TORONTO, Feb. 18 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EnviroGold Global Limited (CSE: NVRO | OTCQB: RGOZF | FSE: YGK) (“EnviroGold Global” or the “Company”), a clean technology company accelerating the global transition to a circular economy of resources through the production of Metals without mining, is pleased to announce the execution of a definitive and binding agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”) with Hellyer Gold Mines Pty Ltd (“Hellyer Gold Mines” or “HGM”) to reprocess HGM-owned Tailings (the Hellyer Tailings Reprocessing Project or Hellyer Tailings Project) at Hellyer Gold Mine, Tasmania, Australia. The execution of the transaction cements a major growth catalyst for EnviroGold Global, paving the way for the completion of project financing negotiations and significantly advancing the Company’s accelerated path to commercial production of precious metals (gold and silver), clean energy metals and battery metals (copper, lead, zinc) in 2022.
The definitive agreement provides for a multi-stage tailings reprocessing project in which EnviroGold Global will add its mineral processing technology to the currently operational and licensed Hellyer gold mine. EnviroGold Global and HGM believe that this partnership will result in operational synergies and, together with EnviroGold Global’s proprietary independently validated metallurgical solution (link) (the “Hellyer Solution”) for Hellyer VMS tailings, will result in significantly increased rates. recovery of metals for gold (Au), silver (Ag), zinc (Zn), lead (Pb) and copper (Cu) contained in the Hellyer tailings.
Commenting on this major development, CEO of EnviroGold Global, Dr Mark Thorpe, said: “The execution of the definitive agreement with HGM is a testament to the quality of our world-class team and the commitment of management and of the HGM team in partnering for success. It represents the achievement of a strategic milestone for EnviroGold Global in its journey to produce precious, critical and strategic metals in 7 major projects by 2025. We are pleased to continue to deliver on our commitments to our shareholders and stakeholders while by establishing a circular economy leadership through the production of Metals Without Mines. We look forward to announcing the execution of other major near-term growth catalysts, including the completion of financing negotiations for the Hellyer Tailings project, the establishment of a strategic operating partnership with a global EPCM company , publishing the Buchans Tailings project resource estimate and advancing the development of our global portfolio of tailings reprocessing projects.
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All scientific and technical information contained in this press release was prepared and approved by Ian Hodkinson, MAIG RPGeo, Chief Geologist of EnviroGold Global, who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.
About EnviroGold Global
EnviroGold Global (CSE: NVRO) (OTCQB: RGOZF) (FSE: YGK), is a CleanTech company dedicated to creating shareholder value while establishing ESG and circular economy leadership by reprocessing and cost-effective mining waste (tailings) to recover valuable, critical and strategic metals – including gold, silver, copper and nickel. Led by CEO Dr. Mark Thorpe, the company is strategically positioned to gain and maintain social license while capitalizing an estimated US$3.4 trillion in situ metals value in global tailings. Mr. Thorpe is also Chairman of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council.
The Company’s business strategy is to identify, qualify and develop tailings reprocessing opportunities, typically targeting tailings sites containing at least 6 million metric tons of tailings and a gross recoverable metal value of $124/ton of tailings . The company has reviewed more than 300 global tailings sites to date and, through further market segmentation, has identified potential targets exceeding US$10 billion in gross recoverable metal value.
EnviroGold Global acquires metal recovery rights to tailings sites leveraging a profit-sharing business model to create an attractive value proposition for site owners. The Company’s low CAPEX business model is designed to generate high free cash flow and high target IRR while eliminating the risks of traditional exploration and mining. The Company expects to produce metals with up to 96% lower carbon footprint than conventional metal producers while reducing the environmental footprint of traditional mining.
As of January 2022, the Company had 8 major projects in its global project pipeline, including 1 major project under contract, 1 major project subject to a memorandum of understanding and 6 additional major projects in various stages of commercial negotiation and detailed technical and economic examination.
The Company plans to begin commercial production of precious metals (gold and silver), clean energy metals and battery metals (copper, lead, zinc) in 2022 and targets 7 major projects in commercial production by 2025.
Additional information is available on the Company’s website (link) and publicly available company presentation (link)
Dr. Mark B. Thorpe
Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: +1 416 777 6720
Email: [email protected]
Juan Carlos Giron Jr.
Senior Vice President
Telephone: +1 416 777 6720
Email: [email protected]
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