Vancouver, British Columbia, June 27th, 2019 – Aftermath Silver Ltd. (the “Company” or “Aftermath Silver”) announces that the details of its previously announced non-brokered private placement have been revised. The private placement will now consist of up to 18,750,000 units at a price of $0.08 per Unit. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one non-transferable common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to purchase, for a period of 36 months from the date of issue, one additional common share of the Issuer at an exercise price of $0.12 per share. The private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the securities will be subject to a four month and one day hold period under securities laws.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the private placement for the acquisition and exploration of the Challacollo and Cachinal Silver-Gold projects in Chile and for general working capital.
Resignation and Appointment of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
The Company would also like to announce the resignation of Sean Hurd as President/CEO and Director. Michael Williams, current Director and Chairman of the Company, will become the Interim President and CEO.
Challacollo Silver-Gold Project
As previously announced Aftermath has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Mandalay Resources Inc. to purchase its 100% interest in the Challacollo silver-gold project in Chile. Aftermath and Mandalay have agreed to adjust the payment schedule to allow Aftermath to complete the Share Purchase Agreement and consummate the envisaged transaction.
Under the terms of the Challacollo LOI, as amended, the Company may acquire 100% of the Chilean holding company for an aggregate of:
- CA$500,000 cash to be paid on or before July 31st, 2019;
- CA$500,000 cash to be paid on or before December 31st, 2019
- CA$1,000,000 cash to be paid on or before December 31st, 2020;
- CA$5,500,000 on or before December 31st, 2021, to be paid, at Aftermath’s option, in Aftermath shares of up to a value of CA$2,750,000, and the balance in cash; provided that in no event shall the number of Aftermath shares issued represent more than 49% of Aftermath’s outstanding shares following such payment; and
- Mandalay to retain a 3% Net Smelter Return royalty on production, up to a maximum of CA$3,000,000.
Challacollo is a low-sulphidation epithermal deposit which hosts a historic 30 million silver ounce Indicated Mineral Resource (4.7 million tonnes at 200 g/t silver) and a 6.9 million silver ounce Inferred Mineral Resource (1.6 million tonnes of 134 g/t), with associated gold credits.
Previous drilling concentrated on the principal vein (Lolón Vein) to a depth of about 200 m below surface. Aftermath will focus its initial exploration efforts on parallel vein systems, not included in the historic Mineral Resource, that have some preliminary drilling. The oxidation level bottoms at approximately 200 m below surface; however, the down-dip extent of the mineralized structures remains unknown. Gold and base metal grades are generally observed to increase with depth.
The Challacollo project is located in Chile’s Tarapaca Region (Region I). The project is approximately 30 km east of the Pan American Highway. Power transmission lines are located 15-30 km from the property. The project includes water rights. For further details please see the Company’s news release dated August 1, 2018.
Cachinal Silver-Gold Project
The Company has also revised the definitive agreement with Halo Labs Inc (formally Apogee Opportunities Inc.) to purchase its 80% interest in the Cachinal silver-gold project, in Chile.
- CA$250,000 upon closing;
- CA$250,000 in 6 months from closing;
- CA$525,000 in 12 months from closing; and
- CA$550,000 in 18 months from closing.
Cachinal is a low-sulphidation epithermal deposit which hosts a current CIM compliant 18.4 million silver ounce Indicated Mineral Resource (5.66 million tonnes of 101 g/t) and 3 million silver ounce Inferred Mineral Resource (0.82 million tonnes of 115 g/t), with associated gold credit.
Shallow drilling has defined the current mineral resources principally to a depth of 150 m below surface and provides sufficient evidence to interpret the presence of high-grade shoots within the vein system extending below the base of a potential open pit. Following these high-grade shoots to depth with drilling will be the initial focus of the Company’s efforts to expand the silver-gold mineralisation. The oxidation level bottoms at about 120 – 150 m below surface; however, the down-dip extent of the mineralized structures remains unknown.
The Cachinal Silver-Gold Project is located in Chile’s Antofagasta Region (Region II). The project is located about 40 km east of the Pan American Highway, in a nearly flat plain at an elevation of around 2,700 m above sea level, 16 km north of Austral Gold’s Guanaco gold-silver mine. For further details please see the Company’s news release dated June 25, 2018.
About Aftermath Silver Ltd
Aftermath Silver Ltd is a Canadian junior exploration company engaged in acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral properties with an emphasis on silver in Chile. The Company is focused of growth through the discovery and acquisition of quality projects in stable jurisdictions. Aftermath continues to seek new opportunities to take advantage of the relatively low silver price.
Peter Voulgaris, MAIG, MAusIMM, a consultant to the Company, is a non-independent qualified person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Voulgaris has reviewed the technical content of this news release, and consents to the information provided in the form and context in which it appears.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael Williams, Director/Vice President/Executive Chairman
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