1911 Gold Continues Strategic Consolidation of the Rice Lake District
TORONTO, ON, August 24, 2021 – 1911 Gold Corporation ("1911 Gold" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AUMB) (OTCQX: AUMBF) is pleased to announce that it has signed definitive agreements for the acquisition of 100 per cent interest in two exploration properties located approximately 20 kilometres east of Bissett, Manitoba, site of the Company’s True North Complex.
The Palomar Lake Property, held by a consortium of three local prospectors (the ‘CGW Consortium’ or ‘CGW’), comprises 15 contiguous mining claims, totalling 1,073 hectares, that adjoin the Company’s Central Manitoba and Rice Lake properties. These three properties, thus consolidated into one contiguous claim block for the first time in history, extend continuously along the Rice Lake greenstone belt for close to 90 kilometres and include highly prospective geology, crustal-scale structures, and numerous past-producing mines and significant gold showings, in addition to the Company’s active exploration projects.
The terms of the Palomar Lake Property transaction set out in the definitive agreement include:
- 1911 Gold will acquire 100 per cent of the Palomar Lake Property
- 1911 Gold will issue, subject to TSX-V approval, 180,000 common shares to CGW
- 1911 Gold will make a cash payment of $90,000 to CGW
The Pleiades Property, held by Pleiades Mineral Exploration Ltd. (‘Pleiades’), comprises a single mining claim (105 hectares) that adjoins, and consolidates, the Company’s Moore Lake (Angelina) property. With this acquisition, the Company’s 100 per cent-owned land position in the Rice Lake belt now consists of a single claim block totaling more than 58,600 hectares in area.
The terms of the Pleiades Property transaction set out in the definitive agreement include:
- 1911 Gold will acquire 100 per cent of the Property
- 1911 Gold will issue, subject to TSX-V approval, 15,000 common shares to Pleiades
- 1911 Gold will make a cash payment of $10,000 to Pleiades
- Pleiades will retain a 1.0 per cent net smelter returns royalty, half (0.5%) of which may be purchased by 1911 Gold at any time for payment of $100,000.
Scott Anderson, Vice President, Exploration, commented: “These two acquisitions further consolidate the Company’s dominant land position in the Rice Lake belt, including the previously-fragmented claim fabric in the prospective structural corridor that extends between our main Rice Lake and Central Manitoba claim blocks. The acquisitions will facilitate a larger-scale exploration of this area and come with over $450,000 in excess work credits. Both properties include significant gold showings along kilometre-scale structures that have seen only localized historical drilling and will be further evaluated by the Company going forward”.
With the approval of the Company’s shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held June 28, 2021, the Share Incentive Plan has been amended to provide that an extension of the expiration date for stock options granted under the Share Incentive Plan and expiring within a blackout period, may only permitted if the original expiration date was during the blackout period.
About 1911 Gold Corporation
1911 Gold is a junior explorer that holds a highly prospective, consolidated land package totalling 58,600 hectares within and adjacent to the Archean Rice Lake greenstone belt in Manitoba, and also owns the True North mine and mill complex at Bissett, Manitoba, where it is reprocessing historic tailings on a seasonal basis. 1911 Gold believes its land package is a prime exploration opportunity, with potential to develop a mining district centred on the True North complex. The Company also owns the Apex project near Snow Lake, Manitoba, and the Tully and Denton-Keefer projects near Timmins, Ontario, and intends to focus on both organic growth opportunities and accretive acquisition opportunities in North America.
1911 Gold’s True North complex and exploration land package are located within the traditional territory of the Hollow Water First Nation, signatory to Treaty No. 5 (1875-76). 1911 Gold looks forward to maintaining open, co-operative and respectful communication with the Hollow Water First Nation in order to build mutually beneficial working relationships.
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