Allegiant Gold: USFWS Grants Eagle Take Permit for Eastside Project

Mr. Peter Gianulis reports:

Tonopah, Nevada / TheNewswire / May 14, 2024 – Allegiant Gold Ltd. (“Allegiant” or the “Company”) (AUAU: TSX-V) (AUXXF: OTCQX) is happy 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, notes: “This marks a significant achievement in the future development of the Eastside District and in particular the McIntosh Zone, which may host a high-value zone initially discovered in 2021 (see Map 1). Obtaining the Eagle Take Permit allows us to move forward with our exploration activities in a way that respects and protects the natural environment. Our commitment to environmental conservation is aligned with our broader vision of sustainable resource development and ensures that our activities make a positive contribution to the local community and ecosystem. We are grateful for the cooperation and support of the USFWS during this process, and we remain committed to maintaining the highest standards of environmental responsibility in all our efforts.”



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 common, as it allows for lawful management and mitigation of potential impacts to these majestic birds and their habitats.

In September 2020, Allegiant began reviewing the permit requirements and fees for the Eagle Take Permit. This phase involved careful consideration and analysis to gain a clear understanding of the permitting process. This rigorous phase culminated in March 2021 when Allegiant formally submitted its Eagle Take Permit application to USFWS. Then, in January 2022, Allegiant engaged the consulting firm Stantec to begin work on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Eagle Conservation Plan (ECP) as conditions for obtaining the eagle permit.

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

This milestone underscores Allegiant’s continued commitment to conducting its operations responsibly, with a laser focus on protecting wildlife and their habitats. Throughout the permitting process, Allegiant conducted necessary environmental assessments, including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and obtained a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).


Allegiant owns five promising gold projects in the United States, all of which are in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Nevada. Allegiant’s flagship district-level Eastside project is home to a large and growing gold resource and is located in an area with excellent infrastructure. Preliminary metallurgical testing indicates that both oxide and sulfide gold mineralization at Eastside are susceptible to heap leaching.


Peter Gianulis


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