mine                                                           
 restoration provisions         (298)        (652)        (596)      (1,355)
Write-down of long-term                                                     
 investments                  (2,745)     (14,987)      (3,007)     (18,481)
Other                           (388)           70        1,080        (244)
                                                                            
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(Loss) income before                                                        
 taxes                        (5,396)       39,228     (20,793)       46,498
                                                                            
Current income tax,                                                         
 withholding and other                                                      
 taxes                        (5,925)      (3,128)     (15,384)      (9,616)
Deferred income tax                                                         
 recovery (expense)             (208)      (3,029)          670      (3,748)
                                                                            
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Net (loss) income for the                                                   
 period                  $   (11,529) $     33,071 $   (35,507) $     33,134
                                                                            
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Attributable to:                                                            
  Shareholders of the                                                       
   Company               $   (11,547) $     33,071 $   (35,552) $     33,134
  Non-controlling                                                           
   interests                       18            -           45            -
                                                                            
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Net (loss) income for the                                                   
 period                  $   (11,529) $     33,071 $   (35,507) $     33,134
                                                                            
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(Loss) earnings per share                                                   
 (attributable to                                                           
 shareholders of the                                                        
 Company)                                                                   
  Basic                  $     (0.02) $       0.05 $     (0.05) $       0.05
  Diluted                $     (0.02) $       0.05 $     (0.05) $       0.05
                                                                            
Weighted average number                                                     
 of common shares                                                           
 outstanding (in                                                            
 thousands)                                                                 
  Basic                       674,877      643,681      673,381      622,663
  Diluted                     674,877      646,609      673,381      626,965
                                                                            
                                                                            
B2GOLD CORP.                                                                
CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                     
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30                                  
(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)                           
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                              For the      For the                          
                                three        three  For the six  For the six
                               months       months       months       months
                                ended        ended        ended        ended
                             June 30,     June 30,     June 30,     June 30,
                                 2014         2013         2014         2013
                                                                            
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Operating activities                                                        
  Net (loss) income for                                                     
   the period            $   (11,529) $     33,071 $   (35,507) $     33,134
  Mine restoration                                                          
   provisions settled           (353)        (399)        (609)        (594)
      Non-cash charges                                                      
       (credits)                                                            
      Depreciation and                                                      
       depletion               28,380       18,906       53,690       33,137
      Loss on fair value                                                    
       of convertible                                                       
       notes                    4,408            -       42,695            -
      Share-based                                                           
       payments                 7,337        6,070       10,728        8,985
      Write-down of                                                         
       long-term                                                            
       investments              2,745       14,987        3,007       18,481
      Deferred income                                                       
       tax (recovery)                                                       
       expense                    208        3,029        (670)        3,748
      Unrealized loss                                                       
       (gain) on                                                            
       derivative                                                           
       instruments            (1,035)        4,035        (947)        6,449
      Accretion of mine                                                     
       restoration                                                          
       provisions                 298          652          596        1,355
      Gain on sale of                                                       
       Brucejack royalty            -     (44,496)            -     (44,496)
      Inventory fair                                                        
       value adjustments                                                    
       on CGA                                                               
       acquisition                  -          515            -       32,869
      Amortization of                                                       
       deferred revenue             -      (9,387)            -     (18,782)
      Other                     (582)        7,433          195        7,126
                                                                            
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    Cash provided by                                                        
     operating                                                              
     activities before                                                      
     changes in non-cash                                                    
     working capital           29,877       34,416       73,178       81,412
                                                                            
  Changes in non-cash                                                       
   working capital                256      (7,868)     (22,323)      (2,668)
  Changes in long-term                                                      
   value added tax                                                          
   receivables                (5,917)      (2,870)      (8,902)      (4,723)
                                                                            
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  Cash provided by                                                          
   operating activities        24,216       23,678       41,953       74,021
                                                                            
