ENP Newswire - 20 June 2014
Release date- 19062014 - Vancouver, BC - El Nino Ventures Inc. (TSX.V: ELN OTC Pink: ELNOF FRANKFURT: E7Q), announces that further to its news release of May 21, 2014, the Company has re-priced its non-brokered flow-through and non flow-through private placement.
The Company is now issuing up to 14,285,714 Units at $0.07 per unit for a total of $1,000,000. Both the non flow-through unit ('NFT Unit') and the flow-through unit ('FT Unit') at a price of $0.07 per Unit, will consist of one common share and one-half of one non-transferable share purchase warrant ('Warrant').
Each whole share purchase Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.14 per share for 12 months from closing, subject to an accelerated expiry, such expiry being accelerated to 30 days in the event the Company's shares having closed at or above a price of $0.25 per share for 10 consecutive trading days on the TSX Venture Exchange.
The proceeds of this private placement will be used for potential acquisitions, investments and general working capital. The private placement and any finder's fees payable are subject to regulatory approval.
A portion of the $1,000,000 will be used to settle outstanding debts with certain creditors of the Company by issuing Units on the same terms as the private placement.
Management is pleased to have MMG Africa Investments Limited (a subsidiary of MMG Limited) continue to take the lead order for the private placement.
MMG Limited is one of the world's largest producers of zinc and also produces significant amounts of copper, lead, gold and silver. MMG Limited owns and operates the Kinsevere high-grade copper mine located approximately 30 km from ELN's Kasala project).
About El Nino Ventures Inc.
El Nino Ventures Inc. is an international exploration company, focused on exploring for lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver in New Brunswick, Canada and copper in the Democratic Republic of Congo ('DRC'). A recent consolidation resulted in the Company having prior to the above financing of 30.6 million shares Issued & Outstanding with a current market cap of approx. 2.0 million. El Nino has entered into Option and Joint Venture Agreements with three major companies, Glencore Canada Corporation Canada Inc. (BOJV), Votorantim Metals Canada Inc. (Murry Brook), MMG Africa Investments Limited (Kasala).
Kasala copper/cobalt project, (DRC)
ELN entered into an Option Agreement with MMG Africa Investments Limited to acquire 100% of ELN's 70% interest in Infinity Resources Sprl, the joint venture company that owns the Kasala permits.
The total consideration is USD$6,000,000.00; consisting of an initial payment of $250,000 on the Satisfaction Date; Three annual payments of $916,666.00 for a total of USD$3,000,000 and an additional USD$3,000,000.00 to exercise the option to acquire 100% of ELN's 70% interest.
Over the three year period, MMG must incur a total of USD$15,000,000 in exploration expenditures to maintain the option.
One of the newest copper discoveries in the Central African Copperbelt, El Nino Ventures' Kasala prospect is located approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo's second largest city and the center of the country's massive copper/cobalt mining industry. The Central African Copperbelt contains over 10% of the world's copper and 34% of the world's cobalt. The Kasala project permits are located close to the Kinsevere Mine, which is expected to produce 24,000 tonnes (52 million pounds) of copper annually for the next 20 years.
Kasala Prospect mineralization zone is open to expansion by drilling to the north, south and west, and to depth. As drilled, the Kasala Prospect oxide zone measures ~600m long x 400m wide x 30m thick. It is very important to note that many 2008 drill holes ended in copper oxide mineralization and to note that adjacent blocks are under-explored.
BATHURST PROJECTS - MURRAY BROOK AND BOJV PROJECTS
Murray Brook massive sulphide Project (ELN-Votorantim Metals Canada)
The Murray Brook Project is located 60 km west of Bathurst, in the northwest part of the Bathurst Mining Camp. The Murray Brook deposit is a zinc-lead-copper-silver massive sulphide which is the subject of a recently completed Preliminary Economic Assessment. The project is supported by excellent infrastructure including paved roads, grid electricity and communities to provide goods, services and skilled labour. ELN and VMC currently own 100% of the Murray Brook Project with VMC as the operator. VMC controls 65% and ELN controls 35%.
To date, more than 28,000 metres of drilling has been completed on the Murray Brook Project. The first NI43-101 mineral resource estimation and the first metallurgical results were published in press releases dated February 2012 and January 2013, respectively. On June 5, 2013 a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment was announced.
The results of the PEA demonstrate the potential technical and economic viability of establishing a new mine and mill complex on the Murray Brook property. The projected cash flows indicate an after-tax NPV at a 5% discount rate of $96.4 million, an IRR of 11.4%, and a payback period of 5.4 years. The NI43-101 Technical Report is filed on SEDAR and also available on the ELN website (http://www.elninoventures.com).
Bathurst Mining Camp zinc Project: (ELN-GLENCORE BOJV)
The BOJV Project is a Joint Venture between El Nino Ventures Inc. and Glencore Canada Corporation Canada Inc. The project covers much of the area of the Bathurst Mining Camp in northeastern New Brunswick. Recent exploration expenditures by Votorantim Metals Canada Inc., under a tri-party Joint Venture Agreement now terminated, totaled approximately $6.8 million.
The BOJV project consists of 4712 claims owned 50% ELN and 50% Glencore Canada Corporation and 2907 claims owned 100% by Glencore Canada Corporation, together with an Area of Interest in which ELN and Glencore Canada Corporation hold equal interest. Due to the Area of Interest, the BOJV generates new projects for ELN at no initial cost. An example of such project generation for ELN is the Murray Brook Project.
El Nino Ventures Inc.
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