Vancouver, British Columbia – Radius Gold Inc. (TSXV: RDU) (“Radius” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Geometales del Norte-Geonorte, S.A. de C.V. (“Geonorte”) has extended the term of its Exclusivity Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Minera San Julian, S.A. de C.V. (“Minera San Julian”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresnillo plc (“Fresnillo”), for Radius’ 100% owned Plata Verde Project in Chihuahua, Mexico. The amended Agreement provides Minera San Julian a 6month extension to its Exclusivity Period from July 7, 2023 to January 7, 2024 to negotiate a Definitive Agreement that would include an option agreement to earn a 70% interest in the Plata Verde project. The amended Agreement also provides for interim funding by Minera San Julian of US$206,000. The initial Exclusivity Agreement with Minera San Julian was announced in the Company’s News Release dated July 12, 2022.
Bruce Smith, President and CEO of Radius Gold, commented: “To date, Fresnillo has been advancing technically and spending significant funds in the field in the last 9 months that included road building, drill pads, geological work and initial metallurgical testing that yielded excellent silver recoveries from Plata Verde. This amended Agreement provides the framework for both parties to negotiate a Definitive Agreement while continuing to fund the project. The Plata Verde project has never been drill-tested, and based on historical work and current data, the Radius team believes that the project has potential for a large scale silver discovery.”
Highlights of the Amended Exclusivity Agreement are summarized below:
- Geonorte extends the Exclusivity Period with Minera San Julian to evaluate the project and negotiate a right to earn a 70% interest in the Plata Verde as part of a Definitive Agreement
- Amended Exclusivity Agreement is in effect from July 7, 2023 until the earlier of January 7, 2024 or the date of signing a Definitive Agreement
- Minera San Julian has the right to extend the Exclusivity Period for 6 additional months beyond January 7, 2024, provided that Minera San Julian has made the payment of US$206,000 as mentioned above to Geonorte as well as an additional advance of US$500,000 to fund initial drill testing.
Bruce Smith, M.Sc. (Geology), a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, is Radius’ Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Smith has 28 years of mineral exploration experience and has prepared and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
Radius Gold Inc.
Radius has a portfolio of projects located in Mexico and Guatemala which it continues to advance, utilizing partnerships where appropriate in order to retain the Company’s treasury. At the same time, management is seeking out additional investment and project acquisition opportunities across the globe. Radius is a member of the Gold Group of companies, led by Simon Ridgway.
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Contact: Bruce Smith
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