Alamos Gold Inc.




2016 / 01 / 19


Bonus Payment


US$2.5M, within 60 days of the commencement of commercial production

The Kirazli development project is located in the Çanakkale Province of northwestern Türkiye and is an epithermal, high-sulphidation, disseminated gold system.

A Feasibility Study was completed in early 2017 and evaluated an open-pit operation that would process 15,000 tpd through primary crushing and open circuit secondary crushing followed by heap leaching methods to extract the gold and silver. Average annual production is estimated to be 104,000 ounces of gold and 617,300 ounces of silver over a five year mine life, underpinned by a Proven and Probable Mineral Reserve of 33.9 Mt of 0.7 g/t gold and 9.4 g/t silver (as at Dec. 31, 2020). Mineral Reserve cut-off grade for the Kirazli Pit are determined as a net of process value of $0.10 per tonne for each model block. For more information visit

Alamos expects to first develop Kirazlı and then utilize its cash flows to fund the development of Ağı Dağı. Federal government approval has been received for all permits required to construct Kirazlı, including the Environmental Impact Assessment approval, Forestry Permit, and GSM (Business Opening and Operation) permit. A 24-month development timeline for Kirazli is anticipated, including approximately three months of pre-commercial production.

Within 60 days of the commencement of commercial production at Kirazli, Sandstorm will receive a production bonus of $2.5 million. The bonus is payable by Newmont Corporation who assumed the obligation when they acquired Fronteer Gold in 2011. Sandstorm acquired the bonus payment as part of the Teck royalty package in January 2016.

Recent Activity

    April 2021

    Alamos announced a US$1 billion investment treaty claim against the Republic of Türkiye for expropriation and unfair and inequitable treatment, among other things, with respect to their Turkish gold mining project. The company is hopeful that the arbitration process will bring about the engagement that they have sought from the Turkish state, and lead to an equitable resolution to the impasse.

    October 2019

    Alamos has suspended construction at Kirazli pending the renewal of its Turkish mining concessions which expired in October. The company is working with the Turkish Department of Energy and Natural Resources on securing the renewal of the concessions in order to resume construction.

    May 2019

    Alamos received the Operating Permit from the Turkish Department of Energy and Natural Resources and now has all major permits required for the start of construction at Kirazli.

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