Amaroq Minerals Ltd – 1st Quarter Results and Outline of 2023 Workplan

Amaroq Minerals Ltd. (AIM, TSXV, NASDAQ First North: AMRQ), an independent mine development company with a substantial land package of gold and strategic mineral assets covering an area of 7,866.85 km2 in Southern Greenland, is pleased to present its Q1 2023 Financial Results and outline its current work plan for 2023.

 Q1 2023 Corporate Highlights:

·     Debt funding non-binding term sheets for a $66.8 million (US$49.5 million) senior secured financing package signed on March 28, 2023.

·     Gold business working capital of $46.7 million as of March 31, 2023 ($49.5 million as of December 31, 2022), which together with the debt funding would represent available liquidity of $113.5 million as the Company approaches the trial mining stage at Nalunaq.

·     ACAM JV completed. ACAM, through its affiliate company GCAM, LP, has invested an initial amount of $30.4 million (£18.0 million) under a subscription and shareholders’ agreement in return for 490,000 ordinary shares in the subsidiary representing 49%. Transaction completed and funds released on April 13, 2023.

·     Strategic minerals has available liquidity of $30.4 million as we embark on the first year of the 3-year exploration program.

·     Announced intention to list on Iceland’s Nasdaq Exchange main market, with listing preparation underway.

Q1 2023 Operational Highlights:

·     Nalunaq: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Nalunaq approved for translation into Greenlandic and Danish ahead of the public consultation meetings later this year. Execution of development progressing with letters of Intent (LOIs) signed with Halyard and Thyssen Schachtbau and acquisition of underground mining equipment underway.

·     Nanoq: Completion of 407.65 km2 high-resolution heli-borne geophysical survey across the Nanoq, Siku and Jokum’s Shear gold projects with the aim of defining geological models to direct future drilling campaigns.

·     Vagar Ridge: 2022 results provide further evidence of Intrusion Related gold potential and the presence of Orogenic gold mineralisation with some geological similarities with the Nalunaq deposit, enabling the team to leverage previous experience.

·     Kobberminebugt: 2022 results confirm copper mineralisation to be skarn related with potential for significant tonnages at depth or along strike opening up the potential for numerous similar bodies across more than 40km of granite contact zone

·     North Sava: Completed a 5,100 line-km aerial survey, the results of which are being processed and will be published in H2 2023.

 


 

Eldur Olafsson, CEO of Amaroq, commented:

“We enter the second quarter of the year very well-funded, and with a busy programme of exploration to add incremental resource to the Company and to bring Nalunaq onstream on time and on budget such that we can meet trial mining in 2024.  At the same time, our plans for a main market listing in Iceland move forward.  I would like to thank the entire team for their dedication and hard work as we grow the Company at pace.”

2023 Exploration and Development Workplan:

Gold Projects

·      Nalunaq

In preparation for the 2023 field season and enabled by the debt financing, Amaroq is finalizing mine design and schedule for the up-dip portion of the Mountain Block, thus laying the groundwork for a trial mining area. In order to realise this the Nalunaq project team is working on:

Site Preparation – June to August, the site will undergo logistical planning, detailed engineering design, procurement and mobilization of equipment and project teams in preparation for underground development as well as construction of associated infrastructure.

 Mine Preparation – August to January, following the mobilization of equipment and personnel, the existing developments in the Mountain Block will be re-opened and rehabilitated with all required mining services installed.

 Trial Mine Operation – January 2024 onwards, Amaroq intends to commence a new operation within the Mountain Block with trial mining and ore production feeding an initial stage (gravity circuit) trial processing facility constructed on the valley floor.

In addition to this and to facilitate progressive resource growth in this trial mining area, the Company is conducting a programme of mountain drilling in the trial mining area and further up-dip

·      Nanoq

 The 2022 season saw the completion of a 407.65 km2 high-resolution heli-borne geophysical survey across the Nanoq, Siku and Jokum’s Shear gold projects with the aim of defining geological models to direct future drilling campaigns.

