Minaurum Gold Inc. (“Minaurum”) (TSXV:MGG) (OTCQX:MMRGF) is pleased to announce that Minaurum and its wholly-owned subsidiary Minera Minaurum Gold, S.A. de C.V (“MGG”) along with Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (“Fortuna”) (FSM:NYSE) and Fortuna’s wholly-owned subsidiary Compania Minera Cuzcatlan S.A. de C.V. (“CMC”) have entered into an option agreement, pursuant to which CMC can earn up to an 80% interest in MGG’s Taviche silver project in Oaxaca, Mexico (“Taviche”).
Under the terms of the option agreement, CMC can initially earn a 60% interest (the “Initial Interest”) in the project by making cash payments totaling US$450,000 and incurring US$4M in work expenditures over three years. Upon earning the Initial Interest, Fortuna can then earn an additional 20% interest for a total 80% interest in the project by funding Minaurum's acquisition by way of option exercise of the remaining 20% interest. Upon CMC acquiring the Initial Interest, the parties will form a joint venture, pursuant to which Minaurum will retain a 20% interest which shall be carried until a positive construction decision is made, which is supported by a mineral resource calculation in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and a Preliminary Economic Assessment.
“We are excited to be partnering with Fortuna at the Taviche Silver project” stated Darrell Rader, President and CEO of Minaurum. “This agreement allows us to retain an interest in Taviche’s advancement while still maintaining control over our core assets. We look forward to updating the market as Fortuna unlocks the potential upside of the Taviche project.”
Under the terms of the option agreement, CMC will act as the operator of the project however all budgets, activities and programs during the option period will be managed by a technical committee consisting of two representatives of Fortuna and one representative of Minaurum. If a positive construction decision is not made within seven years of the date of the option agreement, Minaurum will have the option, exercisable for a period of 60-days to purchase CMC's interest in the project in exchange for a cash payment equal to Fortuna’s work expenditures to date.
Option Schedule to Earn a 60% interest in the Taviche Silver Project
(all amounts in USD$ unless otherwise stated)
The Taviche Project
The Taviche project hosts a historic silver district. Past exploration by Gold79 Mines Ltd. (formerly Aura Resources Inc.) returned high-grade drill results from the Higo Blanco prospect including 34.2 m of 262 g/t Ag, including 12.1 m of 519 g/t Ag. In addition, several intervals of gold mineralization were intersected including 8.35 m of 2.05 g/t gold (HBET-24). (Please see Aura Resources Inc. news releases dated January 18, 2010 and June 16, 2010).
For more information on the Taviche Silver Project: www.minaurum.com/projects/taviche/
For more information on Fortuna Silver Mines Inc: www.fortunasilver.com
Minaurum Gold Inc. (MGG | TSX Venture Exchange; MMRGF | OTC; 78M Frankfurt) is a Mexico-focused explorer concentrating on the high-grade Alamos Silver Project in southern Sonora. With a property portfolio encompassing multiple additional district-scale projects, Minaurum is managed by one of the strongest technical and finance teams operating in Mexico. Minaurum's goal is to continue its founders' legacy of creating shareholder value by making district-scale mineral discoveries and executing accretive mining transactions. For more information, please visit our website at www.minaurum.com and our YouTube Minaurum Video Channel.
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Darrell A. Rader
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