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Prophecy Drills 89 Meters Grading 279 g/t Ag, 1.28% Zn and 1.17% Pb, Including 12 Meters Grading 1,085 g/t Ag Starting 16 Meters Downhole at Its Paca Silver Project in Bolivia

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Prophecy Drills 89 Meters Grading 279 g/t Ag, 1.28% Zn and 1.17% Pb, Including 12 Meters Grading 1,085 g/t Ag Starting 16 Meters Downhole at Its Paca Silver Project in Bolivia

 

 

 

 

 

Prophecy Development Corp.  (TSX:PCY) (OTCQX:PRPCF) (Frankfurt:1P2N) is pleased to announce the diamond drilling results from Prophecy’s 100% controlled Paca silver project in the Potosi department of Bolivia. Borehole PND 110 intersected 89 meters grading 378 g/t Ag-Equivalent (“AgEq;” 279 g/t Ag, 1.28% Zn, 1.17% Pb) starting from 9 meters downhole, including 12 meters grading 1,085 g/t Ag starting at just 16 meters downhole.

 

Phase 1 Drill highlights include:

 

  • PND107: 54.0 meters of 238 g/t AgEq (151 g/t Ag, 1.01% Zn, 1.17% Pb) from 55.0 to 109.0 meters;
  • PND108: 24.0 meters of 307 g/t AgEq (200 g/t Ag, 0.60% Zn, 2.12% Pb) from 33.0 to 57.0 meters;
  • PND109: 28.0 meters of 281 g/t AgEq (242 g/t Ag, 0.27% Zn, 0.69% Pb) from 15.0 to 43.0 meters;
  • PND110: 89.0 meters of 378 g/t AgEq (279 g/t Ag, 1.28% Zn, 1.17% Pb) from 9.0 to 98.0 meters;
  • PND112: 1.0 meters of 904 g/t AgEq (890 g/t Ag, 0.05% Zn, 0.31% Pb) from 21.0 to 22.0 meters;
  • PND 113: 25.0 meters of 209 g/t AgEq (196 g/t Ag, 0.04% Zn, 0.29% Pb) from 3.0 to 28.0 meters.

 

Reported widths are intercepted core lengths and not true widths, as relationships with intercepted structures and contacts vary. Based on core-angle measurements, true widths are estimated at approximately 77% of reported core lengths.

 

Silver equivalent calculation is based on NI43-101 compliant 2017 resource report completed for the Paca deposit by Mercator Geological Services (see Company’s press release dated November 22nd, 2017). Silver equivalent is calculated as follows: Ag Eq. (g/t) = Ag (g/t) + (Pb% *(US$0.94/ lb. Pb /14.583 Troy oz./lb./US$16.50 per Troy oz. Ag)*10,000) + (Zn% *(US$1.00/lb. Zn/14.583 Troy oz./lb./US$16.50 per Troy oz. Ag)*10,000). 100 % metal recoveries are assumed based on lack of comprehensive metallurgical results

 

PUD110 reported the highest silver width-grade intercept at the Paca project to date, which now has over 19,000 drill meters completed between Prophecy and the previous operator since 2002.

 

These Phase 1 drill results are anticipated to increase the overall tonnage and upgrade the confidence level of the current NI43-101 compliant resource estimate prepared independently by Mercator Geological Services Ltd in 2017 (Effective from October 20th, 2017; available on SEDAR.com):

 

Paca Inferred Mineral Resource Statement Details

 

 

Paca Mineral Resource Statement – Effective October 20, 2017
Ag Eq. Cut-Off
(g/t)
Category Tonnes* Ag Pb Zn Ag Eq.
(g/t)
200 Inferred 2,540,000 256g/t 1.03% 1.10% 342
Contained Metals
(million oz,lb,lb)
    20.9 57.7 61.6  

 

Notes:

 

  1. Mineral resources are estimated in conformance with the CIM Standards referenced in NI 43-101.
  2. Raw silver assays were capped at 1,050 g/t, raw lead assays were capped at 5% and raw zinc assays were capped at 5%.
  3. Silver equivalent Ag Eq. (g/t) = Ag (g/t) + (Pb% *(US$0.94/ lb. Pb /14.583 Troy oz./lb./US$16.50 per Troy oz. Ag)*10,000) + (Zn% *(US$1.00/lb. Zn/14.583 Troy oz./lb./US$16.50 per Troy oz. Ag)*10,000). 100 % metal recoveries are assumed based on lack of comprehensive metallurgical results.
  4. Metal prices used in the silver equivalent calculation are US$16.50/Troy oz. Ag, US$0.94/lb Pb and US$1.00/lb Zn and reflect those used for the Pulacayo deposit mineral resource estimate reported above.
  5. Metal grades were interpolated within wire-framed, three-dimensional solids using Geovia-Surpac Ver. 6.7 software and inverse distance squared interpolation methods. Block size is 5m (X) by 5m (Z) by 2.5m (Y). Historic mine void space was removed from the model prior to reporting resources.
  6. A block density factor of 2.26g/cm³ was used and reflects the average of 799 density measurements.
  7. Mineral resources are considered to have reasonable expectation for economic development using combined underground and open pit methods based on the deposit history, resource amount and metal grades, current metal pricing and comparison to broadly comparable deposits elsewhere.
  8. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
  9. Tonnes are rounded to nearest 10,000.
  10. Contained Metals Based On October 20, 2017 Paca Deposit** Mineral Resource Estimate
  11. **Based on the resource estimate Ag Eq. cut-off value of 200 g/t and 100% recovery; figures are rounded to the nearest 100,000th increment.
  12. The resource estimate is based on results of 97 diamond drill holes and 1 reverse circulation drill hole totaling 18,160 meters completed between 2002 and 2007.