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Financing activities                                                        
  Revolving credit                                                          
   facilities, net                                                          
   drawdowns                   25,000       25,000       25,000       50,000
    Otjikoto equipment                                                      
     loan facility,                                                         
     drawdowns net of                                                       
     transaction costs          8,385            -       19,711            -
  Repayment of Otjikoto                                                     
   equipment loan                                                           
   facility                   (1,897)            -      (2,405)            -
  Payment of finance                                                        
   lease obligations         (14,409)      (2,101)     (16,017)      (3,864)
  Repayment of Libertad                                                     
   equipment loan               (222)        (150)        (377)        (150)
  Masbate project loan                                                      
   repayments                       -     (14,043)            -     (18,524)
  Common shares issued                                                      
   for cash                       382          655        1,796        1,954
  Restricted cash                                                           
   movement                   (1,100)        9,000      (3,069)        9,000
  Interest and                                                              
   commitment fees paid       (1,213)        (865)      (7,237)      (1,300)
  Financing costs                                                           
   relating to credit                                                       
   facility                         -      (3,779)            -      (3,779)
                                                                            
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  Cash provided by                                                          
   financing activities        14,926       13,717       17,402       33,337
                                                                            
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Investing activities                                                        
  Expenditures on mining                                                    
   interests:                                                               
      Otjikoto, mine                                                        
       construction          (39,123)     (35,038)     (89,032)     (42,875)
      Otjikoto, mobile                                                      
       mine equipment           (212)     (22,893)      (6,973)     (22,893)
      Otjikoto, power                                                       
       plant                      379            -      (3,052)            -
      Otjikoto,                                                             
       prestripping           (3,257)            -      (4,639)            -
      Gramalote,                                                            
       prefeasibility                                                       
       and exploration        (4,881)     (17,708)      (8,136)     (32,545)
      Masbate Mine,                                                         
       development and                                                      
       sustaining                                                           
       capital               (16,404)      (6,617)     (25,935)     (10,813)
      Libertad Mine,                                                        
       development and                                                      
       sustaining                                                           
       capital                (9,546)      (7,147)     (15,937)     (12,105)
      Libertad Mine,                                                        
       Jabali                                                               
       development              (998)      (4,611)      (2,382)      (8,127)
      Limon Mine,                                                           
       development and                                                      
       sustaining                                                           
       capital                (5,346)      (3,941)     (10,186)      (7,986)
      Other exploration                                                     
       and development        (8,275)      (9,097)     (16,453)     (15,807)
  Cash received for EVI                                                     
   preference shares                -            -        5,487            -
  Purchase of EVI                                                           
   preference shares                -            -            -      (6,458)
  Cash acquired on CGA                                                      
   acquisition                      -            -            -       56,088
  CGA acquisition costs                                                     
   paid                             -            -            -     (16,012)
  Cash proceeds from                                                        
   sale of Brucejack                                                        
   royalty                          -       44,496            -       44,496
  Purchase of long-term                                                     
   investments                  (736)            -        (736)      (3,997)
  Other                           534          140          697        (617)
                                                                            
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  Cash used by investing                                                    
   activities                (87,865)     (62,416)    (177,277)     (79,651)
                                                                            
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(Decrease) increase in                                                      
 cash and cash                                                              
 equivalents                 (48,723)     (25,021)    (117,922)       27,707
                                                                            
Cash and cash                                                               
 equivalents, beginning                                                     
 of period                    183,537      120,677      252,736       67,949
                                                                            
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Cash and cash                                                               
 equivalents, end of                                                        
 period                  $    134,814 $     95,656 $    134,814 $     95,656
                                                                            
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B2GOLD CORP.                                                                
CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                               
(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)                           
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                                               June 30,         December 31,
                                                    2014                2013
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Assets                                                                      
Current                                                                     
  Cash and cash equivalents          $           134,814 $           252,736
  Accounts receivable and prepaids                18,055              26,273
  Value-added and other tax                                                 
   receivables                                    33,204              19,823
  Inventories                                     80,298              75,665
                                                                            
