Vancouver, B.C. – TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0; OTC Pink: TRXXF) is pleased to announce the purchase of a 100% interest in the Tom Mine (6 sq km)and Sickle (2 sq. km) properties from Altamira Gold Corp. These properties increase the area of the YCGP from 772 square kilometers to 780 square kilometers. A map of the property locations is available here.
As part of the agreement, TerraX will pay Altamira a total of $25,000 cash and 250,000 shares of TerraX. Altamira will retain a 2% NSR royalty. The agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX-V exchange and is expected to close by the end of September.
David Suda, the Chief Executive Officer and President of TerraX stated “While results from our summer exploration program continue to fill our pipeline of focused targets; our team continues to build the world class land package. We are pleased to have completed an amicable transaction with Altamira.”
The Tom Mine was a gold producer in the Yellowknife gold district from 1985-1997. The Tom and C vein systems were accessed by ramp to 122 vertical metres over 300 metres of strike length. The Tom Mine production was milled at the Ptarmigan Mine (January 12, 2018 press release) so separate production records for the Tom Mine are not available. The Tom Mine gold ore has the same characteristics as the Ptarmigan Mine which is free milling with reported recovery of 94%. When the mine closed in 1997 the veins were still open at depths below the current mine workings. (Source: The Operational History of Mines in the Northwest Territories, R. Silke, 2009; and Treminco Resources Limited, Annual report 1990). The southern portion of the property is contiguous with the Ptarmigan Gold Mine property.
The Sickle property is underlain by the Walsh Lake sediments, which are host to TerraX’s Mispickle Zone (September 22, 2016, press release). Several historic gold showings occur on the property with gold values up to 4 g/t.
Joseph Campbell, the Executive Chairman of the Board of TerraX, stated “The purchase of the Tom Mine property gives TerraX access to another gold bearing vein system similar to the past producing Ptarmigan Mine, which TerraX owns. The property is also near paved road access to Yellowknife and high-tension powerlines that are connected to the past producing Ptarmigan Gold Mine. The purchase of the Sickle property gives TerraX an additional 5 kilometers of strike length in the gold bearing Walsh Lake sediments.”
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Joseph Campbell, the Executive Chairman of the Board of TerraX, who is a Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects."
About the Yellowknife City Gold Project
The Yellowknife City Gold ("YCG") project encompasses 780 sq km of contiguous land immediately north, south and east of the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Through a series of acquisitions, TerraX controls one of the six major high-grade gold camps in Canada. Being within 10 km of the City of Yellowknife, the YCG is close to vital infrastructure, including all-season roads, air transportation, service providers, hydro-electric power and skilled tradespeople.
The YCG lies on the prolific Yellowknife greenstone belt, covering 70 km of strike length along the main mineralized break in the Yellowknife gold district, including the southern and northern extensions of the shear system that hosted the high-grade Con and Giant gold mines. The project area contains multiple shears that are the recognized hosts for gold deposits in the Yellowknife gold district, with innumerable gold showings and recent high-grade drill results that serve to indicate the project's potential as a world-class gold district.
For more information on the YCG project, please visit our web site at www.terraxminerals.com.
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