TORONTO, July 18, 2022 /CNW/ – Orford Mining Corp. (“Orford” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ORM) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to 15,238,095 million flow-through share units at an issue price of C$0.1575 per share to raise gross proceeds of up to $2,400,000 from the sale of flow-through units. Each flow through unit will consist of one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant. Each whole common share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of two years at an exercise price of $0.13.
Alamos Gold (AGI-TSX) has confirmed its intention to indirectly participate in the financing through the purchase of non-flow through units from a third-party to increase its holding to approximately 25% of Orford’s outstanding common shares (or 29% on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of warrants currently held and those acquired as part of this financing).
Orford intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to explore its exploration properties, including the promising Joutel-Eagle property, as well as its Qiqavik and the other Joutel regional properties in Northern Quebec, and for general corporate purposes. The Qiqavik project is currently actively being explored with geophysics, geology, prospecting and 3,000 metres of diamond drilling and Qiqavik represents what Orford believes is a new gold district discovery in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Joutel-Eagle property in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Northern Quebec will be the focus of a fall 2022 and winter 2023 geophysics and drilling program.
The Offering is anticipated to close in one or more tranches on or before August 8, 2022, and is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a hold period expiring four months plus a day from the date of closing.
Pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“), the purchase of flow-through units by Alamos Gold Inc. will be a “related party transaction”. The transaction will be exempt from the MI 61-101 valuation and minority approval requirements for related party transactions in connection with the Company’s financing, as the Company is not listed on a stock exchange specified in section 5.5(b) and 5.7(1)(b)(i) of MI 61-101, and, under sections 5.5(c) and 5.7(1)(b) of MI 61-101, the transaction is a distribution of securities of the Company to a related party for cash consideration, and neither the fair market value of the securities to be distributed in the transaction nor the fair market value of the consideration to be received for those securities insofar as the transaction involved Alamos Gold Inc. will exceed $2,500,000.
About Orford Mining Corporation
Orford Mining is a gold explorer focused on highly prospective and underexplored areas of Northern Quebec. Orford’s principal assets are the Qiqavik and West Raglan projects comprising a land package totaling over 105,000 hectares in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Qiqavik Project hosts several new high-grade gold discoveries along a mineralized trend in excess of 40 km. The West Raglan project hosts a number of high-grade Raglan-style nickel/copper/platinum group metal discoveries along a 50 km mineralized trend. Orford also controls four property positions totaling 26,815 hectares in the Joutel region of the Abitibi district of Northern Quebec, which hosts historical deposits such as the Eagle/Telbel, Joutel Copper, Poirier Copper, and Vezza deposits. Orford continually seeks new gold exploration opportunities in North America. Orford’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORM. This information from neighbouring properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Orford Mining’s properties.
To view further details about Orford’s Projects please visit Orford’s website, www.orfordmining.com
The disclosure of scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Alger St-Jean, P.Geo., Chief Geoscientist of Orford, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
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