Star Royalties Highlights Increased Mineral Resources at Gold Mountain’s Elk Gold Mine
DECEMBER 9, 2021, TORONTO, ON – Star Royalties Ltd. (the “Company” or “Star Royalties”) (TSXV: STRR, OTCQX: STRFF), is pleased to highlight an announcement by Gold Mountain Mining Corp. (“Gold Mountain”) (TSX: GMTN, OTCQB: GMTNF, FRA: 5XFA), dated December 7, 2021, regarding updated mineral resources at its Elk Gold Mine (“Elk Gold”) in British Columbia, Canada.
Updated Mineral Resources Highlights
- Measured and Indicated Resources at Elk Gold increased by 24% to 806,000 gold equivalent (“AuEq”) ounces in 4,359,000 tonnes at 5.8 g/t AuEq, and Inferred Resources increased by 65% to 262,000 AuEq ounces in 1,497,000 tonnes at 5.4 g/t AuEq, for a total 32% increase in AuEq ounces across all mineral resource categories.
- Vein models in the Siwash North Zone were incrementally expanded along strike and down dip by 37 new diamond drill holes. This drilling has connected the Siwash North Zone with the Gold Creek Zone which was historically viewed as a satellite deposit.
- Elk Gold’s multiple zone potential was further demonstrated by 10 diamond drill holes into the Lake and South Zones, which led to a maiden Mineral Resource estimate in these satellite deposits.
Alex Pernin, Chief Executive Officer of Star Royalties, commented: “Only two months have passed since Star Royalties acquired a 2% net smelter return royalty on the Elk Gold Mine. Our expectation of continued and significant drilling success has been quickly realized. The updated mineral resource demonstrates the exceptional wealth creation potential of our business model. Indeed, this increase in resources grows Star Royalties’ attributable ounces in the Elk Gold Mine by 32% since our acquisition of the royalty. We look forward to the results of Gold Mountain’s Phase 3 drill program in 2022.”
Elk Gold: Updated Mineral Resource Estimate
- CIM definitions were followed for classification of Mineral Resources.
- Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and have not demonstrated economic viability.
- Results are presented in-situ and undiluted.
- Mineral resources are reported at a cut-off grade of 0.3 g/t AuEq for pit-constrained resources and 3.0 g/t AuEq for underground resources.
- The number of tonnes and metal ounces are rounded to the nearest thousand.
- The Resource Estimate includes both gold and silver assays. The formula used to combine the metals is: AuEq = ((Au_Cap*53.20*0.96) + (Ag_Cap*0.67*0.86))/(53.20*0.96).
- The Resource Estimate is effective as of October 21, 2021.
Retains Investor Relations Consultant
Star Royalties is also pleased to announce that it has retained Galt Advisory Services Inc. (“Galt Advisory”), an investor relations and strategy consultancy based in Toronto, Canada. Galt Advisory will provide investor relations services for the Company with the aim of increasing Star Royalties’ visibility in the investment community and will engage with analysts and investors and communicate key events to shareholders.
The fees incurred by the Company, in consideration for the services provided by Galt Advisory, consist of cash consideration of $8,333 per month, effective December 1, 2021, and each month thereafter during the six month contract period. The Company and Galt Advisory act at arm’s length, and Galt Advisory has no present direct interest in the Company or its securities. Certain employees of Galt Advisory, hold in aggregate, less than 0.05% interest in the Company or its securities. The fee paid by the Company to Galt Advisory are for services only. The engagement of Galt Advisory by Star Royalties is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
For more information, please visit our website at starroyalties.com or contact:
Alex Pernin, P.Geo.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
+1 647 494 5001
Dmitry Kushnir, CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations
+1 647 494 5088
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Star Royalties Ltd. is a precious metals and green royalty and streaming investment company. The Company created the world’s first carbon negative gold royalty platform and offers investors gold exposure with an increasingly negative carbon footprint. The Company’s objective is to provide wealth creation through accretive transaction structuring and asset life extension with superior alignment to both counterparties and shareholders.
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