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Silver Storm Announces La Estrella Zone Drill Results

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Storm Mining Ltd. (TSX-V: SVRS) (OTCQB: SVRSF) (FSE: SVR), is pleased to announce further drill results from its Phase 1 diamond drilling program at the Company’s 100% owned La Parrilla Silver Mine Complex, located in Durango Mexico. Results from the four holes contained within this release are from the C1940, San Rafael, and La Estrella Zones in the Quebradillas mine. These three zones were not modeled or included in the NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate prepared by SRK for the La Parrilla Silver Mine Complex published on August 10, 2023.

 

An overview video on the La Parrilla Project is available at

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dybgKXcGrYo

 

Key highlights include:

  • Hole Q-23-030 intersected the La Estrella Zone returning 455 g/t Ag.Eq1 over 4.13 metres including 1,617 g/t Ag.Eq over 0.60 m
    • Located approximately 87 m above the last mine development in this area, with similar high-grade mineralization. 1967 EL stope composted historical channel samples graded 584 g/t Ag.Eq over a strike length of 71 m and average width of 1.89 m.
  • Hole Q-23-029A intersected the La Estrella Zone returning 321 g/t Ag.Eq over 7.50 m including 463 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.12 m and 708 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.38 m.
    • Located approximately 22 m above the previously developed 1967 EL stope.
  • Hole Q-23-027 intersected the San Rafael Zone returning 708 g/t Ag.Eq over 2.36 m, including 1,673 g/t Ag.Eq over 0.57 m.
  • Hole Q-23-028 intersected the San Rafael Zone returning 540 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.21 m.

 

Greg McKenzie, President and CEO, commented: “We are pleased with the strong returns from the La Estrella, San Rafael and C1940 Zones. High-grade mineralization can be traced at La Estrella over a strike length of 225 m, vertical extent of 135 m, and true thickness of up to 6 m. Limited mining was previously conducted by First Majestic within these zones, and they were not included in the August 2023 Resource Estimate. We anticipate these results will have a positive impact on future resource updates.

 

These three zones possibly merge to the west, and further follow-up drilling will be performed in 2024 to confirm the mineralized potential within this area.”

 

La Estrella Zone

 

The La Estrella Zone is a sulphide-bearing hydrothermal breccia within a fault striking 274 degrees and dipping 80 degrees to the south over an approximate strike length of 225 m. Prior to placing the mine on care and maintenance (September 2019) First Majestic successfully mined one level in VES Zone with excellent results – the composited weighted average grade of historical channel samples within the 1967 EL Stope (Table 2) returned 584 g/t Ag.Eq over a strike length of 71 m and average width of 1.89 m.

 

Results from holes Q-23-029A and Q-23-030, when combined with historical holes in proximity (Figure 1, 2, 3 & Table 1), have identified a high-grade mineralized zone over a vertical extent of 135 m, strike length of 225 m, and true width varying up to 6 m.

 

Hole Q-23-029A

 

Hole Q-23-029A was drilled to target the VES Zone, successfully intersecting sulphide breccia mineralization returning 321 g/t Ag.Eq over 7.50 m (57.80 to 65.30 m) including 463 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.12 m and 708 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.38 m – See Table 1; Figures 2 & 3. This intercept was drilled 22 m above the previously developed 1967 EL stope.

 

Hole Q-23-029A also intersected the VES-A Zone, returning 376 g/t Ag.Eq over 3.93 m (46.12 to 50.05 m) including 811 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.01 m (49.04 to 50.05 m).

 

Hole Q-23-030

 

Hole Q-23-030 was drilled to target VES Zone, successfully intersecting sulphide breccia mineralization, returning 455 g/t Ag.Eq over 4.13 m (103.61 to 107.74 m) including 1,617 g/t Ag.Eq over 0.60 m (103.61 to 104.21 m). This intercept was drilled 87 m above the previously developed 1967 EL stope.

 

C1940 and San Rafael Zones

 

C1940 Zone (C1940) is a sulphide-bearing quartz-carbonate vein zone striking 335 degrees and dipping 73 degrees to the east-northeast with a known strike length of approximately 45 m. The zone is mineralized over a vertical extent of 75 m and its true width varies up to 5 m.

 

San Rafael Zone (VSR) is a sulphide-bearing tectonic breccia zone striking 299 degrees and dipping 68 degrees to the north-northeast with a known strike length of approximately 120 m. The zone is mineralized over a known vertical extent of 80 m and its true width varies up to 3.5 m.

 

Hole Q-23-027

 

Hole Q-23-027 was drilled to target the VSR and C1940 Zones, successfully intersecting VSR Zone stockwork and breccia mineralization, returning 708 g/t Ag.Eq over 2.36 m (0.49 to 2.85 m), including 1,673 g/t Ag.Eq over 0.57 m (1.26 to 1.83 m).

