AMAROQ Minerals – Q2 Financial Results and Operational Update

2022-08-24 23:03:41

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / August 25, 2022 / Amaroq Minerals Ltd. (“Amaroq” or the “Company” or the “Corporation”) (AIM, TSXV:AMRQ), the independent mining company with an unrivalled land package of gold and strategic mineral assets covering an area of 7,866.85 km2 in Southern Greenland, is pleased to provide an update on its Q2 financials and operational activities in the first half of 2022.

H1 2022 highlights

Precious Metals targets

  • Nalunaq: Construction of mountain access roads required to facilitate the 2022 core drilling programme completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Nalunaq: Drilling ahead of schedule with 7,300m of core drilling out of a scheduled 9,100m completed across the Valley Block with geological logging and sampling now underway. 2022 drilling focused on providing further resource confidence with a view to increasing the Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) in due course.
  • Nalunaq: Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) commenced to assess bulk sample and eventual mine re-opening optionality.
  • Vagar Ridge: Exploration aimed at understanding the styles and geological controls on mineralisation continues, with 65% of planned core drilling now complete despite unseasonal weather during the period, targeting both Orogenic gold and Intrusion Related Gold mineralisation.
  • Vagar Licence: Further geological mapping and sampling across new targets identified by the 2021 exploration programme scheduled for later in the season.
  • Nanoq: Contractors are mobilising to conduct an airborne geophysical survey across the target, and along an interpreted 20km structural corridor linking the discovery to the Jokum’s Shear gold/copper occurrence. This area is now held by Amaroq under the newly acquired Siku licence securing access to multiple potential Orogenic gold targets.

Strategic Mineral Targets

  • Sava: A 320m maiden scout core drilling programme to test Iron Oxide, Copper, Gold (IOCG) mineralisation has targeted two areas and samples are due to be dispatched to ALS Geochemistry imminently.
  • North Sava: Contractors are mobilising to conduct an airborne geophysical survey across North Sava to extend geological understanding from Sava into the former Orano licence.
  • Stendalen: Amaroq is in negotiations to conduct an MT geophysical survey across this Iron-Vanadium-Titanium layered intrusive with additional Nickel and Copper potential.
  • Regional: Further geological reconnaissance and sampling across the Eagle’s Nest gold target, Kobbermineburgt copper targets and the Paatusoq Rare Earth target are scheduled for later in the 2022 season.

Operational Update

  • Further investment in operational infrastructure and equipment upgrades. With the 50 person all-weather camp in place at Nalunaq and a satellite field camp in situ at Vagar Ridge, the Company is now able to function more efficiently and to shorter operational lead-times. The ALS on-site Containerised Preparation Laboratory (CPL) has been installed and commissioned with the first samples being dispatched.
  • Operational efficiency across all aspects of the Company’s Greenland assets significantly increased through key longer term contracts with carefully selected service providers.

Corporate Update

Significant 3,527.75 km2 mineral licence area has been acquired from Orano substantially increasing the Company’s exposure to Base and Strategic Minerals. When coupled with the newly awarded 251 km2 Siku licence, takes Amaroq’s total land package in South Greenland to 7,866.85km2.

  • Establishment of non-binding Joint Venture agreement with ACAM LP for the exploration and development of Amaroq’s Strategic Mineral assets for a combined contribution of £36.7 million with initial equity funding of £18 million following completion.
  • Cash balance of $19.5 at June 30, 2022.
  • Approval of special resolution to change the name of the Company to Amaroq Minerals Ltd.

Eldur Olafsson, CEO of Amaroq Minerals, commented:

“I am pleased to present an update on our activities for Q2 2022. Our field season for 2022 is well underway and we are making solid progress with our drilling programmes at Nalunaq, Vagar Ridge and Sava. We expect to share the results from this programme with the market in late Q3 to Q4.

