Aurvista Gold Corporation is a junior gold exploration and development company. Aurvista's only asset is the Douay Gold Project, consisting of 221 wholly owned claims totaling approximately 11,430 hectares. The Douay Project’s North West Zone has 32 designated claims for a total of 1,193 hectares and is in a Joint Venture agreement with SOQUEM. The Douay Project is located along the Casa Berardi Fault part of the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone in northern Quebec.
As of 2012, the Douay Gold Project contains a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource of 114,652,000 tonnes at 0.75 g/t gold (2.8 million ounces of gold) in the Inferred category and 2,689,000 tonnes at 2.76 g/t gold (238,400 ounces of gold) in the Indicated category, at a cut-off of 0.3 g/t gold. The Douay West Zone Resources are included in this property wide estimate. The Douay West zone contains a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource of 1,413,000 tonnes at 1.65 g/t gold (74,913 ounces of gold) in the Inferred category and 2,558,000 tonnes at 2.77 g/t gold (227,982 ounces of gold) in the Indicated category, at a cut-off of 0.3 g/t gold.
The company recently completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) of the Douay West Zone. The PEA considers both open pit and underground production options for the advancement of the Project. The study economics show a pre-tax Net Present Value (“NPV”) of $25.0 million at a discount rate of 5% and post-tax NPV(5%) of $16.6 million using an approximate two-year average gold price of US$1,350 per ounce and an exchange rate of 1.00 $C=0.95 US$. The pre-tax and post-tax internal rates of return (“IRR”) for the project are 55% and 40% respectively. The PEA mine plan and economic model include the use of Inferred Mineral Resources which are considered speculative geologically to have any economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as Mineral Reserves and there is no certainty that the PEA will be realized.