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Power Metal Resources #POW: Agreement – Golconda Gold Property Nevada USA

Agreement – Golconda Gold Property Nevada USA

Company has Signed an Assignment and Assumption Agreement Allowing it to Earn a 100% Interest in the Golconda Summit Gold Property Located in Nevada, USA

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the AIM listed metals exploration and development company is pleased to announce the execution of an Assignment and Assumption Agreement (the “Agreement”) between its wholly-owned subsidiary Golden Metal Resources Ltd. (“Golden Metal”) and GR Silver Mining Ltd. (“GR Silver”).

The Agreement gives Golden Metal an option to earn-in to 100% of the Golconda Summit Gold Property (“Golconda Summit” or the “Property”) located in central Nevada, USA.

Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources, commented:

“We recently formed Golden Metal to act as a holding company for new acquisitions of precious and base metal projects located in North America and I am pleased to announce this first transaction within the mining friendly state of  Nevada.

The option agreement on the Golconda Summit Gold Property gives the Company exposure to an exciting carlin-type gold project located in the highly gold endowed Great Basin district at the confluence of the prolific Battle Mountain-Eureka and Getchell gold trends.                                                                           

I look forward to updating the market with further information on the Property  in the coming weeks.”

Vendor and Property Information

GR Silver Mining Ltd is a Vancouver based publicly traded (TSX-V:GRSL) junior mining company focused on advanced stage silver-gold assets in Mexico.

GR Silver has held an option agreement since 11 August 2017, to earn-in to 100% of the Golconda Summit Gold Property from the underlying vendor Eureka Resources Conversion LLC (“Eureka Resources”), a private Nevada based company.

Golconda Summit is an early-stage gold exploration project comprising 44 current Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) Lode Claims held in the name of Eureka Resources.

The Property is located approximately 15km east of to the town of Winnemucca, at the confluence of the prolific Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend and Getchell Trends and within Nevada’s Great Basin metallogenic province which is one of only six global gold belts hosting gold endowments of +200Moz. The Property is approximately:

  • 35km southwest of the Nevada Gold Mines LLC (“Nevada Gold” a Barrick Gold Corporation/Newmont Corporation joint venture) Turquoise Ridge Complex underground and open-pit mines which have Total 43-101 compliant Resources (Measured & Indicated) of 130Mt @ 4.30g/t Au (for 18Moz Au) inclusive of Total Reserves (Proven & Probable) of 83Mt @ 5.02g/t Au (for 13Moz Au) 1;
  • 20km northwest of Nevada Gold’s Phoenix Operation Lone Tree open-pit mine which reportedly produced 4.2Moz Au at an average grade of 2.06g/t Au up until its closure in 2006 2; and
  • 25km northwest of SSR Mining Inc.’s Marigold open-pit mine with current Total 43-101 compliant Resources (Measured & Indicated) of 5.11Moz Au  (341Mt @ 0.47g/t Au) 3.

Previous exploration work on the Property by Nerco Mineral Company in 1989 encountered significant gold mineralisation located within upper plate Havallah Sequence rocks including trench assay results of 7.6m @ 24.0g/t Au and 15.2m @ 8.6g/t Au, as well as shallow drilling results of 10.7m @ 3.9g/t Au.4

The Property is considered prospective for the identification of additional near-surface gold mineralisation within Havallah Sequence rocks as well as for Carlin-type replacement style gold mineralisation within lower plate Edna Mountain Formation and Antler Peak Limestone units located below the Golconda thrust fault.

Assignment and Assumption Agreement

  • The Agreement signed with GR Silver allows Golden Metal to earn a 100% interest in the Golconda Summit Gold Property located in Humboldt County, Nevada, USA.
  • The Agreement signing fee is to be satisfied through a cash payment of US$60,000 (circa £42,495) to GR Silver, to be paid by Power Metal from exisiting cash resources.
  • Golden Metal will be assigned the underlying option agreement (“Underlying Option”) signed on 11 August 2017, between GR Silver and the underlying vendor Eureka Resources Conversion LLC.

Underlying Option Agreement

  • The Underlying Option agreement allowed GR Silver to earn a 100% undivided interest in the Golconda Summit Gold Property upon satisfying either the Staged Payments Option or the Accelerated Payment Option, both outlined below  (Golden Metal will assume the terms of this agreement unchanged):

Staged Payments Option

–      Ten thousand (US$10,000) dollars due and payable on the execution of the Underlying Option (Paid previously by GR Silver);

–      A further fifteen thousand (US$15,000) dollars due and payable on or before the second (2nd) anniversary of the effective date (Paid previously by GR Silver);

–      A further fifteen thousand (US$15,000) dollars due and payable on or before the third (3rd) anniversary of the effective date (Paid previously by GR Silver);

–      A further twenty thousand (US$20,000) dollars due and payable on or before the fourth (4th) anniversary of the effective date (by 11 August 2021);

–      A further twenty-five thousand (US$25,000) dollars due and payable on or before the fifth (5th) anniversary of the effective date (by 11 August 2022);

–      A further fifty thousand (US$50,000) dollars due and payable on or before each of the sixth (6th), seventh (7th), eight (8th), ninth (9th) and tenth (10th) anniversaries of the effective date, for a combined total of $335,000.

Accelerated Payment Option

–      GR Silver may accelerate the exercise of the Underlying Option at any time by paying the owner a lump sum cash payment equal to one million (US$1,000,000) dollars less any annual Undelying Option payment paid to the owner prior to the date thereof.


