Dolly Varden Silver Corporation (TSX-V:DV) (OTCBB:DOLLF) is pleased to announce the results of the second batch of 10 drill holes from the 2018 diamond drilling program. The Dolly Varden Silver Property is in “The Golden Triangle” of northwestern British Columbia, Canada.
In the Torbrit East Zone, hole DV18-105 yielded 24.00 metres (22.55 m estimated true thickness) grading Ag 287.5 g/t, Pb 0.29 % and Zn 0.11 %, for a silver-equivalent of 306.6 g/t. Within this intercept are 8.00 metres (7.52 m estimated true thickness) grading Ag 585.2 g/t, Pb 0.49 % and Zn 0.11 %, for a silver-equivalent of 613.8 g/t.
Gary Cope, President & CEO, says; “Exploration at Dolly Varden is advancing in both known mineralized areas and new targets. Torbrit East is outside of previous resource estimates and illustrates the potential for expansion.”
|DV18-096||No Significant Intercepts|
|DV18-099||No Significant Intercepts|
|Silver Equivalent (Ag-Eq) is based on metal prices of Ag=$16.00/oz, Pb=$1.08/lb and Zn=$1.25/lb. No provision has been made for relative metal recovery, so Ag-Eq values assume 100% recovery. Ag-Eq = Ag + (Pb%*22.046*Pbprice*31.103/Agprice) + (Zn%*22.046*Znprice*31.103/Agprice).|
A mineralized zone does not normally receive a name designation until several intercepts have pierced the same structure. The term “Unnamed” is used for intercepts of interest, but which have not yet been linked from hole to hole. An example in this batch of drill holes is in DV18-091, which yielded 11.35 metres (11.18 m estimated true thickness) grading Ag 152.9 g/t, Pb 0.23 % and Zn 0.08 %, for a silver-equivalent of 167.9 g/t. Within this intercept are 2.00 metres (1.97 m estimated true thickness) grading Ag 507.2 g/t, Pb 0.70 % and Zn 0.07 %, for a silver-equivalent of 543.7 g/t.
The 2018 drilling program is designed to focus on resource delineation and verification, particularly in the areas of the new discoveries from the 2017 exploration season (see news releases of August 29, November 27 and December 4, 2017). These include Torbrit North, Torbrit East and Moose-Lamb targets, as well as areas around the Torbrit and the Dolly Varden deposits.
The Torbrit North and Torbrit East discoveries are of the exhalative-style of silver and base metal mineralization along the Dolly Varden – Torbrit Horizon (“DVTH”), similar to the historic Torbrit Mine, but located in parallel and/or fault offset basins. The Torbrit North target is located 200 metres north and 220 metres deeper than the historic Torbrit Mine, in the footwall block northeast of the Moose-Lamb Fault. The Torbrit East target is located 70 metres east and 60 metres higher than the historic Torbrit Mine, in the hanging-wall block southwest of the Moose-Lamb Fault.
The Moose Lamb target discovery is an epithermal vein-style of mineralization and is similar to mineralization at the historic Dolly Varden Mine. It is adjacent to a major syn-basinal fault by the same name.
Exploration drilling is also marked for the Potassic Alteration Belt and in the Gold Belt Transect on the western side of the valley. Additional targets may be tested as the season progresses.
Analytical testing was performed by ALS Canada Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia. Multi-element analyses was determined by Inductively–Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) for 48 elements following a 4-acid digestion process. High grade silver testing was determined by Fire Assay with either an atomic absorption, or a gravimetric finish, depending on grade range. A QA/QC procedure is maintained through the insertion of certified geo-standards provided by CDN Resource Laboratories Ltd., as well as the insertion of blanks, in the sample stream.
|Batch 2 – 2018 Diamond Drilling Program|
Technical Information and Qualified Persons
Ben Whiting, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration and Robert van Egmond, P.Geo., Chief Geologist for Dolly Varden, serve as ‘Qualified Persons’ as defined in NI 43-101, and have approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.
About Dolly Varden
Dolly Varden is a mineral exploration company focused on exploration in northwestern British Columbia. Dolly Varden has two projects, the namesake Dolly Varden silver property and the nearby Big Bulk copper-gold property. Since December 2016, Dolly Varden has been under the direction of new management provided by the experienced Belcarra Group Management Ltd. The Belcarra Group is comprised of highly qualified mining and financial professionals.
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