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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38387   82-2657796

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


4300 Water Canyon Road, Unit 1

Winnemucca, Nevada 89445

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)


(775) 304-0260

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a -12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d -2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e -4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   HYMC   The Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase Common Stock   HYMCW   The Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase Common Stock   HYMCL   The Nasdaq Capital Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 







Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On September 6, 2023, Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing positive results for the Metallurgical Flotation Variability Study (the “Study”). A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.


The information included in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. The information set forth under this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press release issued on September 6, 2023 by the registrant.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Rebecca A. Jennings

Rebecca A. Jennings


Senior Vice President and General Counsel




Exhibit 99.1



Hycroft Confirms Positive Metallurgical Test Results


Results demonstrate significantly improved recoveries for both gold and silver


WINNEMUCCA, NV – September 6, 2023 – Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: HYMC) (“Hycroft” or “the Company”), a gold and silver development company that owns the Hycroft Mine in the prolific mining region of Northern Nevada, announces results for the Metallurgical Flotation Variability Study (the “Study”).


After comprehensive third-party laboratory testing, the Study confirms average flotation recoveries of 89% for gold and 93% for silver, increasing from 80% for both gold and silver in the March 2023 Technical Report1. The increased recoveries were due to modifications to the grind size, reagents and retention time. The results reflect a 20% mass pull into a sulfide concentrate containing 8.5% sulfide sulfur. The variance of the recoveries was +/- 4%.


With this phase of the metallurgical test work completed, the bench-top autoclave testwork (“BTAC”) has been initiated with results expected in the fourth quarter. The results of the flotation and BTAC metallurgical work will be used to design the Hycroft processing facility for the next phase of commercial operations.


“We are extremely pleased with these results because they clearly demonstrate that we can achieve significant gold and silver recoveries from Hycroft’s sulfide ore,” commented Diane R. Garrett, President and CEO of Hycroft. “The gold and silver flotation recovery results averaged approximately 10% higher than previously modeled with improved flotation consistency across all geologic domains within the projected mine plan.


“This is the culmination of two years of meticulous metallurgical analysis, a critically important step in de- risking the project as we finalize the prefeasibility study. In addition, the ongoing exploration program is providing evidence of higher grades, better continuity, and the conversion of waste and inferred resources to measured or indicated resources, which is anticipated to enhance the economics of the first 10 years of the mine plan. Together these programs are delivering the results necessary to move Hycroft up the value chain.”



1 Hycroft Property Initial Assessment Technical Report Summary with an effective date of March 27, 2023 (the “March 2023 TRS”)





About the Metallurgical Flotation Variability Study


In 2021 Hycroft initiated a $10 million metallurgical drill and variability testing program, drilling across the entire Hycroft orebody and taking representative samples from each of the geologic domains. A comprehensive suite of metallurgical tests was conducted to ensure the understanding of the Hycroft system and the variability in performance throughout the deposit. Over 200 variability samples were selected from core drilled along the three major fault zones within the Hycroft ore body and included duplicate and triplicate samples.


The work was conducted by FLSmidth, an industry leader in metallurgical process development. The Company’s Qualified Person (QP) in Metallurgy is Mr. John Marsden.




About Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation


Hycroft is a US-based, gold, and silver company developing the Hycroft Mine located in the world-class mining region of Northern Nevada.


For further information, please contact:


Fiona Grant Leydier

Vice President, Investor Relations

E: info@hycroftmining.com



Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.


This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein and public statements by our officers or representatives, that address activities, events or developments that our management expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are forward- looking statements, including but not limited to such things as future business strategy, plans and goals, competitive strengths and expansion and growth of our business. The words “estimate”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend”, “believe” “target”, “budget”, “may”, “can”, “will”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “seeks”, or “scheduled to” and similar words or expressions, or negatives of these terms or other variations of these terms or comparable language or any discussion of strategy or intention identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements address activities, events, or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future and are based on current expectations and assumptions. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to (i) risks related to changes in our operations at the Hycroft Mine, including risks associated with the cessation of mining operations at the Hycroft Mine; uncertainties concerning estimates of mineral resources; risks related to a lack of a completed feasibility study; and risks related to our ability to re-establish commercially feasible mining operations;(ii) industry related risks including fluctuations in the price of gold and silver; the commercial success of, and risks related to, our exploration and development activities; uncertainties and risks related to our reliance on contractors and consultants; availability and cost of equipment, supplies, energy, or reagents. The exploration target does not represent, and should not be construed to be, an estimate of a mineral resource or mineral reserve, as ranges of potential tonnage and grade (or quality) of the exploration target are conceptual in nature; there has been insufficient exploration of the relevant property or properties to estimate a mineral resource; and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the estimation of a mineral resource. These risks may include the following and the occurrence of one or more of the events or circumstances alone or in combination with other events or circumstances may have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, cash flows, financial condition, and results of operations. Please see our “Risk Factors” set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2023, and other reports filed with the SEC for more information about these and other risks. You are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. Although we have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Although these forward-looking statements were based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable when made, you are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. In addition, even if our results, performance, or achievements are consistent with the forward- looking statements contained in this news release, those results, performance or achievements may not be indicative of results, performance or achievements in subsequent periods. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made in this news release speak only as of the date of those statements. We undertake no obligation to update those statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of those statements to reflect future events or developments.


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