2023

VANCOUVER, BC, January 10, 2023 – Banyan Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "Banyan") (TSXV: BYN) (OTCQB: BYAGF) is pleased to announce the analytical results from the next thirty-seven (37) diamond drill holes received – all holes were collared during the Company’s 2022 exploration program at the Powerline and Aurex Hill deposits located on the Company’s AurMac Property, Yukon Territory.

Assay highlights from this most recent batch of assays received include:

  • 62.2 metres (“m”) of 0.59 g/t Au from 269.5 m in DDH AX-22-306
  • 32.5 m of 0.69 g/t Au from 52.4 m in DDH AX-22-312
  • 45.4 m of 0.57 g/t Au from 115.8 m in DDH AX-22-321
  • 47.7 m of 0.70 g/t Au from 47.7 m in DDH AX-22-323
  • 46.9 m of 0.65 g/t Au from 149.4 m in DDH AX-22-333
  • 66.5 m of 0.36 g/t Au from surface (4.6 m) in DDH AX-22-341
  • 34.8 m of 1.02 g/t Au from 153.9 m in DDH AX-22-346
  • 42.9 m of 0.80 g/t Au from 100.0 m in DDH AX-22-354
  • 63.8 m of 0.69 g/t Au from 160.2 m in DDH AX-22-357
  • 55.5 m of 0.45 g/t Au from 121.9 m in DDH AX-22-358
  • 144.8 m of 0.30 g/t Au from 12.2 m in DDH AX-22-360
  • 143.2 m of 0.31 g/t Au from 18.3 m in DDH AX-22-362

2022 drill results continue to expand the extent of near/on-surface gold mineralization at the Powerline and Aurex Hill Deposits,” stated Tara Christie, President & CEO of Banyan. “Both deposits remain open and these most recent results received have demonstrated two notable mineralized trends in Aurex Hill.”

Results from this set of thirty-seven (37) 2022 drill holes are consistent with previous exploration drill results at the Powerline and Aurex Hill Deposits (see Tables 1-2 and Figures 1-2) and the areal extent of interpreted gold mineralization continues to be confirmed and expanded with each batch of assay results received.

The Powerline and Aurex Hill gold deposits are contained within a metasedimentary package consisting of predominately schists, quartzites and limestones of the Late Proterozoic to Cambrian Hyland Group. Gold mineralization here is chiefly associated with low angle quartz-sulfosalt-arsenopyrite veins seen crosscutting all lithologies and is interpreted to be associated with a large intrusion related gold system typical of the Tombstone Gold Belt and Selwyn Basin gold deposits. A strong bismuth-gold association has been identified at AurMac and is currently being utilized to establish exploration vectors over the property.

Highlighted instances of visible gold identified from these holes is shown in Image 1.

Image 1: Photographs of visible gold from:

Figure 1: Aurex Hill Drill Hole Locations, showing historic and Banyan completed diamond drill holes.

Figure 2: West Powerline Drill Hole Locations, showing historic and Banyan completed diamond drill holes.

Table 1: Highlighted Powerline and Aurex Hill Diamond Drill Analytical Results. (Maps, sections and full assay results will be made available on Banyan’s website).

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m*)

Au (g/t)

