The company said yesterday it had issued about 9.4 million units priced at $3.30 per unit.
It also said Greenstone Resources II LP and Greenstone Co-Investment No. 1 had elected to acquire 4.2 million units under pre-emptive rights, which would result in further gross proceeds of $13.9 million.
President Hayden Locke said last month the company was hoping to accelerate the development timeline for its Marimaca oxide deposit, thanks to its simplicity, to take full advantage of the expected continuing strength in the copper market.
"This additional capital, underpinned by a cornerstone investment from a strategic, long-term investor, means we are financed, not only to test the multiple exciting, drill ready targets we have at Marimaca and the surrounding areas, but also to move the Marimaca oxide deposit (MOD) towards production as quickly as possible," he said at the time.
A 2020 preliminary economic assessment for MOD put initial capex at US$285 million for a 12-year mine producing an average annual 35,600 tonnes of copper at all-in sustaining cash costs of $1.29/lb.
The after-tax NPV8 was $524 million, assuming a flat $3.15/lb long-term copper price, and IRR was 33.5%.
The copper price rose above $9,000/t or $4/lb in February for the first time since 2011.
Marimaca beefed up its board with the appointment of First Quantum Minerals founder and president Clive Newall in February.
Marimaca shares (TSX: MARI) peaked at a one-year high of C$5.01 last week.
They closed down 4.5% yesterday to $4.49, capitalising it about $352 million (US$279 million).