VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 18, 2020
VANCOUVER, BC , Nov. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - International Consolidated Uranium Inc. (" CUR " or the " Company ") (TSXV: CUR) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement (the " Option Agreement") with a private, arm's length party (the " Vendor ") providing CUR with the option to acquire a 100%, undivided interest, in the Moran Lake Project ( "Moran Lake" or the " Property ") located in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador, Canada .
- Significant Past Exploration Work - The Moran Lake Project hosts the "C Zone" which was the subject of significant exploration activity between 2006 and 2013
- Adds Uranium and Vanadium Resources - Previous operator released independent 43-101 uranium and vanadium resource estimates
- Bona-fide Uranium Camp - The Central Mineral Belt is host to several other uranium deposits including Paladin Energy's advanced Michelin Project
- Continues Rapid Portfolio Growth – the Property Is the third acquisition for CUR since May 2020 as it continues to build out its global portfolio of uranium projects
- Attractive Acquisition Structure - Lower upfront consideration with additional payments over time and contingent on, high uranium prices
Philip Williams , CEO commented "Moran Lake fits well with the Company's strategy and makes a strong addition to the portfolio. The location in Labrador, Canada , the substantial past expenditures and existing resources in place gives us a good foundation to work with. The vanadium potential is intriguing as it is often found together with uranium mineralization and has attractive fundamentals also tied to clean energy. The Central Mineral Belt, anchored by Paladin Energy's Michelin Project, clearly has the critical mass to one day support the development of a uranium mining operation as well, the potential for IOCG discoveries could ultimately bring more interest to the area. With funding recently secured we will look to continue building out our asset base in front of the expected resurgence in the uranium sector."
Terms of the Option Agreement
Pursuant to the Option Agreement, CUR will secure the option to acquire a 100% interest in the Moran Lake Project (the " Option ") in consideration for the issuance of $150,000 of common shares in the capital of the Company (the " Common Shares "), priced at the 5-day volume weighted average price two days prior to the date that is the later of: (i) 5 business days following the date that the TSX Venture Exchange (the " TSXV ") provides conditional approval of the Option Agreement and; (ii) the transfer of the Property from the Vendor to CUR (the " Effective Date ") and a cash payment of $150,000 to the Vendor by CUR.
The Option is exercisable at CUR's election on or before the third anniversary of the Effective Date, for additional consideration of $500,000 in Common Shares and $500,000 in cash. If the Option remains unexercised on the one-year and two-year anniversaries of the Effective Date, the Vendor is entitled to $150,000 in Common Shares and $50,000 in cash on each anniversary date.
If CUR elects to exercise the Option, the Vendor will be entitled to receive the following spot price contingency Payments:
Uranium Spot Price (USD)
Vendor Payment (Cash)
Vendor Payment (Shares)
The spot price contingent payments will expire 10 years following the date the option is exercised.
Upon exercise of the Option and on the exercise date, the Vendor shall be granted by CUR, a 1.5% net smelter returns royalty (the " Royalty ") from the sale of the mineral products extracted or derived from the Property. CUR shall have the right and option to purchase 0.5% of the Royalty for a price equal to $500,000 .
All securities issued in connection with the Option Agreement are subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance.
The Moran Lake Uranium Project
The Moran Lake Project is located within the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador (Figure 1), approximately 140 km north of the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and 85 km southwest of the coastal community of Postville on Kaipokok Bay. Access to the property is by helicopter and float plane out of Goose Bay.
Uranium was first discovered near Moran Lake by British Newfoundland Exploration Limited (Brinex) who conducted prospecting, geological mapping and radiometric surveying in the area from 1956 to 1958. The uranium mineralization is structurally controlled, typically hosted within fracture systems and to a lesser extent within shear zones. In outcrop it is clear that local faulting, brecciation and alteration, all of uncertain age, are associated with the U-Cu mineralization at the Moran Lake C Zone. The mineralization is epigenetic and occurs in mafic volcanics of the Joe Pond Formation, Moran Lake Group, as well as in overlying sedimentary rocks of the Heggart Lake Formation, Bruce River Group.
