Marathon Gold Corporation (“Marathon” or the “Company”) (TSX: MOZ) is excited to announce that it has closed the sale of a 2% net smelter returns royalty (the “NSR”) to Franco-Nevada Corporation (“Franco-Nevada”) (TSX, NYSE: FNV) linked to production at the Valentine Lake Gold Camp in central Newfoundland, for gross proceeds of CAD $18,000,000. The NSR applies to the entire Valentine Lake property and covers the sales of precious and base metals and minerals. Marathon has an option to buy back 0.5% of the NSR for US $7 million until December 31, 2022.
Marathon Gold Corporation (“Marathon” or the “Company”) (TSX: MOZ) is pleased to announce the excellent results from an updated independent Preliminary Economic Assessment study (“PEA”) on its 100% owned Valentine Lake Gold Camp that was led by John T. Boyd Company and Lycopodium Minerals Canada. The new PEA optimizes the development of the Valentine Lake Gold Camp mineral resource by open pit mining, and gold recovery by a combination of a milling circuit and heap leaching, incorporating gravity and flotation circuits with leaching of the concentrate and tails. The study is based on an initial 12-year mine life and produced an after- tax Net Present Value (“NPV”) of $493 million using a 5% discount rate. The financial model shows an after- tax Internal Rate of Return (“IRR”) of 30% and a capital payback period of 2.5 years. All dollar figures are reported in US$ and after-tax unless stated otherwise.