Vior Options its Mosseau Gold Project to Harvest Gold
December 18, 2023 – VIOR Inc. (« Vior » or the « Corporation »), (TSX-V: VIO, OTCQB: VIORF and FRANKFURT: VL51) – is pleased to announce that it has executed a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with Harvest Gold Corp. (“Harvest”)., for Vior’s Mosseau Gold Project (the “Project”), located approximately 70 kilometres west of Windfall Mining Group’s Windfall gold deposit, near Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec. The Project consists of 147 claims encompassing over 72 sq km and includes a 17.7km long gold-bearing structure.
The Agreement outlines the terms and conditions between Vior and Harvest, providing Harvest with the right to acquire up to a 100% undivided interest in the Project. This Agreement will be subject to receipt of all regulatory approvals, including acceptance and approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Agreement Terms and Highlights
Harvest will have the option to acquire up to a 100% undivided interest in the Project over a 4 1/2‑year period by completing the following terms and conditions:
(1) All dollar amounts referred to are stated in Canadian Dollars.
(2) All work in excess of the yearly minimum amounts will be applied to the subsequent year’s Work Commitment.
(3) Subject to a 1% NSR royalty to Vior, of which 0.5% may be repurchased by Harvest Gold for $1,000,000 anytime after the publication of a 43-101 compliant mineral resource.
(4) If Harvest Gold does not elect to earn a 100% interest, either by failing to complete the required $1,500,000 payment (on or before June 30, 2028), or by notifying Vior in writing of its intent prior to such deadline, Harvest Gold and Vior will form a Joint Venture whereby Harvest Gold and Vior will respectively hold an undivided 80% and 20% interest. Thereafter, Harvest Gold and Vior will each fund all work expenditures in proportion to their respective interests in the Project and, if either party fails to pay its share of funding, a standard dilution calculation will apply.
Mark Fedosiewich, President and CEO of Vior, commented: “We are very pleased to announce this Agreement with an experienced, quality partner like Harvest Gold, who will ensure that the Mosseau Project receives the attention it deserves to fully uncover its gold potential. While Mosseau holds much exploration prospectivity, it has not been given the exploration commitment required to fully realize its potential, due to Vior’s focus and efforts at our flagship Belleterre Gold and Skyfall Nickel Projects. This partnership ensures that the Mosseau Project is explored and developed, allowing Vior shareholders to benefit from the potential discovery of new gold deposits.”
The technical content disclosed in this press release was reviewed and approved by Laurent Eustache, Executive Vice-President for VIOR and Qualified Person as per NI 43-101.
Vior is a junior mineral exploration corporation based in Quebec, whose corporate strategy is to generate, explore, and develop high quality projects in proven and favourable mining jurisdictions in North America. Through the years, Vior’s management and technical teams have demonstrated their ability to discover several gold deposits and many high-quality mineral prospects. Vior is rapidly advancing two district-scale projects in Quebec, which include its flagship Belleterre Gold Project and Skyfall Nickel Project, along with several other promising mineral properties.
For further information, please contact:
Mark Fedosiewich Laurent Eustache
President and CEO Executive Vice-President
SEDAR: Vior Inc.
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