“We are extremely pleased with the success we had this past fall in terms of simplifying our story, strengthening our treasury and executing on advancing our two high-grade core projects. We ended the quarter having completed not only a CAD$5.6m private placement in October, but also having negotiated an important asset sale of our Homestake Ridge project for CAD$50m to Dolly Varden Silver, which is expected to close in February,” stated Tim Clark, CEO of Fury. “At the same time, we demonstrated significant expansion opportunities at Eau Claire in Quebec and Committee Bay in Nunavut highlighted by some of best drill results we have seen to date. We look forward to the coming months as we prepare for a busy 2022 with exploration results pending and several premier exploration opportunities where we believe we will expand on our recent successes and test new discoveries.”
- In 2021, the Company successfully executed two exploration programs at Eau Claire in Quebec and Committee Bay in Nunavat, drilling a total of 38,000 metres (m) during the year.
- Eau Claire drilling results at the Western Extension were very encouraging where 9.36 grams per tonne (g/t Au) (gold) over 3.0m was intercepted at the Hinge (see news release dated November 29, 2021), Snake Lake and eastern resource expansion and extension where the company intercepted 23.26 g/t Au over 7.09m, the fifth best drill result from over 900 holes at the Eau Claire deposit (see news release dated May 25, 2021).
- The Company is awaiting results from eight holes at Snake Lake as well as surface geochemical results from the Percival prospect and the Eleonore South Joint Venture project with Newmont Corporation and Azimut Exploration Inc. The interpretation of these results will guide further targeting for the Company’s 2022 exploration program in Quebec where the Company will drill holes, which offset historical intercepts of 6.26 g/t Au over 9.0m and 7.13 g/t Au over 8.5m at Percival.
- Fury conducted a successful targeted exploration program at Committee Bay where three discrete zones of high-grade gold mineralization over a 30m drill width were intercepted, including 10.0m of 13.93 g/t Au, 3.0m of 18.67 g/t Au and 1.0m of 23.2 g/t Au at the Three Bluffs deposit (see news release dated December 1, 2021). The upper two mineralized zones which were intercepted are within a deformed meta-sedimentary unit which is not the typical host for high-grade mineralization at Three Bluffs significantly increasing the potential to expand the resource.
- Results are pending for the four holes at the Raven target completed as part of the Committee Bay exploration program. Drilling at the Raven prospect targeted mineralization along an 8-kilometre long shear zone where historical intercepts included 31.1 g/t Au over 2.8m and 9.49 g/t Au over 7.6m.
Dolly Varden Transaction
- On December 6, 2021, Fury entered into an agreement to sell a 100% interest in the Company’s Homestake Ridge gold-silver project to Dolly Varden Silver Corp. (“Dolly Varden”) in exchange for agreed consideration of CAD$50 million consisting of CAD$5 million in cash and the issuance of 76,504,590 common shares of Dolly Varden to Fury. Subject to an affirmative Dolly Varden shareholders’ vote scheduled for late February 2022 and other customary completion conditions for the transaction, expected by end of February 2022, Fury will own approximately 36.9% of Dolly Varden’s issued shares and will have board representation, pre-emptive and other rights described in our December 15, 2021 material change report filed on sedar.com.
- The transaction simplifies Fury’s portfolio, focusing the Company’s exploration strategy and allowing Fury to support the monetization of Homestake Ridge through a joint effort including Board representation and share ownership in Dolly Varden.
- Fury’s financial position was strengthened in the second half of 2021, with the completion of a CAD$5.6 million non-brokered private placement (see news release dated October 13, 2021) and the receipt of approximately CAD$1.9 million in tax refunds from the Government of Quebec in December.
- The Company’s cash position as of December 31, 2021 was approximately CAD$3.1 million; which with the closing of Dolly Varden will put Fury in a strong financial position for 2022.
Michael Henrichsen, P.Geo., SVP Exploration at Fury, is a "qualified person" within the meaning of Canadian mineral projects disclosure standards instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosures in this press release in respect to Committee Bay.
About Fury Gold Mines Limited
Fury Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-focused exploration company positioned in two prolific mining regions across the country. Led by a management team and board of directors with proven success in financing and advancing exploration assets, Fury intends to grow its multi-million-ounce gold platform through rigorous project evaluation and exploration excellence. Fury is committed to upholding the highest industry standards for corporate governance, environmental stewardship, community engagement and sustainable mining. For more information on Fury Gold Mines, visit www.furygoldmines.com.
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