World’s second largest gold producer Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has acquired 19.9% of Canadian gold junior Orosur Mining (TSX, AIM:OMI), which recently closed operations in Uruguay and Chile to focus on Colombia.
Through a placement worth $2 million, Newmont has acquired 29.2 million commons shares at a price of C9.1c (6.9 cents) each. The exploration and option agreement includes a three-phase earn-in structure that allows Newmont to earn up to a 75% ownership interest in Orosur’s Anzá project, located in Colombia’s Department of Antioquia.
To secure a majority stake in the project, however, the US miner would have to spend $30-million over 12 years, complet a National Instrument 43-101-compliant feasibility study and make $4 million in cash payments, Orosur said in a statement. Continue Reading →