Labrador Gold (LAB.V): Closes $9.8 Million Flow-Through Financing Backed by Eric Sprott and New Found Gold to Accelerate Exploration at Kingsway
TORONTO, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LAB | OTCQX:NKOSF | FNR: 2N6) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed a non-brokered private placement of 14 million flow through units (the “FT units”) at a price of $0.70 per FT unit (the “Flow-Through Offering”) for gross proceeds to LabGold of $9.8 million. New Found Gold Corp. (as to 7 million FT units) and Mr. Eric Sprott (as to 7 million FT units) purchased the FT units through a donation arrangement. Each FT Unit consists of one flow through common share and one half a non-flow through share purchase warrant, with each full warrant exercisable to acquire a Common Share at $0.75 until April 16, 2023.
“I am pleased to welcome New Found Gold and Mr. Sprott as shareholders of LabGold. Their participation in this financing is a vote of confidence in the Company and in the potential of our Kingsway Project,” said Roger Moss, President and CEO of the Company. “As we ramp up our spring/summer program we are well capitalized to expand our aggressive exploration targeting Big Vein and the quartz vein corridor to make the next discovery in the Gander gold district.”
The proceeds of the Flow-Through Offering will be primarily used to fund the Company’s exploration program at its Kingsway project in Newfoundland. The securities issued are subject to a statutory hold period expiring on August 17, 2021.
Big Vein Target
The Big Vein target is an auriferous quartz vein exposed at surface that has been traced over 400 metres to date. Gold mineralization observed at Big Vein includes six occurrences of visible gold, assays of samples from which range from 1.87g/t to 1,065g/t gold. The visible gold is typically hosted in annealed and vuggy gray quartz, that is locally stylolitic with vugs often containing euhedral quartz infilling features characteristic of epizonal gold deposits. A 10,000 metre drill program currently in progress was off to an encouraging start with the first hole intersecting two zones of significant quartz veining and sulphide mineralization including arsenopyrite, pyrite and possible boulangerite noted along vein margins and as strong disseminations in the surrounding wall rocks.
Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., President and CEO of LabGold, a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in NI 43-101, has read and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for the disclosure contained in this release.
The Company gratefully acknowledges the Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Natural Resources’ Junior Exploration Assistance (JEA) Program for its financial support for exploration of the Kingsway property.