ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCBB: SFEG) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amended option agreement with Columbus Exploration Corporation (CLX: TSX-V) (formerly Columbus Silver Corporation) whereby Santa Fe can earn a 100% interest in Columbus' Mogollon Project by immediately paying US$50,000 to Columbus, followed by a binding and mandatory US$950,000 payment upon closing of Santa Fe's proposed merger with Tyhee Gold Corp. (TDC: TSX-V).
Pursuant to the terms of the amended agreement, if Santa Fe's proposed merger with Tyhee Gold Corp. does not close, Santa Fe will have the option of paying US$950,000 within three months of the news release announcing the cancellation of the proposed merger and upon such payment it would earn the 100% interest in the Mogollon Project. The amended agreement amends and restates the original option agreement between Columbus Exploration and Santa Fe dated effective September 19, 2012, as amended effective June 28, 2013; all other material terms remain unchanged.
The Amended and Restated Option Over Mogollon Property Agreement contains other terms and conditions, and a copy is included as an Exhibit to Santa Fe's Current Report on Form 8-K, dated March 11, 2014, which it will file promptly with the SEC and will be available at http://www.sec.gov.About Santa Fe Gold Santa Fe Gold is a U.S.-based mining and exploration enterprise focused on acquiring and developing gold, silver, copper and industrial mineral properties. Santa Fe controls: (i) the Summit mine and Lordsburg mill in southwestern New Mexico; (ii) a substantial land position near the Lordsburg mill, comprising the core of the Lordsburg Mining District; (iii) the Mogollon gold-silver project, within trucking distance of the Lordsburg mill; (iv) the Ortiz gold property in north-central New Mexico; (v) the Black Canyon mica deposit near Phoenix, Arizona; and (vi) a deposit of micaceous iron oxide (MIO) in Western Arizona. Santa Fe Gold intends to build a portfolio of high-quality, diversified mineral assets with an emphasis on precious metals. To learn more about Santa Fe Gold, visit http://www.santafegoldcorp.com. STATEMENT REGARDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE