Vena Options Compin Property for $1+ Million in Cash Payments and a Scalable NSR Royalty Valued at $3 Million
TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Vena Resources Inc. ("Vena" or the "Company") (TSX: VEM), (LIMA: VEM), (Frankfurt: V1RA), (OTCBB: VNARD), (Xetra®: V1RA.DE), a Company with strong partnerships with some of the world's largest mining companies, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with OMAY S.A., a private group of Peruvian investors ("OMAY") to advance the exploration and development of the Compin property. The Compin property consists of the 1,000 hectare OMAY 200 mining concession located in the Alto Chicama region of La Libertad Department in northern Peru, approximately 65 kilometres northeast of Trujillo (the "Property").
The agreement with OMAY has a five year term and includes an initial cash payment to Vena of US$100,000 on signing followed by further annual payments totaling US$1,000,000. OMAY can earn a 100% interest in the Project subject to a scalable net smelter return ("NSR") royalty as described below. During the initial four years of the agreement OMAY must spend a minimum of US$800,000 on exploration and development and publish a report of indicated reserves. If the indicated reserves are in excess of 500,000 tonnes at 5+ g/t gold equivalent the agreement provides that OMAY will begin construction of a processing plant with a minimum capacity of 250 tonnes per day in the fifth year.
The royalty provision covers all commercial minerals produced from the Property from the date of signing the agreement and is based on the following scale of price per ounce of gold: <US$999, a 1% NSR is payable; US$1,000 to US$1,499, a 2.75% NSR is payable; US$1,500 to US$1,999, a 3% NSR is payable; US$2,000 to US$2,499, a 3.25% NSR is payable; and >US$2,500, a 3.5% NSR is payable. In addition there will be a 1.5% NSR payable to Vena for any third party ore processed at a plant built on the Property. OMAY has the right to purchase all or part of the two royalties based on a total purchase price of $US3,000,000.
The agreement is structured as a lease with option to purchase as the Property has the potential to produce gold and silver from oxide material either by heap leaching or treatment at a nearby small mill during the period that the sulfide potential of the mantos is being explored.
This press release has been reviewed and approved by David Bent, Vena's Vice President of Exploration and Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
Juan Vegarra, Chairman and CEO of Vena Resources stated, "The Company plans to continue to sell non-core assets and focus its efforts in developing its precious metals portfolio with focus on the Esquilache silver project."
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