KO Gold Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement and Provides Corporate Update

December 06, 2023

KO Gold Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement and Provides Corporate Update

December 06, 2023

Toronto, Ontario – December 6, 2023 – KO Gold Inc. (CSE:KOG) (“KO Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to 3,030,303 units (each, a “Unit”) at a price of $0.33 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit shall be comprised of one Common Share (each, a “Share”) in the capital of the Company and one Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to acquire one additional Share at a price of $0.40 for a period of two (2) years from the date of issuance. In connection with the Offering, the Company may pay certain eligible persons finder’s fees of cash and warrants (each, a “Broker Warrant”). Each Broker Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Share at a price of $0.40 per Share for a period of two (2) years from the date of issuance.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund the Company’s upcoming exploration and drilling programs on its prospecting and exploration permits in the Otago Gold District (“Otago”) of New Zealand and for general working capital purposes.

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance and the resale rules of applicable securities legislation. The closing of the Offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and other approvals, including the approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”).

Corporate Update

The Company is also pleased to provide a corporate update to shareholders. Over the past three months, KO Gold has achieved several key milestones including:

  • Commenced trading on the CSE under “KOG” on October 11, 2023.
  • Acquired the two exploration permits that comprise the Smylers Gold Project (“Smylers”) through the acquisition of Hyde Resources Ltd (“Hyde”) as announced by the Company on October 30, 2023.
  • Greg Isenor, President and CEO of KO Gold recently completed a four-week visit to New Zealand meeting with potential investors, mining consultants and Hyde staff to plan upcoming exploration and drilling activities, and government officials from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (“NZP&M”). Mr. Isenor also spent time evaluating potential property acquisitions in Otago and met with potential candidates to oversee its New Zealand operations.
  • KO Gold has six 100%-owned prospecting and exploration permits in Otago. These permits are located near OceanaGold’s producing Macraes Gold Mine within the Hyde-Macraes Shear Zone (HMSZ) and Santana Minerals’ resource-stage Bendigo-Ophir Gold Project within the Rise and Shine Shear Zone (RSSZ). Santana’s extensive drilling of the RSSZ over the past 3 years has delineated one of the largest gold deposits in Otago and has provided a better understanding of the geological/structural characteristics and gold potential within these high-grade shear zones.
  • In early 2023, KO Gold applied for a five-year exploration permit over the entire Carrick Goldfield immediately adjacent to its existing Carrick prospecting permit. NZP&M is currently reviewing the application and the exploration permit is expected to be granted in early 2024. The Carrick Goldfield in Otago has been explored and mined for gold since 1864 with an estimated 24,000 ounces produced from the region until 1921 and nearly 7,600 m of historical drilling completed. Gold mineralization at Carrick occurs within shallow dipping shear zones associated with the axial planes of folds. A preliminary 3D geological model has been completed for Carrick based on a detailed exploration database compiled by Hyde and GNS Science and will be used by KO Gold for exploration and drill hole targeting.
  • KO Gold also has access to other geological and exploration databases compiled by Hyde for the Otago Gold District. These databases are currently being evaluated and will aid in the selection of exploration and drill hole targets on the Smylers and Hyde exploration permits.

KO Gold is currently working with its technical team and consultants in New Zealand to develop a detailed exploration and drilling program, which is expected to commence in early 2024. This program will include prospecting, stream sediment, and soil sampling on its earlier stage permits (Rough Ridge South and Carrick prospecting permits); and reverse circulation (RC) and/or diamond drilling on its Smylers, Hyde, and Carrick exploration permits, with the ultimate goal to delineate a potential gold resource similar to Macraes Mine and the Bendigo-Ophir Project.

Qualified Person Statement

All scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared and approved by Paul Ténière, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration and Director of KO Gold Inc. who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

About KO Gold Inc.

KO Gold is a Canadian junior mining company listed on the CSE under the ticker symbol “KOG”. The Company’s strategy is to acquire and advance highly-prospective gold properties within the Otago Gold District in New Zealand. KO Gold has four 100%-owned prospecting and exploration permits in the Otago Gold District, and two exploration permits under option that comprise the Smylers Gold Project, for a combined land package of approximately 972 km2. The Smylers Gold Project is an advanced exploration project located adjacent to OceanaGold’s active Macraes Gold Mine. The Smylers Gold Project has the potential to host a major gold deposit based on significant investments in exploration and drilling over the past few years including over NZ$1M spent by KO Gold on exploration, and reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling.

For further information, please contact:

Greg Isenor, President and CEO, Director
Tel:      (902) 832-5555
Email:  info@kogoldnz.com
Website: www.kogoldnz.com

KO Gold Inc.
Suite 802 – Sun Tower, 1550 Bedford Highway
Bedford, Nova Scotia
B4A 1E6 Canada

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Neither the CSE nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.


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KO Gold

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