Silver Mountain Resources: Drilling Continues To Define High Grade Zones at AGMR’s Reliquias Mine

2022-07-19 04:02:34

Highlights  

  • New drilling results add further confidence to the geological model with intercepts including:
    • 9.20m @ 220.8 grams per ton silver equivalent (AgEq), including 1.33m @ 672.8g/t and 1.25m @ 706.7g/t AgEq, in drill hole SMR-03-22-MTC
    • 0.70m @ 1,314.6g/t AgEq, in hole SMR-08-22-MTC
    • 5.35m @ 324.0g/t AgEq, including 2.40m @ 611.2g/t AgEq, in hole SMR-08-22-MTC
    • 3.78m @ 506.1g/t AgEq, including 1.50m @ 755.1g/t AgEq, in hole SMR-10-22-MTC

TORONTO, July 19, 2022 /CNW/ – Silver Mountain Resources Inc. (“Silver Mountain“, “AGMR” or the “Company“) is pleased to provide an update on its underground drilling at the Reliquias silver mine in Huancavelica, central Peru. The main objective of the 12,000m program is to establish a National Instrument 43-101 – Standard of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) compliant mineral resources in H1 2023 that will form the basis of our production decision in H2 2023. In addition, the Company aims to better characterize and extend the known silver-rich zones at depth.1




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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/DisplayProfile.do?lang=EN&issuerType=03&issuerNo=00052252.

Alfredo Bazo, President and CEO, commented: “The assay results from the reported drill holes confirm the continuity of high-grade Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu mineralization in the Matacaballo vein in proximity to existing mine workings at the Reliquias deposit. As was expected, the typical pinch-and-swell behaviour of the Sacasipuedes vein is shown in these drill holes, with varying vein widths and grades. We are encouraged that various bore holes have intersected more than one mineralized interval, which may represent splays of the main vein or newly identified structures. Our geological team is currently evaluating these intercepts to incorporate them in our 3D geological model.”

The drilling program is fully funded, with two rigs operating 24 hours per day. 32 holes have been completed to date, with results of 12 holes drilled to test the Matacaballo and Sacasipuedes veins included in this release (Table 1).

Figure1: Plan view of underground drilling program at the Reliquias silver mine, showing traces of drill holes completed to date (in blue) as well as the subsequently programmed bore holes. Additionally, underground workings, main mineralized veins, and drill platforms are displayed. Inset map shows Reliquias property block with locations of both silver mines and the processing plant (CNW Group/Silver Mountain Resources Inc.)

The following table provides more detail regarding the mineralized intercepts encountered in drill holes SMR-03-22-MTC to SMR-14-22-SCS.

Table 1: Weighted assay results of drill holes SMR-03-22-MTC to SMR-14-22-SCS. MTC = Matacaballo vein, SCS = Sacasipuedes vein. AgEq values were calculated using silver, lead, zinc, copper, and gold. Metal prices utilized for the calculations are current prices as of June 9, 2022: Ag – 21.92US$/oz, Pb – 2,150US$/t, Zn – 3,754US$/t, Cu – 4.38US$/lb, and Au – 1,846US$/oz. Recovery is assumed as 100% as sufficient metallurgical data is not yet available. (CNW Group/Silver Mountain Resources Inc.)

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Silver Mountain Resources Inc.

Alfredo Bazo, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Jose Vizquerra, a Director of the Company and a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.

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

For further information about our drill program, including cross sections of the main veins with drill hole locations, please refer to our corporate presentation, available on our website at www.agmr.ca

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.

Sampling and Analytical Procedures

Silver Mountain follows systematic and rigorous sampling and analytical protocols which meet industry standards. These protocols are summarized below.

All drill holes are diamond core holes with HQ or NQ core diameters. Drill core is collected at the underground drill site where recovery measurements are taken before the core is transported by truck to the core logging facility at the Caudalosa Grande mine camp, where it is photographed and geologically logged. The core is then cut in half with a diamond saw blade with half the sample retained in the core box for future reference and the other half placed into a pre-labelled plastic bag, sealed with a plastic zip tie, and identified with a unique sample number. The core is typically sampled over a 1-2 metre sample interval unless the geologist determines the presence of an important geological contact. The bagged samples are then stored in a secure area pending shipment to a certified laboratory sample preparation facility. Samples are sent by batch to the ALS laboratory in Lima for assay. 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 core 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

This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “forward-looking statements“) that relate to Silver Mountain’s current expectations and views of future events. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as “will likely result”, “are expected to”, “expects”, “will continue”, “is anticipated”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimated”, “intends”, “plans”, “forecast”, “projection”, “strategy”, “objective” and “outlook”) are not historical facts and may be forward-looking statements and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements in respect of the Company’s proposed exploration program and the timing and potential results thereof.

Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Silver Mountain’s control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the factors set forth under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s final prospectus dated January 26, 2022 and other disclosure documents available on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. Silver Mountain undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Silver Mountain to predict all of them or assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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