Newmont Mining partners with Maverix Metals
ELKO, Nev. — Newmont Mining Corporation recently entered into an agreement to sell its royalty portfolio to Maverix Metals Inc., an emerging precious metals royalty and streaming company.
In connection with the transaction, according to a May 29 news release, Newmont will receive 60 million Maverix common shares, representing an ownership interest of approximately 28 percent; $17 million in cash; and warrants for an additional 10 million common shares.
Newmont’s royalty portfolio includes 54 precious metals and industrial minerals royalties, including royalties at TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay mine in Canada and Premier Gold’s McCoy Cove project in Nevada.
In connection with the transaction, the parties will enter into a shareholder agreement which will entitle Newmont to a seat on Maverix’s Board of Directors and preemptive rights to participate in future financings to maintain the company’s ownership stake.
Construction of the project is estimated at $47 million and is scheduled to be complete in the first quarter of 2020, according to a news release.