Rover Metals Corp. (“Rover” or the “Company”) announces that further to its release of August 16, 2022, the Company has signed a definitive option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) with Panarc Resources Ltd. (“Panarc”) for the staged acquisition of up to a 90% ownership interest in the Indian Mountain Lake VMS project, NT, Canada (the “Project”).
Indian Mountain Lake VMS Project
The Indian Mountain Lake VMS Project has had exploration dating back to the 1940s and has a historical resource spread across four zones on the project. The BB Zone and Kennedy Lake Zone have a combined historic resource of 1,400,000 tons grading 10% combined zinc and lead with 3.5 OPT (ounces per ton) of silver*. Approximately 900 metres west of the BB Zone, the Kennedy Lake West Zone has a historic resource of 610,000 tons grading 1.15% copper*. About 8 km southeast of the BB Zone, the Susu Lake Zone, has a historical resource consisting of 142,500 tons grading 0.95% copper*.
The property is located approximately 195 km east-northeast of Yellowknife, NT, off the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake. Seasonal access relies upon fixed or rotor wing support. A right of way was cleared to the Project from Thompson Landing in the 1970s. If this right of way were to be brushed out, it would provide barge access at Thompson Landing, from Yellowknife, with ground transportation, considerably lowering any logistical costs. Future Government of Canada federally funded hydro-energy infrastructure could come close to the Project if the Taltson Hydro Dam expansion proceeds through the eastern arm of Great Slave Lake into Yellowknife. At the southwest-end of Great Slave Lake, Osisko Metals is gearing up to reopen the Pine Point Zinc-Lead Mine. At nearby Hay River, NT, there is a rail line to the Teck Resources Zinc Refinery in Trail, BC.
*These resources are historic in nature. Further drilling is needed to bring them up to CIM Definition Standards. The historic data has not been verified by Rover. The historic information is provided in the 2103 Assessment Report for Indian Mountain Lake which is in public record with the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Technical information has been approved by Gary Vivian, M.Sc., P.Geo., QP for the purposes of NI 43-101.
Summary of the First Year Terms of the Indian Mountain Lake Definitive Option Agreement
In accordance with the terms of the Option Agreement, during the first year following the date of the Option Agreement, the Company has committed to incurring $200,000 in exploration expenditures on the Project and making a cash payment of $20,000 to Panarc. In addition, and subject to the approval by the TSX Venture Exchange, Rover will issue Panarc an aggregate of 3,500,000 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Common Shares”) within six months of the signing of the Option Agreement. The Common Shares, if authorized for issuance, will be subject to the standard four-month regulatory hold period.
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Judson Culter, CEO at Rover Metals, states “We see tremendous growth coming for critical minerals fueled by domestic EV demand in the U.S. and Canada. 97% of the Indian Mountain Lake greenstone belt, or approximately 30,000 acres, remains largely unexplored with the drill bit, so we are very excited about this project’s future.”
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