Impact Minerals (ASX:IPT) has today revealed it is selling its Blackridge gold project based in Queensland to an undisclosed private company for an initial upfront payment of $80,000.
The company is set receive a further $300,000 before 2025 for the sale of its subsidiary attached to the project, Blackridge Exploration, by the same company. So far, the licence has been sold along with a non-refundable deposit on the subsidiary packaged as an option.
Yesterday, Impact announced it would launch a Renounceable Rights Issue to target a further $6m revenue to fund ongoing exploration portfolio projects which include a pivot to battery metals. That process will see over 500m new shares issued.
Impact Minerals is to retain a 1% NSR royalty on the project which will kick in after the first 5,000 ounces of gold produced by the new owners of Blackridge.
The decision sees the new owners pick up exploration licences EPM26806, EPM27410, and EPM27571, within permit ML2386.
The first batch of $80,000 in payments are expected to be delivered to Impact Minerals in May 2022, next month.
The company has also provided update on its Hopetoun diamond drilling program 30km south of Ravensthorpe mining centre where Impact recently announced the identification of spodumene, a lithium host rock.
Two holes have been completed at the Top Knotch prospect at Hopetoun and a separate individual hole at the Silverstar prospect.
The latter drillhole intercepted a 25 metre thick shear zone containing promising geology. The company is now moving ahead with a second drillhole for the Silverstar prospect, with assay results due June 2022.
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