Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 9, 2023) – EMX Royalty Corporation (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the “Company” or “EMX”) is pleased to announce the receipt of US$356,718 in Q3 royalty proceeds from its Balya North royalty property in Türkiye, which is operated by Esan Eczacibaşi Endüstriyel Hammaddeler San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Esan”), a private Turkish company. EMX holds an uncapped 4% net smelter return (“NSR”) royalty on metals production from Balya North, a newly commissioned lead-zinc-silver mine in the Balya Mining District of northwestern Türkiye. The Q3 royalty payment is markedly higher than any previous payment and reflects another quarter of accelerating production at Balya North (see Figure 1).
The Q3 royalty payment was based upon the processing of 161,133 tonnes of mineralized material from Balya North, averaging 1.63% lead, 1.24% zinc and 51 grams per tonne of silver. Production continues to ramp up at Balya North after EMX received its initial royalty payments from the Balya North Mine in September 2022 (see EMX news release dated September 15, 2022).
Balya North Lead-Zinc-Silver Deposit: The Balya North lead-zinc-silver deposit is situated in the historic Balya mining district of northwestern Turkey. Mining at Balya has taken place since antiquity, with several generations of historical operations. The Balya North property contains extensive zones of shear-zone hosted and carbonate replacement style (“CRD”) lead-zinc-silver mineralization developed in and around a series of dacite intrusions emplaced into a limestone-rich sedimentary sequence.
Esan acquired the EMX royalty property at the end of 2019 (See EMX news release dated January 7, 2020) and is a private Turkish company that operates nearly 40 mines and eight processing plants. Esan also operates a lead-zinc mine (“Balya Main”) and flotation mill on the property immediately adjacent to EMX’s Balya North royalty property. The mineralization at Balya North is effectively an extension of the mineralization currently being mined by Esan in the Balya Main deposit.
Dr. Eric P. Jensen, CPG, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and employee of the Company, has reviewed, verified and approved the disclosure of the technical information contained in this news release.
About EMX. EMX is a precious, base and battery metals royalty company. EMX’s investors are provided with discovery, development, and commodity price optionality, while limiting exposure to risks inherent to operating companies. The Company’s common shares are listed on the NYSE American Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX, and also trade on the Frankfurt exchange under the symbol “6E9”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.
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David M. Cole
President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (303) 973-8585
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 973-8585
Investor Relations (Europe)
Phone: +49 178 4909039
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Figure 1: Royalty payments and production from Balya North Mine by quarter
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