AX-22-287

117.4

239.8

122.4

0.20

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-297

60.8

68.6

7.8

0.36

and

120.4

124.9

4.5

0.41

and

154.8

191.8

37.0

0.33

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-300

89.4

98.5

9.1

0.23

and

167.4

176.2

8.8

0.30

and

200.0

202.9

2.9

0.79

and

224.8

268.6

43.8

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-306

174.9

202.0

27.1

0.40

and

269.5

331.7

62.2

0.59

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-307

142.5

159.5

17.0

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-309

91.4

96.0

4.6

0.23

and

106.7

154.8

48.1

0.23

and

192.3

230.1

37.8

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-312

52.4

84.9

32.5

0.69

and

166.6

193.3

26.7

0.25

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-318

166.1

191.3

25.2

0.50

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-321

39.6

54.9

15.3

0.41

and

115.8

161.2

45.4

0.57

and

214.3

227.1

12.8

0.22

and

241.6

257.3

15.7

0.20

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-323

46.2

53.3

7.1

0.22

and

83.8

131.5

47.7

0.70

and

260.3

263.7

3.4

0.58

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-324

48.5

73.8

25.3

0.27

and

180.1

195.1

15.0

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-325

8.5

29.4

20.9

0.27

and

43.3

52.1

8.8

0.56

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-330

84.9

94.1

9.2

0.43

and

177.7

185.9

8.2

0.27

and

198.1

211.8

13.7

0.33

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-332

40.0

49.0

9.0

0.45

and

142.5

150.8

8.3

0.64

and

202.6

220.4

17.8

0.32

and

263.7

332.2

68.5

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-333

54.0

90.9

36.9

0.36

and

121.9

135.0

13.1

0.38

and

149.4

196.3

46.9

0.65

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-334

20.7

24.6

3.9

0.57

and

146.3

152.4

6.1

0.26

and

167.9

172.9

5.0

0.39

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-335

9.5

44.2

34.7

0.27

and

55.5

61.5

6.0

0.33

and

74.5

80.8

6.3

0.22

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-340

39.6

54.9

15.3

0.37

and

67.1

95.3

28.2

0.31

and

102.8

137.2

34.4

0.33

and

149.4

180.7

31.3

0.27

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-341

4.6

71.1

66.5

0.36

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-342

96.0

122.5

26.5

0.44

and

240.8

254.4

13.6

0.77

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-343

1.5

25.9

24.4

0.42

and

35.1

65.6

30.5

0.37

and

99.0

146.3

47.3

0.31

and

185.9

197.5

11.6

0.40

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-344

9.1

36.6

27.5

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-345

93.9

101.8

7.9

0.32

and

150.8

165.0

14.2

0.87

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-346

4.3

18.9

14.6

0.38

and

41.1

55.7

14.6

0.79

and

153.9

188.7

34.8

1.02

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-347

156.3

190.5

34.2

0.35

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-348

18.1

49.0

30.9

0.58

and

71.7

80.4

8.7

0.88

and

172.2

185.9

13.7

0.43

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-349

100.6

120.1

19.5

0.26

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-351

175.7

200.4

24.7

0.22

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-352

14.9

44.2

29.3

0.31

and

71.3

82.4

11.0

0.25

and

123.9

185.2

61.3

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-353

187.4

220.8

33.4

0.20

and

245.4

297.2

51.8

0.20

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-354

4.6

36.6

32.0

0.22

and

100.0

142.9

42.9

0.80

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-355

12.1

59.4

47.3

0.27

and

152.5

158.5

6.0

0.39

and

185.5

217.9

32.4

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-357

0.5

7.6

7.1

0.24

and

15.3

29.0

13.7

0.20

and

50.3

88.4

38.1

0.20

and

160.2

224.0

63.8

0.69

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-358

4.6

48.0

43.4

0.26

and

121.9

177.4

55.5

0.45

and

192.0

208.2

16.2

0.42

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-360

12.2

157.0

144.8

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-362

18.3

161.5

143.2

0.31

 

 

 

 

 

AX-22-369

3.1

132.1

129.0

0.24

*True widths are estimated to be approximately 90% of drilled intervals.

Table 2: Drill Collar Location for Released Results

Collar ID

East
NAD83_Z8

North NAD83_Z8

Elev. (m)

Azimuth

Dip (°)

Depth (m)

