Probe Metals Completes Acquisition of 100% Interest in the Detour Quebec Project
Toronto, May 14 , 2020 – Probe Metals Inc. (TSX-V: PRB) (OTCQB: PROBF) (“Probe” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced acquisition of SOQUEM Inc’s (“SOQUEM”) 25% interest in the Company’s Detour Quebec Joint-Venture Project (the “Transaction”). The details of the transaction and the property are described in the Company’s press release dated April 27, 2020.
Pursuant to the Transaction, Probe owns 100% of the Detour Quebec Project. The Company acquired SOQUEM’s interest for total consideration of i) 599,359 common shares to SOQUEM for a total value of $425,000 based on 20-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) of $0.709 per share on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”); and ii) subject to regulatory approval, one milestone payment of $1,000,000 if a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) is released including mineral resources of at least 1,000,000 ounces of gold. Probe would have the option to pay the milestone payment in cash, in shares of the Company or a combination of both at the sole discretion of the Company.
In accordance with applicable securities regulations and the policies of the Exchange, the common shares issued to SOQUEM pursuant to the Transaction are subject to a statutory four month and a day hold period.
Probe’s flagship Val-d’Or East project remains the top priority for the Company. This project has shown rapid and continued growth since the acquisition in 2016. The current resource at the Val-d’Or East project includes gold resources totaling 866,300 measured and indicated ounces and 2,558,100 inferred ounces. The 2020 exploration program consists of 90,000 metres of drilling on the project which primarily focuses on resource growth.
The scientific and technical content of this press release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Marco Gagnon, P.Geo, Executive Vice President, who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
About Probe Metals:
Probe Metals Inc. is a leading Canadian gold exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of highly prospective gold properties. The Company is committed to discovering and developing high-quality gold projects, including its key asset the Val-d’Or East Gold Project, Quebec. The Company is well-funded and controls a strategic land package of approximately 1,000-square-kilometres of exploration ground within some of the most prolific gold belts in Quebec. The Company was formed as a result of the sale of Probe Mines Limited to Goldcorp in March 2015. Newmont currently owns approximately 12% of the Company.
On behalf of Probe Metals Inc.,
Dr. David Palmer,
President & Chief Executive Officer
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