Gold explorer building stable of northeast properties with McGarry Mine acquisition
There’s new ownership coming for a former gold mine in the Kirkland Lake area. Toronto’s Orefinders Resources announced April 3 that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kerr Mines (formerly Armistice Resources) to acquire the McGarry Mine and Barber-Larder properties.
Under the deal, Orefinders will issue 8 million common shares to Kerr. The shares are subject to a lock-up agreement with Kerr and are scheduled to be free trading over a two-year period.
The McGarry property is in Virginiatown, between Kirkland Lake and the Quebec border, and spans 2.4 kilometres on the Cadillac Larder Lake Break, considered one of the world’s most prolific gold structures. It’s located next to the Kerr-Addison Mine, which once produced more than 12 million ounces of gold over a 58-year period ending in 1996.
Based on a 2009 resource estimate, the property hosts an indicated resource of 123,000 ounces at an average grade of 7.7 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and an additional inferred resource of 30,000 oz. at an average grade of 5.3 g/t.
The 681-hectare property contains a head frame, shaft compartments, hoist, offices, and a core shack. A highway runs through the property.
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