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Nova Scotia neighbours to merge

Neighbouring Nova Scotia explorers MegumaGold (CSE: NSAU) and Osprey Gold (TSXV: OS) have announced plans to merge.
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Nova Scotia explorer MegumaGold is looking to merge with Osprey Gold

Staff reporter

The juniors said the all-scrip combination would create "a leading precious metals exploration company" in an area experiencing a resurgence in gold exploration, following ASX-listed St Barbara's acquisition of Atlantic Gold last year.

The pair describe Moose River's Touquoy openpit as 10km south of Osprey's Caribou project and 4km west of MegumaGold's Touquoy West project.

Under the proposed share exchange transaction, MegumaGold would acquire all Osprey shares and Osprey shareholders would receive one Meguma share for every two Osprey shares held.

Osprey could appoint two people to the resulting five-member board and would contribute management personnel.

"The combination of MegumaGold's commanding land position in the belt and Osprey's deposits creates a combined entity that through a continued corporate and exploration activity, would represent a go-to critical mass Canadian gold and exploration opportunity in the Meguma gold district, adjacent to Atlantic Gold's operations which was acquired by St Barbara Ltd for $722 million cash consideration in July 2019," MegumaGold president Theo Van der Linde said.

Osprey has the option to earn 100% of its five past-producing properties in Nova Scotia.

Osprey and MegumaGold shares had been in a trading halt pending the news.

They last traded at 3c and 10c respectively.

At those prices, Osprey is capitalised at $2 million (US$1.4 million) and MegumaGold, which changed name from Coronet Metals in 2018, is valued at $9.7 million (US$6.7 million).