We are progressing with our strategic mineral exploration programme in Southern Greenland with the support of our partners. We remain focused on accelerating Greenland’s contribution to the energy transition as a frontier jurisdiction at a time when access to these critical minerals for Western Governments and companies is limited by Chinese and Russian control of supply.

We continue to invest in our highly qualified senior management team, as well as selecting strong and reliable partners for contract appointments. In addition, we are now benefitting from considerably upgraded corporate governance systems and a strengthened Board, which continues to guide the strategic vision of our business.”

Precious Metals 2022 Exploration Programme:

Nalunaq

  • The 2022 exploration programme is targeting further resource development through both infill and strike extension drilling across the Valley Block, informed by the Dolerite Dyke Model developed and tested in 2021.
  • Two new mountain access roads to facilitate the extension drilling have been completed ahead of schedule and under budget (totalling $0.74m) and now are being utilised by two core drill rigs.
  • To date approximately 7,300m of core (2,600m infill and 4,700m extension) drilling has been completed and geological logging and sampling is now underway. A further 1,800m of core drilling is scheduled for 2022.
  • ALS has completed the construction and commissioned an on-site Containerised Preparation Laboratory (CPL) at Nalunaq to oversee the preparation of all samples ahead of shipment to Ireland for chemical assaying.
  • Amaroq geological teams have re-entered the historic mine to assess the extension opportunities within the Mountain Block and have identified further surface outcrops of the Main Vein, which they intend to channel sample during this season to further define this extension area.
  • Amaroq has continued to work with SRK to adapt the MRE procedures to account for the Dolerite Dyke Model and the 2020 and 2021 drilling results with the aim of providing a further update to the contained resources later in 2022.
  • A PEA for the project to assess bulk sample and eventual mine re-opening optionality has been commenced.
  • Subject to results from the 2022 exploration programme, Amaroq will continue to assess additional underground infrastructure and underground bulk sample options for 2023, which may include off-site toll treatment, subject to discussions with the Government of Greenland. This would be used as a development step to increase resource confidence and de-risk the resource ahead of potential mine construction in 2024/2025.
  • The Corporation remains in discussion with mine development contractors in order to mitigate programme delays, as the industry average lead time today is 12 months.
  • The Company is in the process of updating its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA), which as previously announced it expects to complete over the course of the next year.

Vagar Ridge

  • Following the exploration conducted in 2021, which significantly increased the Vagar Ridge footprint, Amaroq have commenced an approximately 2,000m core drilling programme across the target to further understand its scale and geological controls on mineralisation as a necessary step towards defining potential resources.
  • At the time of reporting, approximately 1,300m has been drilled across four drillholes with geological logging and sampling in progress.
  • Geological reconnaissance and mapping is also underway over the area, and Amaroq aims to supplement the drilling with a chip channel sampling programme across the southern low grade granite hosted areas of Vagar Ridge.
  • Unseasonal low cloud and sea fog in the last month has hampered helicopter availability, a supply and health and safety requirement for drilling in this remote location. This has slowed drilling and delayed completion of the programme. Amaroq is looking to reduce the impact of this by deploying a remote tented camp on site.
  • Amaroq is utilising its experience and strong regional understanding of South Greenland to progress with drilling and gain a fuller understanding of the targets, and intends to update the market on developments in due course.

Vagar Licence Targets

  • Due to the unseasonal weather, Amaroq has not yet commenced the planned regional investigation of the target areas developed following the interpretation of the 2021 geophysical programme, which defined a significant deformation zone that extends for more than 50km across the Vagar licence and into Amaroq’s neighbouring licences. This is currently scheduled for later in September.

Nanoq Gold

  • Amaroq’s geophysical contractor New Resolution Geophysics (NRG) began mobilising helicopter and equipment to Southern Greenland on 22nd August and plans to commence an approximately 4,500 line km magnetic, radiometric and gravity survey over the Nanoq target and the area connecting this target to Jokum’s Shear in the Nanortalik gold belt.
  • This area (located within the Corporation’s newly awarded 251km2 Siku mineral licence) hosts an interpreted 20km long regional structure that could host multiple Orogenic gold targets.

