UNDERGROUND CHANNEL SAMPLING RETURNS HIGH-GRADE SILVER – GOLD RESULTS AT AgMR’s RELIQUIAS MINE
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- 1.70m @ 324 g/t Ag, 0.61 g/t Au, 2.01% Pb, 6.32% Zn, and 0.32% Cu
- 0.90m @ 1,081 g/t Ag, 2.14 g/t Au, 2.88% Pb, 1.43% Zn, and 0.22% Cu
- 0.60m @ 1,100 g/t Ag, 0.49 g/t Au, 8.80% Pb, 7.40% Zn, and 0.57% Cu
- 1.10m @ 338 g/t Ag, 0.92 g/t Au, 3.02% Pb, 5.05% Zn, and 0.27% Cu
Toronto, Ontario, September 8, 2022 – Silver Mountain Resources Inc. (“Silver Mountain“, “AGMR” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce initial results from underground channel sampling at the Reliquias silver mine in Huancavelica, central Peru. Assays have been received for 183 rock channel samples taken from Level 415 of the Meteysaca Vein (Fig.1). This well-mineralized ore shoot of the Meteysaca Vein is exposed over 285 m along the 415 m level. The results reported today were collected from Zones 1 to 4 over a strike length of 203 m, while sample assays taken over a strike length of 82 m in Zone 5 are still pending (Fig.1). The Meteysaca Vein extends further southeast, however, for sampling to continue along strike, the ongoing rehabilitation of the 415 m level needs to be completed.
Samples were taken using an electric percussion hammer to produce a channel perpendicular across the veins and mineralized structures. By cutting a continuous channel approximately 3-5 cm deep by 10 cm wide, the channel samples basically equal a drill core in their significance for future resource estimation. Where the structure is exposed along the back of the drift, channels were cut across the vein systematically every 4 m. Channel lengths range between 0.30 m and 2.90 m.
The underground sampling results from the Meteysaca Vein confirm the continuity of well-developed polymetallic mineralization within the structure, with significant concentrations of silver (Ag), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and copper (Cu). Gold grades were considerably higher than expected, ranging between 0.11 g/t and 4.15 g/t. To highlight the continuity of this vein system, the grades and widths of channels were averaged over each of the four zones shown in Fig. 1.
Alfredo Bazo, President and CEO, commented: “The underground sample results from the 415 level provide verification of the tenor and continuity of high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu mineralization in the Meteysaca Vein. We are thrilled with the encountered gold grades, which could positively impact the results of our future resource estimate. The systematic channel sampling program complements the ongoing underground drilling and should facilitate the conversion of additional historic resources into NI 43-101 compliant resources.”
The Meteysaca structure exhibits brecciation, irregular banding and crustiform textures typical of intermediate sulphidation veins. Sulphide minerals are present as fine veinlets, semi-massive pods, or in disseminated form, within a matrix composed of at least three generations of quartz, with minor barite and calcites. Galena, sphalerite, silver sulpho-salts, chalcopyrite, and minor pyrite were encountered. The Meteysaca Vein shows average widths of approximately 0.50 m in the western part of the ore shoot. Associated with a change in strike direction observed in Zone 4 (Fig.1), the vein thickness increases towards the southeast, averaging 0.89 m in width.
The following table provides more detail regarding the channel sample results from the Meteysaca Vein structure.
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 NI 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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
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