 

The Pulacayo-Paca Mining Production Contract was executed on October 3, 2019 between Prophecy and the Bolivian government, granting Prophecy the 100% exclusive right to develop and mine at the Pulacayo and Paca concessions for up to 30 years. It is comparable to a mining license in Canada or the United States.

 

Michael Doolin, Prophecy’s CEO states: “This drill program further solidifies Paca as a top-tier open pit silver deposit with excellent potential to expand the resource base to the east, north, and at depth. I would like to congratulate our team in Bolivia for their efforts in obtaining the Mining Production Contract and in completing this very successful 1,000 meter Paca drill campaign which was completed, from the start of drilling to full assay reporting, in one month and under budget. Our team is very excited to advance this large, district style Pulacayo-Paca silver project with unwavering support from local community and the Bolivian government”

 

Shortly, Prophecy plans to announce the commencement of a Phase 2, 5,000 meter drill program to expand near-surface resources at Paca and Pulacayo, which has ~3km strike length and is located 7km south of Paca.

 

The complete detailed composited drill intersections of mineralization are tabulated as below:

 

 

Hole From (m) To (m) Length (m) Ag (g/t) Zn % Pb % AgEq
PND107  
  55.0 109.0 54.0 151 1.01 1.17 238
incl… 70.0 77.0 7.0 178 0.97 1.37 271
and… 70.0 109.0 39.0 180 1.20 1.34 283
and… 87.0 109.0 22.0 240 1.23 1.65 355
PND108  
  15.0 65.0 50.0 135 0.40 1.42 208
incl… 33.0 57.0 24.0 200 0.60 2.12 307
and… 33.0 43.0 10.0 257 0.41 1.49 333
  94.0 96.0 2.0 160 0.94 0.52 220
PND109  
  15.0 43.0 28.0 242 0.27 0.69 281
incl… 20.0 29.0 9.0 391 0.26 1.10 445
and… 24.0 26.0 2.0 1223 0.42 3.20 1365
and… 37.0 43.0 6.0 282 0.31 0.52 315
  75.0 173.0 98.0 15 2.47 1.28 168
incl… 93.0 94.0 1.0 167 3.64 1.24 367
PND110  
  9.0 182.0 173.0 95 1.63 1.40 273
incl… 9.0 98.0 89.0 279 1.28 1.17 378
and… 9.0 28.0 19.0 718 0.05 0.74 749
and… 9.0 12.0 3.0 145 0.07 0.90 183
and… 16.0 28.0 12.0 1085 0.04 0.71 1115
and… 44.0 180.0 138.0 87 1.59 2.01 233
and… 44.0 46.5 2.5 111 0.61 1.09 179
and… 44.0 98.0 54.0 199 2.03 1.52 343
and… 52.0 54.0 2.0 115 1.61 1.33 234
and… 60.0 82.0 22.0 328 1.98 1.43 466
and… 61.0 65.0 4.0 1248 1.93 2.88 1441
and… 86.0 94.0 8.0 270 2.83 2.74 495
and… 97.0 98.0 1.0 155 3.26 3.03 409
PND111  
  0.0 2.4 2.4 110 0.16 0.58 139
PND112  
  12.0 28.0 16.0 154 0.08 0.39 173
incl… 21.0 22.0 1.0 890 0.05 0.31 904
  33.0 36.0 3.0 120 0.07 2.40 216
  43.0 44.6 1.6 100 0.23 1.58 171
PND113  
  3.0 28.0 25.0 196 0.04 0.29 209
incl… 3.0 17.0 14.0 185 0.04 0.38 202
and… 21.0 28.0 7.0 310 0.04 0.19 320

 

Reported widths are intercepted core lengths and not true widths, as relationships with intercepted structures and contacts vary. Based on core-angle measurements, true widths are estimated at approximately 77% of reported core lengths.

 

Qualified Person

 

The technical contents of this news release have been prepared under the supervision of Danniel Oosterman, VP Exploration. Mr. Oosterman is not independent of the Company in that he is employed by the Company. Mr. Oosterman is a Qualified Person (“QP”) as defined by the guidelines in NI 43-101. Prophecy adopts industry recognized best practices in its implementation of QA/QC methods. A geochemical standard control sample and one blank sample is inserted into the sample stream every 20th sample. Duplicates are taken at every 40th sample. Standards and duplicates including lab duplicates and standards and are analyzed using Thompson-Howarth plots. Samples are shipped to ALS Global Laboratories in Ururo, Bolivia for preparation, and then shipped to ALS Global laboratories for analysis in Lima, Peru. Samples were analyzed using Intermediate Level Four Acid Digestion. Silver overlimits (“ore grade”) are analyzed using fire assay with a gravimetric finish. ALS Laboratories sample management system meets all requirements of International Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 9001:2015. All ALS geochemical hub laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for specific analytical procedures.

 

All samples are taken from HQ-diameter core which split in half by a diamond-blade masonry saw. One-half of the core is submitted for laboratory analysis and the other half is preserved on the Company’s secured core facility for reference. All core is geotechnically analyzed, photographed and then logged by geologists prior to sampling.

 

About Prophecy

 

Prophecy is developing Pulacayo silver project in Bolivia and Gibellini vanadium project in Nevada.

 

Posted October 28, 2019

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