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GoldON Acquires Springpole East Property in the Red Lake District

Dec 9, 2021

GoldON Resources Ltd. has entered into an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Springpole East property (the "Property") situated, primarily, in the Keigat Lake Area township of the Red Lake Mining District.

The Property is comprised of 13 contiguous mining claims covering 5,186 hectares and is located approximately 40 kilometres (km) northwest of the Slate Falls First Nation community. Access is via a new all-weather road being built that has been completed to the southern claim boundary and is slated to run right through the claim block. 

The Property is located within the Birch-Uchi Greenstone Belt of the northern Uchi Subprovince and consists of typical greenstone mafic to felsic volcanic sequences intercalated with clastic and chemical sediments which have been intruded by pre to syn-tectonic felsic to mafic intrusives and syn to post-tectonic mafic to ultra-mafic rocks. Very little is known about the Property's underlying geology with most of it inferred from airborne magnetics (MAG) that suggest a very active structural environment.

The western boundary of the Property adjoins the Springpole project owned by First Mining Gold Corp., with the Springpole deposit located 9 km to the west of the boundary and hosting reserves of 3.8 million ounces of gold and 20.5 million ounces of silver. The 2021 pre-feasibility study of Springpole is highlighted by a 30,000 tonnes per day mining operation with a life of mine of 11 years.

There is also potential for high-grade lode gold deposits as past-producing mines from the 1930s mined gold in excess of 10 grams per tonne proximal to the Property. One example is the Argosy gold mine that is situated 15 km northwest along strike from the Property and operated intermittently between 1934-1952 producing 102,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 12.5 g/t Au.

Under the terms of the option agreement with Gravel Ridge Resources Ltd. and 1544230 Ontario Inc., GoldON can acquire a 100% interest in the Property for cash payments totaling $87,000 over three years ($17,000 upon regulatory acceptance, $15,000 on the first anniversary, $20,000 on the second anniversary, and a final payment of $35,000 on the third anniversary); and the issuance of 200,000 common shares (100,000 upon regulatory acceptance and 100,000 shares on the first anniversary). The optionors will retain a 1.5% net smelter returns royalty, of which the Company may repurchase 0.5% for $500,000. 

"A key reason for acquiring the Springpole East Project is the new all-weather road, and we have already booked our exploration team for mapping and sampling as soon as the snow melts," said Mike Romanik, president of GoldON. "We have to thank our strategic advisor, Perry English, and Gravel Ridge for bringing us the Property."

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