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Osisko secures gold from Eldorado’s project in Brazil

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Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX: OR) has agreed to as much as a 2.75% net smelter return royalty on a Brazilian gold project operated by Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO)(TSX: ELD) from Sailfish Royalty in a $10 million cash deal.

Tocantinzinho is a permitted and construction-ready gold project located in Brazil’s Para state.

Eldorado completed a feasibility study on the project in 2015 and published an updated technical report in 2019. The document outlines an open-pit gold mine with an expected operative life of 10 years and annual gold production of 170,000 ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of $615 per ounce.

The Tocantinzinho open-pit gold mine project could run for 10 years with annual production of 170,000 ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of $615 per ounce

“We are pleased to gain exposure to a large, construction-ready gold project with upside potential at depth as well as its surrounding land package in an area of Brazil that hosts a number of operating mines,” Osisko’s president Sandeep Singh said in the statement.

The deposit is open at depth with no drilling deeper than 400 metres, and the large, under-explored land package presents a great deal of additional exploration potential that may yield satellite mineralized bodies. 

At the time of project construction, the operator may make a payment of $5.5 million to reduce the royalty percentage by 2% resulting in a royalty of 0.75%.

Osisko Gold Royalties reported earlier this month record operating cash margin for the second quarter of the year.

Preliminary revenues reached C$57.2 million ($46m) in the three months to June, with preliminary cost of sales (excluding depletion) of C$10.1 million ($8m), resulting in a record operating cash margin of approximately C$47.1 million ($38m).

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