 These results have highlight a number of additional targets which will be assessed during field investigations in 2023 as well as site preparation ahead of initial drilling in 2024.

·      Vagar Ridge

 While Amaroq will focus its efforts on the development of the Nalunaq deposit during 2023, Amaroq will aim to construct a robust geological and mineralisation model to inform future exploration at Vagar. Ground preparation and drill readiness preparations will also occur ahead of the 2024 season.

Strategic Minerals Projects (Amaroq 51%)

·      Sava

 The 2022 field season saw the completion of a two drillhole scout drilling programme across two target areas along with associated mapping and sampling across the licence.

 Amaroq has proposed a 2023 season incorporating further scout drilling on at least two separate IOCG targets along with further ground exploration in the form of geological and alteration mapping guided by external IOCG specialists.

·      North Sava

 An airborne geophysical survey of approximately 5,100 line-km was completed across the North Sava sub area targeting the continuation of the mineralisation and mineral potential already identified at Sava.

 Results are currently being interpreted by the Amaroq geology team and external consultants with conclusions are expected to be announced in H2-23.

·      Kobberminebugt Licence

 Samples of the main Josva vein returned up to 11.6 % Cu over 0.5 m. Minor gold and silver grades were also reported.

 The 2023 fieldwork plan revolves around a detailed airborne geophysical survey across the whole licence area aimed at signaturing the mineralisation at Josva and Lilian and using this as a proxy for further discoveries.

·      Saqqaa Dyke

 Amaroq is planning on conducting a targeted surface core drilling programme into the potential strike extension of Saqqaa Dyke below the Nalunaq Valley floor and previously signatured from ground geophysical surveys.

 Saqqaa peridotite dyke is known to host semi-massive and disseminated magmatic sulphide mineralisation, with elevated concentrations of Nickel (up to >1%), Copper (up to 6% in float samples), and Platinum Group Elements (up to 10 g/t Pd in channel samples).

·      Stendalen Licence

 A Detailed geophysical survey will be conducted across the Stendalen layered intrusion in order to assess its potential to host Ni sulphides at depth and on its flanks.

 The Titanium/Vanadium hosting intrusion will also undergo ground reconnaissance and initial stratigraphic drilling to signature this mineralisation as well as assess the Ni sulphide hosting potential.

 The Paatusoq syenite intrusion will be visited and sampled in 2023, with the main objectives being to follow up on historic radiometric anomalies and identify areas of mineralisation. Drone surveys may be carried out to improve geological maps of the intrusion.

 A virtually unexplored layered gabbro intrusion in contact with the Paatusoq syenites may also be visited and assessed for its similarities to the Stendalen gabbro intrusion.

Amaroq Financial Results

The following selected financial data is extracted from the Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Financial Results

Three months ended March 31

2023

$

2022

$

Exploration and evaluation expenses

1,181,653

1,010,330

General and administrative

2,577,035

2,988,769

Net loss and comprehensive loss

3,376,893

4,135,498

Basic and diluted loss per common share

(0.01)

(0.02)

 Financial Position

As at March 31

As at December 31

2023

$

2022

$

Cash on hand

46,784,407

50,137,569

Total assets

62,010,593

65,096,061

Total current liabilities

1,729,851

1,868,198

Shareholders’ equity

60,280,742

63,227,863

Working capital

46,738,567

49,472,991

Iceland Investor Event

Amaroq will be holding a Capital Markets Day for the Icelandic market at the new headquarters of Landsbankinn at Reykjastræti 6, 101 Reykjavík, from 9.00am to 11.00am Iceland time, GMT on Friday June 2, 2023.

Amaroq’s Board and senior management will provide an overview of the Company’s strategy and growth plans, in addition to an update on plans for the Company’s Main Market listing in Iceland. Attendees will have the opportunity to address questions to the management team.

To attend the event in person, please click on the following link for registration: https://www.landsbankinn.is/amaroq-minerals

The event will be broadcast live to enable remote access to the meeting. Please register for the webcast at the following link: https://www.landsbankinn.is/amaroq-minerals


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