AX-22-287

466396

7083706

729

003

-60

271.3

AX-22-297

466099

7082802

734

001

-60

296.7

AX-22-300

466105

7082898

733

004

-62

307.9

AX-22-306

466005

7082807

730

360

-58

350.5

AX-22-307

465898

7082903

726

007

-56

256.0

AX-22-309

465898

7082798

725

008

-60

277.4

AX-22-312

465998

7083095

722

357

-62

283.5

AX-22-318

469662

7082500

995

355

-58

210.3

AX-22-321

465899

7083099

717

355

-53

299.2

AX-22-323

465797

7083105

708

008

-62

289.6

AX-22-324

469270

7082902

972

357

-64

205.7

AX-22-325

469328

7081900

972

358

-59

233.2

AX-22-330

469102

7082402

984

004

-62

236.5

AX-22-332

465800

7082897

723

001

-57

345.9

AX-22-333

469095

7082516

980

359

-63

200.6

AX-22-334

469096

7082899

956

358

-60

193.9

AX-22-335

469099

7082596

976

001

-61

209.1

AX-22-340

468997

7082503

972

004

-60

192.0

AX-22-341

469003

7082605

965

357

-59

222.5

AX-22-342

465699

7083099

702

353

-58

286.5

AX-22-343

469006

7082701

957

002

-60

207.3

AX-22-344

469005

7082802

953

356

-60

213.4

AX-22-345

465698

7083203

700

003

-59

248.4

AX-22-346

468899

7082603

954

347

-59

210.3

AX-22-347

465601

7083203

697

011

-58

309.4

AX-22-348

468901

7082691

947

006

-60

202.7

AX-22-349

468903

7082798

941

003

-61

202.7

AX-22-351

469000

7082904

946

044

-59

243.8

AX-22-352

468800

7082703

933

348

-61

201.2

AX-22-353

465597

7083001

703

359

-57

303.3

AX-22-354

468697

7082606

926

006

-60

201.2

AX-22-355

468598

7082303

929

359

-60

220.1

AX-22-357

468603

7082190

934

002

-61

227.1

AX-22-358

468606

7082105

941

003

-58

253.2

AX-22-360

468602

7082006

944

005

-60

222.5

AX-22-362

468702

7082002

955

358

-61

233.2

AX-22-369

468803

7082004

965

359

-62

235.3

Upcoming Events

Banyan will be attending:

  • AME Roundup 2023, January 23 – 26, 2023
    • Core Shack Booth 819, January 25th & 26th
  • Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, January 29 – 30, 2023
    • Exhibitor Booth 109
    • Corporate Presentation, January 29th from 1:30 PM – 2 PM PST
    • Yukon Leaders Corporate Update and CEO Gold Roundtable, January 29th from 2:30 PM – 3 PM PST
    • Core Shack, January 30th from 3:00PM – 5:00PM PST
  • CEM Whistler Capital Conference, February 10 – 12, 2023
  • PDAC, Exhibitor Booth 2213A, March 5 – 8, 2023

All events are subject to change.

2022 Exploration Program

Banyan started its 2022 exploration program on January 26th and shut down its camp in early December, with a total of two-hundred-eleven (211) drill holes culminating in over 50,000 m of drilling designed to expand the mineralization around the Powerline and Aurex Hill Deposits.

2023 Exploration and Development Plans

The 2023 exploration and development plans are being developed by the Banyan’s technical and management team. Drilling at AurMac will include a Phase 1 program of 25,000 m of drilling commencing in March with three (3) drills. The 2023 program will be aided by the on-site preparatory lab, which will reduce assay times and help us to target and refine drilling during the season.

The 2023 program will include an expanded metallurgical, geotechnical and baseline environmental programs.

Analytical Method and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Measures

All drill core splits reported in this news release were analysed by Bureau Veritas Minerals of Vancouver, BC, utilizing the aqua regia digestion ICP-MS 36-element AQ200 analytical package with FA450 50-gram Fire Assay with AAS finish for gold on all samples. All core samples were split on-site at Banyan’s core processing facilities. Once split, half samples were placed back in the core boxes with the other half of split samples sealed in poly bags with one part of a three-part sample tag inserted within. Samples were delivered by Banyan personnel or a dedicated expediter to the Bureau Veritas, Whitehorse preparatory laboratory where samples are prepared and then shipped to Bureau Veritas’s Analytical laboratory in Vancouver, BC for pulverization and final chemical analysis. A robust system of standards, ¼ core duplicates and blanks was implemented in the 2022 exploration drilling program and was monitored as chemical assay data became available.

About Banyan

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, and adjacent to Victoria Gold's Eagle Gold Mine, in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The updated resource for the AurMac Property of 3,990,000 ounces (see Table 3 below) was announced on May 17, 2022.

