Ely Gold Royalties Acquires New Strategic Properties
October 26, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 26, 2018 - Ely Gold Royalties Inc. (“Ely Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: ELY, OTCQB: ELYGF) is pleased to announce that, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nevada Select Royalty, Inc., it has acquired three new strategic properties. Ely Gold is a growing royalty company with over 77 projects, primarily in Nevada and the Western United States. The Company’s portfolio currently consists of 27 deeded royalties and 24 properties optioned to third parties, all of which are being explored or developed by partners, the Company also has 26 properties for sale. Ely Gold’s partners include major mining companies, mid-tier producers and junior exploration companies.
Rodeo Creek consists of 31 claims that Ely Gold acquired in September 2018, through staking in Elko County, Nevada and are located approximately 48 km (29 mi) northwest of Carlin, Nevada. The claims are adjacent to the South Arturo Mine which is a joint venture between Barrick Gold and Premier Gold Mines (see Figure 1). In a separate transaction with a private party, the Company acquired the complete data base on the claims. The Rodeo Creek claims were held by the same party for over 40 years before becoming available on September 1, 2018.
Musgrove Creek, an advanced gold exploration project, consists of 18 unpatented claims which Ely Gold acquired in September 2018, through staking, in Lemhi County, Idaho, and are located approximately 24 km southwest of Revival Gold’s Beartrack gold deposit. Musgrove Creek may have the potential to host a large, low-grade gold deposit. The property is one of many mineral deposits that occur along the Panther Creek fault system within the major northeast--trending Trans-Challis structural zone. These deposits include the Beartrack Mine, the Grouse Creek Mine, and other past producers to the northeast and southwest (see Figure 2). The dominant host rock at Musgrove is metamorphosed fine-grained sediments of the Precambrian age Apple Creek Formation. Gold mineralization is associated with quartz veining, sericite alteration, brecciation, and structural preparation.
Idaho State Lease
Ely Gold has been granted an Idaho State Lease on 551 acres in Owyhee County. This property is in the Delamar District currently being explored by Integra Resources. This ground was explored by War Eagle Mining in the 1980s and by Agnico Eagle in the 1990s (see Figure 3). The leased lands may have the potential for high grade veins and bulk tonnage silver-gold targets.
Stephen Kenwood, P. Geo, is a director of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Kenwood has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.
About Ely Gold Royalties
Ely Gold Royalties Inc. is a Vancouver based, emerging royalty company with development assets focused in Nevada and the Western US. Its current portfolio includes 27 Deeded Royalties and 24 properties optioned to third parties. All 51 of these properties are being explored by third parties. Ely Gold’s royalty portfolio includes producing royalties, royalties on fully permitted mines, mines under construction and development projects that are being permitted for mine construction. The Company is actively purchasing existing third-party royalties for its portfolio and all the Company’s Option Properties will produce royalties, if exercised. The royalty and option portfolios are currently generating significant revenue. Ely Gold is well positioned with its current portfolio of over 26 available properties to generate additional operating revenue through option and sale transactions. The Company has a proven track record of maximizing the value of its properties through claim consolidation and advancement using its extensive, proprietary data base. All portfolio properties are sold or optioned on a 100% basis, while the Company retains net smelter royalty interests. Management believes that due to the Company’s ability to generate royalty transactions, its successful strategy of organically creating royalties, its equity portfolio and its current low valuation, Ely Gold offers shareholders a low-risk leverage to the current price of gold and low-cost access to long-term mineral royalties.
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Disclaimer:This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, including statements regarding the Company’s contemplated acquisition of the Royalty Properties, and any stated plans for further near-term exploration and development of the its Properties. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "aims," "potential," "goal," "objective," "prospective," and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "can," "could" or "should" occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include the risk of accidents and other risks associated with mineral exploration, development and extraction operations, the risk that its partners will encounter unanticipated geological factors, or the possibility that they may not be able to secure permitting and other governmental clearances, necessary to carry out their stated plans for the Properties, the Company’s inability to secure the required TSXV acceptance required for any Transaction, and the risk of political uncertainties and regulatory or legal disputes or changes in the jurisdictions where the Company carries on its business that might interfere with the Company's business and prospects. The reader is urged to refer to the Company's reports, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects