Probe Metals Acquires Ivanhoe Property, Ontario
Toronto, April 29, 2016 – Probe Metals Inc. (TSX-V: PRB)(“Probe” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired 100% of the Ivanhoe property (the “Property”) held by Larry Gervais and Glen Shalton (the “Vendors”) and optioned by GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (“GTA”) in April 2014. The Property represents a land package of approximately 130square kilometres and is located proximal to, and along the same geological trend as, the Company’s West Porcupine Project. This acquisition brings the total land package of West Porcupine to over 180 squarekilometres, including the recently announced acquisitions of White Metals’ West Porcupine project and the Ross Property (see news release datedFebruary 25, 2016 and February 29, 2016, respectively).Exploration programs are currently being planned that will encompass all of Probe’s property in the area.
David Palmer, President and CEO of Probe states: “The acquisition of the Ivanhoe property represents a cost-effective addition to the West Porcupine project and bringswith it a significant number of historical and new gold showings. Previous work by GTA has identified numerous drill-ready targets along an extensive gold-bearing structure interpreted to be the western extension of the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone, which is responsible for most of the 70 million ounces of gold produced in Timmins.We are looking forward to commencing exploration on this very prospective land package.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Probe will make an aggregate payment of $234,000 and issue 350,000 common shares of Probe in consideration for the property and option interest. GTAwill maintain a 1-per-cent net-smelter-return royalty over the Property, which can be purchased by Probe, atany time, for $1 million. The Vendors will maintain a 3-per-cent net-smelter-return royalty over the Property, of which 2% can be purchased by Probe, at any time, for $2 million.
The transaction is subject to receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSXVenture. All common shares of Probe received in connection with the sale will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance.
David Palmer, Ph.D., P.Geo., is the qualified person for all technical information in this release. To find out more about Probe Metals Inc., visit our website at www.probemetals.com.
About Probe Metals:
Probe Metals Inc. is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of highly prospective gold properties. As of December 31, 2015, Probe is well-positioned with approximately $18.3 million in treasury. Probe was formed as a result of the sale of Probe Mines Limited to Goldcorp on March 13, 2015. Goldcorp currently owns a 17.7% stake in Probe.
On behalf of Probe Metals Inc.,
Dr. David Palmer,
President & Chief Executive Officer
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Karen Willoughby, Director of Corporate Communications
Tel: (866) 936-6766
Patrick Langlois, Vice President, Corporate Development
Tel: (416) 777-9470
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