Centaurus Completes Acquisition of Jaguar Nickel
The agreement was announced back in August 2019. The consideration payable to Vale on closing for 100% acquisition of the Jaguar Project was a small upfront cash payment of US$250,000 and the transfer of the company’s greenfield Salobo West tenure. All closing steps have now been completed including the payment of the initial cash consideration and the transfer of the Salobo West tenure. The main component of the cash consideration is deferred and contingent on successful production from the project, which demonstrates Vale’s comfort in Centaurus’ technical skills and sustainable approach in Brazil to further explore and develop the Project, the company said.
Following the commencement of drilling in November 2019, Centaurus has already completed more than 8,500 meters (45 drill holes) of in-fill and extensional resource drilling along with some exploratory drilling.
Centaurus Managing Director Darren Gordon said the completion of the Jaguar transaction with Vale marked a historic milestone for the company on its growth trajectory to become a substantial international nickel sulphide developer.