Upon completion of the earn-in agreement, Eureka Resources will be granted a 1% net smelter return royalty which can be bought back at any time within one (1) year after commencement of production of any minerals from the Property for a price of one million dollars (US$1,000,000).

Golconda property maps are available on the Company’s website through the following link:

Golconda Property Maps | Power Metal Resources plc

The maps include:

Figure 1: Regional scale Golconda Summit Property Map

Figure 2: Property scale Golconda Summit Property Map



The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O’Reilly (MSc, DIC, MIMMM, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist and acts as the Competent Person under the AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O’Reilly is a Principal consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Power Metal Resources PLC to provide technical support.


Source 1: Nevada Gold Mines Technical Report on the Turquoise Ridge Complex, State of Nevada, USA; NI 43-101 Report dated 25 March 2020. https://s25.q4cdn.com/322814910/files/doc_downloads/operations/Turquoise-Ridge-Technical-Report-March2020.pdf 

Source 2: Magmatic-Hydrothermal Gold Mineralization at the Lone Tree Mine, Battle Mountain District, Nevada; 1 August 2019. https://doi.org/10.5382/econgeo.4665 

Source 3: SSR Mining Inc Mineral Reserves and Resources Statement, announced 30 March 2021  https://www.ssrmining.com/_resources/2021-03-30-Reserves-and-Resources-Final.pdf   

Source 4: Summary Report for the Golconda Summit Property Iron Point Mining District, Humboldt County, Nevada; unpublished report prepared for Carlin Gold Corporation and Toquima Minerals US Inc. by K. Brook, dated 4 April 2006. 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“MAR”), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company’s obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

For further information please visit https://www.powermetalresources.com/ or contact:

Power Metal Resources plc

Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer)

+44 (0) 7766 465 617

SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nomad and Joint Broker)

Ewan Leggat/Charlie Bouverat

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Nick Emerson                                                                                                           

+44 (0) 1483 413 500

First Equity Limited (Joint Broker)

David Cockbill/Jason Robertson

+44 (0) 20 7330 1883

Strong performance helps Australian gold miners turn competitive in global M&As -DealStreetAsia

Blocks and pieces of gold. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Article by DealStreetAsia

Gold producers in Australia are outperforming their global competitors, prompting investors to encourage them to expand their horizons and acquire struggling North American rivals.

Boosted by some of the sector’s best margins, low debt and swelling cash piles, miners in the world’s No. 2 producer are defying a wider lull in gold equities. Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd. and Northern Star Resources Ltd. have surged in the past year as rivals in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa faltered.

“Australian gold miners currently enjoy some of the highest margins in the world,” said Stephen Land, San Mateo, California-based portfolio manager at the $1.1 billion Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund. The producers are being supported by cuts to operating costs and stronger prices of bullion in Australian dollar terms.

Miners in Australia and New Zealand account for about 20 percent of the Franklin fund’s holdings, which last year added positions in Dacian Gold Ltd. and Gascoyne Resources Ltd. Australian companies are now valued more equitably against North American peers “allowing them to be competitive in global M&A,” Land said.

Newcrest Mining Ltd., Australia’s top producer, invested $250 million in Canada’s Lundin Gold Inc. this year, while St. Barbara Ltd. is examining potential deals that could include the U.S. Evolution Mining Ltd. and Northern Star are among other companies with the firepower to move on poorly performing North American miners in the short-to-medium term, Argonaut Securities Ltd. said in a note last month.

“We will consider adding overseas assets to our Australian portfolio,” Evolution’s Executive Chairman Jake Klein said in an emailed statement. The producer has a “preference for first world jurisdictions and hence North America is on the radar.” Northern Star didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Valuations of Australian producers are on par with North American companies for “the first time in memory,” according to Joe Foster, New York-based portfolio manager for the $675 million VanEck International Investors Gold Fund. Australian and U.S. producers currently trade on a similar price-to-cash flow ratio, a metric favored by investors to compare companies in the same industry.

“Australia is a mature gold jurisdiction and companies will have to go abroad for opportunities,” Foster said. “‘If Australian investors won’t support international M&A, then the companies will have to look for support from investors abroad.”

Newcrest and Evolution are among the miners scheduled to address the three-day Diggers and Dealers forum starting Monday in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. About 50 companies, including BHP Billiton Ltd., Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. and other producers of gold, base metals and battery raw materials will make presentations to more than 2,100 delegates.

Smaller producers including Dacian Gold, Gascoyne and Red 5 Ltd. all have room to grow with “interesting opportunities to deploy cash” on exploration, according to Franklin Templeton’s Land, whose fund holds all three companies. VanEck’s list of junior companies with potential includes West African Resources Ltd., Cardinal Resources Ltd. and Gold Road Resources Ltd., Foster said.

“The North American investors like what they see,” said Rohan Williams, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Perth-based Dacian, which poured a first gold bar in March at the Mount Morgans mine in Western Australia. Miners in the nation are winning attention by “aggressively exploring and finding more gold.” he said. Dacian raised almost A$50 million ($37 million) in share sales last month.

Australia’s gold producers can continue to outperform competitors — and woo global investors — by using strong cash flows to fund exploration at medium-sized mines that have historically lacked detailed studies, Melbourne-based RBC Capital Markets analyst Paul Hissey said in a note last month.

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