Eagle Eye Metals Limited (ASX:EYE) Aphrodite Gold Project Option Expiry
The Option provided Eagle Eye the right to purchase a 20% contributing interest in the Aphrodite Gold Project by 30 June 2011. Consideration to exercise the Option comprised a cash payment of $1.44 million plus reimbursement of 20% of the direct exploration and development costs incurred by Aphrodite Gold Limited on the Aphrodite Gold Project to the date of the exercise of the Option.
Eagle Eye is committed to exploring the highly prospective gold properties in West Africa it acquired recently through the takeover of unlisted Birimian Gold Limited. In order to focus resources on these properties Eagle Eye Metals Limited has elected not to exercise the Option.
Eagle Eye continues to own 11.85 million shares (8.9%) and 5.925 million options in Aphrodite Gold Limited, hence remains a major shareholder in that Company and continues to have considerable exposure to the potential of the Aphrodite Gold Project.
Eagle Eye holds substantial interests in several gold projects in Mali and Liberia in West Africa, a gold rich region which has produced in excess of 250 million ounces of gold from large, low cost mines. Eagle Eye is now aggressively exploring its projects. RC drilling continues at the Dankassa Gold Project while the Company advances other targets to drill-ready stage. The Company continues to work to secure additional gold projects in West Africa.
About Birimian Gold Limited
Birimian Gold Limited (ASX:BGS) (previously Eagle Eye Metals Limited) holds substantial interests in several highly prospective gold projects in West Africa; a gold rich region which has produced in excess of 250 million ounces of gold from large, low cost mines. Birimian is currently exploring projects in Mali and Liberia, and continues to work to secure additional gold projects in West Africa.
Birimian's projects in Mali include the Korindji Gold Project, located adjacent to both the 13Moz Sadiola Gold Mine and the 4.5Moz Yatela Gold Deposit, and the Dankassa Gold Project in southern Mali. The Company also operates the Basawa Gold Project in Liberia.
Birimian Gold Limited
Aphrodite Gold Limited