Vancouver, BC, May 26, 2021 – Aftermath Silver Ltd. (the “Company” or “Aftermath Silver”) (TSX-V: AAG) (OTCQB: AAGFF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of SSR Mining Inc.'s ("SSR") 20% interest in Minera Cachinal S.A. (“Minera Cachinal”), the Chilean holding company for the Cachinal Ag-Au project (the “Cachinal Project”). The Acquisition was previously announced on May 27, 2020. Completion of the legal documentation in Chile, which was delayed by issues related to the COVID pandemic, has now taken place.
Aftermath and SSR previously signed a purchase agreement covering Aftermath’s acquisition of SSR's 20% interest in the Cachinal Project for a total consideration of C$700,000.The final stage of the transaction was the recent completion of the relevant Chilean documentation and registration of Aftermath's ownership of Minera Cachinal - which owns the Cachinal Project- with the Chilean authorities. Aftermath Silver now owns 100% of the shares of Minera Cachinal, minus one share which will remain held by Aftermath's Chilean legal counsel, as per Chilean business law requirements.
Michael Williams, Executive Chairman of Aftermath said: "We're pleased to finalise this transaction and secure Aftermath's ownership of Cachinal. I'd like to thank our Chilean legal counsel for helping to expedite this transaction despite challenges poised by COVID protocols. We can now advance our exploration and development plans which we will be announcing shortly."
The Cachinal Project is located in Chile's Antofagasta region (Region II). The project is located about 40 kilometres 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. On September 16, 2020, Aftermath announced a NI 43-101 compliant, current Mineral Resource estimate for the Cachinal Project which can be found on the Company's website (https://aftermathsilver.com/projects/technical-reports/) and on its SEDAR profile.
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All scientific and technical information in the news release has been prepared by Peter Voulgaris, MAIG, MAusIMM, a consultant to the Company, a non-independent qualified person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Voulgaris consents to the information provided in the form and context in which it appears.
About Aftermath Silver Ltd.
Aftermath Silver Ltd. is a leading Canadian junior exploration company focused on silver, and aims to deliver shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition and development of quality silver projects in stable jurisdictions. Aftermath has developed a pipeline of projects at various stages of advancement. The Company's projects have been selected based on growth and development potential.
- Berenguela Silver-Copper project. The Company has an option to acquire a 100% interest through a binding agreement with SSR Mining Inc.. The project is located in the Department of Puno, in southern central Peru. On February 25, 2021, the Company filed a NI 43-101 Technical Report (available on SEDAR and on the Company's web page) for the project.
- Challacollo Silver-Gold project. The Company has an option to acquire 100% interest in the Challacollo silver-gold project through a binding agreement with Mandalay Resources Corp., see the Company’s news release dated June 27, 2019. A NI 43-101 Mineral Resource was released in 2020 and the Company filed a NI 43-101 Technical Report for the project on February 5, 2021.
- Cachinal Silver-Gold project. The Company owns a 100% interest, minus one share held by Chilean legal counsel, in the Cachinal project located 2.5 hours south of Antofagasta. On September 16, 2020, the company released a CIM compliant Mineral Resource and accompanying NI 43-101 Technical Report (available on SEDAR and on the Company's web page).
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