The deal has been signed with the Orion Fund JV Ltd, a subsidiary of global resource powerhouse Orion Mine Finance Funds, which will see them come on as a supportive cornerstone investor in Blackham.
Managing Director of Blackham Resources Mr Bryan Dixon said the deal was transformational for the company, with the Matilda gold project now de-risked and a clear pathway to production now defined and fully funded.
"We are extremely pleased to have agreed to this financing package and welcome Orion to the company's register," Mr Dixon said.
"The Orion funding gives Blackham a fully funded solution to bring the Matilda Gold Project into production and provides further validation of the robust nature of this project."
The first tranche of funds will come from a private placement to Orion Fund, in which Blackham will receive $2.5 million. Blackham will then receive a $6 million non-amortising term loan and a further $30 million upon the completion of the definitive feasibility study at the Matilda project.
Mr Peter Rozenauers will join the Blackham board as Orion FundA-s nominee director. Mr Rozenauers was previously with Red Kite Group as Senior Investment Manager and Head of Asian Commodities Distribution for Barclays Capital.
Orion Fund and Blackham have also entered in to an offtake agreement, which will see Blackham sell 50% of gold produced at Matilda until it has delivered 250,000oz of gold to Orion, for a price to be set in context of the market at the time of delivery.
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About Blackham Resources Ltd
Blackham Resources Limited (ASX:BLK), is an emerging gold producer focused on its Matilda Gold Project in Western Australia where mining and production is imminent. The Matilda/Wiluna Gold Operation incorporates over 1,000 square kilometres of tenements containing total JORC 2012 resources of 63Mt @ 3.2 g/t for 6.4Moz of gold. These tenements cover around 55 kilometres of strike along the Wiluna Mine Sequence and 10 kilometres of strike along the Coles Find Sequence. The Wiluna Mine and Coles Find Sequence has historically produced 4 million ounces of gold.
All the deposits are within 26 kilometres by existing haul roads of Blackhams recently acquired Gold Plant. With exploration prospects at Mt Poole, Monarch, Carroll Prior, Red Lady, Zenith, Island and Albion in the Lakeway area provides the company with excellent exploration areas for potential future projects.
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