Bravada and Endeavour Silver Sign Definitive Agreement to Option Baxter Au/Ag Property in Nevada
July 19, 2023
Bravada Gold Corporation (“Bravada” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”) with Endeavour Silver Corp. (“Endeavour”), granting Endeavour the option to earn an 85% interest in the Company’s Baxter gold and silver property (“Baxter”), located directly north of Endeavour’s Bruner project in Nevada’s Walker Lane Gold trend. Baxter consists of 114 unpatented lode claims (approximately 920 hectares).
Pursuant to the Definitive Agreement, Endeavour has the right to explore and the option to earn an 85% interest in Baxter (the “Option”) by, among other things, incurring US$4.5 million in exploration and development expenditures (“Exploration Expenditures”) on Baxter over a five-year period from the effective date of the Definitive Agreement.
The Definitive Agreement provides that Endeavour shall make annual cash option payments of US$100,000 to Bravada (“Option Payments”), 50% of which may be paid in common shares of Endeavour at its sole discretion, and incur the Exploration Expenditures on Baxter as follows (US$):
- Year 1 - $ 250,000
- Year 2 - $ 250,000
- Year 3 - $ 500,000
- Year 4 - $1,000,000
- Year 5 - $2,000,000
Endeavour shall be entitled, in its sole discretion, to accelerate any time period for incurring the Exploration Expenditures or to elect to satisfy any of the Exploration Expenditures by cash payment to Bravada.
Upon completion of the Exploration Expenditures and payment of all of the Option Payments, Endeavour shall have exercised the Option and Endeavour and Bravada will form an 85/15 joint venture, with Bravada carried to production with payback of Bravada’s carried portion from the Company’s share of net income from the sale of all minerals produced from Baxter.
Extensive low-sulfidation-type gold and silver mineralization is exposed at surface and in reverse-circulation holes drilled by Bravada and others on several target areas within Baxter. Additional mineralization may lie beneath a relatively thin veneer of gravel and post-mineral volcanics in portions of the property. Drilling at the Sinter target has outlined near-surface gold mineralization that is open along strike and at depth. The best hole to date at Sinter is BAX16-13 (previously reported), which returned 0.88 grams of gold per ton (g/t) from 32 to 64 metres (m) depth, including 6.1m of 2.2g/t gold. Approximately 300m along strike is a single hole, BAX17-07 (previously reported), which returned a 9.1m interval beginning at 198.6m depth of 1.38g/t Au, including 3.0m of 3.7g/t Au. The intercept in hole BAX17-07 is untested up- and down-dip, and the intervening ground to BAX16-13 is undrilled and covered by shallow alluvium. Exploration plans include detailed mapping, soil sampling and a geophysical survey that will be used to develop drill targets.
President Joe Kizis commented, “Endeavour Silver is a growing, successful mining company that owns the Bruner gold property, which is adjacent to Baxter and hosts similar gold mineralization. Bruner was historically mined and has unmined historic gold resources. Potentially high-margin, shallow oxidized gold from the Sinter Target at Baxter should be an attractive addition to a previously modeled historic heap-leach site on the Bruner property that is directly south of Baxter’s claim boundary.”
Bravada is an exploration company with a portfolio of high-quality properties in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the World. Bravada has successfully identified and advanced properties with the potential to host high-margin deposits while successfully attracting partners to fund later stages of project development. Bravada’s value is underpinned by a substantial gold and silver resource with a positive PEA at Wind Mountain, and the Company has significant upside potential from possible new discoveries at its exploration properties.
Since 2005, the Company entered into 32 earn-in joint-venture agreements for its properties with 19 publicly traded companies, as well as a similar number of property-acquisition agreements with private individuals. Bravada currently has 10 projects in its portfolio, consisting of 810 claims for approximately 6,500 ha in the Battle Mountain/Eureka and Walker Lane Trends, two of Nevada’s most prolific gold trends. Most of the projects host encouraging drill intercepts of gold and already have drill targets developed. Several videos are available on the Company’s website that describe Bravada’s major properties, responding to investor’s commonly asked questions. Simply click on this link https://bravadagold.com/projects/project-videos/.
Joseph Anthony Kizis, Jr. (AIPG CPG-11513) is the qualified person for the Company and is responsible for reviewing and preparing the technical data presented in this release and has approved its disclosure.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bravada Gold Corporation
“Joseph A. Kizis, Jr.”
Joseph A. Kizis, Jr., Director, President, Bravada Gold Corporation
For further information, please visit Bravada Gold Corporation’s website at bravadagold.com or contact the Company at 604.684.9384 or 775.746.3780.
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, comments regarding: the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding, the exercise of the Option and formation of a joint venture, general economic conditions, interest rates, commodity markets, regulatory and governmental approvals for the company’s projects, and the availability of financing for the company’s development projects on reasonable terms. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, the timing and receipt of government and regulatory approvals, and continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. Bravada does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.