Uranium mineralization at the C Zone (Figure 2) mainly occurs in two distinct zones, referred to as the Upper C ("UC") and Lower C ("LC"). Mineralization in the UC is hosted within brecciated, hematite altered and/or bleached mafic volcanics and hematitic cherts of the Joe Pond Formation, while mineralization in the structurally underlying LC is hosted predominantly within chloritized (reduced) sandstones of the Heggart Lake Formation. The UC also contains vanadium mineralization hosted mainly by hematized and brecciated mafic volcanic rocks of the Joe Pond Formation and brecciated gabbro or diabasic intrusives. In many areas, the vanadium concentration is directly proportional to the intensity of hematization and brecciation. The occurrence of vanadium mineralization may coincide with, but is not restricted to, zones of uranium mineralization.
In 2004 Crosshair Exploration and Mining (" Crosshair ") entered and option agreement with prospectors to earn an interest in claims in the area including those being optioned by CUR. Crosshair conducted exploration between 2005 and 2012 ultimately abandoning the claims on November 1, 2013 .
In January 2011 (revised March 2011 ) Crosshair published a report entitled "Technical Report on the Central Mineral Belt (CMB) Uranium – Vanadium Project, Labrador, Canada . The report, available on www.sedar.com , estimated the following resources for the C Zone:
Mountain Lake option agreement
The company wishes to provide an update with respect to its press release on July 16, 2020 , announcing that it had entered into an option agreement with IsoEnergy Ltd. to acquire a 100-per-cent interest in the Mountain Lake uranium project in Nunavut, Canada . The company is working diligently to obtain all necessary regulatory requirements, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. In connection with the option agreement, and in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange policy, the company has prepared a CIMVal report on the property and is in the process of submitted the report to the appropriate regulators.
Qualified Person Statement
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared by Peter Mullens (FAusIMM), International Consolidated Uranium's VP Business Development, who is a "Qualified Person" (as defined in NI 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). The Qualified Person has not completed sufficient work to verify the historic information on the Property, particularly the indicated and inferred resources; however given the quality of the historic work and the reputation of crosshair the Company believes the historical resources estimates to be both relevant and reliable. The information provides an indication of the exploration potential of the Property but may not be representative of expected results.
About International Consolidated Uranium
International Consolidated Uranium Inc. (formally, NxGold Ltd.) is a Vancouver -based exploration company. The Company recently entered into options agreements with Mega Uranium Ltd. (TSX: MGA) to acquire a 100% interest in the Ben Lomond and Georgetown uranium projects in Australia , and IsoEnergy Ltd. (TSXV: ISO) to acquire a 100% interest in the Mountain Lake uranium project in Nunavut, Canada . The Company entered into the Mountain lake option agreement with IsoEnergy on July 16, 2020 and the transaction remains subject to regulatory approval. In addition, the Company owns 80% of the Mt. Roe gold project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and has entered into an earn-in agreement with Meliadine Gold Ltd. to earn up to a 70% interest in the Kuulu Project (formerly known as the Peter Lake Gold Project) in Nunavut .
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Statement Regarding "Forward-Looking" Information.
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. "Forward-looking information" includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including the receipt of regulatory approval of the Offering, use of proceeds of the Offering, the size of the Offering and completion of the Offering. Generally, but not always, forward-looking information and statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negative connotation thereof or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connation thereof.
Such forward-looking information and statements are based on numerous assumptions, including among others, that regulatory approval to the Offering will be obtained, that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that financing will be available if and when needed and on reasonable terms, and that third party contractors, equipment and supplies and governmental and other approvals required to conduct the Company's planned exploration activities will be available on reasonable terms and in a timely manner. Although the assumptions made by the Company in providing forward-looking information or making forward-looking statements are considered reasonable by management at the time, there can be no assurance that such assumptions will prove to be accurate.
Forward-looking information and statements also involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual events or results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information or statements, including, among others: negative operating cash flow and dependence on third party financing, uncertainty of additional financing, no known mineral reserves or resources, reliance on key management and other personnel, potential downturns in economic conditions, actual results of exploration activities being different than anticipated, changes in exploration programs based upon results, and risks generally associated with the mineral exploration industry, environmental risks, changes in laws and regulations, community relations and delays in obtaining governmental or other approvals.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information or implied by forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or reissue forward-looking information as a result of new information or events except as required by applicable securities laws.
Reader should also be cautioned that where reference is made to mineralization of adjacent or near-by properties it is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company's Property.
SOURCE International Consolidated Uranium Inc.
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