ASOMA Inc., a Utah corporation, has purchased the Drum Gold Mine near Delta, Millard County, from Western States Minerals Corp. for $1 million.

The purchase price also includes the transfer to ASOMA a package of unpatented mining claims owned or leased by Western States plus the mine plant and equipment, said Western States President Arden Morrow. ASOMA has agreed to pay a 5 percent net royalty on claims at the Drum Mine, which are owned by Western States, and a 1 percent net royalty on leased claims.Morrow said Western States has completed mining operations at the gold mine, but ASOMA owns adjacent property and will continue exploration for additional gold deposits. The company mined the property via open pit and heap leach operations.