La Jolla, CA (September 23rd, 2019) Tonogold Resources, Inc. (“Tonogold”) (OTC: TNGL) announces significant advancement in respect of its Comstock Lode acquisition.
On January 24th 2019, Tonogold and Comstock Mining Inc (“Comstock”) entered into an agreement whereby Tonogold would acquire (i) a 100% interest in the Lucerne project and (ii) 100% rights over Comstock’s Storey County claims, including those covering the significant historic production at Gold Hill and Virginia City (“Storey Exploration Claims”) for total consideration of $15 million. The Completion of both were to occur simultaneously at Closing.
As a result of constructive negotiations over the past few weeks, Comstock and Tonogold have agreed to separate these two components and the parties have entered into a modification agreement whereby effective September 16th 2019, Comstock unconditionally granted Tonogold 100% rights to explore, develop and mine over the Storey Exploration Claims, which cover some 3,200 acres (319 separate claims).
In consideration, Tonogold has agreed to the early termination of the Joint Venture Agreement entered into by the parties in October 2017, which provided Tonogold with the right to earn a 51% interest in the Lucerne project. Under the January 2019 agreement, termination of the JV arrangement was to occur at Closing, when Tonogold assumes 100% ownership of Lucerne project.
Tonogold has paid Comstock $7.425 million to date toward the $15 million total consideration (including a redeemable preference share for $3.5 million) and is due to pay $3.635 million on Closing, which is now required to occur on or before October 15th 2019, with the remaining $3.95 million payable over 6-months commencing January 31st 2020.
In addition, Tonogold advises that its Convertible Loan Note (Series 3) has formally closed.
About Tonogold Resources, Inc.
Tonogold Resources, Inc. is a minerals exploration company based in California. Tonogold Resources is a leading junior mining company focused in developing advanced stage projects in the Americas. The company´s strengths are represented by two pillars; its unique capacity 2 / 4 to identify assets with the potential to become well stablished mines, thus, its actual project portfolio and a strong platform that facilitates project development. For more information on the company visit their website www.tonogold.com.
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