Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSX-V: KTN) is pleased to announce the results of the final 10 drill holes from the 2017 drilling campaign completed by Pan American Silver Corp. on the La Negra silver discovery. The definition drill program completed on La Negra is part of an option agreement between Kootenay and Pan American Silver that provides Kootenay with a series of work and cash commitments and a carried to production interest on La Negra and the Promontorio Mineral Belt located in Sonora State, Mexico.
Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald states, “We are pleased with the excellent grades and continuity encountered in the La Negra mineralized breccia with the infill drilling conducted in 2017. We are looking forward to the 2018 exploration program which is entering the third year of our agreement with Pan American Silver and will focus on testing additional targets.”
It is anticipated that the 2018 program conducted by Pan American Silver will focus on developing drill targets outside the La Negra discovery. Drilling is currently underway on one such target a few kilometers north of La Negra. Additional mapping and sampling is required on other target areas prior to drilling.
Drill highlights from LN 17-86 to LN 17-95 include:
A summary of the infill drilling within the mineralized zone is provided in the table below.
|LN-86-17||46.50||97.15||50.65||136||0.09||269||1265||130||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||60.30||73.25||12.95||416||0.11||756||1026||134||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||66.95||73.25||6.30||555||0.13||1002||1425||184||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||60.30||61.95||1.65||870||0.11||1508||1070||137||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||66.95||68.00||1.05||1625||0.23||2702||1308||220||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||72.20||73.25||1.05||1423||0.20||2586||3745||439||LN Bx Principal|
|178.25||227.40||49.15||247||0.12||436||1319||222||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||191.85||215.35||23.50||394||0.12||715||1266||246||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||191.85||193.35||1.50||808||0.46||1488||2421||291||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||200.05||214.60||14.55||515||0.13||943||532||315||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||200.05||202.70||2.65||823||0.27||1482||1798||344||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||210.90||214.60||3.70||1027||0.20||1874||379||497||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||210.90||212.40||1.50||1359||0.25||2478||458||577||LN Bx Inferior|
|267.95||272.25||4.30||75||0.06||94||9314||203||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||270.75||272.25||1.50||139||0.11||152||13800||238||LN Bx Inferior|
|LN-87-17||31.20||90.80||59.60||273||0.11||421||1582||131||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||37.05||41.05||4.00||548||0.16||35||1620||48||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||53.80||76.65||22.85||519||0.13||847||1632||200||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||53.80||55.20||1.40||1482||0.24||3047||2015||318||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||63.25||68.40||5.15||1161||0.15||1697||1280||284||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||63.25||64.70||1.45||1978||0.18||2922||2291||496||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||65.35||65.90||0.55||1198||0.14||1710||396||250||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||65.90||66.75||0.85||1641||0.17||2401||1054||282||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||75.00||76.65||1.65||1537||0.25||2471||10000||464||LN Bx Principal|
|129.55||133.45||3.90||118||0.07||1701||2682||253||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||129.55||130.35||0.80||332||0.20||5924||8200||575||LN Bx Inferior|
|LN-88-17||48.50||104.55||56.05||93||0.09||261||1958||125||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||48.50||72.35||23.85||175||0.08||527||1238||124||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||60.90||71.20||10.30||309||0.12||836||1379||152||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||60.90||62.45||1.55||1333||0.31||3961||2534||556||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||89.95||90.95||1.00||400||0.06||668||23400||222||LN Bx Principal|
|130.55||131.50||0.95||66||0.85||195||12800||238||LN Bx Inferior|
|LN-89-17||11.25||46.65||35.40||60||0.03||83||7827||67||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||23.20||45.65||22.45||76||0.05||84||8804||55||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||27.35||38.40||11.05||106||0.05||79||13599||49||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||27.35||28.85||1.50||358||0.11||116||31400||121||LN Bx Principal|
|LN-90-17||19.75||24.85||5.10||79||0.03||259||2778||1129||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||34.80||63.55||28.75||114||0.07||356||8157||782||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||36.10||38.65||2.55||888||0.44||2351||53994||2348||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||36.10||37.30||1.20||1623||0.58||2723||77500||2592||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||112.45||130.65||18.20||191||0.04||441||4201||90||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||121.90||129.10||7.20||434||0.09||1016||733||70||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||121.90||124.55||2.65||812||0.02||1198||704||77||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||128.05||129.10||1.05||881||0.18||3877||1032||71||LN Bx Inferior|
|LN-91-17||28.30||29.55||1.25||57||0.05||134||1261||12||LN Bx Principal|
|LN-92-17||41.30||41.85||0.55||71||0.12||163||5884||758||LN Bx Principal|
|LN-93-17||No significant results|
|LN-94-17||No significant results|
|LN-95-17||4.95||8.80||3.85||271||0.13||329||27555||1522||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||5.95||7.15||1.20||445||0.21||447||54500||2791||LN Bx Principal|
|40.10||62.60||22.50||74||0.03||321||3564||340||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||40.10||42.00||1.90||328||0.13||671||8884||277||LN Bx Principal|
|Inc||49.85||51.85||2.00||192||0.02||239||5088||488||LN Bx Principal|
|89.20||91.15||1.95||71||0.03||94||8158||799||LN Bx Inferior|
|131.30||133.65||2.35||237||0.05||662||2022||275||LN Bx Inferior|
|Inc||131.30||132.55||1.25||394||0.08||1028||3362||297||LN Bx Inferior|
|Note:||all intervals are downhole. Holes are oriented approximately perpendicular to the mineralized trends, and downhole lengths may be slightly shorter than the stated interval.|
Holes LN 86-17 to 91-17 and LN 05-17 are infill holes in the mineralized breccia with all intercepting positive results similar to previous drilling from the breccia. Holes LN 91 to 94 were step out holes ranging from 100 to 350 meters along strike. These holes did not intercept significant mineralization.
Pan American Silver began managing the exploration program in April 2016 and since that time has drilled approximately 10,900 metres in 56 holes, re-logged drill core, conducted geological mapping and re-interpretation, and completed 62 kilometers of magnetic ground surveys. Additionally, Pan American Silver has added additional concessions to the Promontorio mineral belt.
Samples were assayed by Inspectorate of Hermosillo, Mexico, using four acid digestion 35 element ICP analytical methods with fire assay for Au and Ag with atomic absorption finish and gravimetric finish, respectively. Pan American Silver has followed a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program comprised of the insertion of blank material and certified standard samples at a frequency of one each for every 20 samples. There is no known drilling, sampling, recovery, or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to in the table.
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 on behalf Kootenay by James McDonald, P.Geo, President, CEO & Director for Kootenay, a Qualified Person.
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 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 two of its priority silver projects located in prolific mining districts in Sonora, State and Chihuahua, State, Mexico, respectively.
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