Thunder Bay, Ontario, March 15, 2021: White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV:WHM) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased report that to date it has completed 1,500 m of diamond drilling in 7 drill holes, with a total of 557 core samples submitted to Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Company is also pleased to announce that it has entered into an Option Agreement (the “Option” or the “Agreement”) to purchase 100% of an important freehold patent (the “Nichols Patent”), located to the southeast of the Tower Stock Gold Property (the “Property” or the “Project”). The Project, which has not seen any exploration activity for more than eight years, is located about 40 km west-northwest of the port city of Thunder Bay and currently consists of 128 unpatented mining claim cells and three patent lands covering a total of approximately 1,968 hectares.
Michael Stares, President and CEO of White Metal, commented, “We are very pleased to have purchased the Nichols Patent which is another quality addition to the highly prospective Tower Stock Gold Project. This new addition to the land base adds yet another key component to covering key geological units and filling in important gaps in the lands to the southeast. The Nichols Patent has seen very little historical exploration work and we look forward to getting on the ground and conducting our own exploration programs.”
Proposed Transaction; White Metal may exercise the Option by providing the Nichols Patent owners (the “Optionors”) with the following consideration, which will be allocated equally between the Optionors:
(a) providing the Optionors with a non-refundable deposit of $20,000 upon execution of this Agreement (paid);
(b) issuing to the Optionors 300,000 common shares upon receipt of TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) approval for the Option subject to the standard Exchange hold period;
(c) paying to the Optionors $30,000 and issuing a further 400,000 shares to the Optionors on or before the first anniversary of the date of this Agreement;
(d) paying to the Optionors $30,000 and issuing a further 500,000 shares to the Optionors on or before the second anniversary of the date of this Agreement; and
(e) paying to the Optionors $70,000 and issuing a further 900,000 shares to the Optionors on or before the third anniversary of the date of the date of this Agreement.
Net Smelter Royalty: The Nichols Patent will be subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return Royalty (the “NSR”) in favour of the Optionors of which 1% can be purchased by the Company for $1,000,000 at any time (the “NSR Purchase Right”). The Optionors will, at any time, have the right to sell the 1% NSR not covered by the NSR Purchase Right subject to the Company having a right of first refusal to purchase such interest.
Share Bonus Payment: White Metal will issue 1,000,000 shares in the aggregate to the Optionors in the event that a National Instrument 43-101 compliant economic mineral resource of 750,000 ounces of gold or greater is established on the Property.
This Agreement is pending Exchange approval.
The Nichols Patent is strategically located immediately east of the P Zone which has historical assays ranging from 1.58 to 11.0 g/t Au. The Nichols Patent is also located about 1,700 m southeast of the U-V Zone which contains historical gold mineral resources. A Qualified Person (“QP”) has not done sufficient enough work to verify the historical assay results and technical information reported herein.
Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.), Vice President Exploration and a Director of White Metal, who is a Qualified Person under the definitions established by the National Instrument 43-101.
About White Metal Resources Corp (TSX-V: WHM):
White Metal Resources Corp is a junior exploration company exploring in Canada and southern Africa. For more information about the Company please visit www.whitemetalres.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of White Metal Resources Corp.
President & CEO, Director
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 4A8
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