Canstar Options Additional Mineral Claims in South-Central Newfoundland
Highlights of the Optioned Claims
- 41 mineral claims covering 1,025 hectares contiguous with the Company’s existing option on 61,150 hectares of mineral claims in south-central Newfoundland, known as the Golden Baie Project.
- Canstar has the option to acquire 100% of the mineral claims, subject to an 1.5% NSR royalty, for aggregate cash consideration of $75,000 and share issuances worth $75,000 over a three-year period.
- Significant gold exploration work, including diamond drilling, was conducted in the 1980s that identified multiple gold occurrences.
Toronto, Ontario – November 25, 2020 – CANSTAR RESOURCES INC. (TSXV:ROX & OTCPK: CSRNF) (“Canstar” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) with Altius Resources Inc. (“Altius”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Altius Minerals Corporation (TSX: ALS), David Hicks, Darrin Hicks, and Natalie Hicks (the “Hicks Family” or the “Optionors”). The Option Agreement gives the Company exclusive right and option (the “Option”) to acquire, subject to retention by Altius and the Hicks Family of certain rights related to a 1.5% net smelter return royalty (the “Royalty”), a 100% interest in 41 mineral claims covering an area of 1,025 hectares contiguous with the Golden Baie Project (the “Hicks Claims”) (Figure 1).
In consideration for the acquisition of the Option, Canstar shall, among other things: (i) pay to the Optionors an aggregate of such number of Canstar common shares (“Shares”), payable in installments as is equal to $75,000.00 divided by the prevailing 5-day volume weighted average price per Share on the TSX Venture Exchange (“Exchange”); and (ii) pay to the Optionors, an aggregate of $75,000.00 in cash, payable in installments over the three year option period. Additional details of the Option Agreement are provided below.
Rob Bruggeman, President & CEO of Canstar, stated: “We are very pleased to add to our mineral claims portfolio at Golden Baie. The claims announced today, which are intersected by a highway, have seen the most extensive historical exploration work completed on them of all claims in the area. Extensive soil sampling, geophysics, and diamond drilling on the claims delineated two significant mineralized zones that remain open along strike and at depth. The historic exploration work done on the newly optioned claims will advance our understanding of structural and lithological controls on gold mineralization in the area. Perhaps more importantly, these claims give us several new advanced gold exploration targets that have seen limited new exploration work in the past three decades.”
Substantial exploration work on the Hicks Claims was conducted by Westfield Minerals Limited (“Westfield”) between 1985 and 1988. Westfield completed an integrated exploration program of geological mapping, prospecting, lithogeochemical and soil geochemical sampling, ground geophysics, trenching and ultimately diamond drilling. This exploration work identified several gold occurrences on the Hicks Claims, including what are now known as the Wolf Pond and 22 West Prospects.
Drilling by Westfield at both the Wolf Pond and 22 West Prospects intersected significant gold mineralization in several holes. At Wolf Pond, a mineralized zone averaging 2-3 metres thick with grades of 3–5 g/t gold was delineated within a broader envelope 5-8 metres thick averaging 1-2 g/t gold over a strike length of 450 metres and to a depth of 165 metres. The zone is open both along strike and at depth. The best intersections reported by Westfield include 3.75 g/t gold over 4.6 metres including 6.52 g/t gold over 2.0 metres (DDH87-04) and 2.67 g/t gold over 7.2 metres including 6.11 g/t gold over 1.1 metres (DDH87-09).
The mineralized zone at the 22 West Prospect is between 1.5-2.5 metres thick and has a strike length of approximately 150 metres, delineated to a depth of 50-100 metres. The best intersections reported by Westfield included 4.46 g/t gold over 3.0 metres (DDH88-17), 7.08 g/t gold over 2.0 metres and 4.46 g/t gold over 3.0 metres (DDH88-21) and 10.97 g/t gold over 0.5 metres (DDH88-22). No further drilling has been done on these prospects since 1988.
The historical results are considered to be historical in nature and have not been independently verified by Canstar.
Option Terms for the Hicks Claims
In order for the Company to exercise the Option and to acquire a 100% interest in the Hicks Claims, subject to the retention by the Optionors of the Royalty, in accordance with the terms of the Option Agreement, it must:
- On closing of the Option Agreement, issue to the Optionors an aggregate of $10,000 worth of Shares, which will be determined based on the 5-day volume weighted average price per Share on the Exchange ending on the day prior to the closing date;
- On the first anniversary of the Option Agreement, pay to the Optionors an aggregate cash payment of $20,000 and issue to the Optionors an aggregate of $15,000 worth of Shares, which will be determined based on the 5-day volume weighted average price per Share on the Exchange ending on the day prior to the first anniversary of the Option Agreement;
- On the second anniversary of the Option Agreement, pay to the Optionors an aggregate cash payment of $25,000 and issue to the Optionors an aggregate of $20,000 worth of Shares, which will be determined based on the 5-day volume weighted average price per Share on the Exchange ending on the day prior to the second anniversary of the Option Agreement;
- On the third anniversary of the Option Agreement, pay to the Optionors an aggregate cash payment of $30,000 and issue to the Optionors an aggregate of $30,000 worth of Shares, which will be determined based on the 5-day volume weighted average price per Share on the Exchange ending on the day prior to the third anniversary of the Option Agreement.
Pursuant to the Option Agreement, the Company and the Optionors have also entered into a royalty agreement pursuant to which the Optionors shall retain the Royalty, namely a 1.5% net smelter return royalty. Altius shall have the right to purchase at any time from the Optionors one third of the Royalty (namely, a 0.5% net smelter return royalty) for the total sum of $1,000,000 (the “Buyback Right”). In addition to the Buyback Right, Altius shall have also have a right of first refusal on any sale by the Optionors of the remaining two thirds of the Royalty.
Bob Patey, B.Sc., P.Geo., a contractor providing geological services to the Company, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, is responsible for the scientific and technical data presented herein and has reviewed and approved this release.
About Canstar Resources Inc.
Canstar is focused on the discovery and development of economic mineral deposits in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Canstar has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Golden Baie Project, a large claim package (over 61,000 hectares) with recently discovered, multiple outcropping gold occurrences on a major structural trend in south-central Newfoundland. The Company also holds the Buchans-Mary March project and other mineral exploration properties in Newfoundland. Canstar Resources is based in Toronto, Canada, and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ROX and trades on the OTCPK under the symbol CSRNF.
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