Eagle’s Nest

  • Following an assessment of the 2021 exploration results in the area, which are still being analysed, the Company intends to continue its early stage geological reconnaissance mapping and sampling aimed at making further Orogenic gold discoveries north of Nalunaq.
  • This field work is provisionally scheduled for mid-September.

Strategic Mineral Targets 2022 Exploration Work Programme:

General

  • Significant 3,527.75 km2 mineral licence area has been acquired from Orano, which, with the newly awarded Siku licences, takes Amaroq’s total land package in South Greenland to 7,866.85km2 and substantially increasing the Company’s exposure to Base and Strategic Minerals. The acquisition means the Company will become the largest licence holder in South Greenland, and the third largest in Greenland, after Anglo American and Greenfields Exploration.
  • Amaroq’s ongoing Mineral System Modelling highlights the potential of Southern Greenland to host significant strategic metal deposits. These new licences sit within an interpreted Laurasian Mineral Belt connecting Eastern Canada through Greenland to Scandinavia that hosts World Class mineral deposits such as Voisey’s Bay (Canada), Gardar Province (Greenland), and the Kiruna IOCG belt (Scandinavia). Work programmes at Sava have illustrated Iron Ore, Copper, Gold (“IOCG”) style signatures across three target areas.

Sava and North Sava

  • Following the successful 2021 season, which identified three initial priority targets across the Sava IOCG and Porphyry Copper licence, Amaroq has completed a 320m scout core drilling programme over two drillholes on Targets West and Target South.
  • These samples have subsequently been prepared in the ALS CPL at Nalunaq and are awaiting dispatch to Ireland for chemical assaying.
  • A further sample has been sent to Durham University for geological age dating to assess if the observed mineralisation is related to the Gardar Intrusion suite that host the significant deposits at Kavanefjeld and Tanbreez.
  • The Amaroq geological team has also conducted further surface exploration and sampling aimed at expanding the current targets and defining further targets for future investigation.
  • Building upon previous Orano geological interpretations, Amaroq intends to conduct a similar geophysical survey to that completed over Sava across the newly acquired North Sava licence. This approximately 5,000 line km programme will be conducted by NRG following completion of the Nanoq survey.
  • Multiple zones of veining and brecciation have been discovered containing Copper Iron Sulphide mineralisation including chalcopyrite and bornite mapped at surface at Sava, giving further evidence of IOCG occurrence.

The Stendalen Iron-Vanadium-Titanium layered intrusive

  • Previously explored by GEUS, Softrock Mineral and NunaMineral A/S. This intrusive is 8km in diameter and hosts a magnetic layer up to 20m thick which has provided historical samples yielding between 1-10.5% Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) (average of 4.8%) and 226-5,753ppm Vanadium (V) (average 2,335ppm).
  • Stendalen also hosts potential for Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu) and Platinum Group Element (PGE) mineralisation with grab samples proving grades of 0.8% Copper (Cu), 0.5% Nickel (Ni) and 0.1% Cobalt (Co).
  • The Company is in negotiations to conduct an airborne geophysical (MT) survey over the intrusion in order to understand its scale, structure and potential for deep sulphide mineralisation signatures. This survey will be coupled with a ground assessment of the reported Ni/Cu sulphide mineralisation in the contact areas of the intrusion. Finally, the Company will assess drill locations and site logistics ahead of a core drilling programme in 2023 subject to results.

The Paatusoq Rare Earth Element, Niobium, Tantalum, Zirconium project

  • This syenite complex is 20 km in diameter covering an area of ~240 km2 within an unexplored section of the Gardar Province.
  • Amaroq plans to visit this new critical metals target within the licences acquired from Orano during a regional exploration programme in September. The aim of this will be to conduct additional geochemical sampling to test the styles of mineralisation and its relationship to the wider Gardar Province that also hosts the Kvanefjeld and Tanbreez rare earth projects.

