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Ramelius starts compulsory acquisition of Musgrave

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15th September 2023

By: Esmarie Iannucci

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

     

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PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Gold miner Ramelius Resources has taken a 90% stake in takeover target Musgrave Resources and has started the compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in the company.

Ramelius’ takeover for Musgrave closed on Friday, and will not be extended.

The gold miner had been offering one of its own shares for every 4.21 Musgrave shares held, as well as a 4c-a-share cash payment. The offer valued Musgrave at A$201-million and valued the company’s shares at 34c each.

Musgrave’s Cue project is 35 km from Ramelius’ Mt Magnet project, providing the opportunity for an integrated development scenario with enhanced commercial viability. The project will be incorporated into the Mt Magnet resource base, which stood at 3.2-million ounces as at the end of June 2022.

The Cue project hosts an estimated mineral resource of 12.3-million tonnes at 2.3 g/t gold for 927 000 oz of gold, including the high-grade Break of Day trend deposits, which contain 327 000 oz of gold.

A Stage 1 prefeasibility study (PFS), focusing on the southern component of the Cue mineral resource and contemplating the development of a 500 000 t/y standalone processing plant, was completed in April 2023.

The PFS estimated a gold production of 337 000 oz over the five-year mine life, with the first three years averaging 80 000 oz/y. The study estimated that the project would require a capital investment of  A$121-million to develop the 500 000 t/y operation, with the pay-back period estimated at nine months.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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