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                                                 266,371             374,497
                                                                            
Long-term investments (carried at                                           
 quoted market values)                            23,969              20,769
                                                                            
Value-added tax receivables                       34,907              28,875
                                                                            
Mining interests                                                            
  - Owned by subsidiaries                      1,629,496           1,517,277
  - Investments in joint ventures                158,350             150,168
                                                                            
Goodwill                                         202,070             202,070
                                                                            
Other assets                                      19,062              16,070
                                                                            
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                                     $         2,334,225 $         2,309,726
                                                                            
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Liabilities                                                                 
Current                                                                     
  Accounts payable and accrued                                              
   liabilities                       $            43,794 $            65,812
  Current taxes payable                           13,375              15,658
  Current portion of long-term debt               10,496              12,965
  Current portion of unrealized fair                                        
   value of derivative instruments                   909               2,563
  Current portion of mine                                                   
   restoration provisions                          1,345               1,351
  Other                                              509                 472
                                                                            
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                                                  70,428              98,821
                                                                            
Unrealized fair value of derivative                                         
 instruments                                         848                 205
                                                                            
Long-term debt                                   373,056             300,447
                                                                            
Mine restoration provisions                       45,443              45,449
                                                                            
Deferred income taxes                            187,205             186,811
                                                                            
Employee benefits obligation                       5,261               6,626
                                                                            
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                                                 682,241             638,359
                                                                            
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Equity                                                                      
Shareholders' equity                                                        
                                                                            
  Share capital                                                             
                                                                            
  Issued: 678,785,411 common shares                                         
   (Dec 31, 2013 - 674,719,721)                1,532,132           1,519,217
                                                                            
  Contributed surplus                             53,883              52,333
                                                                            
  Accumulated other comprehensive                                           
   loss                                         (38,735)            (40,539)
                                                                            
  Retained earnings                               97,088             132,640
                                                                            
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                                               1,644,368           1,663,651
                                                                            
Non-controlling interests                          7,616               7,716
                                                                            
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                                               1,651,984           1,671,367
                                                                            
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                                     $         2,334,225 $         2,309,726
                                                                            
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Approved by the                                                             
Board                "Clive T. Johnson" Director "Robert J. Gayton" Director
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B2GOLD CORP.                                                                
CONDENSED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY              
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30                                            
(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)                           
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                                                                 Accumulated
                                                                       other
                           Shares         Share   Contributed  comprehensive
                         ('000's)       capital       surplus           loss
                                                                            
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Balance at December                                                         
 31, 2013                 674,720 $   1,519,217 $      52,333 $     (40,539)
                                                                            
January 1, 2014 to                                                          
 June 30, 2014:                                                             
 Net loss for the                                                           
  period                        -             -             -              -
 Cumulative                                                                 
  translation                                                               
  adjustment                    -             -             -          (773)
 Unrealized gain on                                                         
  investments                   -             -             -          2,577
 Shares issued on                                                           
  exercise of stock                                                         
  options                   1,587         1,796             -              -
 Shares issued on                                                           
  vesting of RSU            2,478         7,805       (7,805)              -
 Shares issued from                                                         
  incentive plan                -            15             -              -
 Share based payments                                                       
  - expensed                    -             -        10,728              -
 Share based payments                                                       
  - capitalized to                                                          
  mining interests              -             -         1,926              -
 Transfer to share                                                          
  capital on exercise                                                       
  of stock options                                                          
  and incentive plan            -         3,299       (3,299)              -
                                                                            
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Balance at June 30,                                                         
 2014                     678,785 $   1,532,132 $      53,883 $     (38,735)
                                                                            
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                                                                 Accumulated
                                                                       other
                           Shares         Share   Contributed  comprehensive
                         ('000's)       capital       surplus           loss
                                                                            
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Balance at December                                                         
 31, 2012                 393,308 $     468,550 $      35,383 $      (6,793)
                                                                            
