VANCOUVER, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ – Boreal Metals Corp. (“Boreal” or the “Company“) (BMX.V) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the Guldgruvan Project (“Guldgruvan” or the “Project“) from EMX Royalty Corporation (“EMX“) (NYSE American: EMX; TSXV:EMX). Pursuant to the terms of the purchase and sale, Boreal has issued to EMX 2,979,798 common shares of Boreal Energy Metals Corp. (“BEMC“). Prior to this transaction, BEMC had been a wholly owned subsidiary of Boreal. This acquisition brings EMX’s equity ownership in BEMC to 5.9%. EMX will have the right to maintain its 5.9% interest, at no additional cost to EMX, until BEMC has raised CDN$3,000,000 in equity. Thereafter, EMX will have the right to participate pro-rata in future financings at its own cost to maintain its 5.9% interest in BEMC. The TSX Venture Exchange has approved the transfer of the Guldgruvan exploration licenses from EMX to BEMC, subject to customary final filings.
“Boreal is proud of the exceptional portfolio of battery metals projects it continues to acquire through its new subsidiary, Boreal Energy Metals Corp.” stated President and CEO, Karl Antonius. “Demand in the battery metals sector continues to grow rapidly regionally and globally. Boreal now controls over 15,000 hectares in two projects with known cobalt mineralization and historic production, making Boreal a key regional investor in cobalt exploration project land holdings.”
The Guldgruvan nr 101 license contains the historic Los Cobalt Mine, one of the better known historic cobalt producers in the region and is also the region where nickel was first discovered and recognized as an element in 17511. Cobalt, copper, and nickel were mined on the property in the 1600s to 1750s. In addition to these metals, gold, silver, zinc, and lead are also present in zones of mineralization. Following the Company’s growth strategy to acquire past producing projects, Guldgruvan has undergone only limited modern exploration.
The 2,383 Ha Guldgruvan cobalt project is located near the town of Los, Sweden. The Project is accessible year-round, with robust infrastructure including paved roads, power, and skilled labour in nearby municipalities. The Guldgruvan nr 101 license contains numerous historical workings, test pits and shallow drill holes in addition to five major mining sites, which were the focus of historical production.
Widespread cobalt-bearing copper and subordinate nickel-zinc-gold-silver mineralization occurs in sulphide disseminations, vein-infill, and shear zones within Proterozoic mafic and felsic metavolcanic rocks at Guldgruvan. The cobalt-bearing occurrences define a series of parallel north-northwest trending zones of mineralization that extend for at least six kilometers across the claim package.
1 Cronstedt, Axel F. (1754). “Fortsättning af rön och försök, Gjorde Med en Malm en Malm-art frän Los Kobolt Grufvor.” Kongl. Svenska Veenskapas Academians Handlingar. 15: 38-45.
About Boreal Metals Corp.
Boreal is a mineral exploration company focused on the discovery of zinc, copper, silver, gold and cobalt deposits in exceptional, historical mining project areas spanning Sweden and Norway. The Company aims to discover new economic mineral deposits in known mining districts that have seen little or no modern exploration. The Company is led by an experienced management and technical team, with successful track records in mineral discovery, mining development and financing.
Daniel MacNeil, P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has read and approved all technical and scientific information related to the Modum project contained in this news release. Mr. MacNeil is Vice President Exploration for Boreal Metals Corp.
On behalf of Boreal Metals Corporation
Karl Antonius, President
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