Accordingly, the company has issued Kingfisher 12.5 million shares at 40 cents per share together with 2.5 million options.
Half of these options have a strike price of 50 cents per share and the other half have a strike price of 60 cents, with an expiry of four years from the issuance date.
Kingfisher now holds a 6.91% stake in Galena, becoming a new substantial shareholder.
Finalising the Kingfisher investment follows completion of the transaction with Toho Zinc Co Ltd to invest $90 million for a 40% joint venture investment in Abra Mining Pty Ltd (AMPL), which owns the Abra Base Metals Project in WA.
Closing formalities for the Toho transaction have now been completed and AMPL has issued new shares to CBH Western Australia Pty Ltd (CBHWA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toho.
AMPL is at present owned 8.89% by CBHWA and 91.11% by Galena.
The company has also received a $5 million inter-company loan repayment from AMPL.
Project development drilling
Galena is undertaking initial project development drilling at Abra, which the company considers a major advancement of the project.
The drilling will complete decline positioning, water bores and additional infill holes associated with early production horizons.
Under the program, Galena anticipates drilling more than 15,000 metres of diamond core drill holes adding about 25% new data to the project’s total drilling database.
The program will aim to increase confidence within areas of the Abra resource already categorised as indicated and inferred.
In addition to the main purpose, a sub-set of drill holes have been planned for the purposes of overall resource development and near-project exploration.