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- 2.0 x 1.2 km-sized advanced argillic alteration zone with vuggy silica ledges
- Channel samples include:
- 2.10 m @ 1.53 g/t Au and 70.1 g/t Ag,
- 7.53 m @ 0.55 g/t Au and 30.5 g/t Ag
- 3.23 m @ 0.36 g/t Au and 123.4 g/t Ag
Toronto, Ontario, September 14, 2022 – Silver Mountain Resources Inc. (“Silver Mountain“, “AGMR” or the “Company“) is pleased to report that a high sulphidation epithermal gold-silver target has been recognized at the Pucasora zone, within the Company’s 15000-ha Dorita property block in Huancavelica, central Peru (Fig. 1). Pucasora is located approximately 3 km southwest of the previously described Dorita vein system (see press release July 7, 2022).
Based on the results of 1:2000-scale geological mapping, the Pucasora target is underlain by dacitic to andesitic volcanic rocks, intruded by a subvolcanic stock of dioritic composition. This prospect is characterized by the occurrence of a large alteration zone typical for high sulphidation epithermal systems. The dominant feature is an advanced argillic alteration zone extending over an area of 2.0 x 1.2 km, with common alteration minerals including alunite, dickite, and kaolinite. Hydrothermal breccias, silica ledges, and silicified tensional fractures can be observed within the advanced argillic zone, indicating a structural control of the mineralization. Vuggy silica is developed in discrete structures and ledges, locally accompanied by native sulphur. The structural corridors show predominantly northwest-southeast and northeast-southwest strike directions, reaching strike lengths of up to 870 m.
Assay results have been received for 660 rock channel samples, systematically collected from key areas across the Pucasora target (Fig. 1). The channel sample results include strongly anomalous concentrations of gold (Au) and silver (Ag) at surface, similar to known high sulphidation systems throughout the Andes. Individual structural corridors display average Au values between 0.20 and 0.40 g/t, with highs of up to 1.53 g/t Au. Silver assays averaged over individual structural corridors range from 3.29 to 41.10 g/t, reaching a maximum of 217 g/t Ag. Pathfinder elements like arsenic, antimony, bismuth, and mercury show consistently elevated concentrations in surface samples, implying limited erosion and therefore a largely preserved epithermal system. Hydrothermal breccias containing pervasively silicified fragments with disseminated electrum and pyrite or clasts of vuggy silica with native sulphur indicate the presence of favourable lithological horizons at depth.
Petrographic studies of rock samples from the Pucasora zone have identified no less than five hydrothermal pulses, of which at least two have introduced gold and silver in the form of finely disseminated electrum into the system. Associated minerals include tetrahedrite, pyrite, covellite, and minor sphalerite, either disseminated or as wispy veinlets in the rock matrix.
The geological characteristics recognized to date at the Pucasora zone confirm the presence of a high sulphidation system with promising Au-Ag values at surface. As a next step, the Company is planning to conduct detailed mapping and selective sampling of the most prospective zones, with the objective of identifying targets for an initial drill campaign during 2023.
The following table provides more detail regarding selected channel sampling results:
 Andes Consultores & Prospectores EIRL: Avance Petrográfico y Mineragráfico (July 2022)
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Silver Mountain Resources Inc.
Alfredo Bazo, Chief Executive Officer and Director
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Antonio Cruz, an independent consultant of the Company and a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
About Silver Mountain
Silver Mountain Resources Inc. is a silver explorer and mine developer planning to restart production at the Reliquias underground mine and undertake exploration activities at its prospective silver camps at the Castrovirreyna Project in Huancavelica, Peru.
For additional information in respect of the Castrovirreyna Project, please refer to the Company’s technical report, titled National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report—Castrovirreyna Project, Peru, dated October 6, 2021, amended November 18, 2021, effective date August 17, 2021, available at https://sedar.com
Silver Mountain’s subsidiary Sociedad Minera Reliquias S.A.C. owns 100% of its concessions and holds more than 27,000 hectares in the district of Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica, Peru.
For Further Information Contact:
Alfredo Bazo Jean Pierre Fort
President, CEO & Director Chief Financial Officer
Silver Mountain Resources Inc
82 Richmond Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1P1
Sampling, QA/QC, and Analytical Procedures
Silver Mountain follows systematic and rigorous sampling and analytical protocols which meet industry standards. These protocols are summarized below.
All surface rock samples were collected with an electric diamond saw, typically over a 1–2-meter sample interval. The sample bags were sealed with a plastic zip tie and identified with a unique sample number, pending shipment to a certified laboratory sample preparation facility. Samples are sent by batch to the ALS laboratory in Lima for assaying. Silver Mountain independently inserts certified control standards, fine and coarse blanks, and duplicates into the sample stream to monitor data quality. These standards are inserted “blindly” to the laboratory in the sample sequence prior to departure from the storage facilities. At the laboratory samples are dried, crushed, and pulverized and then analyzed using a fire assay-AA finish analysis for gold and a full multi-acid digestion with ICP-AES analysis for other elements. Samples with results that exceed maximum detection values for the main elements of interest (Ag, Zn, Pb, Cu) are re-analyzed using precise ore-grade ICP analytical techniques, while high gold values are re-analyzed by fire assay with a gravimetric finish.
Forward Looking Statements
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