January 1, 2013 to                                                          
 June 30, 2013:                                                             
 Net income for the                                                         
  period                        -             -             -              -
 Shares issued for                                                          
  CGA Mining                                                                
  acquisition             251,973       984,870             -              -
 Cumulative                                                                 
  translation                                                               
  adjustment                    -             -             -       (22,014)
 Reclassify                                                                 
  unrealized loss on                                                        
  investment from                                                           
  AOCL to income                                                            
  statement                     -             -             -          4,545
 Unrealized loss on                                                         
  investments                   -             -             -        (3,138)
 Shares issued on                                                           
  exercise of stock                                                         
  options                   1,227         1,954             -              -
 Shares issued on                                                           
  vesting of RSU            1,850         5,960       (5,960)              -
 Shares issued to EVI       2,513         7,600             -              -
 Share based payments                                                       
  -expensed                     -             -         8,985              -
 Share based payments                                                       
  - capitalized to                                                          
  mining interests              -             -         2,473              -
 Tax benefit related                                                        
  to share issue                                                            
  costs                         -         1,972             -              -
 Transfer to share                                                          
  capital on exercise                                                       
  of stock options              -           801         (801)              -
                                                                            
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Balance at June 30,                                                         
 2013                     650,871 $   1,471,707 $      40,080 $     (27,400)
                                                                            
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                                        2014                   
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                                             Non-              
                           Retained   controlling         Total
                           earnings     interests        equity
                                                               
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Balance at December                                            
 31, 2013             $     132,640 $       7,716 $   1,671,367
                                                               
January 1, 2014 to                                             
 June 30, 2014:                                                
 Net loss for the                                              
  period                   (35,552)            45      (35,507)
 Cumulative                                                    
  translation                                                  
  adjustment                      -         (145)         (918)
 Unrealized gain on                                            
  investments                     -             -         2,577
 Shares issued on                                              
  exercise of stock                                            
  options                         -             -         1,796
 Shares issued on                                              
  vesting of RSU                  -             -             -
 Shares issued from                                            
  incentive plan                  -             -            15
 Share based payments                                          
  - expensed                      -             -        10,728
 Share based payments                                          
  - capitalized to                                             
  mining interests                -             -         1,926
 Transfer to share                                             
  capital on exercise                                          
  of stock options                                             
  and incentive plan              -             -             -
                                                               
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Balance at June 30,                                            
 2014                 $      97,088 $       7,616 $   1,651,984
                                                               
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                                        2013                   
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                                             Non-              
                           Retained   controlling         Total
                           earnings     interests        equity
                                                               
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Balance at December                                            
 31, 2012             $      62,807 $       6,372 $     566,319
                                                               
January 1, 2013 to                                             
 June 30, 2013:                                                
 Net income for the                                            
  period                     33,134             -        33,134
 Shares issued for                                             
  CGA Mining                                                   
  acquisition                     -             -       984,870
 Cumulative                                                    
  translation                                                  
  adjustment                      -         (897)      (22,911)
 Reclassify                                                    
  unrealized loss on                                           
  investment from                                              
  AOCL to income                                               
  statement                       -             -         4,545
 Unrealized loss on                                            
  investments                     -             -       (3,138)
 Shares issued on                                              
  exercise of stock                                            
  options                         -             -         1,954
 Shares issued on                                              
  vesting of RSU                  -             -             -
 Shares issued to EVI             -             -         7,600
 Share based payments                                          
  -expensed                       -             -         8,985
 Share based payments                                          
  - capitalized to                                             
  mining interests                -             -         2,473
 Tax benefit related                                           
  to share issue                                               
  costs                           -             -         1,972
 Transfer to share                                             
  capital on exercise                                          
  of stock options                -             -             -
                                                               
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Balance at June 30,                                            
 2013                 $      95,941 $       5,475 $   1,585,803
                                                               
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