The AGM will occur at the beginning of the Luncheon on Friday, December 2nd, followed by a talk given by James Thom from Banyan Gold.

Information on the AGM is below the luncheon details.

Please join the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group on Friday, December 2nd, for a talk given by James Thom of Banyan Gold.

If you would like to attend the luncheon, please RSVP by email at or by selecting one of the options below.

**Please RSVP as soon as possible in order to accommodate everyone for lunch.

Luncheon Details:

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2022
Location: Kerby Centre – downtown Calgary (1133 – 7th Ave. SW)
Doors open at 11:30 am
Talk starts at noon
Luncheon for Members: $30
Luncheon Non-members: $35
Talk and Beverage (Coffee, Juice, Pop): $10
University, SAIT, NAIT students: FREE with student ID (with purchase of membership)

If you’d like to pay the Membership or Luncheon fee online, please click on the appropriate link below to be redirected to the secure Square website:

Presentation Abstract:

On May 17th, 2022 Banyan Gold updated the inferred mineral resource estimate for the AURMAC property to contain 3,990,000 ‎ounces of gold hosted within three near/on-surface deposits: the Airstrip, Aurex Hill and Powerline Deposits. The AURMAC deposits are country-rock-hosted, intrusion-related gold systems (IRGS) within the Tintina Gold Belt, Yukon.

The AURMAC Property is located within the north – central part of the Selwyn Basin underlain by metaclastic rocks of the Yusezyu Formation of the Late Proterozoic Hyland Group, and the Mississippian Keno Hill Quartzites. These units have been juxtaposed by northeast directed thrusting in the early Cretaceous by the Robert Service Thrust. The stratigraphy on the Property consists of quartzite, and intercalated graphitic phyllites and argillites, lesser limestone, and quartz – sericite schist to the south. All units have been affected by the Tombstone Strain Zone of the underlying non – exposed Robert Service Thrust fault and have been metamorphosed to widespread greenschist facies. Granitic dykes locally occur that probably belong to the Tombstone Suite Intrusives and are of Cretaceous age.

There are three styles of gold mineralization on the AURMAC property: 1) stratabound gold – bearing calc – silicate – pyrrhotite skarns; 2) shallow dipping discordant to foliation gold bearing quartz +/- bismuth sulfosalt +/- arsenopyrite +/- pyrrhotite +/-pyrite +/- antimony sulfosalt veins; and 3) steeply dipping gold bearing Keno Hill style‘ quartz and siderite veins with pyrite, galena, sphalerite that make up the principal economic deposits of the nearby Keno Hill area.

The 2022 Exploration season included +50,000m of diamond drilling from 211 holes. The objective of the drilling program was to grow the Powerline and Aurex Hill deposits with 100m step-outs within the approximately 1.5 km wide and greater than 16 km long geophysically distinctive perspective lithological unit known to contain the shallow dipping discordant to foliation gold bearing quartz veins.

Presenter Bio:

James Thom, Senior Geologist and Field Manager

James Thom has worked in the exploration industry since 1997. He has expertise in developing drill targets from grass root exploration surveys, as well as experience in developing geological models and target refinement from more advanced stages of exploration. James has been involved in exploration programs in Western Canada, Mexico, Peru and the Dominican Republic. He has been involved in the design and implementation of geochemical, geophysical and geological surveys and drilling programs for many of these projects.

If you are an active member and would like to vote, but are unable to make the meeting on December 2nd, please click on the link below to vote by proxy:

VOTE: MEGS Calgary 2022 AGM

To be eligible to vote at the AGM, one must be a 2022-2023 MEGS member in good standing. Memberships are available for purchase up to the start of the meeting.

The formal portion of the AGM will include the following agenda items:

  • Vote on slate of directors and executive committee members;
  • Financial Statements (NOTE: the financials shall be presented at the AGM)

Listed Nominations:

The Nomination Committee is putting forward the following persons for the listed positions for 2022-2023:

Director & Officer nominees:

  • President (Boukare Tapsoba)
  • Vice President (Tezla Hayduk)
  • Treasurer (William Sattlegger)
  • Secretary (Shelley Alexander)
  • Past President (Allan Turner)

Executive Officer/Committee(s) nominees:

  • Membership and Mailings Officer: VACANT
  • Meetings and Social Events Executive: Adam Sturby
  • Program Officer: VACANT
  • Corporate Communication and Business Development Officer: VACANT

If you would be interested in volunteering on the MEGS board please forward your information with which role you would like to be considered for to

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to MEGS Calgary.