[Turkey Mining] “We are securing a large area … in one of the most mining friendly countries” (Mining Journal – October 17, 2018)


Teck Resources-backed Deep-South Resources (TSXV: DSM) is adding to its portfolio by taking a majority stake in a polymetallic project in Turkey.

Deep-South said it had issued 4.2 million shares to acquire 75% of the Kapili Tepe copper, nickel, cobalt and gold project and acquire all the exploration and metallurgical data.

It had originally announced an agreement to acquire 75% of the project in June in an all-scrip deal, also flagging it would seek a London listing.

The agreement was adjusted in September, with amendments including Deep-South to also pay C$150,000 after its next plus-$1 million financing to Jeanette Gyldstoff Borg, who had held 75% of project owner RCR Quantum, and buy-back a Quantum loan to the seller after establishing resource milestones.

Deep-South chairman John Akwenye said the company was very enthusiastic about the transaction, which was waiting on acceptance from the Turkish ministry of energy and natural resources.

“We are securing a large area in the heart of a highly prospective area in one of the most mining friendly countries in the world,” he said.

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