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Discovery Reports 2,007 g/t AgEq Over 1.9 m and 1,073 g/t AgEq Over 1.3 m in Follow-Up Vein Drilling at Cordero

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Discovery Reports 2,007 g/t AgEq Over 1.9 m and 1,073 g/t AgEq Over 1.3 m in Follow-Up Vein Drilling at Cordero






Discovery Metals Corp. (TSX-V: DSV) (OTCQX: DSVMF) is pleased to announce results from four diamond drill holes targeting extensive vein trends at its flagship Cordero project located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. The holes are part of a 55,000-metre Phase 1 diamond core drilling program that commenced in September 2019. The goal of this drill program is to define a large-scale, high-margin project with excellent leverage to rising silver prices.


Highlight intercepts include:


Todos Santos Vein


  • Hole C20-344: 1.9 m averaging 2,007 grams per tonne silver equivalent from 171.1 m (1,035 g/t Ag, 0.06 g/t gold (“Au”), 20.0% lead (“Pb”) and 6.4% zinc (“Zn”)) within a 4.7 m breccia-vein interval averaging 1,299 g/t AgEq1 (635 g/t Ag, 0.15 g/t Au, 12.3% Pb, 5.3% Zn)
  • Hole C20-347: 0.5 m averaging 1,293 g/t AgEq1 from 125.7 m (629 g/t Ag, 0.33 g/t Au, 13.0% Pb and 4.4% Zn) within a 5.6 m interval averaging 312 g/t AgEq1 (135 g/t Ag, 0.18 g/t Au, 2.7% Pb, 1.6% Zn)


Parcionera Vein


  • Hole C20-340: 1.3 m averaging 1,073 g/t AgEq1 from 69.6 m (587 g/t Ag, 0.67 g/t Au, 9.4% Pb and 2.4% Zn)


South Corridor


  • HoleC20-345: 2.0 m averaging 966 g/t AgEqfrom 66.0 m (846 g/t Ag, 0.33 g/t Au, 2.6% Pb and 0.1% Zn)
  • Hole C20-345: 0.7 m averaging 785 g/t AgEqfrom 228.4 m (433 g/t Ag, 0.12 g/t Au, 1.4% Pb and 7.1% Zn)


Taj Singh, President and CEO, states: “When we acquired Cordero a year ago, we identified more than 5 km strike extent of historic underground workings on veins as a distinct exploration target that had the potential to impact the Project. Our initial holes targeting these vein trends show significant promise and we have now made the decision to present results from these veins separately from drill hole results targeting the bulk-tonnage resource. With four drill rigs now active on site, we are focused on both expanding the higher-grade bulk-tonnage core of the deposit and systematically assessing the extensive vein trends.”




Todos Santos Vein: Hole C20-344 intercepted a high-grade fault-fill vein that returned 1.9 m averaging 2,007 g/t AgEq1 from 171.1 m. The intercept was approximately 50 m down dip from the vein intercepted in hole C20-342, which returned 1.4 m averaging 1,907 g/t AgEqin a banded massive sulphide vein (see Discovery press release dated July 20, 2020), confirming the depth continuity of the high-grade vein in this area. Hole C20-347 was drilled approximately 100 m along strike from hole C20-344 and intercepted 5.6 m averaging 312 g/t AgEq1 including a high-grade sulphide vein that returned 0.5 m averaging 1,293 g/t AgEq1. The Todos Santos vein trend has a known south-west strike extent of at least 1.2 kilometres (“km”) based on historic underground workings with veins dipping steeply to the north-west.


Parcionera Vein: Hole C20-340 intercepted a high-grade vein that returned 1.3 m averaging 1,073 g/t AgEq1 from 69.6 m. The intercept was adjacent to an old mine opening that is approximately two metres wide and was 40 m along strike to the north-east of hole C20-338 which intercepted 1.5 m averaging 1,119 g/t AgEq1 from 149.8 m (see Discovery press release dated July 20, 2020). The Parcionera vein trend is interpreted to have a 350 m west-southwest strike and dips steeply to the north, as defined by two of the larger historical mine workings, pierce points from six historical drill holes and five Discovery drill holes. Vein mineralization is dominantly coarse-grained pyrite (40%) in bands with intercalations and bands or veinlets of red-brown sphalerite (4-5%) and coarse-grained galena (2-3%).


South Corridor: Hole C20-345 intercepted two previously unidentified veins that returned 2.0 m averaging 966 g/t AgEq1 from 66.0 m and 0.7 m averaging 785 g/t AgEqfrom 228.5m. These intervals are approximately 80 m to the north-east of hole C20-337, which intercepted a similar style vein that returned 0.8 m averaging 3,214 g/t AgEq1 (see Discovery press release dated July 20, 2020). Additional drilling to test the continuity of these possible feeder veins is underway.


Drill hole locations for all holes are shown in Figure 1 (see links below). Further drill highlights are provided in the table below.



Hole ID From



C20-340 69.6 70.9 1.3 587 0.67 9.4 2.4 1,073 Parcionera
C20-344 171.1 175.8 4.7 635 0.15 12.3 5.3 1,299 Todos
Including: 171.1 173.0 1.9 1,035 0.06 20.0 6.4 2,007
C20-347 121.8 127.3 5.6 135 0.18 2.7 1.6 312 Todos
Including: 125.7 126.2 0.5 629 0.33 13.0 4.4 1,293
C20-345 55.7 74.6 19.0 108 0.06 0.4 0.1 130 South
including 66.0 68.0 2.0 846 0.33 2.6 0.1 966
and 228.4 229.1 0.7 433 0.12 1.4 7.1 785


* Refer to Technical Notes & References section below for details on assumptions and calculations. Full assay results can be found at the link in the next section below. Widths are drilled widths, not true widths, as a full interpretation of the actual orientation of mineralization is not complete.




The Company has completed 22,600 m (62 holes) as part of its recently expanded 50,000-55,000 m Phase 1 drill program. Assays from six holes are pending. The Company added two drill rigs during the third week of August and now has four drill rigs on site. Additional drill rigs may be added when the Company is confident that the health and safety risks related to COVID-19 can be managed effectively. 


Drilling is focused on two key concepts: (1) targeting of broad zones of breccia-hosted mineralization in the east and north-east of both mineralized corridors; and (2) testing of the width, grade and continuity of extensive high-grade vein systems identified in and adjacent to historical artisanal underground workings at the Project.


Supporting maps and sections, drill hole locations and full assay results can be found at the following link:


A copy of this release with supporting maps and sections included as appendices can be found at the following link:


About the Cordero Project


Cordero is located on the eastern edge of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in the northern part of the Central Mexican Silver Belt, Mexico’s premier porphyry and carbonate replacement deposit district. Mineralization at Cordero is similar in nature to well-known nearby bulk tonnage precious metals mines and projects (e.g. Newmont Corporation’s Peñasquito Mine and Orla Mining Ltd.’s Camino Rojo project). In addition to the bulk tonnage mineralization there are also multiple high-grade silver-zinc-lead-gold sulphide vein trends as evidenced by more than 40 historical shallow, vertical shafts and associated underground workings.


About Discovery


Discovery Metals Corp. is a Canadian exploration and development company headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and focused on historic mining districts in Mexico. Discovery’s flagship is its 100%-owned Cordero silver project in Chihuahua State, Mexico. The 35,000-hectare property covers a large district that hosts the announced resource as well as numerous exploration targets for bulk tonnage diatreme-hosted, porphyry-style, and carbonate replacement deposits.


Posted August 20, 2020

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