Amaroq Minerals Infrastructure support

  • Amaroq has successfully continued the use of its all-weather 50-person camp as well as operating a small satellite tented camp at Vagar Ridge to facilitate drilling there.
  • Since June, Amaroq has been operating with four drill rigs across three sites and the Company is now assessing rig requirements for 2023.
  • The Company has also finalised contracts with ALS Geochemistry to install the Containerised Preparation Laboratory (CPL) at Nalunaq, which has been fully installed and commissioned.
  • Amaroq is experiencing material increases in its operational efficiency during the 2022 season as a result of partnering with key, carefully selected, contractors across its Greenland business. This has resulted in programme objectives being meet ahead of schedule, increased drilling rates, greater logistical flexibility and aims to result in quicker return on sample results through the second half of 2022.

Amaroq Minerals Financial Results

  • The Corporation had a cash balance of $19.5 million at June 30, 2022 ($23.8 million at March 31, 2022), with no debt, and total working capital of $16.8 million ($22.6 million at March 31, 2022).
  • Exploration and evaluation expenses during the period were $5.4 million (Q2 2021: $3.2 million), predominantly on the Nalunaq Property.
  • General and administrative expenses during the period were $5.1 million (Q2 2021: $4.0 million).

Selected Financial Information

The following selected financial data is extracted from the Financial Statements for the six months ended June 30, 2022.

Financial Results

Six months

ended June 30,

2022 2021
$ $

Exploration and evaluation expenses

5,435,831 3,245,196

General and administrative

5,086,708 4,038,649

Net loss and comprehensive loss

(10,460,137 ) (7,866,015 )

Basic and diluted loss per common share

(0.06 ) (0.04 )

Financial Position

As at
June 30, 2022
As at
December 31, 2021
$ $

Cash on hand

19,494,000 27,324,459

Total assets

34,618,121 42,781,664

Total current liabilities

2,880,555 2,100,084

Shareholders’ equity

31,043,925 39,968,502

Working capital

16,678,108 25,542,242

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Amaroq Minerals Ltd: Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Unaudited, in Canadian Dollars)

As at

June 30,

As at
December 31,
Notes 2022 2021
$ $

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash

19,494,000 27,324,459

Sales tax receivable

84,429 51,250

Prepaid expenses and others

84,234 266,617

Total current assets

19,662,663 27,642,326

Non-current assets

Deposit

27,944 9,805

Escrow account for environmental monitoring

397,115 424,637

Mineral properties

3 62,244 62,244

Capital assets

4 14,468,155 14,642,652

Total non-current assets

14,955,458 15,139,338

TOTAL ASSETS

34,618,121 42,781,664

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Trade and other payables

2,810,526 2,049,249

Lease liabilities – current portion

5 70,029 50,835

Total current liabilities

2,880,555 2,100,084

Non-current liabilities

Lease liabilities

5 693,641 713,078

Total non-current liabilities

693,641 713,078

Total liabilities

3,574,196 2,813,162

Equity

Capital stock

88,595,905 88,500,205

Contributed surplus

4,740,583 3,300,723

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(36,772 (36,772 )

Deficit

(62,255,791 (51,795,654 )

Total equity

31,043,925 39,968,502

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

34,618,121 42,781,664

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
(Unaudited, in Canadian Dollars)

Three months

ended June 30,

Six months

ended June 30,

Notes 2022 2021 2022 2021

Expenses

Exploration and evaluation expenses

7 4,425,501 1,998,049 5,435,831 3,245,196

General and administrative

8 2,097,937 2,453,578 5,086,708 4,038,649

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

(173,880 ) 157,092 (26,693 ) 647,691

Operating loss

6,349,558 4,608,719 10,495,846 7,931,536

Other expenses (income)

Interest income

(34,392 ) (41,859 ) (54,717 ) (85,929 )

Finance costs

9,473 10,103 19,008 20,408

Net loss and comprehensive loss

(6,324,639 ) (4,576,963 ) (10,460,137 ) (7,866,015 )

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic and diluted

177,109,616 177,098,737 177,104,206 177,098,737

Basic and diluted loss per common share

(0.04 ) (0.03 ) (0.06 ) (0.04 )

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(Unaudited, in Canadian Dollars)

Number of common shares

outstanding

Capital

Stock

Contributed surplus Accumulated other comprehensive loss Deficit

Total

Equity

$ $ $ $ $

Balance at January 1, 2021

177,098,737 88,500,205 2,925,952 (36,772 ) (27,106,415 ) 64,282,970

Net loss and comprehensive loss

(7,866,015 ) (7,866,015 )

Stock-based compensation

360,000 360,000

Balance at June 30, 2021

177,098,737 88,500,205 3,285,952 (36,772 ) (34,972,430 ) 56,776,955

Balance at January 1, 2022

177,098,737 88,500,205 3,300,723 (36,772 ) (51,795,654 ) 39,968,502

Net loss and comprehensive loss

(10,460,137 ) (10,460,137 )

Options exercised

110,000 95,700 (40,700 55,000

Stock-based compensation

1,480,560 1,480,560

Balance at June 30, 2022

177,208,737 88,595,905 4,740,583 (36,772 ) (62,255,791 ) 31,043,925

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, in Canadian Dollars)

Notes

Six months

ended June 30,

2022 2021
$ $

Operating activities

Net loss for the period

(10,460,137 ) (7,866,015 )

Adjustments for:

Depreciation

4 418,075 143,723

Stock-based compensation

1,480,560 360,000

Other expenses (income)

9,048

Foreign exchange

(13,571 ) 644,430
(8,566,025 ) (6,717,862 )

Changes in non-cash working capital items:

Sales tax receivable

(33,179 ) (1,732 )

Prepaid expenses and others

182,383 280,536

Trade and other payables

815,210 231,188
964,414 509,992

Cash flow used in operating activities

(7,601,611 ) (6,207,870 )

Investing activities

Acquisition of capital assets

4 (301,958 ) (2,084,161 )

Deposit on order

(3,474,030 )

Cash flow used in investing activities

(301,958 ) (5,558,191 )

Financing activities

Principal repayment – lease liabilities

5 (22,551 ) (32,539 )

Exercise of stock options

55,000

Cash flow from financing activities

32,449 (32,539 )

Net change in cash before effects of exchange rate changes on cash during the period

(7,871,120 ) (11,798,600 )

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash

40,661 (482,763 )

Net change in cash during the period

(7,830,459 ) (12,281,363 )

Cash, beginning of period

27,324,459 61,874,999

Cash, end of period

19,494,000 49,593,636

Supplemental cash flow information

Interest received

54,717 85,929

Exercise of stock options credited to capital stock

40,700

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Condensed Notes to the interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021
(Unaudited, in Canadian Dollars)

NATURE OF OPERATIONS, BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Amaroq Minerals Ltd. (the “Corporation”) (previously known as AEX Gold Inc.) was incorporated on February 22, 2017, under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The Corporation’s head office is situated at 3400, One First Canadian Place, P.O. Box 130, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1A4, Canada. The Corporation operates in one industry segment, being the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. It owns interests in properties located in Greenland. The Corporation’s financial year ends on December 31. Since July 2017, the Corporation’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V”) under the AMRQ ticker and since July 2020, the Corporation’s shares are also listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (“AIM”) under the AMRQ ticker.

These unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 (“Financial Statements”) were approved by the Board of Directors on August 24, 2022.

1.1 Basis of presentation

The Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) including International Accounting Standard (“IAS”) 34, Interim Financial Reporting. The Financial Statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention.

The Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 which have been prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB. The accounting policies, methods of computation and presentation applied in these Financial Statements are consistent with those of the previous financial year ended December 31, 2021.

2. CRITICAL ACCOUNTING JUDGMENTS AND ASSUMPTIONS

The preparation of the Financial Statements requires Management to make judgments and form assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the Financial Statements and reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. On an ongoing basis, Management evaluates its judgments in relation to assets, liabilities and expenses. Management uses past experience and various other factors it believes to be reasonable under the given circumstances as the basis for its judgments. Actual outcomes may differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions.

In preparing the Financial Statements, the significant judgements made by Management in applying the Corporation accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the Corporation’s audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021. Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

3. MINERAL PROPERTIES

As at
December 31,
2021
Additions

As at

June 30,

2022

$ $ $

Nalunaq

1 1

Tartoq

18,431 18,431

Vagar

11,103 11,103

Naalagaaffiup Portornga

6,334 6,334

Nuna Nutaaq

6,076 6,076

Saarloq

7,348 7,348

Anoritooq

6,389 6,389

Sava

6,562 6,562

Total mineral properties

62,244 62,244
As at
December 31,
2020
Additions

As at

December 31,

2021

$ $ $

Nalunaq

1 1

Tartoq

18,431 18,431

Vagar

11,103 11,103

Naalagaaffiup Portornga

6,334 6,334

Nuna Nutaaq

6,076 6,076

Saarloq

7,348 7,348

Anoritooq

6,389 6,389

Sava

6,562 6,562

Total mineral properties

62,244 62,244

4. CAPITAL ASSETS

Field equipment and infrastruc- ture Vehicles and rolling stock Equipment (including software) Construc-tion In Progress Right-of-use assets Total
$ $ $ $ $ $

Six months ended June 30, 2022

Opening net book value

1,989,114 4,304,709 156,011 7,452,668 740,150 14,642,652

Additions

179,041 69,417 248,458

Adjustment

(4,880 ) (4,880 )

Depreciation

(129,183 ) (219,223 ) (29,895 ) (39,774 ) (418,075 )

Closing net book value

1,859,931 4,085,486 305,157 7,522,085 695,496 14,468,155

As at June 30, 2022

Cost

2,351,041 4,605,320 364,919 7,522,085 836,200 15,679,565

Accumulated depreciation

(491,110 ) (519,834 ) (59,762 ) (140,704 ) (1,211,410 )

Closing net book value

1,859,931 4,085,486 305,157 7,522,085 695,496 14,468,155

4. CAPITAL ASSETS (CONT’D)

Depreciation of capital assets related to exploration and evaluation properties is being recorded in exploration and evaluation expenses in the consolidated statement of comprehensive loss, under depreciation. Depreciation of $363,461 ($98,632 for the six months ended June 30, 2021) was expensed as exploration and evaluation expenses during the six months ended June 30, 2022.

As at June 30, 2022, the Corporation had capital asset purchase commitments, net of deposit on order, of $nil ($6,030,167 as at June 30, 2021). These commitments related to purchases of equipment, infrastructure and vehicles.

As of June 30, 2022, the amount of $7,522,085 of construction in progress is related to equipment and infrastructure received or in storage and which will be installed at the appropriate time. Equipment and infrastructure include process plant components that are not yet available for use.

5. LEASE LIABILITIES

As at

June 30

2022

$

Balance beginning

763,913

Principal repayment

(22,551 )

Adjustment

22,308

Balance ending

763,670

Non-current portion – lease liabilities

(693,641 )

Current portion – lease liabilities

70,029

6. STOCK OPTIONS

An incentive stock option plan (the “Plan”) was approved initially in 2017 and renewed by shareholders on June 16, 2022. The Plan is a “rolling” plan whereby a maximum of 10% of the issued shares at the time of the grant are reserved for issue under the Plan to executive officers, directors, employees and consultants. The Board of directors grants the stock options and the exercise price of the options shall not be less than the closing price on the last trading day, preceding the grant date. The options have a maximum term of ten years. Options granted pursuant to the Plan shall vest and become exercisable at such time or times as may be determined by the Board, except options granted to consultants providing investor relations activities shall vest in stages over a 12-month period with a maximum of one-quarter of the options vesting in any three-month period. The Corporation has no legal or constructive obligation to repurchase or settle the options in cash.

