Orford Mining Corp. (TSX-V: ORM) is pleased to announce that it has closed $1.34 million, the second and final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement. The total raised on the two tranches of the Offering is $3.27 million. The second tranche closing included (i) 1,072,797 “Critical Minerals flow-through” units at an issue price of C$0.248 per unit, (ii) 3,472,797 “Flow-through” units at an issue price of C$0.215 per unit, and (iii) 2,499,233 million “Hard Dollar” units at $0.1305 per unit, for gross proceeds of $1,338,853 from the sale of CMFT Units, FT Units, and HD Units. Each CMFT Unit, FT Unit and HD Unit consists of one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant. Each whole common share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of two years at an exercise price of $0.22. Alamos Gold (AGI-TSX) participated in the financing to maintain its pro rata holding of approximately 26.18% of Orford’s outstanding common shares.
Orford is currently using the net proceeds from the Offering to explore its exploration properties in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec, in particular its Qiqavik Gold project summer 2023 RAB Drilling program and its summer 2023 Nunavik Lithium inaugural exploration program but the net proceeds will also be used on its Joutel Eagle project in Northern Quebec, and for general corporate purposes. The South Gold Zone on the Joutel Eagle property in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Northern Quebec is intended to be the focus of a 2024 winter geophysics and drilling program. The Qiqavik project represents what Orford believes is a new gold district discovery in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Joutel Omega properties are in the Joutel area of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Northern Quebec.
Finders received compensation in respect of a portion of the second close of this financing consisting of an aggregate of $19,497 in cash.
The securities issued under the second tranche of the Offering are subject to a hold period expiring on November 7, 2023.
Certain directors and officers of the Company and Alamos (an insider of Orford) purchased securities pursuant to the Offering. Such purchases constitute a “related party transaction” as such term is defined by Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The transaction will be exempt from the MI 61-101 valuation and minority approval requirements for related party transactions in connection with the Offering under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value (as determined under MI 61-101) of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the transaction, insofar as it involves the Related Parties, exceeds 25% of the Company’s market capitalization (as determined under MI 61-101).
About Orford Mining Corporation
Orford Mining is a gold and critical mineral explorer focused on highly prospective and underexplored areas of Northern Quebec. Orford’s principal assets are the Qiqavik, West Raglan and lithium exploration projects comprising a land package totaling over 111,000 hectares in the Cape Smith Belt of Northern Quebec. The Qiqavik Project hosts several new high-grade gold discoveries along a mineralized trend in excess of 40 km. The West Raglan Project hosts a number of high-grade Raglan-style nickel/copper/platinum group metal discoveries along a 55 km mineralized trend. In early 2023 Orford acquired large claim blocks targeting lithium in the Nunavik Region. These lithium claim blocks have been carefully selected as having promising lithium potential after an exhaustive compilation of available data. Orford also has four property positions in the Joutel region of the Abitibi District of Northern Quebec, which hosts historical deposits such as the Eagle/Telbel, Joutel Copper, Poirier Copper, and Vezza deposits. Orford continually seeks new gold exploration opportunities in North America. Orford’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORM. This information from neighbouring properties is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization on Orford Mining’s properties.
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