 

This intercept is located approximately 17 m along strike to the southwest of the last mine development in this area, with similar high-grade mineralization:

  • The composited weighted average grade of historical channel samples from the 1945 EL stope returned 930 g/t Ag.Eq over a strike length of 11 m and average width of 2.28 m.

 

 

Hole Q-23-027 also intersected C1940 Zone quartz-carbonate vein mineralization, returning 689 g/t Ag.Eq over 0.70 m (61.43 to 62.13 m).

 

This intercept is located approximately 17 m above the last mine development in this area, with similar high-grade mineralization:

  • The composited weighted average grade of historical channel samples from the 1940 EL stope returned 689 g/t Ag.Eq over a strike length of 21 m and average width of 2.60 m.

 

Hole Q-23-028

 

Hole Q-23-028 successfully intersected VSR Zone breccia mineralization, returning 540 g/t Ag.Eq over 1.21 m (0 to 1.21 m).

 

Table 1 – Select Assay Intervals from Holes Q-23-027 to Q-23-030 and Historical Results

 

 

Zone Hole From To Length
(m)
Ag.Eq(1)
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
g/t
Pb
%
Zn
%
Cu
%
VSR Q_23_027 0.49 2.85 2.36 708 619 0.19 1.27 1.46 0.03
  including 1.26 1.83 0.57 1,673 1,555 0.24 1.65 2.00 0.09
NEW Q_23_027 42.00 42.90 0.90 195 156 0.07 0.61 0.63 0.01
C1940 Q_23_027 61.43 62.13 0.70 689 548 0.14 3.07 1.73 0.04
                     
VSR Q_23_028 0.00 1.21 1.21 540 466 0.14 1.58 0.74 0.02
                     
VES_A Q_23_029A 46.12 50.05 3.93 376 326 0.04 1.45 0.27 0.02
  including 49.04 50.05 1.01 811 673 0.10 4.29 0.55 0.02
VES Q_23_029A 57.80 65.30 7.50 321 284 0.04 0.89 0.36 0.02
  including 57.80 58.92 1.12 463 390 0.06 1.97 0.57 0.02
  and 63.00 64.38 1.38 708 611 0.03 2.64 0.88 0.02
NEW Q_23_029A 76.04 76.70 0.66 170 136 0.02 0.30 0.93 0.01
VSR Q_23_029A 108.00 109.50 1.50 143 141 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.03
                     
VES_A Q_23_030 91.99 92.57 0.58 260 213 0.05 0.85 0.76 0.01
VES Q_23_030 103.61 107.74 4.13 455 376 0.04 1.35 1.44 0.01
  including 103.61 104.21 0.60 1,617 1,270 0.14 4.98 7.44 0.05
                     
C1940 ILP-Q-16-04 68.00 69.00 1.00 598 262 0.07 7.59 4.63 0.03
C1940 74.30 88.30 14.00 591 340 0.23 5.46 3.15 0.06
C1940 ILP-Q-16-05 67.55 70.10 2.55 174 103 0.04 2.23 0.25 0.03
C1940 76.40 79.15 2.75 173 112 0.12 1.84 0.04 0.03
VSR ILP-Q-16-09 197.20 199.05 1.85 147 119 0.01 0.43 0.60 0.01
VES-VSR ILP-Q-17-21 91.05 96.10 5.05 1,761 1,277 0.44 6.45 10.10 0.10
VES-VSR ILP-Q-17-23-A 67.65 74.40 6.75 246 211 0.09 0.42 0.59 0.03
C1940 ILP-Q-17-27 67.30 70.95 3.65 250 187 0.03 1.12 1.14 0.02
VSR ILP-Q-18-08 195.80 197.30 1.50 244 195 0.05 0.41 1.29 0.02
C1940 ILP-Q-18-70 130.95 132.15 1.20 438 377 0.11 1.20 0.74 0.10
VES ILP-Q-18-72 209.00 213.85 4.85 167 143 0.03 0.37 0.43
VES-A ILP-Q-19-07 64.15 72.90 8.75 228 170 0.03 1.35 0.72 0.01
VES 82.20 84.20 2.00 493 410 0.08 1.58 1.23 0.01
VES ILP-Q-19-09 46.75 47.45 0.70 225 193 0.09 0.08 0.82 0.03
NEW 68.75 69.25 0.50 172 141 0.03 0.69 0.38 0.01
NEW 71.45 72.00 0.55 863 783 0.16 1.90 0.57 0.03
VSR 105.30 107.55 2.25 322 285 0.04 1.16 0.08 0.02
VES ILP-Q-19-19 82.00 94.75 12.75 184 141 0.06 0.43 0.96 0.01
VES ILP-Q-19-21 59.85 61.85 2.00 2,936 2,861 0.03 1.99 0.74 0.02
VES 76.25 77.05 0.80 211 154 0.04 0.57 1.40
VES-VSR SLP-Q-12-06 130.65 131.35 0.70 378 377 0.01 0.02
VSR SLP-Q-12-09 164.05 165.95 1.90 157 137 0.24 0.50 0.01
VES SLP-V-13-01 202.60 215.30 12.70 168 140 0.04 0.42 0.50 0.01
                     

