Aurion Resources Announces B2Gold Option Exercise on Kutuvuoma and Ahvenjarvi
Aurion Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AU) (“Aurion” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, as of August 13th, 2019, B2Gold Corp. (TSX: BTO) has exercised its option to acquire a 51% interest in the Finland Joint Venture covering approximately 25,000 hectares, which include the Kutuvuoma and Ahvenjarvi projects.
Since inception of the agreement, dated January 13, 2016, B2Gold completed over CAN$5 million in exploration expenditures, paid Aurion CAN$50,000 in cash and issued 550,000 B2Gold shares over four-year period.
B2Gold has the option to earn an additional 19% interest by spending a further CAN$10 million over two years, and, if exercised, an additional 5% interest by completing a feasibility study, for a total of 75%.
“We have worked closely with the B2Gold team over the years, and are pleased that they have exercised their option on the 51%-interest,” commented Mike Basha, President and CEO. “The B2Gold team has a strong history of identifying excellent projects and putting them into production. We look forward to working with them in the years to come.”
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On behalf of the Board of Directors,
President & CEO