October 3, 2022

Vancouver, BC, Canada Austin Gold Corp. (“Austin” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: AUST) has received all analytical results for the four exploration drill holes completed during August at its Kelly Creek project, Humboldt County, Nevada.

Totalling 1062 m (3485 ft) of rotary-reverse circulation drilling, the holes were designed to drill beneath anomalous gold values encountered in shallow historical drill holes in an area of thin Quaternary alluvium cover.  Difficult drilling conditions, including large inflows of groundwater, prevented the holes from achieving a targeted depth of 457 m (1500 ft).  All holes intersected rocks that may host gold mineralization similar to the deposits at the nearby Marigold and Lone Tree mines. The highest gold values returned are 0.087 g/t and 0.056 g/t.  Austin is compiling and interpreting this information to determine its next steps at Kelly Creek.

Austin continues to advance permitting for drilling programs at its Fourmile Basin Project, Nye County, Nevada, and Stockade Mountain Project, Malheur County, Oregon.  At Fourmile Basin, the target is the source of gold/silver mineralized float that occurs over a large portion of the project area.  At Stockade Mountain, the drilling program will test beneath high-level gold/silver-bearing stockworks mineralization encountered in historical drill holes for high-grade vein deposits formed deeper in the hydrothermal system.  Historical drill intercepts include 7.6 m (25 ft) averaging 2.784 g/t gold and 4.6 m (15 ft) averaging 1.385 g/t gold.

Austin Gold Corp. is fully funded for all planned exploration programs, having completed its initial public offering in May 2022.  Furthermore, Austin is actively reviewing other projects that have the discovery potential for economic gold/silver deposits.

Robert M. Hatch, the Qualified Person for Austin Gold as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has approved the scientific and technical information in this news release.

About Austin Gold Corp.

Austin Gold is a gold exploration company focused on gold targets and making district-scale gold discoveries in the southwestern United States.

Austin Gold has four projects in Nevada, located on the Battle Mountain—Eureka (Cortez) gold trend in Humboldt County, Nevada (Kelly Creek Project), the Independence-Jerritt Canyon gold trend in Elko County, Nevada (Lone Mountain Project), the Carlin gold trend in Elko County, Nevada (Miller Project), and in Nye County, Nevada, situated in Oligocene volcanic rocks that are roughly the same age as those that host the large Round Mountain gold deposit (Fourmile Basin Project). Collectively, these Nevada properties comprise 136.3 km2 of unpatented and patented mining claims and mineral tenure.  In Oregon, the Stockade Mountain Project consists of approximately 27.5 km2 of unpatented mining claims situated in the same geological environment as the nearby Grassy Mountain Deposit that is being permitted for underground mining.


For further information, please contact:

Darcy A. Higgs, Corporate Secretary



Website: www.austin.gold


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