 

 

Table 2 – Historical Channel Sample Results (2) – C1940, Veta San Rafael and Veta La Estrella

 

Elevation Zone Channel Width Ag.Eq(1)
g/t
Ag
g/t
Pb
%
Zn
%
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L4S 0.50 806 805 0.02 0.02
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L3S 1.70 479 355 1.92 2.66
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L2S 1.00 340 303 0.64 0.73
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L1S 1.20 609 517 1.49 1.89
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L1 3.50 1,363 1,179 3.64 3.17
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L-1+2 4.00 755 664 1.59 1.81
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L-2N 2.40 697 629 1.44 1.08
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L2+2N 1.60 328 264 1.25 1.14
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-L4N 2.40 474 298 4.36 2.16
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-TD 5.20 731 576 4.87 0.89
1940 C1940 VVI-1940-TDN 5.10 1,002 880 3.03 1.51
               
1945 VSR VSR-1945-0 1.30 126 110 0.23 0.37
1945 VSR VSR-1945-3 1.50 262 203 0.88 1.29
1945 VSR VSR-1945-4 1.40 1,643 1,580 2.06 0.29
1945 VSR VSR-1945-5 4.90 1,690 1,411 5.77 4.55
               
1958 VSR VQ-1958-24 3.05 365 309 1.66 0.39
1958 VSR VQ-1958-21 0.40 202 139 1.52 0.82
1958 VSR VQ-1958-18 1.60 173 132 0.85 0.63
1958 VSR VQ-1958-15 0.40 3 3 0.00 0.00
1958 VSR VQ-1958-12 0.90 404 339 1.06 1.33
1958 VSR VQ-1958-9 1.80 646 549 1.86 1.73
1958 VSR VQ-1958-6 1.15 156 86 1.52 1.09
1958 VSR VQ-1958-3 3.40 129 111 0.45 0.21
1958 VSR VQ-1958-00 2.20 200 181 0.51 0.18
1958 VSR VQ-1958-01 0.50 352 315 0.60 0.76
1958 VSR VQ-1958-02 0.40 148 137 0.27 0.15
1958 VSR VQ-1958-05 0.80 299 280 0.56 0.13
1958 VSR VQ-1958-08 1.00 295 271 0.68 0.22
               
1956 VES VQ-1956-6 0.50 285 219 1.02 1.44
1956 VES VQ-1956-9 1.50 542 480 1.70 0.58
1956 VES VQ-1956-12 0.70 100 79 0.57 0.20
1956 VES VQ-1956-22 3.00 438 290 2.30 3.20
1956 VES VQ-1956-25 1.40 1,065 858 4.59 3.05
1956 VES VQ-1956-26 0.25 233 182 0.88 1.02
1956 VES VQ-1956-29 1.90 214 171 0.58 1.01
1956 VES VQ-1956-32 1.70 67 57 0.17 0.21
1956 VES VQ-1956-35 1.50 302 257 0.88 0.76
1956 VES VQ-1956-38 3.25 421 375 0.82 0.85
               
1967 VES VES-1967-17 3.40 722 582 1.69 3.45
1967 VES VES-1967-16 3.00 279 221 0.89 1.23
1967 VES VES-1967-15 2.30 193 151 0.65 0.90
1967 VES VES-1967-14 0.50 20 15 0.05 0.12
1967 VES VES-1967-13 0.40 1,554 1,477 1.30 1.53
1967 VES VES-1967-12 0.70 409 361 0.62 1.16
1967 VES VES-1967-11 1.30 614 538 0.86 1.93
1967 VES VES-1967-10 0.40 218 185 0.24 0.96
1967 VES VES-1967-9 1.15 309 256 0.60 1.32
1967 VES VES-1967-8 0.50 222 210 0.34 0.10
1967 VES VES-1967-7 2.65 297 265 0.63 0.56
1967 VES VES-1967-6 1.90 172 163 0.24 0.10
1967 VES VES-1967-5 3.00 171 147 0.57 0.34
1967 VES VES-1967-4 3.20 254 141 0.96 3.18
1967 VES VES-1967-3 1.10 306 257 0.78 1.05
1967 VES VES-1967-2 0.50 123 96 0.32 0.68
1967 VES VES-1967-1 5.90 186 146 0.57 0.91
1967 VES VES-1967-02 2.90 111 98 0.24 0.21
1967 VES VES-1967-03 2.30 46 41 0.07 0.09
1967 VES VES-1967-04 0.60 1,056 707 4.91 7.99
1967 VES VES-1967-05 3.70 2,577 2,368 4.76 2.97
1967 VES VES-1967-06 3.40 407 342 1.37 1.02
1967 VES VES-1967-07 1.40 457 343 1.25 2.93
1967 VES VES-1967-08 0.70 2,964 2,766 2.62 4.68
1967 VES VES-1967-09 0.35 944 886 0.70 1.45
               
