March 8, 2021
Orogen Royalties options the Ecru Project to Moneghetti Minerals
Vancouver, B.C. March 8, 2021 (TSX-V:OGN) Orogen Royalties Inc. ("Orogen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Moneghetti Minerals Limited (“Moneghetti”), to option the Ecru gold project in Nevada. Moneghetti can acquire a 100% interest in Ecru by making cash payments of US$2.5 million, work expenditures of US$5.0 million over a six-year period, and granting a 2% net smelter return (“NSR”) royalty to Orogen.
“The Ecru project is a sediment hosted Carlin-type gold target located in the prolific Cortez camp of world class gold deposits in Lander County, Nevada,” commented Orogen CEO Paddy Nicol. “We are excited to bring this opportunity to Moneghetti, Australia’s first all-female-led resources company focused on gold projects in Nevada and Western Australia. The Moneghetti team plans to IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) by mid-2021.”
About the Ecru Project
The Ecru project covers 7.8 square kilometres of lode mining claims on the northeast margin of Nevada Gold Mine’s Cortez land position. Historic drilling adjacent to the project has intercepted multiple zones of intrusion-related mineralization with gold intercepts including 3.7 metres grading 1.65 g/t gold and 16.9 metres at 1.3g/t gold (1). These intercepts are hosted in upper plate siliciclastic rocks and are geochemically similar to Nevada Gold Mines’ 2.7 million ounce Robertson deposit located 1.0 kilometre to the south (2). Lower plate carbonate stratigraphy hosts three greater than 10 million ounce gold deposits in the Cortez Camp (3) and has not been drill tested on the Ecru project. Moneghetti intends to explore the project for its lower plate Carlin-like potential.
Terms of the Ecru Project agreement
Moneghetti can acquire a 100% interest in the Ecru project, subject to the following terms and conditions:
Upon earning a 100% interest in the Ecru project, Moneghetti will grant to Orogen a 2% NSR on 112 unpatented mineral claims. Moneghetti will also make annual payments of US$50,000starting on the first year of exercising the option until the project is placed into commercial production. In addition, Moneghetti will pay US$7.50 per ounce to a maximum US$7.5 million on all mineral resources and reserves at the time of a production decision.
Qualified Person Statement
All technical data, as disclosed in this press release, has been verified by the Company's qualified person Mr. Daniel Pace, M.Sc., Vice President of Exploration, who is Registered Member 4202658 as defined by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.
About Moneghetti Minerals
Moneghetti Minerals Limited is a gold exploration and development company, focused on high-grade, scalable discovery opportunities in some of the best mining jurisdictions in the world (Nevada and Western Australia). Likely to be Australia’s first all-female-led mining company, comprised of experienced and qualified technical and international capital markets professionals, Moneghetti is already forging its own path by taking a fresh approach to exploration, ESG, stakeholder engagement and corporate responsibility. Moneghetti plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with an IPO in 2021 to fund high impact exploration campaigns, underpinned by a business model to create a leveraged position to gold for investors.
About Orogen Royalties Inc.
Orogen Royalties Inc. is engaged in project generation for precious and base metal discoveries in western North America with a focus on organic royalty creation and royalty acquisitions. Orogen’s royalty portfolio includes the Ermitaño West gold deposit in Sonora, Mexico (2% NSR) being developed by First Majestic Silver Corp. and the Silicon gold project (1% NSR) in Nevada, USA, being advanced by AngloGold Ashanti N.A. The Company is well financed with several projects actively being developed by joint venture partners.
On Behalf of the Board
OROGEN ROYALTIES INC.
President & CEO
To find out more about Orogen, please contact Paddy Nicol, President &CEO at 604-248-8648, and Liliana Wong, Manager of Marketing and Investor Relations at 604-248-8648. Visit our website at www.orogenroyalties.com.
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3. Bradley, M.A., Anderson, P.L., Eck, N., and Creel, K.D., 2020 Giant Carlin-type Gold Deposits of the Cortez District, Lander And Eureka Counties, Nevada, SEG Special Publications, no. 23 pp 3335-353
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