February 1, 2024, Surrey, British Columbia, Desert Gold Ventures Inc. (“Desert Gold” or “the Company”) (TSX.V: DAU, FSE: QXR2, OTCQB: DAUGF) announces that, subject to exchange approval and the right to increase the offering, it will conduct a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units at a price of CAD $0.07 per unit (the “Unit”) to raise up to CAD $700,000 (the “Financing”).
Each Unit will consist of one common share in the equity of the Company and a share purchase warrant (the “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at a price of CAD $0.08 per common share for a period of three (3) years from the closing of the Financing. The Company may pay a finder’s fee to qualified individuals in respect to the Financing. Securities issued from the Financing will be subject to a statutory hold period.
The Company intends to close the initial CAD $700,000 in lead orders upon exchange approval. Due to additional interest in the Financing, the Company may upsize and extend the close of its offering in the coming days.
The proceeds of the Financing will be immediately used to fund a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) that will focus on the extraction of gold from the oxide and transition mineral resources by heap leach at its Barani East and Gourbassi West gold deposits. Overall, the oxide and transition portion of the two deposits contains measured and indicated mineral resources of 131,000 ounces* of gold grading 1.41 g/t Au and inferred mineral resources of 55,000 ounces* of gold grading 1.22 g/t Au.
Should any directors and officers of the Company acquire Units under the Financing such participation is a related party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The transaction will be exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 if neither the fair market value of any securities issued to or the consideration paid by such persons will exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
This press release contains certain scientific and technical information. The Company is solely responsible for the contents and accuracy of any scientific and technical information related to it. Don Dudek, P.Geo. a director of Desert Gold and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this press release.
On Behalf of the Board
President & CEO
* Desert Gold news releases January 17, 2022 and March 3, 2022
About Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
Desert Gold Ventures Inc. is a gold exploration and development company which controls the 440 km2 SMSZ Project in Western Mali containing Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources of 8.47 million tonnes grading 1.14 g/t gold totaling 310,300 ounces and Inferred Mineral Resources of 20.7 million tonnes grading 1.16 g/t gold totaling 769,200 ounces. For further information please visit www.SEDAR.com under the company’s profile. Website: www.desertgold.ca
Jared Scharf, President & CEO
This news release contains forward-looking statements respecting the Company's ability to successfully complete the Offering. These forward-looking statements entail various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations, are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially from those contained in such statements, including the inability of the Company to successfully complete the Offering. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, the strength of the capital markets, the price of gold; operational, funding, and liquidity risks; the degree to which mineral resource estimates are reflective of actual mineral resources; and the degree to which factors which would make a mineral deposit commercially viable are present; the risks and hazards associated with mining operations. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the company's disclosure materials filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and available at www.sedar.com and readers are urged to read these materials. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from such statements unless required by law.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein in the United States. The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States securities act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the united states or to the account or benefit of a U.S. person absent an exemption from the registration requirements of such act.