4.2 million ounces of gold at the Silicon deposit representing a 25% increase over 2022 estimate
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2023 / (TSXV:OGN)(OTCQX:OGNRF) Orogen Royalties Inc. ("Orogen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an update to the Silicon gold deposit at the Silicon project in Nevada. Project owner AngloGold Ashanti NA ("AngloGold") announced total resources of 4.2 million ounces gold, including indicated resources of 3.4 million ounces gold and inferred resources of 800,000 ounces gold.
Orogen holds a 1% net smelter return ("NSR") royalty on 79 square kilometres of ground at the Silicon project that includes the Silicon deposit and Merlin area.
- Indicated resources of 121.56 million tonnes grading 0.87 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold for 3.4 million ounces of contained gold, signaling a full conversion from inferred resources announced in 2022
- Additional inferred resources of 36.03 million tonnes grading 0.70 g/t gold for 0.8 million ounces of contained gold
- Silicon pre-feasibility study ("PFS") to integrate Merlin area for potentially larger scale mining activity and is expected to be completed in 2023
- Over US$50 million being spent in the Silicon camp in 2023, including twelve drill rigs
Paddy Nicol, Orogen's CEO, commented: "The announcement by AngloGold Ashanti represents another step forward in the development of the Silicon camp and adds value to our 1% NSR royalty. Resources at the Silicon deposit have increased in both confidence and size. The PFS will now incorporate drilling from the Merlin area, underscoring the scale and importance that Merlin could bring to the development of the Silicon project. We look forward to additional details during 2023."
A full report and transcript are available on AngloGold Ashanti's website at: https://www.anglogoldashanti.com/investors/reporting/financial-results/
Qualified Person Statement
Certain technical disclosure in this release is a summary of previously released information and the Company is relying on the interpretation provided by AngloGold. Additional information can be found on the links in the footnotes to this news release.
All new technical data, as disclosed in this press release, has been verified by Laurence Pryer, Ph.D., P.Geo., VP. Exploration for Orogen. Dr. Pryer is a qualified person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101.
About Orogen Royalties Inc.
Orogen Royalties Inc. is focused on organic royalty creation and royalty acquisitions on precious and base metal discoveries in western North America. The Company's royalty portfolio includes the Ermitaño gold and silver mine in Sonora, Mexico (2% NSR royalty) being mined by First Majestic Silver Corp. and the Silicon gold project (1% NSR royalty) in Nevada, USA, being advanced by AngloGold Ashanti NA. The Company operates a profitable prospect generation business with multiple projects actively being advanced by exploration partners.
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OROGEN ROYALTIES INC.
President & CEO
To find out more about Orogen, please contact Paddy Nicol, President & CEO at 604-248-8648, and Marco LoCascio, Vice President, Corporate Development at 604-248-8648. Visit our website at www.orogenroyalties.com.
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