PUSLINCH, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2020 / Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SHL) ("Spruce Ridge" or the Company) is pleased to announce that effective September 8, 2020 it has entered into Amended Option Agreements (the "Agreements") with Magna Terra Minerals Inc. ("Magna Terra") for both the Viking and Kramer Properties ("Viking", "Kramer" or the "Properties") situated near the communities of Pollard's Point and Sop's Arm in White Bay, Newfoundland. The original Option Agreements for the Properties were entered into on February 5, 2016 between Spruce Ridge and Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda") (See Spruce Ridge News Release dated February 10, 2016). On December 5, 2019 Anaconda assigned its interest in and to the Agreements to a wholly owned subsidiary company - 2647102 Ontario Inc. On August 12, 2020, Magna Terra completed the acquisition of 2647102 Ontario Inc. from Anaconda, and thus took over ownership of the Agreements.
The Viking and Kramer Properties form part of the larger Viking and Great Northern Projects. Magna Terra has recently initiated a systematic exploration program at Viking and Great Northern focussed on expanding zones of known gold mineralization.
"We are pleased to restructure these option agreements that favour both Magna Terra and Spruce Ridge. The previous option agreements were structured around a near-term production scenario for the Thor Deposit and the amended agreements are more in line with the exploratory nature of the Viking and Great Northern Projects. Both projects boast significant current and historic mineral resources that have potential for expansion in addition to the excellent exploration potential at the Jacksons Arm, Viking and Little Davis Pond Trends."
~ Lew Lawrick, President and CEO, Magna Terra Minerals
Highlights of the Viking And Great Northern Projects
12,675 hectares along 20 kilometres of strike of a regional-scale gold bearing structure - the Doucer's Valley Fault; (Viking-Kramer covers 4,025 Ha)
Newly Expanded Project is host to large untested gold bearing alteration systems:
3+ kilometre long by up to 40 metre wide deformation and alteration zone at the Viking Trend;
Host to existing Mineral Resources including:
An Historical Indicated Mineral Resource of 937,000 tonnes at an average grade of 2.09 g/t gold containing 63,000 ounces of gold plus an Historical Inferred Mineral Resource of 350,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.79 g/t gold containing 20,000 ounces of gold at a cut-off grade of 1.0 g/t gold at the Thor Deposit on the Viking property (see note on Historical Mineral Resources below).
Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. All Mineral Resource Estimates were prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and the CIM Standards (2014). An Independent Qualified Person has not carried out sufficient work to classify the Thor Historical Mineral Resource Estimate as current and Magna Terra is not considering this Mineral Resource Estimate to be current. Magna Terra considers the Thor Deposit to have potential for expansion that will be addressed in future exploration programs.
Magna Terra can earn a 100% interest in the Viking and Kramer Projects by paying Spruce Ridge a total of $300,000 over 4 payment periods ending February 15, 2023. At Magna Terra's election up to half (50%) of the payments can be made via the issuance of Common Share Units (the "Units"). Pricing of the units will be calculated using the 20 day volume weighted average price ("VWAP") of Magna Terra's common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange immediately prior to the payment date. Each Unit will consist of one Common Share and ½ Common Share Purchase Warrant. Each whole warrant will be exercisable at a 50% premium to the Common Share VWAP, for a period of 2 years from the payment date. The warrant exercise price will not be less than the market price of the common shares at the time of issuance. The maximum number of Units issuable by Magna Terra is 740,742. Further, Spruce Ridge is entitled to a 0.5% uncapped NSR on all minerals sales from the Viking Property, and a 2.0% NSR on all mineral sales from the Kramer Property, which is capped at $2,500,000, after which the NSR will be reduced to 1.0%. The Agreements and any securities issuable per the agreements, are subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
About Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.
Spruce Ridge holds a 100% interest in the Great Burnt Copper-Gold Property in Central Newfoundland which covers a series of copper ± gold rich VMS deposits. Spruce Ridge sold its interest in in the Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide project to Canada Nickel Company Inc. but retained ground which contains VMS and gold targets. Spruce Ridge holds 8,100,000 shares of Canada Nickel Company. Spruce Ridge has an amended option agreement with Magna Terra Minerals Inc. on its Viking/Kramer gold properties in Western Newfoundland.
For further information please contact:
John Ryan, President and CEO
Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.
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SOURCE: Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd.