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Kootenay Reports Multiple High-grade Silver Intercepts Including 1,585 gpt Over 0.60 Meters Within 553 gpt Over 2.9 Meters & 782 gpt Over 1.05 Meters Within 400 gpt Over 4.97 Meters at Columba Project

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Kootenay Reports Multiple High-grade Silver Intercepts Including 1,585 gpt Over 0.60 Meters Within 553 gpt Over 2.9 Meters & 782 gpt Over 1.05 Meters Within 400 gpt Over 4.97 Meters at Columba Project






Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSX-V: KTN) is pleased to announce assay results from the first six of ten holes completed to date as part of its 2020 drill program at the Columba high-grade silver project, located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. These holes tested the F Vein structure along 400 meters of strike length with holes 42 to 45 focussing on gaps in the 2019 drill program, while holes 46 and 47 were step outs along strike.


Kootenay President and CEO, James McDonald stated: “We are very encouraged that the F Vein is showing continuity in both veining and grades and we are really looking forward to getting back on the ground and drilling more holes. Mine sites have been given the go ahead by the Federal Government of Mexico to restart operations and once it is confirmed exploration activities are included, we will be able to resume drilling.”


Highlights of Holes CDH-20-042 to CDH-20-047:



  • 456 gpt silver over 1.5 meters within 2.5 meters of 350 gpt silver and 239 gpt silver over 4.3 meters in the F Vein.
  • 974 gpt silver over 0.5 meters within 208 gpt silver over 3 meters in a footwall Vein.



  • 1,585 gpt silver over 0.6 meters within 911 gpt silver over 1.4 meters and 553 gpt silver over 2.9 meters and 689 gpt silver over 0.5 meters all in the F Vein.
  • CDH-20-047
  • 782 gpt silver over 1.05 meters within 400 gpt silver over 4.97 meters all within a wider interval of 15.65 meters averaging 166 gpt silver.



  • Intercepted 111 gpt silver over 5.9 meters before entering an old mine working.



  • Intercepted 105 gpt silver over 1 meter before entering an old mine working.
  • Intercepted a footwall Vein grading 119 gpt silver over 5 meters.



  • Encountered a fault zone displacing the F Vein interpreted as the same fault in hole CDH-19-004.


These holes continue to show good continuity across the area of the F Vein tested to date. They also returned some of the highest grades reported to date with two of the best holes, CDH-20-046 and 047, expanding the tested area toward previously reported CDH-19-035, which encountered 494 gpt silver over 1.35 meters in the F Vein and sits about 140 meters to the southeast of CDH-20-046 and 047.


Click the following links to view: Plan Map and Cross Sections for holes CDH-20-042 to 047


Detailed Drill Results – Holes CDH-20-042 to CDH-20-047



Hole ID From












Geologic Intersection
CDH-20-042 42.4 42.7 0.3 115     Hanging wall Quartz vein
And 67 80 13.0 86 0.02 0.1 F Vein system &

mined stope

And 70.4 76.3 5.9 111 0.03 0.11
CDH-20-043 63 64 1.0 105 0.02 0.06 F Vein system &

 mined stope

And 75 80 5.0 119 0.05 0.16 Calcite-Quartz-Barite

vein (Footwall Vein)

CDH-20-044 29 30.9 1.9 56 0.03 0.01 Faulted F Vein
CDH-20-045 63.7 68 4.3 239 0.08 0.36 F Vein
Includes 64.6 67.1 2.5 350 0.12 0.48
Includes 65.6 67.1 1.5 456 0.17 0.62
And 77 80 3.0 208 0.08 0.21 Quartz Barite Vein,

(Footwall Vein)

Includes 78.3 78.8 0.5 974 0.03 0.3
CDH-20-046 71.0 77.8 6.8 264 0.06 0.13 F Vein System
Includes 71.8 73.2 1.4 911 0.24 0.24
Includes 71.8 74.7 2.9 553 0.13 0.18
Includes 71.8 72.4 0.6 1585 0.33 0.33
Includes 72.7 73.2 0.5 689 0.206 0.29
Includes 73.2 74.7 1.5 219 0.04 0.13
CDH-20-047 111.0 126.65 15.65 166 0.17 0.47 F Vein System
Includes 114.0 119.97 5.97 351 0.4 1.03
Includes 115.0 119.97 4.97 400 0.45 1.2
Includes 115.7 116.75 1.05 782 1.13 3.6
Includes 116.75 117.9 1.15 305 0.1 0.3
Includes 117.9 119 1.1 219 0.38 0.65
Includes 119.0 119.97 0.97 432 0.48 1.05
Includes 119.97 126.65 6.68 55 0.02 0.13
All widths are drilled widths. At this time, it is estimated true widths will range from 60 to 80% of drilled widths depending on dip of the vein and inclination of the hole. All silver composites rounded to the nearest whole number.


The 2020 drill program at Columba was designed to follow up on the results of the 2019 drill campaign. Numerous priority areas identified and additional structures that remain untested will continue to be the focus of the current program once drilling recommences.


The 2019 drill program totaled 6,853 meters in 41 holes. Detailed results for all drill holes can be viewed by clicking the following link: Columba Drill Results.


Qualified Persons


The Kootenay technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and reviewed and approved on behalf of Kootenay by James McDonald, P.Geo, President, CEO & Director for Kootenay, a Qualified Person.


Sampling and QA/QC at Columba


All technical information for the Columba exploration program is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control  program. Samples are taken from core cut in half with a diamond saw under the direction of qualified geologists and engineers. Samples are then labeled, placed in plastic bags, sealed and with interval and sample numbers recorded. Samples are delivered by the Company to ALS Minerals  in Chihuahua. The samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with the pulps being sent airfreight for analysis by ALS in Vancouver, B.C. Systematic assaying of standards, blanks and duplicates is performed for precision and accuracy. Analysis for silver, zinc, lead and copper and related trace elements was done by ICP four acid digestion, with gold analysis by 30-gram fire assay with an AA finish. All drilling reported is HQ core and has been contracted to Globexplore Drilling from Hermosillo, Mexico.


Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


About Kootenay Silver Inc.


Kootenay Silver Inc. is an exploration company actively engaged in the discovery and development of mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. Supported by one of the largest junior portfolios of silver assets in Mexico, Kootenay continues to provide its shareholders with significant leverage to silver prices. The Company remains focused on the expansion of its current silver resources, new discoveries and the near-term economic development of its priority silver projects located in prolific mining districts in Sonora, State and Chihuahua, State, Mexico, respectively.


Posted May 19, 2020

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