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Consolidated Tin Mines (ASX:CSD) to purchase Auctus in $53.3M deal
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  • Consolidated Tin Mines (CSD) has announced it will purchase Auctus Chillagoe Holdings for over $53 million.
  • Auctus owns the Chillagoe Project, located near its own Mt Garnet Project, in Queensland
  • Managing Director Ralph De Lacey says this deal will establish CSD as a leading independent base metal producer
  • CSD also announced it wants to change its name to 'Aurora Metals Limited'
  • Consolidated Tin Mines is up 33.33 per cent on the ASX, trading at 20¢ per share

Consolidated Tin Mines (ASX:CSD) will purchase Auctus Chillagoe Holdings for $53.3 million.

Auctus owns the Chillagoe Base and Precious Metals project, located 200 kilometres west of Cairns in Queensland.

The Chillagoe Project includes a portfolio of proven, high-quality assets such as King Vol Underground Mine, Mungana Processing Plant, and Mungana Underground Mine.

CSD believes this acquisition is highly strategic as Chillagoe is approximately 140 kilometres away from its Mt Garnet project.

Managing Director Ralph De Lacey says this purchase will be transformational for CSD and says it establishes CSD as a leading independent base metal producer.

"The acquisition of the Chillagoe Project is highly aligned with CSD’s overarching growth strategy," Ralph explained.

"It delivers us a strategic portfolio of producing and development assets, with outstanding further gold and base metals exploration prospectivity – all in close proximity to our existing operational footprint," he added.

The acquisition is expected to deliver immediate, value-accretive growth in CSD's metal production output and resource inventory.

Ralph said that CSD is buying a business that has been heavily invested by its previous owner.

"This provides us with a well-capitalised operating base from which to leverage the multiple high-grade production and development opportunities that exist. We know the Chillagoe assets very well already," he added.

The purchase will still have to have several conditions met, including finance and CSD shareholder approval.

CSD also announced it wants to change its name to 'Aurora Metals Limited,' which is subject to shareholder approval.

Consolidated Tin Mines is up 33.33 per cent on the ASX this afternoon, trading at 20¢ per share at 2:07 pm AEST.

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