VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 1, 2022 / Banyan Gold Corp. (the “Company” or “Banyan“) (TSXV:BYN)(OTCQB:BYAGF) announces that all resolutions set out in the management proxy circular for Banyan’s 2022 annual general meeting of shareholders held on March 31, 2022 (the “Meeting“) were passed.
All director nominees (Tara Christie, David Reid, Steve Burleton and Marc Blythe) have been re-elected to serve for the coming year. The following resolutions were also approved:
A total of 56,152,197 common shares representing 24.78% of the outstanding common shares were represented in person or by proxy at the Meeting.
With the conclusion of the annual meeting, Mark Ayranto is no longer a Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, having not run for re-election due to other responsibilities.
“On behalf of our Board and management team, we wish to thank Mr. Ayranto for his service and commitment to the Company,” stated Tara Christie, President and CEO. “As one of the original co-founders of the Company, we greatly appreciate the expertise, insight, and leadership that Mr. Ayranto provided through the acquisition, growth and development of the Company’s exploration projects. I thank Mr. Ayranto on behalf of the team and wish him all the best in the future.”
Further details on the matters considered at the Meeting can be found in Banyan’s management proxy circular, which is available on the Company website at www.banyangold.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Banyan will be attending:
All events are subject to change.
2022 Exploration Program Update
Banyan started its 2022 exploration program on January 26, 2022 and has three drills operating on the property. Forty-Two (42) drill holes and over 9,200 m of drilling has been completed of the planned 30,000 m drill program.
Banyan continues to take proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our Yukon communities, our contractors and our employees from COVID 19. Exploration activities will continue to have additional safety measures in place, regularly updated to follow and exceed all the recommendations of Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer.
Banyan’s primary asset, the AurMac Property is comprised of the Aurex and McQuesten properties, as well as claims staked and owned 100% by Banyan Gold, and adjacent to Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold Mine, in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The initial resource for the AurMac Property of 903,945 oz Au (see Table 1 below) was announced in May 2020. Our major strategic shareholders include Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund, Osisko Development, and Victoria Gold Corporation. Banyan is focused on gold exploration projects that have the geological potential, size of land package and proximity to infrastructure that is advantageous for a mineral project to have potential to become a mine. Our Yukon based projects both fit this model and our objective is to gain shareholder value by advancing projects in our pipeline.
The 173 sq km AurMac Property lies 30 km from Victoria Gold’s Eagle Project and adjacent to the Keno Hill Silver District operated by Alexco Resource Corp. (“Alexco“) and is highly prospective for structurally controlled, intrusion related gold-silver mineralization. The property is located adjacent to the main Yukon highway and just off the main access road to the Victoria Gold open-pit, heap leach Eagle Gold mine. The AurMac Property benefits from a 3-phase powerline, existing Yukon Energy Corp. switching power station and cell phone coverage. Banyan has optioned the properties from Victoria Gold and Alexco, respectively, with a right to earn up to a 100% interest, subject to royalties.
The Initial Mineral Resource Estimate for the AurMac Property was prepared in 2020 and consisted of 903,945 ounces of gold (see Table 1). It is a near surface, road accessible pit constrained Mineral Resource contained in two near/on-surface deposits: the Airstrip deposit and the Powerline Deposit.
Table 1: Pit-Constrained Inferred Mineral Resources at a 0.2 g/t Au Cut-Off – AurMac Property
|Average Au Grade
The Hyland Gold Project, located 70 km Northeast of Watson Lake, Yukon, along the Southeast end of the Tintina Gold Belt is a sediment hosted, structurally controlled, intrusion related gold deposit, with a large land package (over 125 sq km), with the resource contained in the Main Zone area (900 m x 600 m) daylighting at surface and numerous other known surface gold targets. It appears the Main Zone oxide zone would be amenable to heap leach open pit mining, with column leach recoveries of 86%. The project has an existing gravel access road.
Table 2 shows the Hyland Main Zone Indicated Gold Resource Estimate, prepared in accordance with NI 43-101, at a 0.3 g/t gold equivalent cutoff, contains 8.6 million tonnes grading 0.85 g/t AuEq for 236,000 AuEq ounces with an Inferred Mineral Resource of 10.8 million tonnes grading 0.83 g/t AuEq for 288,000 AuEq ounces.
Table 2: Hyland Main Zone Indicated Gold Resource Estimate
|In situ Tonnes||Au||Ag||AuEq|
|Grade (g/t)||Ozs||Grade (g/t)||Ozs||Grade (g/t)||Ozs|
Banyan trades on the TSX-Venture Exchange under the symbol “BYN” and is quoted on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol “BYAGF“. For more information, please visit the corporate website at www.BanyanGold.com or contact the Company.
Paul D. Gray, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration for the Company, is a “qualified person” as defined under National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release. Mr. Gray has verified the data disclosed in this press release, including the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information
ON BEHALF OF BANYAN GOLD CORPORATION
(signed) “Tara Christie”
President & CEO
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FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION: This news release contains forward-looking information, which is not comprised of historical facts. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding-looking wording such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe”, “potential” and “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s plans for drilling 30,000 metres this year; and statements regarding exploration expectations, exploration or development plans; and mineral resource estimates. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, uncertainties inherent in resource estimates, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, enhanced risks inherent to conducting business in any jurisdiction, and those risks set out in Banyan’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although Banyan believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Banyan disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.