The 173 square kilometres (“sq km”) AurMac Property lies 30 kilometres (“km”) from Victoria Gold’s Eagle Project and adjacent to Hecla Mining’s high grade Keno Hill Silver mine. The property is transected by the main Yukon highway and access road to the Victoria Gold open-pit, heap leach Eagle Gold mine. The AurMac Property benefits from a 3-phase powerline, existing power station and cell phone coverage. Banyan has a right to earn up to a 100% interest, in both the Aurex and McQuesten Properties, subject to certain royalties.

The Updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the AurMac Property was prepared May 13, 2022 and consisted of 3,990,000 ‎ounces of gold (see Table 3) hosted within near surface, road accessible pit constrained Mineral Resources contained in three near/on-surface deposits: the Airstrip, Aurex Hill and Powerline Deposits.

Table 3: Pit-Constrained Inferred Mineral Resources – AurMac Property


Deposit


Gold Cut-Off
g/t


Tonnage
M Tonnes

Average Gold
Grade
g/t


Gold Content
k oz

Airstrip

0.2

42.5

0.64

  874

Powerline

0.2

152.0

0.59

2,898

Aurex Hill

0.3

12.5

0.53

   215

Total Combined

0.2 – 0.3

207.0

0.60

3,990

Notes: ‎

  1. The effective date for the Resource Estimate is May 13, 2022. The updated Resource Estimate for the AurMac Property was prepared by Marc Jutras, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., Principal, Ginto Consulting Inc., an independent Qualified Person in accordance with the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”). The technical report supporting the Resource Estimate entitled “AurMac Property, Mayo Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada” (the “Technical Report”) has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com effective June 29, 2022. Please see the news release of May 17, 2022.
  2. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The Resource Estimate may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, changes in global gold markets or other relevant issues.
  3. The definitions of inferred mineral resources that are contained in the Definition Standards of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM Definition ‎Standards”), which are incorporated by reference into NI 43-101, were followed to classify the mineral resources in the Resource Estimate. The quantity and grade of reported inferred mineral resources in this estimation are uncertain in nature ‎and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred mineral resources as an ‎indicated mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to an ‎indicated or measured mineral resource category.
  4. Mineral resources are reported at a cut-off grade of 0.2 g/t Au for the Airstrip and Powerline deposits and 0.3 g/t Au for the Aurex Hill deposits, using a US$/CAN$ exchange rate of 0.75 and constrained within an open-pit shell optimized with the Lerchs-Grossman algorithm to constrain the Mineral Resources with the following estimated parameters: gold price of US$1,700/ounce, US$2.50/t mining cost, US$5.50/t processing cost, US$2.00/t G+A, 80% heap leach recoveries, and 45° pit slope. The gold price and cost assumptions are consistent with current pricing assumptions and costs, and in particular are consistent with those employed for recent technical reports for similar pit-constrained Yukon gold projects.
  5. The number of tonnes was rounded to the nearest hundred thousand. The number of ounces was rounded to the nearest thousand and final result to three significant figures. Any discrepancies in the totals are due to rounding effects.

In addition to the AurMac Property, the Company holds the Hyland Gold Project, located 70 km Northeast of Watson Lake, Yukon, along the Southeast end of the Tintina Gold Belt (the “Hyland Project”). The Hyland Project represents a sediment hosted, structurally controlled, intrusion related gold deposit, within a large land package (over 125 sq km), accessible by a network of existing gravel access roads.

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.

Qualified Person

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"
Tara Christie
President & CEO

For more information, please contact:

Tara Christie • 778 928 0556 • tchristie@banyangold.com
Jasmine Sangria • 604 312 5610 • jsangria@banyangold.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor OTCQB Venture Market accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION: This news release contains forward-looking information, which is not comprised of historical facts and is based upon the Company’s current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding-looking wording such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend(s)”, “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 exploration; and statements regarding exploration expectations, exploration or development plans and timelines; and mineral resource estimates and anticipated costs. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, receipt of regulatory approvals, uncertainties inherent in resource estimates, continuity and extent of mineralization, 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.


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