Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 18, 2019) – Crown Mining Corp. (TSXV: CWM) (“Crown” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement previously announced on December 14, 2018 (the “Private Placement”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $160,000. The Private Placement involved the issuance of 1,600,000 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $160,000. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital stock the Company (a “Common Share”) and one warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share for $0.16 at any time within 2 years after closing subject to an acceleration clause. All securities issued pursuant to this Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period.
Insiders of the Company acquired directly and indirectly a total of $30,000 worth of Units or 300,000 Units in the Private Placement on the same basis as other participants. The direct and indirect participation in the Private Placement by an insider of the Company constitutes a “related party transaction” as such term is defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements under MI 61-101.
A material change report in connection with the Private Placements will be filed less than 21 days before the closing of the Private Placement. The Company believes this shorter period is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances as the Company wished to complete the Private Placements in a timely manner.
The Company will use the proceeds of the Private Placement for general working capital purposes.
About Crown Mining Corp.
Crown controls approximately 15 square miles of patented and unpatented federal mining claims in the Light’s Creek Copper District in Plumas County, NE California; essentially, the entire District. The District contains substantial copper (silver) sulfide and copper oxide resources in three deposits – Moonlight, Superior and Engels, as well as several partially tested and untested exploration targets.
The Superior and Engels Mines operated from about 1915-1930 producing over 161 million pounds of copper from over 4 million tons of rock containing 2.2% copper with silver and gold credits.
The Moonlight Deposit was discovered and drilled by Placer Amex during the 1960’s. A Preliminary Economic Assessment Study (“PEA”), prepared by Tetra Tech Inc., had the following highlights:
- After-tax NPV of US$179M at an 8% discount rate and a $3.15 copper price
- After tax IRR of 14.6%
- Initial Capital Cost: US$513M, including a contingency provision in the amount of US$71M
- Plant Processing Rate: 60,000 tons per day (STPD)
- Average Copper Recovery: 86.0%
- Mine Life: 17 years, based on the existing Mineral Resource estimate
- Life of mine copper production of 1.5 billion pounds
Please note the PEA is preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Furthermore, there is no certainty that the preliminary economic assessment will be realized. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Readers are encouraged to read the technical report when it is filed.
Further details of the PEA and the resources on Crown’s property and the parameters used to calculate them can be found in the “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Moonlight Deposit, Moonlight-Superior Copper Project, California, USA” dated April 12, 2018 on both the company’s website at www.crownminingcorp.com or on www.sedar.com under the Crown Mining Corp profile.
Mr. George Cole is the Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101 responsible for the technical information contained in this news release, and he has reviewed and approved this news release.
For more information please see the Crown website at www.crownminingcorp.com.
For Further Information Contact:
Mr. Stephen Dunn, President, CEO and Director, Crown Mining Corporation (416) 361-2827 or email [email protected].
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws and regulations, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including “will”, “anticipates”, “expected to”, “plans”, “planned” and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward-looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the Company’s management discussion and analysis as filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities which are available at www.sedar.com. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The common shares will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements.