Alerio Gold Corp. Announces Property Purchase Agreement for Gold Properties in Guyana
Vancouver, British Columbia – February 15, 2022 – Alerio Gold Corp. (CSE: ALE) (the “Company” or “Alerio”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a property purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in five gold prospecting licenses in Guyana known as the Puruni Gold Property (the “Property”), as described below.
In consideration for the acquisition of the Property, the Company will pay the vendors an aggregate of $200,000 and will issue 25,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Payment Shares”) at a deemed price of $0.25 per Payment Share. The Company will advance $200,000 as a refundable deposit to the Vendors.
The closing of the acquisition is subject to the approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
Puruni Gold Property, Puruni River, Guyana
The Puruni Gold Property (“Puruni” or “the Property”) is located approximately 250 kilometers southwest of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. The Property can be reached by road (arriving as close as the Peters Mine), helicopter, or riverboat with a gravel road from the mouth of the Mazaruni River passing within a few hundred meters of the Property.
The Property consists of five (5) Mining Permits – Medium Scale (MP) and one (1) Prospecting Permit – Medium Scale (PPMS) totalling in area 36 km2 (approx. 9000 Acres). The Permits are traversed by the Puruni River in the Mazaruni Mining District No. 3, Guyana, N.T.S. Sheet Puruni -26 SW.
The northernmost boundary of the Puruni Gold Property lies 2.5 kilometres south of the historic Peters Mine (owned by Zijin Mining as a result of their purchase of Guyana Goldfields in 2020) one of the first recorded gold mines in Guyana. The Peters Mine was discovered in the 1890’s by porknockers (local small-scale miners) and underground development and mining were in operation prior to WW1. The district has been subjected to a number of regional airborne and ground exploration surveys that focussed on the Peters Mine area and which have defined a north-south trending deformation zone, which hosts the quartz vein-related gold mineralization at Peters Mine, and trends onto the Puruni Gold Property.
There has been no documented exploration work done in the district since 2015. The previous exploration information has been sourced from publicly available Technical reports and news releases and is historical in nature. A qualified person has not verified this information and has not completed sufficient work to treat this data as current. The historical data should not be relied upon.
About Alerio Gold Corp.
Alerio Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company in the business of acquiring, exploring, and developing natural resource properties, with a focus in Guyana, SA. The company currently has 100% interest in two gold properties located in Guyana.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Geoff Balderson, CFO
For further information, please contact:
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Director
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as, “anticipates”, “expects”, “is expected”, “intends”, “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements include those relating to the acquisition by Alerio Gold of all of the Properties and the corresponding issuance of the Consideration Shares, the satisfaction of necessary terms and conditions of the Definitive Agreement to complete the Acquisition, and the ownership of the Properties via power of attorney.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and are based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, including assumptions related to the ability of both companies to successfully complete all the conditions precedent under the Definitive Agreement and the companies receiving all necessary future approvals and permits. Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from that expressed in, or implied by, any forward-looking statements in this press release, and, accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements and they are not guarantees of future results. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks, assumptions, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual future results or anticipated events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, Alerio Gold undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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