USFWS Grants Eagle Take Permit On Eastside Project

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Tonopah, Nevada /May 14, 2024 - Allegiant Gold Ltd. (“Allegiant” or the “Company”) (AUAU: TSX-V) (AUXXF: OTCQX) is pleased to announce the issuance and receipt of the Eagle Take Permit by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Peter Gianulis, CEO of Allegiant Gold, comments “This marks a significant achievement in the future development of the Eastside District and, in particular, the McIntosh Zone which potentially hosts a high-grade zone which was initially discovered in 2021 (see Map 1). By securing the Eagle Take Permit, we can move forward with our exploration activities in a manner that respects and protects the natural environment. Our dedication to environmental conservation aligns with our broader vision of sustainable resource development, ensuring that our operations contribute positively to the local community and ecosystem. We are grateful for the collaboration and support of the USFWS throughout this process, and we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of environmental responsibility in all our endeavors.”


The Eagle Take Permit, issued by USFWS, is a critical regulatory authorization required for activities that may incidentally result in the disturbance or harm of bald and golden eagles, which are protected under federal law. This permit is essential for companies like Allegiant that operate in areas where eagles are known to frequent, as it allows for lawful management and mitigation of potential impacts on these majestic birds and their habitats.

In September 2020, Allegiant started its review of the permit requirements and costs for the Eagle Take Permit. This phase involved meticulous consideration and analysis to gain a clear understanding of the permit process. This rigorous phase culminated in March 2021 when Allegiant formally submitted the Eagle Take Permit Application to USFWS. Subsequently, in January 2022, Allegiant engaged the consultant company Stantec to commence work on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP) as prerequisites to obtaining the eagle take permit.

After nearly three years of dedicated efforts and collaboration, Allegiant has now secured the permit, which was finalized and issued on April 16th, 2024. The effective dates of the permit will be from December 15, 2024, to December 14, 2029.

This milestone underscores Allegiant's unwavering dedication to conducting its operations in a responsible manner, with a keen focus on protecting wildlife and their habitats. Throughout the permit process, Allegiant completed the necessary environmental assessments, including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and obtained a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

Allegiant owns five highly prospective gold projects in the United States all of which are in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Nevada. Allegiant’s flagship, district-scale Eastside project hosts a large and expanding gold resource and is in an area of excellent infrastructure. Preliminary metallurgical testing indicates that both oxide and sulphide gold mineralization at Eastside is amenable to heap leaching.

Peter Gianulis

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