Ely Gold Royalties Inc. (ELY:TSX.V; ELYGF:OTCQX; A2JSL0:FSE) announced in a news release that its subsidiary, Nevada Select Royalties, agreed to provide Provenance Gold an option to buy 30 unpatented lode mineral claims covering two miles of the White Rock gold project in Nevada.
According to the agreement, Provenance will pay Ely Gold $250,000 in tranches over four years. After paying $10,000 on closing of the agreement, Provenance will pay $25,000 on the first anniversary of the closing, $40,000 on the second anniversary, $50,000 on the third and $125,000 on the fourth.
Ely Gold will retain a 2% net smelter returns royalty on any metal produced at White Rock in the future. That royalty includes a $25,000 annual advance minimum royalty payment.
Provenance, upon signing the agreement, will become assume all property lease costs. The company will have access to all historical data and may conduct exploration at White Rock though the agreement does not require Provenance to do any work there.
In the Goose Creek Mountains along Nevada's border with Utah, in the Delano Mining District, the White Rock area boasts a "Permian-age bedded sequence of limestone, chert, siliceous siltstone and cherty limestone," the release noted.
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