Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD-SILVER: Vancouver royalty firm invests $3.5M in Rawhide mine

NEVADA – EMX Royalty announced that it has acquired, for $3.5 million, a 19.9% equity interest in Rawhide Acquisition Holding, a privately-held Delaware company that owns the Rawhide gold-silver mining operation in Nevada.

In a press release, EMX said it made the strategic investment in Rawhide as part of its acquisition plan focusing on near-term cash-flowing assets.

The mine is located approximately 50 miles from Fallon and is a fully permitted open-pit, heap leaching operation that is currently producing gold and silver doré.

Rawhide occurs in the prolific Walker Lane gold-silver belt, amidst multiple historic mines that produced more than 1 million oz. of gold.

The property was formerly operated as a subsidiary of Kennecott and produced 1.4 million oz. of gold and 10.9 million oz. of silver. Later on, Coral Reef Capital, a private equity firm, partnered with the Rawhide mine management team to acquire it from Rio Tinto in 2010.

Between 2011 and 2018, a total of  4.9 million tonnes were mined at the site, producing a total of 160,000 oz. of gold and 1.8 million oz. of silver.

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