Alicanto has signed an option over the Oxberg and Naverberg VMS projects within the highly endowed zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold Bergslagen Mining District.
Naverberg abuts the Falun mine that Alicanto said closed in 1992 after producing 28 million tonnes of ore including 500,000t of zinc at 5% zinc and 400,000t of copper at 0.6-4% copper, plus lead, silver and gold.
The company also said there was "more than 45km of high-grade prospective strike on mineralised horizon coincident with large scale VMS alteration systems".
Private Australian company Zaffer holds the project, with Alicanto CEO Peter George and non-exec director Hamish Halliday being two of the five persons involved with the vendor.
Alicanto is to issue 30 million shares to Zaffer (plus a zinc royalty) in consideration if the option is exercised.
The company is also set to raise A$1 million by placing 40 million shares at 2.5c each.
Prior to the deal and the fund raising, the comapny had 130 million shares on issue.
Meanwhile Alicanto said it would maintain its gold focus.
The junior has been in Guyana since 2013.
Shares in Alicanto were down 6% to 3.3c in morning trade, capitalising the company at $4.3 million.
The stock was at levels around 11c 12 months ago.