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Arizona Silver Completes Three New Core Drill Holes at The Philadelphia Gold Project, Arizona

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Arizona Silver Completes Three New Core Drill Holes at The Philadelphia Gold Project, Arizona






Arizona Silver Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: AZS)  (OTCQB:AZASF) announces drilling of three core holes, PC22-94, PC22-95 and PC22-96 on the Philadelphia gold project, Mohave County, Arizona. A core drill had become available from a nearby project enabling the Company to complete a short program before it was committed elsewhere.


Core hole PC22-94 was drilled 50 metres north of the mineralized intercept encountered in hole PC22-90, which intersected 8.02 metres at 7.5 grams per tonne (gpt) gold (Au) and 29.07 gpt silver (Ag) within a total mineralized intercept of 31.0 metres at 2.38 gpt Au and 10.58 gpt Ag.  Hole PC22-94 intersected the mineralized zone high in the hole from 32 to 84 metres depth.  The upper hanging wall (“HW”) vein breccia was intersected at 32.5 metres depth.  Visible gold was present in the form of fine wires on fractures at a depth of 47.5 metres.


Core hole PC22-95 was drilled from the same pad as hole PC22-95 but oriented south to intersect the mineralized zone at a greater depth than in PC22-94  It intersected the target from 71 to 122 metres.  The upper HW vein breccia was intersected at 84.1 metres depth and the lower footwall (“FW”) vein breccia was intersected at 98.8 metres. The FW vein breccia was 6.1 metres thick and consisted primarily of yellow quartz clasts in a variably banded and bladed calcite matrix. Minor visible gold was identified in some of the yellow quartz clasts.  The balance of the mineralized intercept is composed of quartz and calcite stockwork in rhyolite breccia.


Core hole PC22-96, a vertical hole, was collared 225 metres north of holes PC22-94 and PC22-95 to test the mineralized structure below a  1981 Meridian Gold reverse circulation drill hole.  The new hole intersected strong to intense stockwork quartz with minor calcite from 38.4 metres to 91.8 metres, mostly in rhyolite breccia.  Abundant visible gold was identified in prominent green quartz veins from 81 metres to 83.5 metres in brecciated andesite.


The three new holes test part of the Northern Extension of the portion of the mineralized system that has been our 2021-2022 priority. The holes demonstrate the continuity of the mineral system, which remains open down dip and along strike to the north towards drilling completed in 2019 and 2020. That drilling was north of patented claims that weren’t available for drilling until 2021-2022, a distance of over 500 metres. That part of the deposit is yet to be drilled. Please click here to view the drill plan map.


Assay results will be reported after they become available, along with an appropriate plan map and sections.


Recently completed surface mapping and sampling demonstrates continuity at surface of the quartz stockwork system with associated anomalous gold and silver values. That is similar to what is evident at surface southward along the vein structure where drilling demonstrated increased thickness and grade with depth. Our interpretation is that we are at the very top of the boiling zone along the entire outcrop horizon of the mineral system.


QA/QC Program


All core has been delivered to the ALS sample preparation facility in Tucson, Arizona for photographing, sawing, sampling, and sample preparation. All assaying will be conducted by ALS Global, an independent analytical laboratory. Core was trucked to the ALS sample preparation facility in Tucson, Arizona, where the samples are inventoried, dried, crushed and pulverized.  Pulverized splits are sent to the ALS analytical facility in Vancouver, British Columbia for analyses. All material handling is done under a strict chain of custody protocol.  Gold is determined by fire assay with an AA finish and silver is determined by ICP-MS methods within a 31-element suite.


The Company maintains its own program of inserting Standard Reference material in the form of standards and blanks to the sampling stream, prior to being shipped to ALS’s preparation facility in Tucson, Arizona, in addition to the independent QA/QC protocols of ALS Global.


Qualified Person


Gregory Hahn, VP-Exploration and a Certified Professional Geologist (#7122) is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.


About Arizona Silver Exploration Inc.


Arizona Silver is a young exploration company focused on exploring gold-silver properties in western Arizona and Nevada. The flagship asset is the Philadelphia property and the subject of this news release.


Posted December 7, 2022

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