Thunder Bay – Mining – Wolfden Resources Corporation(WLF.V) (“Wolfden” or the “Company”) is pleased announce that it has entered into a subscription agreement with Altius Minerals Corporation (“Altius”) and Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) for a non-brokered private placement of 6,250,000 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares“) at a price of C$0.32 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $2 million (the “Offering“). Upon closing, Altius will hold approximately 12.5% and Kinross will hold approximately 11.4% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company.
The majority of the proceeds from the Offering will be used to continue exploration at the Company’s 100%-owned Pickett Mountain high-grade polymetallic deposit and also at its recently optioned Big Silver project, both located in Maine, USA. As part of the terms of the subscription agreement, the Company will continue to collaborate on technical programs related to the exploration and development of the projects.
“We are very pleased to have the continued support of Altius and Kinross as a significant investors and as strategic partners as we increase our exploration focus on precious metal rich polymetallic deposits and seek to further expand the mineral resources including high-grade mineralization intersected in the final holes of the 2020 drill program in the footwall of the Picket Mountain deposit,” said Ron Little, President and CEO for the Company. “The Company has been working in parallel on an application to rezone a small portion of its Pickett Mountain Property to allow for an underground mining operation and hopes to conclude the process in 2021 with a favorable outcome”.
The Offering is expected to close no later than January 29, 2021, is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval and no compensation is expected to be paid in respect of the Offering. The securities to be issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.
As an insider, the subscription by Altius will be considered to be related party transactions within the meaning of TSXV Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101“). The Company intends to rely on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101 in respect of such insider participation.
Wolfden is an exploration and development company focused high-margin deposits in good jurisdictions. Its wholly owned Pickett Mountain Project is one of the highest-grade polymetallic projects in North America (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ag, Au). This relatively advanced project is well-located near excellent infrastructure that will support straight forward development as detailed in a Preliminary Economic Assessment date September 14, 2020.