New Found grows portfolio with Labrador Gold project buy

Kingsway project in Newfoundland. Image from Labrador Gold.

New Found Gold (TSX-V: NFG)(NYSE: NFGC) is expanding its portfolio in Canada’s Newfoundland province with the planned acquisition of Labrador Gold’s (TSX-V: LAB)(OTCQX: NKOSF)(FNR: 2N6) Kingsway gold project.

Adding Kingsway will give New Found solid growth ground in the district where it’s already building the Queensway gold project, located 15 km west of Gander.

The transaction, which includes related mine assets, will be funded by New Found issuing Labrador Gold a number of common shares in the company for C$20 million ($15m) divided by the closing price of the shares on the TSX Venture Exchange on the last trading day before the deal’s closing date.

“Kingsway today is reminiscent of Queensway when New Found acquired the project back in 2016 with numerous early discoveries and large swaths of under explored structures that later evolved into significant mineralized zones,” New Found chief operating officer, Greg Matheson, said in the statement.

The combined projects have a strike length of over 20km along the Appleton Fault Zone, more than doubling the existing strike length in the Queensway North project, New Found said.

Consolidating both projects, the company noted, offers increased potential to solidify the district scale nature of Queensway.