Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2, 2023 (NYSE American: EMX; TSX Venture: EMX; Frankfurt: 6E9) – EMX Royalty Corporation (the “Company” or “EMX”) is pleased to announce the execution of an exploration and option agreement for EMX’s Yarrol and Mt Steadman Projects in Queensland, Australia (the “Projects”) to Many Peaks Gold (ASX:”MPG”). The agreement provides EMX with cash payments, additional equity interests in MPG and work commitments during a fifteen month option period. Upon exercise of the option EMX will receive additional payments of cash and shares of MPG along with annual advance royalty payments, royalty interests and other considerations.
The Yarrol Project contains zones of gold and copper mineralization in addition to newly discovered areas with cobalt-enriched manganese oxide mineralization and heavy mineral sands deposits (see Figures 1 and 2). The Mount Steadman Project contained historically defined zones of gold mineralization in addition to areas of historic gold mining activities (see Figures 1 and 3). Both projects were acquired by EMX as part of recent regional assessments of prospectivity in eastern Australia via purchase agreements with third parties, and then greatly expanded by EMX via filing of exploration license applications.
MPG is currently an EMX partner on the Company’s nearby Queensland Gold project. Together with the Queensland Gold project, the addition of Yarrol and Mt Steadman to MPG’s portfolio builds a substantial property package with a diverse suite of mineral deposits and occurrences in central Queensland.
Commercial Terms Overview: All terms in US Dollars unless otherwise indicated. Upon execution, MPG will make a cash payment of $150,000, issue 850,000 shares of MPG stock to EMX and 1,000,000 stock options, with each option being exercisable for one share of MPG at a price of AUD $0.34 for 36 months.
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This news release may contain “forward looking statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about its future results. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding perceived merit of properties, exploration results and budgets, mineral reserve and resource estimates, work programs, capital expenditures, timelines, strategic plans, market prices for precious and base metal, or other statements that are not statements of fact. When used in this news release, words such as “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will”, “believe”, “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which, by their very nature, are not guarantees of the Company’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors may include, but are not limited to: unavailability of financing, failure to identify commercially viable mineral reserves, fluctuations in the market valuation for commodities, difficulties in obtaining required approvals for the development of a mineral project, increased regulatory compliance costs, expectations of project funding by joint venture partners and other factors.
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Figure 1. Location map for the Yarrol and Mt Steadman projects
 Mt Rawdon historic production numbers are cited from Evolution Mining website (2023/04/27). https://evolutionmining.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Mt-Rawdon-fact-sheet-FY23F.pdf
Figure 2. Geological Map and Drill Hole Locations at Yarrol
Figure 3. Gold mineralization, historic soil anomalies and mine workings in the Chowey Goldfield, Mt Steadman Project
Historic soils results were collected by Probe Resources in 1995 and additional soils were collected by MGT Mining in 2019 to refine the anomaly.
 Soil results are reported in MGT Mining Annual Report EPM 12834 for reporting period ending in December 2019. EMX has not performed sufficient work to verify the published assay data, and these data should not be relied upon until they can be confirmed. However, EMX considers the results to be reliable and relevant.