Pancon Agrees to Sell Its Four Ontario Battery Metals Projects
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – June 23, 2020) – Pancontinental Resources Corporation (TSXV: PUC) (“Pancon” or the “Company”) has signed a Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”) with Tempus Resources Inc. (“Tempus”), a private Canadian company incorporated in Ontario, whereby Tempus can own up to a 100% interest in Pancon’s Montcalm, Nova, Gambler and St. Laurent nickel-copper-cobalt exploration projects (“Projects”) in Northern Ontario. Pancon acquired and explored the Projects in 2018-2019.
Pancon President and CEO, Layton Croft, stated: “Since being awarded exclusive rights to explore and purchase the former Brewer Gold Mine property located 12 km along trend from the operating Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina, USA, Pancon’s sole focus is now Carolina Gold. As a result, we have agreed to sell our four high quality nickel-copper-cobalt exploration Projects. We are very pleased to partner with Tempus Resources, a private company whose owners have been and remain Pancon shareholders, and who fully understand the significant value potential of these Ontario battery metals assets.”
According to the Agreement, dated June 22, 2020, Tempus made a C$100,000 non-refundable cash payment upon signing and will make another non-refundable cash payment of C$100,000 by September 20, 2020. By June 20, 2021, Tempus will make a final cash payment of C$800,000. Meantime Pancon will keep all four Projects in good standing by making all required option payments. Once C$1 million has been paid by Tempus and Pancon has fulfilled all obligations of the current respective option agreements, Tempus will own an 80% interest in all four projects, and Pancon will retain a 20% free carry interest.
After Tempus spends C$2 million to explore one or more of the Projects, Tempus’ interest in the Projects increases to 100% and Pancon retains a 1.5% net smelter royalty (NSR) on each of the four Projects. Tempus can pay Pancon C$1 million cash to buy back 1% of the St. Laurent Project, with Pancon retaining a 0.5% NSR. Similarly, Tempus can pay Pancon a separate C$1 million cash to buy back 1% of the other three projects (Montcalm, Gambler and Nova Projects), with Pancon retaining 0.5% NSR for each project.
Pancon is a Canadian junior mining company focused on exploring the prolific and underexplored Carolina Slate Belt in South Carolina, USA. In January 2020, Pancon won the exclusive right to explore the former Brewer Gold Mine. Between 1987-1995, Brewer produced 178,000 ounces of oxide gold from open pits that extended to 50-metre depths, where copper and gold-rich sulphides were exposed but could not be processed by the oxide heap leach processing facility. Brewer is a high sulphidation system driven by a sub-volcanic intrusive and possibly containing a large copper-gold porphyry system at depth, as indicated by: widely known prospective geology, including diatreme breccias; associated high sulphidation alteration; gold and copper mineralization; and geophysics. Pancon’s 100%-owned Jefferson Gold Project nearly surrounds the former Brewer Gold Mine property, and both Jefferson and Brewer are located 12 km along trend northeast from the producing Haile Gold Mine, which produced 146,100 ounces of gold in 2019. In addition, Pancon has four nickel-copper-cobalt exploration projects in Northern Ontario, surrounding or near producing and former mines.
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