Firesteel Resources receives payment for property sale in Mexico
- Firesteel Resources receives $125,000 for the sale of Virimoa property in Mexico to Chesapeake Gold Corp.
VANCOUVER, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Firesteel Resources Inc. ("Firesteel" or the "Company") (TSXV: FTR) today announced that it has received $125,000 in cash from Chesapeake Gold Corp (TSV-V: CKG) for the sale of their Virimoa property in Mexico.
In addition, Firesteel has retained a 2.5% net smelter return royalty, payable on any future production from the Virimoa property. Chesapeake has the right to purchase 60% of the royalty, which is the equivalent of 1.5% of the NSR, at a price of $1,000,000 for as long as the royalty is in effect.
Mr. Michael Hepworth, President & CEO stated, "As Firesteel moves towards our prospect generator business model, we will rationalize our existing portfolio of properties and focus on acquiring world class copper porphyries and other high grade precious metals properties suitable for optioning and joint ventures with strategic partners. We are actively searching for suitable acquisitions that meet our requirements."
About the Company
Firesteel is an exploration-stage junior mining Company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of prospective precious and base metal properties in Canada and stable jurisdictions around the world.
Firesteel currently has two highly prospective properties in British Colombia.
The ROK Coyote property is currently under option to OZ Exploration a wholly owned subsidiary of OZ Minerals (ASX:OZE). OZ Exploration has the right to acquire up to 80% of the property in return for spending $13,000,000 on exploration and providing $1,500,000 in cash.
Highlights of the ROK Coyote property include:
- 6,900 Ha, of highly prospective large tonnage targets with known Cu-Au results
- Historical drilling highlights - 38.37 m @ 1.32% Cu, 1.54 g/t Au
- Adjacent to Red Chris Mine development with P&P Reserves of 302 Mt at 0.365 Cu and 0.27 g/t Au (a 28 year mine life at 30,000 tpd) Imperial Metals
The Sheslay property is currently under option to Prosper Gold. (TSX-V: PGX) Under this agreement, Prosper has the right to acquire up to 80% of the property in return for spending $5,000,000 on exploration, providing $1,000,000 in cash and 1,000,000 shares.
Highlights of the Sheslay property include:
- 6,700 Ha property hosts five significant Cu-Au targets within close proximity with large tonnage, high grade potential.
- Historical drilling highlight - grading 242.3 m @ 0.44% Cu & 0.32 g/t Au.
- Largest of the targets is 1,800 m by 750 m.
The Company's management and board of directors have extensive experience in exploration, operations, business and corporate finance.
The Company's objective is to enhance shareholder value as a prospect generator by identifying and securing early-stage exploration opportunities and developing them to more advanced stages with the help of joint venture partners.
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