-Up to $2,000,000 with a 9% coupon, payable semi-annually
-Maturity June 30, 2020
-$1,000 face value convertible to 8,333 common shares
-Securities will be RRSP eligible
Vancouver, BC / TheNewswire / April 19, 2017 - FIRESTEEL RESOURCES INC. (TSX-V: FTR) ("Firesteel" or the "Company") today announced that it plans to issue up to $2,000,000 in convertible debentures with a 9% coupon on a private placement basis (the "Debenture Offering").
The debentures will mature on June 30, 2020. Each debenture will have a face value of $1,000 and will be convertible into 8,333 common shares ($0.12 per Common Share).
The Company can force conversion if its common shares trade above $0.25 for more than 20 consecutive days. The securities will be RRSP eligible. Subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance, finder's fees may be payable with respect to any subscriptions received by the Company.
The net proceeds of the Debenture Offering will be used to complete Firesteel's first option to acquire 10% of Nordic Mines Marknad (see press release dated 11 04 2017) and for general working capital.
The Debenture Offering is supplemental to the Company's previously announced offering of Units consisting of common shares issued at $0.10 and 2 year warrants to acquire additional common shares at $0.20 (the "Unit Offering"). All securities issued in connection with the Debenture Offering and Unit Offering will have a four month resale restriction.
Michael Hepworth, President and CEO of Firesteel said; "Our announcement of the option to eventually acquire 100% of Nordic Mines Marknad has created considerable interest in FTR's stock. Plans are underway and meetings have been set up with a number of parties interested in financing the option to acquire a further 50% of Nordic Mines Marknad."
About the Company
Firesteel is an exploration-stage junior mining company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of prospective precious and base metal properties in Canada and stable jurisdictions around the world.
On 7th April 2017, Firesteel announced the signing of heads of agreement for an option to acquire 100% of Nordic Mines Marnad, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordic Mines AB. Nordic Mines Marknad owns 100% of Nordic Mines OY, the operator of the fully permitted and past producing Laiva Mine near Raahe in Finland:
-Historical expenditures estimated at over EUR200,000,000
-250 tonne per hour autogenous Outotec mill
-Cyanide leaching circuit
-First dore cast in 2011
-Conventional open pit mining
-Excellent local infrastructure
-2 additional early stage gold properties in Finland.
Historical estimate - Nordic Mines OY completed a JORC resource on the property and as disclosed in a press release dated 17 May, 2016 of:
-Indicated resource of 24,320,000 tonnes grading 1.13 g/t Au (885,000 oz), and
-Inferred resource of 4,370,000 tonnes grading 1.64 g/t Au (231,000 oz).
The above JORC resource assumes a at a cut-off grade of 0.3 g/t Au.
This work was based on a technical report by SRK (UK) Limited, issued in Nov 2013, in a technical report dated March 2015 conforming to JORC (2012) reporting standards for resource estimates. As Nordic Mines resources uses JORC categories, it should be noted that the confidence in the estimate of JORC inferred mineral resources is usually not sufficient to allow the results of the application of technical and economic parameters to be used for detailed planning. For this reason, there is no direct link from an inferred resource to inferred resource as defined under NI43-10. However, the Company deems this resource still relevant because economic parameters have not changes significantly since the most recent update and the Company has confidence in the estimate based on review of technical data.
There are no more recent estimates or data available. To upgrade this work from an historical estimate to a current mineral resource, the Company will review the data set and complete additional modeling work to verify the historic estimate as a current mineral resource or mineral reserve.
A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate, as current mineral resources or reserves, and the issuer is not treating the historical estimate has current mineral resources or reserves.
In addition Firesteel currently has one highly prospective property in British Colombia.
The Star property is currently operated under a Joint Venture agreement between Firesteel (49%) and Prosper Gold. (TSX-V: PGX) (51%).
Previous highlights of the Star property include:
-6,700 Ha property hosts five significant Cu-Au targets within close proximity with large tonnage, high grade potential.
-Star Target - In 2014 a total of 6221.5 meters were drilled in 19 holes. To date the deposit which measures 550 meters north-south and 350 meters east-west and remains open. Recent drill results include 107m of 0.77% Cu & 0.41 g/t Au including 64m of 1.12% Cu & 0.59 g/t Au (previously reported September 23, 2014).
The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul Sarjeant, P.Geo., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and a director of the company.
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The Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and are made as of the date of this new release. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.