Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

December 05, 2011 09:35 ET

Barkerville Announces $20,000,000 Equity Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2011) - Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BGM)(FRANKFURT:IWUB) (the "Company") has entered into an agreement with D&D Securities Inc. acting as lead agent and bookrunner together with M Partners Inc. as co-lead agent (together the "Agents") in connection with a private placement offering to issue up to 20,000,000 units at $1.00 per unit for gross proceeds of up to $20 million. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant with each whole warrant exercisable for a period of 18 months from Closing at a price of $1.25 per share. In addition, there will be an over-allotment provision or "greenshoe" for up to an additional 5,000,000 units. The Company will issue to the Agents that number of common shares equal to 7% of the gross proceeds raised and issue broker's warrants to purchase common shares in an amount equal to 10% of the aggregate number of shares issued, exercisable for a period of 18 months from Closing at $1.00 per share. The financing is to be completed on a best efforts basis, subject to the customary conditions including TSX-V approval. The proceeds will be used to fund further drilling, repay outstanding debt and for general corporate purposes. In conjunction with the private placement, insiders may purchase a portion of the Equity Financing.

About Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

Since the mid 1990s the Company has focused on exploration and development of gold projects in the Cariboo Mining District in central B.C. The Company's mineral tenures now cover over 117,691.14 hectares, encompassing seven past producing hard rock mines and three NI 43-101 gold deposits, including the QR Mine & Mill. The QR Property was acquired in February 2010 and includes a 900 tonne/day gold milling facility and a permitted gold mine located approximately 110 kilometers by highway and all-weather road from the Barkerville Gold Camp. Mining operations commenced at QR in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 and the Company began pouring doré gold in September 2010. In November 2010, the Company acquired a second permitted mill currently on care and maintenance in Revelstoke, B.C. for relocation to the Barkerville Gold Camp near Wells, B.C. and upgrade to a 3,000-tonne/day facility subject to government approvals. In November 2010 the Company and the Lhtako Dene First Nation also signed a Project Agreement in relation to its Bonanza Ledge and Cariboo Gold Projects. The Company has not hedged any of its future gold production.

The technical information in this News Release has been reviewed and approved by Chief Geologist Jim Yin, PhD, P.Geo, a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

J. Frank Callaghan, President and CEO

This News Release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our industry, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein. Except as required by applicable law, the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results. All phases of the Company's operations are subject to environmental regulation and governmental approval and permits and there can be no assurance that the Company will obtain all the requisite permits for future development. Mining is an inherently risky business with large capital expenditures and cyclical metals markets.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
    J. Frank Callaghan
    President and CEO
    (604) 669-6463 or Toll Free: 1-800 663-9688
    (604) 669-3041 (FAX)