Orca Gold Increases Interest in Block 14 to 70%
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2014) - Orca Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that it now has made the third and final option payment to secure an effective 70% interest in the Block 14 mineral license in Sudan.
On March 1, 2012 Orca acquired the right and option to a 70% interest in Meyas Sand Minerals Co. Ltd ("MSMCL") from Meyas Nub Multiactivities Co. Ltd. ("Meyas Nub"). MSMCL is the holder of a 100% interest in the Block 14 mineral license. Under the agreement, Orca agreed to pay USD $9.5 million in three installments in exchange for an increasing ownership interest in MSMCL. On August 28, 2014, Orca made the final acquisition payment of US$3 million to Meyas Nub and now holds a 70% interest in MSMCL.
The Block 14 license hosts the Galat Sufar South prospect which has an initial Mineral Resource comprising Indicated Resources of 22.2MT at 1.84g/t for 1.3 million ounces of gold and Inferred Resources of 6.5Mt at 1.9g/t for an additional 0.4 million ounces of gold (News Release: January 29, 2014). In addition, Orca has identified numerous other exploration targets at Block 14 including a high grade discovery at EG3.2 (News Release: May 12, 2014). An update of our summer exploration programs will be released soon.
Orca Gold Inc. is a Canadian resource company focussed on exploration opportunities in Africa. The Company has an experienced board of directors and management team and a strong balance sheet that includes a substantial treasury.
The technical contents of this release have been approved by Hugh Stuart, BSc, MSc, a Qualified Person pursuant to NI-43101. Mr. Stuart is the Vice President Exploration of the Company and a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Samples used for the results described herein are prepared and analyzed by fire assay using a 50 gram charge at the ALS Chemex facility at Rosia Montana in Romania in compliance with industry standards. Field duplicate samples are taken and blanks and standards are added to every batch submitted.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Simon Jackson, President, CEO and Director
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