Austral Gold to Acquire Remaining 30% of Casposo Mine in Argentina
Sydney, Australia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 25, 2019) - Austral Gold Limited (ASX: AGD) (TSXV: AGLD) ('Austral' or 'the Company') is pleased to announce the Company has entered into a share purchase agreement with Troy Resources Limited ('Troy') (ASX: TRY) to acquire the remaining 30% interest in the Casposo silver-gold mine located in San Juan, Argentina.
Austral has agreed to pay US$0.2 million for the outstanding common shares of Casposo Argentina Ltd, ("CAL") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Troy that owns the Casposo mine. The payment is to be made on the closing date, which we expect to occur by 28 November 2019. The agreement is also subject to standard indemnities provided by both Austral and Troy.
Austral Gold's Chief Executive Officer Stabro Kasaneva said: "We are pleased to own 100% of Casposo and to continue with the exploration program that was launched last month as disclosed in more detail in our September 2019 quarterly report. We are also assessing opportunities to consolidate surrounding projects and source ore from third parties. All these initiatives are part of our business strategy to consolidate mineral resources with the goal of recommencing mining operations at Casposo."
About Austral Gold
Austral Gold Limited is a growing precious metals mining, development and exploration company building a portfolio of quality assets in Chile and Argentina. The Company's flagship Guanaco/Amancaya project in Chile is a gold and silver producing mine with further exploration upside. The company also holds the Casposo Mine (San Juan, Argentina) and an attractive portfolio of exploration projects including the Pingüino project in Santa Cruz, Argentina (100% interest) and the San Guillermo and Reprado projects near Amancaya (100% interest). With an experienced local technical team and highly regarded major shareholder, Austral's goal is to continue to strengthen its asset base through acquisition and discovery. Austral Gold Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: AGLD), and the Australian Securities Exchange. (ASX: AGD). For more information, please consult the company's website www.australgold.com.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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