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Orecap Portfolio Company Awale Announces Grassroots Gold Discovery

January 12, 2024


  • BBM Target is a new greenfield gold-copper discovery in a completely unexplored area within the Odienné Copper-Gold project, showing:
    • 44m at 1.1 g/t Au and 0.2% Cu, including:
      • 32m @ 1.5 g/t Au, 0.3% Cu and 1.1 g/t Ag (2.12 g/t gold equivalent) from 68 metres
    • 51.9m @ 0.5 g/t Au, 0.27% Cu and 1.5 g/t Ag (0.9 g/t gold equivalent) from 25 metres.
    • 18.25m @ 1.8 g/t Au, 0.3% Cu and 1.4 g/t Ag (2.4 g/t gold equivalent) from 156 metres.
  • Further drilling at Charger target yielded:
    • 32m @ 1.5 g/t Au and 1.5 g/t Ag from 215m, including:
      • 3m @ 5.2 g/t Au from 77 metres.
    • 4m @ 1.1 g/t Au from 39 metres and 4m @ 1.1 g/t Au from 72 metres.
  • In addition to Newmont’s direct investment in Awale in December 2023, Newmont further increased its 2023 exploration budget on Odienné by US$750,000 to US$3.75 million, reflecting their confidence in the potential of the Odienné project and Awale’s successful exploration approach. 
  • Awale’s drill program is fully funded via earn-in Joint Venture with Newmont Ventures, covering one permit and one application within the greater Odienné Copper-Gold Project. Newmont retains the option to earn-in to a minimum of 65% interest, from Awale in return for US$15 million of exploration expenditures.

Toronto, Ontario – January 12, 2023 – Orecap Invest Corp. (the "Company" or "Orecap") (TSX.V: OCI | OTC: ORFDF) is pleased to announce that Awale Resources (ARIC:TSXV), an Orecap portfolio company in which it owns owns 8,333,332 million shares (14.8%) has made a new discovery on its Odienné Copper-Gold Project—the BBM Target (BBM). BBM is a significant new greenfield discovery for Awale Resources with excellent scope for rapid expansion.  There is broad gold and copper mineralization and alteration controlled by a structure that is coincident with an intrusive/sedimentary contact. It can be followed along  strike for rapid expansion in future drilling.    

In addition, Orecap would like to highlight that in 2023, Awale received strategic investments from Newmont, including in December 2023 of $957,530.90, as well as increased exploration spending by Newmont by US$750,000—making the 2023 exploration budget US$3.75 million.

Full Details on Awale’s new discovery can be found on its website:

Awale Resources Announces New Discovery on its Odienné Copper-Gold Project

About Orecap Invest Corp.

Orecap seeks Special Situation investments in the natural resource sector that offer shareholders diverse exposure to high returns in precious and critical metal assets and businesses. Orecap has significant equity positions in portfolio companies, such as American Eagle Gold (AE:TSXV | AMEGF:OTCQB),  QC Copper and Gold (QCCU:TSXV | QCCUF:OTCQB), Mistango (MIS:CSE), Awale Resources (ARIC:TSXV), and Cuprum Corp. in addition to owning a broad portfolio of land packages focussed on gold, copper and zinc. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a 9.9% shareholder and holds an option to acquire up to a 75% interest in Orecap’s Knight and McGarry projects in exchange for spending $60 million on the Projects.

Orecap’s Current Equity Holdings include:

Company (Ticker)

Shares Owned (% of Outstanding Shares)

Awale Resources (ARIC:TSXV)

8,333,332 / (14.8%)

QC Copper and Gold (QCCU:TSXV | QCCUF:OTCQB)

5,059,752 / (2.9%)

Mistango River Resources (MIS:CSE)

24,708,975 / (13.9%)

American Eagle Gold (AE:TSXV | AMEGF:OTCQB)

11,863,244 / (10.9%)

Cuprum Corp. (PrivateCo)

29,500,000 / (42.7%)

About Awalé Resources

Awalé is a diligent and systematic mineral exploration company focused on the discovery of large high-grade gold and copper-gold deposits. Awalé currently undertakes exploration activities in the underexplored parts of Côte d'Ivoire. Awalé's exploration success to date has culminated in a fully funded earn-in Joint Venture with Newmont covering one permit and one application (the "Odienné Project JV") within the greater Odienné Copper-Gold Project in the Northwest of Côte d'Ivoire, where three significant gold and gold-copper-silver-molybdenum discoveries have been made. The Sceptre East and Charger discoveries have significant scope for growth with future discovery and resource development drilling. The project has multiple pipeline prospects that have similar geochemical fingerprints to Iron Oxide Copper Gold ("IOCG") and intrusive related mineral systems. The 400km2 of granted tenure and 400km2 under application remains underexplored and offers significant upside potential. The Odienné Project JV forms a solid foundation for Awalé to continue exploring in a pro-mining jurisdiction that offers significant potential for district scale discoveries.

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Qualified Person

The technical and scientific information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved for release by Andrew Chubb, the Company's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr Chubb is the Company's Chief Executive Officer and holds an Economic Geology degree, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and is a Member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Mr Chubb has over 18 years of experience in international mineral exploration and mining project evaluation.

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Stephen Stewart, Chief Executive Officer

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