EGR Exploration Agrees to Option Out the Urban Barry Gold Property, Quebec

Dec 19, 2023 | NEWS

EGR Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V:EGR) (“EGR” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement to sell (the “Option Agreement”) the Urban Barry Gold Property in Quebec to Harvest Gold Corp. (TSXV: HVG) (“Harvest Gold”). The transaction is pending TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) approval.

Highlights of the Agreement

  • Option and Sale of 122 claims and 6,879 ha, Urban Barry Gold Property located in Urban Barry/Windfall area Quebec.
  • EGR will receive a total of $90,000 cash, 1,750,000 common shares of Harvest Gold, and a 2.0% NSR Royalty. Harvest Gold is also required to spend a minimum of $300,000 in exploration expenditures in the first two years.
  • EGR will receive an additional 1 million common shares upon Harvest Gold announcing a 43-101 compliant resource estimate of 1 million ounces of gold in the inferred category.
  • Value creation for EGR shareholders with discovery potential in a Quebec focused exploration company.

CEO Comments

Daniel Rodriguez, CEO and Director of EGR comments, “This is an accretive transaction for our shareholders. We now are shareholder in Harvest Gold, a Quebec focused gold exploration company that will move the Urban Barry property forward. This mining district is heating up with recent transactions, led by the 50/50 JV of Osisko’ s Windfall property with Gold Fields Limited and infrastructure announcements with Hydro-Quebec. Harvest Gold, whose management team is motivated, experienced, and very strong technically, is more than capable of making a new discovery in the Abitibi region.  We look forward to their success with both their Quebec acquisitions.”

About Urban Barry Property

The Urban Barry property is in the Ralleau and Wilson townships of the James Bay region of Quebec in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, which is host to the Windfall gold deposit that holds nearly 4 million ounces of gold (indicated and inferred resources).* The Urban Barry property encompasses an area of approximately 6,900 hectares and directly adjoins Osisko Mining Corp/Gold Field’s (50/50 JV) Windfall property, with the Langlois base metal-silver-gold mine located approximately 30 km to the northwest.

*https://www.osiskomining.com/projects/windfall

From November 2019 to March 2020, EGR  flew an airborne drone magnetic geophysical survey over the property. Results from this survey confirm the presence of the northwest extension of rock units and fault structures hosting the nearby Windfall gold deposit.

Transaction Detail Summary

1) Harvest Gold will pay a total of $90,000 in cash payable in three tranches:

  • First cash payment of $15,000 upon signing of the Option Agreement and TSXV approval
  • Second cash payment of $30,000 on/before July 2, 2024
  • Third cash payment of $45,000 on/before July 2, 2025

2) Harvest Gold to issue 2,750,000 shares in three tranches:

  • First share issuance of 1,000,000 shares upon updated claims status with Ministère des ressources naturelles et des forêts
  • Second share issuance of 500,000 shares on December 15, 2024
  • Third share issuance of 250,000 shares on December 15, 2025
  • Final share issuance of 1,000,000 shares if there is an NI 43-101 inferred resource estimate of 1,000,000 oz AuEq or greater.

3) EGR will retain a 2.0% NSR Royalty on the Urban Barry Property subject to a 1.0% (50% of Royalty) buyback for $1,000,000.

4) Harvest Gold will expend $100,000 on the property within one year of the date of TSXV approval and an additional $200,000 on or before the second anniversary of TSXV approval of the Option Agreement.

5) Harvest Gold is to complete two years of work commitments prior to returning any claims.

Qualified Person Statement

The disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Phillip Terrence Coyle, P.Geo. (OGQ 2079) for Harvest Gold.  Mr.  Coyle serves as a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators. A number of mineral resources or significant occurrences disclosed herein relate to nearby properties owned by other companies, and the data presented have been extracted from these companies’ press releases and websites. A Qualified Person has been unable to verify this information from the adjacent properties, and such results are not necessarily indicative of potential quantities or grades of mineralization on the Company’s properties.

About EGR Exploration Ltd.

EGR Exploration Ltd. is exploring for gold in the Detour-Fenelon Gold Trend approximately 300 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario. EGR’s 40,255 hectare Detour West gold project is contiguous to Agnico Eagle’s property which contains the Detour Lake Gold Mine and is approximately 20 kilometres from the mine, which is also hosted in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt.

For further information contact:

Daniel Rodriguez
CEO & Director
Phone: (604) 353-4080
Email: drodriguez@egrexploration.com

 

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