Block of gold up for grabs in Matador – The Australian Financial Review

Matador’s Cap Ray Gold Project is in the south-western area of Newfoundland, Canada, extending over 120 kilometres along the Cape Ray shear.

Matador will use the proceeds of the offer to accelerate its diamond drilling program from 20,000 metres to 45,000m, as well as up its auger drilling program from three rigs to five.

The funds will also support an inaugural winter exploration program.

A scoping study published last year found that the mine had “potentially strong” financial metrics and a possible seven-year lifespan for the initial mine.

Firm and irrevocable bids are due for the block trade bookbuild by 3pm on Friday.

The company’s trading halt is due to be lifted on Wednesday next week, once confirmation letters regarding the block trade have been distributed.

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