Syrah Resources concluded a deal with Aramis Resources Limited for the acquisition of an 80 percent interest in three large projects of gold exploration in Ethiopian.
Syrah will acquire the stake through paying 1.5 million dollars in three instalments spread over two years, issuing 25 million shares and up to 5 million options, and the expenditure of 2.5 million dollars on the projects within 3 years.
Syrah will explore 2,000 sq km of prime ground and get access to various assets with mineral exposure.
The ground consists of three project areas at Moyale, Nejo and Dawa which are all found close to areas of significant gold mineralisation in southern and western Ethiopia.
Moyale contains one granted tenement covering 440 sq km.
The Dawa Project contains two granted tenements covering 1,000 sq km south of Lega Dembi Mine in southern Ethiopia. Gold production at Lega Dembi is reported to have hit 3 million ounces over the last two decades and it is still producing more than 100,000 ounces annually.
The Nejo project contains four granted tenements covering 771 square kilometres in the western part of the country, north of Nyota Minerals Limited's Tulu Kapi Project (currently 1.2 million ounces in resources).
Small areas of high grade mineralisation associated with quartz veins in intrusives have been mined at a small scale on the licence at the Chamuk Prospect. Drilling has proven that there is good potential for resources to be outlined.
Syrah Resources shares climbed 31.25 percent to 0.105 dollars in intraday trading today.
Source: Proactive Investors