On January 17, 2022, the Corporation granted its officers, employees and consultant 4,100,000 stock options with an exercise price of $0.60 and expiry date of January 17, 2027. The stock options vested 100% at the grant date. The options were granted at an exercise price equal to the closing market price of the shares the day prior to the grant. Total stock-based compensation costs amount to $1,435,000 for an estimated fair value of $0.35 per option. The fair value of the options granted was estimated using the Black-Scholes model with no expected dividend yield, 69.38% expected volatility, 1.51% risk-free interest rate and a 5-year term. The expected life and expected volatility were estimated by benchmarking comparable companies to the Corporation.

6. STOCK OPTIONS (CONT’D)

On April 20, 2022, the Corporation granted a senior employee 73,333 stock options with an exercise price of $0.75 and expiry date of April 20, 2027. The stock options vested 100% at the grant date. The options were granted with an exercise price equal to the closing market price of the shares the day prior to the grant. Total stock-based compensation costs amount to $32,267 for an estimated fair value of $0.44 per option. The fair value of the options granted was estimated using the Black-Scholes model with no expected dividend yield, 68.9% expected volatility, 2.7% risk-free interest rate and a 5-year term. The expected life and expected volatility were estimated by benchmarking comparable companies to the Corporation.

Six months ended

June 30, 2022

Number of
options
Weighted average exercise price
$

Balance, beginning

6,935,000 0.51

Granted

4,173,333 0.60

Exercised

(110,000 ) 0.50

Balance, end

10,998,333 0.55

Balance, end exercisable

10,865,000 0.55

Stock options outstanding and exercisable as at June 30, 2022 are as follows:

Number of options outstanding Number of options exercisable

Exercise

price

Expiry date

1,050,000 1,050,000 0.50

July 13, 2022 (expired)

