On September 15, 2014, Santo Mining Corp, (the “Company”) signed a new mining contract (the “Mexico Agreement”) in Mexico with Compania Minera Angeles Del Desierto SA de CV. The contract provides the Company with exclusive rights to extract, process, ship and refine an unlimited amount of mineral ore from three concessions totaling 7.468 square Kilometers. Term is 15 years with provision for a 10 year extension.
Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On July 16, 2014, the Company closed on an agreement (the “Purchase and Sale Agreement”) with Precipitate Gold Corp. (“Precipitate”) and Gexplo S.R.L. (“Gexplo,” and, together with the Company, the “Vendor”), dated June 30, 2014, whereby Precipitate acquired a 100% interest in two concession applications in the Dominican Republic known as “Richard” and “David,” which cover an area of 220 and 1,400 hectares respectively. The David concession is located on the north central border of Precipitate’s Juan de Herrera concession within the Tireo Gold Camp and greatly increases Precipitate’s prospective Tireo landholdings. In exchange, Precipitate granted the Vendor (1) a 2% net smelter royalty (“NSR”) on each of the concessions. The NSR can be purchased by Precipitate for the price of US$500,000 per 0.5% for a total purchase price of US$2,000,000; and (2) 100,000 share purchase warrants (“Warrants”) allowing the Vendor to purchase up to 100,000 shares of Precipitate’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.30 per share for up to 3 months from the date of grant. Should the Vendor exercise any of the Warrants and thereafter seek to sell some or all of the shares, it must notify Precipitate and allow Precipitate at least 10 calendar days to arrange buyers of the shares. Any warrant shares purchased by the Vendor will be subject to a four month hold period.
July 02, 2014
Precipitate Increases Tireo Landholdings and Acquires Strategic Ground Near Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic
Vancouver, B.C. -- July 2, 2014 - Precipitate Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "Precipitate") (TSXV: PRG) is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Gexplo S.R.L. and Santo Mining Corp. (together the "Vendor") whereby Precipitate will acquire a 100% interest in two concession applications in the Dominican Republic in exchange for a 2% net smelter royalty and the granting of 100,000 Precipitate share purchase warrants exercisable for up to three months at an exercise price of $0.30 per share.
The two concession applications, named "Richard" and "David", cover an area of 220 and 1,400 hectares respectively. The David concession is located on the north central border of Precipitate's Juan de Herrera concession within the Tireo Gold Camp and greatly increases Precipitate's prospective Tireo landholdings. The Richard concession is located about four kilometres southeast of Barrick and Goldcorp's Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine site. See attached figures for respective concession locations or visit the Company's website at www.precipitategold.com
Jeffrey Wilson, Company President & CEO stated, "We are pleased to acquire these two concession applications. Both the David and Richard concessions have compelling technical and strategic importance. The David concession provides the Company with a significant increase of the preferred and prospective Tireo formation target rocks, while the Richard concession gives Precipitate a strategic new land position in a world-class modern gold mining camp. With the Vendor shifting its focus to other property interests in Mexico and Africa, we are pleased with the non-cash acquisition terms for these concessions and thank the Vendor for its cooperation in this process." Richard Concession
The Richard concession is located 4 kilometres to the southeast of Barrick Gold Corp. and Goldcorp's Pueblo Viejo Gold-Silver mining camp. The Pueblo Viejo high sulphidation epithermal gold and silver deposit hosts an estimated 22.0 million ounces of gold and 117.0 million ounces of silver and is expected to produce up to 1.0 million ounces gold this year. The Company's newly acquired Richard concession is underlain by the same Cretaceous age Los Ranchos formation rocks that host the Pueblo Viejo deposit. David Concession
The David concession is situated in the emerging Tireo Gold-Silver-Copper exploration camp adjacent to the Company's existing Juan de Herrera concession where Precipitate has been exploring in recent months. David is dominantly underlain by regionally favourable Cretaceous age Tireo formation rocks which are part of the same regional stratigraphy that hosts GoldQuest Mining's Romero discoveries and Precipitate's Ginger Ridge and Melchor zones. The addition of the David concession application gives the Company contiguous exposure to the Tireo along the southern boundary of the neighbouring Goldquest concessions including areas in close proximity to Precipitate's Melchor and Goldquest's Jengibre discoveries.
The Vendor conducted preliminary stage exploration work on both concessions, including rock, silt and soil sampling. Precipitate is reviewing this newly acquired technical data which will provide guidance to the next exploration phase on these new concessions. The Company's total Dominican land package now covers about 14,829 hectares, in both application and fully granted stages. Agreement Terms: Precipitate can acquired a 100% interest in the Richard and David concession applications, and will assume all application obligations, in a non-cash transaction whereby Precipitate will grant the Vendor: In advance of any transfer of rights or delivery of payment, the agreement grants Precipitate a 30 day due diligence period during which the Company will seek consent of the transfer from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic and review all technical and legal data related to the concessions. Upon satisfactory completion of the due diligence period, Precipitate will advise the Vendor of its decision to complete, or not complete the transfer. The agreement is also subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
About Precipitate Gold:
Precipitate Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on exploring and advancing its mineral property interests in the Tireo Gold Trend of the Dominican Republic and Sonora State, Mexico. The Company also maintains assets in northern British Columbia and southeast Yukon Territory and is actively evaluating additional high-impact property acquisitions with the potential to expand the Company's portfolio and increase shareholder value.
Additional information can be viewed at the Company's website www.precipitategold.com
About Precipitate Gold Corp.
Precipitate Gold Corp. is a Vancouver British Columbia based company currently focused on earning a 100% interest in three mineral concessions in the Dominican Republic. The Juan de Herrera concession has been granted, while the other two are currently under application. Two of the concessions are located within the highly prospective "Tireo Gold Trend" in the western portion of the Dominican Republic. The Gold Trend runs northwesterly and ending north of the Dominican-Haitian border and is underlain by Upper Cretaceous Tireo formation volcanic and sedimentary rocks. Precipitate's Juan de Herrera and Hato concessions directly adjoins the Tireo belt holdings of GoldQuest Mining Corp on their southwest and south sides.
In February of 2013 Precipitate announced it had reached an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Cecilia gold-silver project in northeastern Sonora State, Mexico. The Cecilia project is a low sulphidation epithermal gold-silver target hosting a large number of historic workings centered on gold-silver bearing quartz veins and breccia. Work by previous operators has included sampling, mapping, trenching, geophysics, and diamond drill programs. Widespread low sulphidation epithermal mineralization on Cerro Magallanes is indicative of a complex system that was subjected to several episodes of fluid flow. All prior work has focused on outcrops of the impressive Cerro Magallanes. However, there is substantial unexplored potential surrounding Cerro Magallanes, particularly on main structural trends beneath shallow cover which is an order of magnitude larger than the known exposure of the Magallanes zone. These peripheral areas have never been explored by modern methods. Precipitate's initial priority will be to confirm many of the existing gold/silver zones and generate new targets "off the Cerro" in search of new and potentially larger zones.
The Company also holds multiple gold exploration prospects in southern Yukon Territory and northern British Columbia. This emerging gold enriched region contains similar geology to the rocks hosting recent notable gold discoveries at ATAC Resources' Rau/Osiris, Northern Tiger's 3Ace and Aben Resources' Justin properties. With a portfolio of 5 properties in Yukon and 2 in BC, Precipitate's Canada focused exploration is targeting gold mineralization in the prospective sedimentary units of the Selwyn Basin. The Selwyn Basin was deposited at the same time period as the rocks hosting northern Nevada's gold mining districts. The recent Osiris discovery at Rau is highly analogous to Nevada's famed "Carlin type" gold deposits.
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Ave. Sarasota #20
Torre Empresarial, Suite 1103
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Company Contact: Mr. Alain French