Allegiant Announces Amendment Of Bolo Option Agreement
Reno, Nevada /February 8, 2022 - Allegiant Gold Ltd. (“Allegiant” or the “Company”) (AUAU: TSX-V) (AUXXF: OTCQX) is pleased to announce the continuation of the option agreement at its 100%-owned Bolo Project with New Placer Dome Gold Corp (“New Placer Dome”).
New Placer Dome can earn an initial 50.01% interest in Bolo by making share payments to Allegiant totaling US$1 million and completing US$4 million in exploration expenditures. New Placer Dome made a share payment of US$250,000 in December 2021 to complete the aggregate US$1 million share payment required under the agreement. Furthermore, New Placer Dome had commenced drilling and an IP/resistivity geophysical survey in 2021 but was unable to fulfill the entire exploration expenditure requirements for the year. The parties agreed to amend the Bolo option agreement leading to an additional US$400,000 payment to Allegiant through a combination of US$250,000 in cash and US$150,000 in shares of New Placer Dome. New Placer Dome will have to spend US$1.5 million in the calendar year of 2022 in order to meet the remaining exploration expenditure requirement to earn into an initial 50.01% interest.
Peter Gianulis, CEO of Allegiant Gold, commented: “We are very pleased to have successfully resolved and amended the Bolo Option Agreement with New Placer Dome. This new amendment will allow for an aggressive drilling program at Bolo by New Placer Dome thereby advancing the project even further. Equally important, the amendment provided Allegiant with US$650,000 in share and cash payments in the month of December validating our business model of funding the Company with our option agreements while we continue to advance and develop Eastside, our flagship gold project near the town of Tonopah, NV.”
Allegiant owns 100% of 10 highly-prospective gold projects in the United States, seven of which are located in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Nevada. Four of Allegiant’s projects are farmed-out, providing for cost reductions and cash-flow. Allegiant’s flagship, district-scale Eastside project hosts a large and expanding gold resource and is located in an area of excellent infrastructure. Preliminary metallurgical testing indicates that both oxide and sulphide gold mineralization at Eastside is amenable to heap leaching.
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