The funds will also be used for working capital, the firm said in a statement.
Pollitt & Co Inc will act as the lead agent to offer up to around 22.7 million shares at C$0.22 each, for gross proceeds of up to C$5 million.
Mining major Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) will take part in the offering following the investor rights agreement, reported in May, whereby it has the right to participate in Royal Road financings to maintain its pro-rata ownership, provided that it maintains at least a 9.5% stake.
The placement is expected to close on or around November 1 this year. It is subject to the necessary regulatory approvals, including from the TSX Venture Exchange
In consideration for its services, Pollitt will receive cash equal to 6% of the gross proceeds and Royal Road will issue it warrants to buy shares equal to 6% of shares issued in the placement.
Agnico Eagle has produced precious metals since 1957. Its operating mines are in Canada, Finland and Mexico, with exploration and development activities in each of these countries as well as in the USA and Sweden.
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