1,360,000 1,360,000 0.45

August 22, 2023

1,820,000 1,820,000 0.38

December 31, 2025

100,000 33,333 0.50

July 5, 2026

100,000 33,333 0.50

September 13, 2026

1,495,000 1,495,000 0.70

December 31, 2026

4,100,000 4,100,000 0.60

January 17, 2027

900,000 900,000 0.59

December 31, 2027

73,333 73,333 0.75

April 20, 2027

10,998,333 10,864,999

7. EXPLORATION AND EVALUATION EXPENSES

Three months

ended June 30,

Six months

ended June 30,

2022 2021 2022 2021
$ $ $ $

Geology

651,211 562,416 805.632 705,954

Lodging and on-site support

35,255 64,523 35,255 64,523

Underground work

18,588 18,589

Drilling

1,250,066 287,760 1,290,527 287,760

Analysis

5,362 141,382 84,581

Transport

54,076 21,455 143,215 22,413

Supplies and equipment

360,158 360,158

Helicopter charter

442,824 109,024 442,824 109,024

Logistic support

90,356 64,913 102,108 86,114

Insurance

(13,200 ) 45 8,707

Maintenance infrastructure

1,373,127 1,743,375

Project Engineering costs

804,267 1,736,133

Government fees

10,380 7,894 22,766

Depreciation

181,628 49,316 363,461 98,632

Exploration and evaluation expenses

4,425,501 1,998,049 5,435,831 3,245,196

8. GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATION

Three months

ended June 30,

Six months

ended June 30,

2022 2021 2022 2021
$ $ $ $

Salaries and benefits

601,769 667,453 1,241,768 1,054,961

Stock-based compensation

36,698 360,000 1,480,560 360,000

Director???s fees

157,000 116,879 314,000 236,379

Professional fees

748,904 690,594 1,024,612 1,246,949

Marketing and industry involvement

133,811 190,609 302,678 356,332

Insurance

104,651 148,377 205,670 266,342

Travel and other expenses

238,656 172,156 384,571 302,365

Regulatory fees

43,971 84,965 78,235 170,230

Depreciation

32,477 22,545 54,614 45,091

General and administration

2,097,937 2,453,578 5,086,708 4,038,649

9. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

9.1 Options granted

On July 14, 2022, the Corporation granted an employee 39,062 stock options with an exercise price of $0.64 and expiry date of July 14, 2027. The stock options vested 100% at the grant date. The options were granted with an exercise price equal to the closing market price of the shares the day prior to the grant.

9.2 Acquisition of Significant Strategic Mineral Land Package in South Greenland

On May 12, 2022, the Corporation announced that it has acquired mineral exploration licences No. 2020-41 and 2021-11 (the “Licences”) covering areas in South Greenland from Orano Group (“Orano”) for zero upfront consideration but in exchange for a 0.5% contractual, gross revenue royalty (GRR), based on potential future sales of minerals exploited on the licences. The GRR is paid annually and capped at US$10 million (“Royalties Cap”). The Royalties Cap is subject to an annual inflation adjustment, with an ultimate cap limited to the current market capitalisation of the Corporation. Orano has a right of first refusal on any sales or transfer of licenses. The acquisition is subject to approval from the Greenland Government.

9.3 ACAM LP To Invest Upfront Capital in Strategic Mineral Asset Joint Venture with Amaroq

On June 10, 2022, the Corporation announced that it has now signed a non-binding head of terms with ACAM LP (“ACAM”) to establish a special purpose vehicle (the “SPV”) and create a joint venture (the “JV”) for the exploration and development of its Strategic Mineral assets for a combined contribution of GBP36.7 million (circa $58.0 million). Subject to negotiation of the final terms of the JV, ACAM will invest GBP18.0 million (circa $28.5 million) in exchange for a 49% shareholding in the SPV, with Amaroq holding 51%. Amaroq is expected to contribute its Strategic non-precious Mineral (i.e. non-gold) licences as well as a contribution in kind, valued, in aggregate, at GBP18.7 million (circa $29.5 million) in the form of site support, logistics and overhead costs associated with utilizing its existing infrastructure in Southern Greenland to support the JV’s activities. The transfer of these licences is subject to approval from the Greenland Government. An option for further future funding of GBP10.0 million (circa $16.0 million) is to be available on the achievement of agreed milestones.

Further Information:

About Amaroq Minerals

Amaroq Minerals’ principal business objectives are the identification, acquisition, exploration, and development of gold and strategic metal properties in Greenland. The Company’s principal asset is a 100% interest in the Nalunaq Project, an advanced exploration stage property with an exploitation license including the previously operating Nalunaq gold mine. The Corporation has a portfolio of gold and strategic metal assets covering 7,615.85km2, the largest mineral portfolio in Southern Greenland covering the two known gold belts in the region. Amaroq Minerals is incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and wholly owns Nalunaq A/S, incorporated under the Greenland Public Companies Act.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which reflects the Company’s current expectations regarding future events and the future growth of the Company’s business. In this press release there is forward-looking information based on a number of assumptions and subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Final Prospectus available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking information included in this press release is based only on information currently available to the Company and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect new circumstances or events. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Inside Information

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the UK version of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 on Market Abuse (“UK MAR”), as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, and Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 on Market Abuse (“EU MAR”).

Qualified Person Statement

The technical information presented in this press release has been approved by James Gilbertson CGeol, VP Exploration for Amaroq Minerals and a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London, and as such a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

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