Corvus Gold (TSE:KOR)(OTCQX:CORVF) announced Wednesday it has increased the amount of its non-brokered private placement financing with proceeds to be used to fund ongoing work at its North Bullfrog project in Nevada.
The offering, in which company insiders are expected to participate, will now consist of up to 8.25 million common shares at a price of 67 Canadian cents each, for a total of up to C$5.52 million, up from the C$5.0 million it had previously announced.
The company said no new insiders will be created from the private placement, nor will there be any change of control. Finder's fees will also not be paid in connection with the offering.
Aside from using the funds for North Bullfrog, proceeds will also be used for general working capital purposes.
The North Bullfrog project is currently being evaluated as a two stage development opportunity with a low initial capex.
In late February, the company unveiled an independently prepared Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Nevada project.
The PEA produced an economic analysis for a conceptual, low capex, heap leach project that generates average annual gold production of 57,700 ounces over 12.8 years, indicating a pre-tax, pre-royalty net present value of $118.3 million and an internal rate of return of 28.8 percent at a $1,300 per ounce gold price and a five percent discount rate.
Corvus Gold, a resource exploration company, focused in Nevada, Alaska and Quebec, said that the PEA also shows the project has a considerable leverage to gold price, with a pre-tax, pre-royalty net present value of $338 million and an internal rate of return of a whopping 70 percent at a $1,700 per ounce gold price.
Total initial capital expenditure is seen at $68.8 million with a 2.6-year payback period for the project, which has a large in-pit
resource of 1.1 million ounces contained and 747,000 ounces of recoverable gold.
Closing of the private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Exchange.