Silk Road Resources announces sale of Chinese gold projectadmin
Euromax Resources Ltd. announce that Silk Road Resources Ltd., with whom it has previously announced a business combination subject to certain approvals, has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its indirect joint venture interest in the Bulagou property for gross proceeds of approximately 111.8 million RMB (approximately CAD$20 million) to Chenzhou Mining Group Company Limited.
Brokerage fees, withholding taxes and various operating expenses will be deducted from the gross proceeds resulting in estimated net proceeds of approximately CAD$14 million. The sale by Silk Road is subject to approval by Chinese government authorities, Silk Road’s shareholders and the TSX Venture Exchange. Closing is expected to occur within 2 months.
The business combination with Silk Road is completed and the sale of the Bulagou property will allow EurOmax to conduct an aggressive multi phase exploration program on its properties in Southeast Europe. The EurOmax properties have been subjected to systematic exploration resulting in the discovery of large zones of mineralization. At Ilovitza in Macedonia a 43101 resource estimate of 303 million tonnes, containing 1.6 billion pounds of copper and 2.4 million ounces of gold has been identified. During the first phase, EurOmax plans to undertake an accelerated exploration program including 1,400 metres of drilling at Ilovitza, geophysics and 2,000 metres at Ceovishte in Serbia and 5,000 metres of drilling plus 4,000 metres of trenching at Kazandol in Macedonia. At Karavansalija in Serbia mapping, trenching and geochemistry are planned to better define drill targets.
“We wish to congratulate the Silk Road team for their success in China,” said John Menzies, Chairman & CEO of EurOmax. “The merger of EurOmax and Silk Road will create a fully funded company with attractive advanced gold and base metal property portfolio in southeast Europe.”
“I am excited about the geological prospects for the portfolio of properties that EurOmax has accumulated in Southeast Europe,” said David Bell, interim CEO of Silk Road. “The funds available from the sale of the Bulagou property will allow for an accelerated exploration program to be conducted on these projects as was anticipated by the merger of our companies.”