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Royal Gold enters into $265M deal with Botswanan Khoemacau Copper Mining

Date Announced

February 25, 2019

Lead Office



265.00 Million USD

On February  25, 2019, Royal Gold announced that it had entered into a life of mine purchase and sale agreement with the Botswana Khoemacau Copper Mining company, a fully-owned subsidiary of Cupric Canyon Capital LP.

The deal will see Royal Gold pay US$212 million in advance for 80% of the silver produced by the Khoemacau Copper Project, with an option to pay  US$53 million for the remaining 20%.

Royal Gold expects average annual silver deliveries of 1.5 million ounces at a stream rate of 80%, or 1.9 million ounces based on a stream rate of 100%, with initial deliveries expected to start in the first half of 2021. The deal is expected to last until certain delivery thresholds are met. 

Royal Gold is a global streaming and royalty company.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Royal Gold with a team led by Christopher Langdon (Mining and M&A).