2055 VES V550-2055-265 2.00 859 859
2055 VES V550-2055-267 0.80 182 182
2055 VES V550-2055-270 1.70 1,151 1,151
2055 VES V550-2055-273 2.40 297 297
2055 VES V550-2055-276 1.00 202 202
2055 VES V550-2055-278 0.70 294 294
2055 VES V550-2055-280 0.90 638 638
  1. All results in this release are rounded. Assays are uncut and undiluted. Widths are core-lengths, not true widths. Silver equivalent: Ag.Eq g/t was calculated using commodity prices of US$22.50 /oz Ag, US$1,800 /oz Au, US$0.94 /lb Pb, and US$1.35 /lb Zn applying metallurgical recoveries of 70.1% for silver and 82.8% for gold in oxides and 79.6% for silver, 80.1% for gold, 74.7% for lead and 58.8% for zinc in sulphides. Metal payable used was 99.6% for silver and 95% for gold in doré produced from oxides, and 95% for silver, gold, and lead and 85% for zinc in concentrates produced from sulphides. Cut-off grades considered for oxide and sulphide were, respectively 140 g/t Ag.Eq and 125 g/t Ag.Eq and are based on 2017 costs adjusted by the inflation rate and include sustaining costs.
  2. Weighted average grades were calculated over the mineralized widths of each channel (Figures 2 & 3).

 

Sample Analysis and QA/QC Program

 

Silver Storm uses a quality assurance/quality control program that monitors the chain of custody of samples and includes the insertion of blanks, duplicates, and reference standards in each batch of samples sent for analysis. The drill core is photographed, logged, and cut in half, with one half retained in a secured location for verification purposes and one half shipped for analysis. Sample preparation (crushing and pulverizing) is performed at ALS Geochemistry, an independent ISO 9001:2001 certified laboratory, in Zacatecas, Mexico and pulps are sent to ALS Geochemistry in Vancouver, Canada for analysis. The entire sample is crushed to 70% passing -2 mm, and a riffle split of 250 grams is taken and pulverized to better than 85% passing 75 microns. Samples are analyzed for gold using a standard fire assay with Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) (Au-AA23) from a 30-gram pulp. Gold assays greater than 10 g/t are re-analyzed on a 30-gram pulp by fire assay with a gravimetric finish (Au-GRA21). Samples are also analyzed using a 34 element inductively coupled plasma (ICP) method with atomic emission spectroscopy (AES) on a pulp digested by four acids (ME-ICP61). Overlimit sample values for silver (>100 g/t), lead (>1%), zinc (>1%), and copper (>1%) are re-assayed using a four-acid digestion overlimit method with ICP-AES (ME-OG62). For silver values greater than 1,500 g/t, samples are re-assayed using a fire assay with gravimetric finish on a 30-gram pulp (Ag-GRA21). Samples with lead values over 20% are re-assayed using volumetric titration with EDTA on a 1-gram pulp (Pb-VOL70). No QA/QC issues were noted with the results reported herein.

 

Review by Qualified Person and QA/QC

 

The scientific and technical information in this document has been reviewed and approved by Bruce Robbins, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

 

About Silver Storm Mining Ltd. (formerly Golden Tag Resources Ltd.)

 

Silver Storm Mining Ltd. holds advanced-stage silver projects located in Durango, Mexico. Silver Storm recently completed the acquisition of 100% of the La Parrilla Silver Mine Complex, a prolific operation which is comprised of a 2,000 tpd mill as well as five underground mines and an open pit that collectively produced 34.3 million silver-equivalent ounces between 2005 and 2019. The Company also holds a 100% interest in the San Diego Project, which is among the largest undeveloped silver assets in Mexico. For more information regarding the Company and its projects, please visit our website at www.silverstorm.ca.

 

Figure 1: Cross Section View of Quebradillas Mine Toward NNW (Graphic: Business Wire)

Posted May 7, 2024

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