1911 Gold Provides Strategic Update and Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement With Lead Order From Eric Sprott
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 5, 2023 – 1911 Gold Corporation (“1911 Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AUMB) is pleased to provide an update on corporate strategy on the near- and long-term plans for the Rice Lake property, including the True North underground mine. The Company also plans to complete a financing to support this strategy, by way of a non-brokered private placement for aggregate proceeds of up to $3,500,000 (the “Offering”), with a lead investment from Eric Sprott.
- Complete a detailed review of the current National Instrument (“NI”) 43-101 resource for the True North underground mine, currently based on US$1,400 per ounce gold.
- Review additional areas of gold mineralization outlined in historical drilling at the True North underground mine which have significant additional resource potential accessible from existing infrastructure above the current resources and reserves,
- Conduct a comprehensive review of the resource potential of historic resources and past producers on the property (including the Central Manitoba and Ogama Rockland projects), including compilation of outstanding assay results from the 2022 drill program.
- Gary O’Connor, former President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Moneta Gold Inc. and an experienced geologist with over 35 years in the industry, has joined 1911 Gold as a key technical advisor to assist in executing this strategy.
Shaun Heinrichs, President, and CEO commented: “We have worked diligently during 2023 to develop a longer-term strategy for our Rice Lake property in Manitoba. We have leveraged our infrastructure to complete several key transactions in 2023 to support ongoing maintenance of the site and significantly reduce our holding costs. We are now moving forward on our goal of advancing 1911 Gold towards production with the potential for multiple ore sources within the Rice Lake property. With the investment from Eric Sprott and with Gary O’Connor joining as a technical advisor, we have the resources required to execute on this strategy and complete the steps necessary to optimize the True North underground mine and evaluate other near-mine opportunities. The coming year will be a very active time for the Company as we lay the groundwork to execute on our vision to put the True North mine back into production and advance other projects towards development.”
The Offering is expected to be comprised of a combination of (i) non-flowthrough units of the Company (“Units”) at $0.06 per Unit, each Unit shall consist of one common share of the Company (“Share”) and one warrant (“Warrant”) exercisable to purchase one Share at $0.10 for 24 months from the closing date of the Offering; (ii) flowthrough units of the Company (“FT Units”) at $0.07 per FT Unit, each FT Unit shall consist of one Share qualifying as a flow-through share (“FT Share”) for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”) and one flow-through Warrant exercisable to purchase one Share at $0.10 for 24 months from the closing date of the Offering (“FT Warrant”); and (iii) units of the Company issuable to residents in Manitoba at (“Manitoba FT Units”) $0.097 per Manitoba FT Unit, each Manitoba Unit shall consist of one FT Share and one FT Warrant.
The gross proceeds raised from the Offering will be used by the Company as follows: (i) the proceeds from the sale of both the FT Units and the Manitoba FT Units is expected to be used to fund exploration programs qualifying as “Canadian Exploration Expenses” and “flow-through mining expenditures” (as those terms are defined in the ITA) at the Company’s flagship Rice Lake property in Manitoba, focusing on near-mine target areas (such as the Central Manitoba project); and (ii) the proceeds from the sale of the Units is expected to be used primarily to fund the review and optimization of the 43-101 resource report published in 2018 as well as for general corporate purposes.
The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about December 22, 2023 (the “Closing Date”) and is subject to receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”). All securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the Closing Date.
The securities referred to in this news release have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities law, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from such registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has negotiated the settlement of $97,716.50 related to historical accounts payable for exploration and legal services provided in 2022 in consideration for the issuance of 1,085,739 common shares of the Company at a deemed price of $0.09 per common share. The debt settlement is subject to receipt of all required regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSXV. The common shares issued pursuant to the debt settlement will be subject to a statutory hold period which will expire four months and one day from the date of closing of the debt settlement.
About 1911 Gold Corporation
1911 Gold is a junior explorer that holds a highly prospective, consolidated land package totalling more than 63,000 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. 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 Denton-Keefer project near Timmins, Ontario, and intends to focus on organic growth 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, and all local stakeholders, in order to build mutually beneficial working relationships.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
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