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Vizsla Drills 20,413 G/t AgEq Over 0.7 M Within 1,564 G/t AgEq Over 11.4 M in New Zones at Napoleon

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Vizsla Drills 20,413 G/t AgEq Over 0.7 M Within 1,564 G/t AgEq Over 11.4 M in New Zones at Napoleon

 

 

 

 

 

Vizsla Silver Corp. (TSX-V: VZLA) (OTCQB: VIZSF) (Frankfurt: 0G3) is pleased to report new exploration drill results from its ongoing, fully-funded drill program at its 100% owned Panuco silver-gold project located in Sinaloa, Mexico.

 

Step-out drilling targeting both the northern and southern extensions of the Napoleon Corridor has intersected high-grade silver and gold in multiple closely spaced veins located a respective 600 metres north and 850 metres south of the Napoleon resource area. In total, mineralization has now been intersected along 2.5km of the Napoleon Vein Corridor.

 

Drilling highlights:

 

Napoleon North (Papayo Zone)

  • Josephine Vein (NP-21-170) returned 1,564 grams per tonne silver equivalent (825 g/t silver, 7.95 g/t gold, 0.6 % lead and 1.4 % zinc) over 11.4 metres downhole from 231.1 m including;
    • 20,413 g/t AgEq (11,413 g/t silver, 100.5 g/t gold, 3.6 % lead and 9.9 % zinc) over 0.7 m downhole from 234.9 m
  • Napoleon Vein (NP-21-170) returned 382 g/t AgEq (104 g/t silver, 1.25 g/t gold, 2.2% lead and 5.0% zinc) over 3.3 m downhole from 163.6 m

 

Napoleon South (Ojo de Agua Zone)

  • Hole NP-21-150 returned 401 g/t AgEq (33.6 g/t silver and 3.95 g/t gold) over 2.90 m downhole from 65.25 m
  • Hole NP-21-153 returned 697 g/t AgEq (55.1 g/t silver and 6.87 g/t gold) over 1.70 m downhole from 83.55 m

 

Vizsla President and CEO, Michael Konnert, commented: “The Napoleon Corridor continues to impress with large 500 metre plus step-outs to both the north and south returning high-grade intercepts.  Today’s results, not only demonstrate the potential for very high margin mineralization at Panuco but also, and more importantly, serve to further support our exploration model and targeting strategy as we continue to expand the mineralized footprint at Napoleon.”

 

Plan map of Panuco Project

 

Figure 1: Plan map showing the location of recent drilling at Papayo and Ojo de Agua, relative to Napoleon resource area drilling.

 

Longsection of Napoleon Vein Drilling

 

Figure 2:         Longitudinal section of the Napoleon Vein, looking towards the west.

 

Longsection of Josephine Vein Drilling

 

Figure 3:         Longitudinal section of the Napoleon Vein, looking towards the west.

 

Selected Papayo Drill Intersections

 

Drillhole From To Down

Hole
Length

Gold Silver Lead Zinc Silver
Equivalent
Comment
(m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (%) (%) (g/t)
NP-21-170 163.6 166.9 3.3 1.25 104 2.21 5.03 382 Napoleon
And 231.1 242.5 11.4 7.95 825 0.64 1.43 1,564 Josephine
Incl. 234.9 235.6 0.7 100.5 11,413 3.62 9.90 20,413

Table 1:           Downhole drill intersections from the Papayo Zone on the Napoleon Vein Corridor. 

 

Note: All numbers are rounded.  Silver equivalent is calculated using the following formula: Silver-equivalent = ((Au_g/t x 52.48) + (Ag_g/t x 0.5289) + (Pb_ppm x 0.0013) + (Zn_ppm x 0.0013)) / 0.5627.  Metal price assumptions are $17.50 oz silver, $1,700 oz gold, $0.75 pound lead and $0.85 pound zinc, recoveries assumptions are 96% gold, 94% silver, 78% lead and 70% zinc based on similar deposit types.

 

Selected Ojo de Agua Drill Intersections

 

Drillhole From To Down

Hole
Length

Gold Silver Silver
Equivalent
Comment
(m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t)
NP-21-144 No significant Values
NP-21-147 No significant Values
NP-21-150 65.25 68.15 2.9 3.95 34 401
Incl. 66.5 67.7 1.2 6.77 41 670
NP-21-153 83.55 85.25 1.7 6.87 55 697
Incl. 83.55 84.4 0.85 9.14 86 942
NP-21-158 58.5 59.55 1.05 0.27 28 52
NP-21-160 66.95 68.25 1.3 1.09 1 103
NP-21-174 162.5 163.5 1.0 0.19 156 173

Table 2:           Downhole drill intersections from the Ojo de Agua Zone on the Napoleon Vein Corridor. 

 

Note: All numbers are rounded.  True widths are estimated to be 85% of downhole widths.  Silver equivalent is calculated using the following formula: Silver-equivalent = ((Au_g/t x 52.48) + (Ag_g/t x 0.5289)) / 0.5627.  Metal price assumptions are $17.50 oz silver, and $1,700 oz gold, recoveries assumptions are 96% gold, and 94% silver, based on similar deposit types.

 

Napoleon Exploration Drilling Details

 

Step-out drilling targeting the Papayo sub-zone, approximately 600 metres north of the Napoleon resource drilling area, has returned multiple high-grade intersections in an area where the vein diverges into multiple sub-parallel veins.  To the south, step-out drilling ~850 metres beyond the resource drilling area, intersected a new gold-rich sub-zone named Ojo de Agua. This sub-zone may represent a shallow level in the epithermal system highlighting the potential for higher grade silver mineralization at depth. In total, mineralization has now been intersected along 2.5km of the Napoleon Vein Corridor.

 

Papayo Zone

 

Drilling within the Papayo Zone was first reported in August 2020 where initial hole NP-20-18 returned 1,019 g/t AgEq over 2.5 m. Since then, follow-up infill and local step-out drilling towards the south/north has continued to expand the mineral footprint in this area. Mineralization at Papayo has now been traced over 250 metres in length, to a depth of 150 metres and remains open at depth.

 

Additionally, due to the closeness of the sub-parallel veins in the area, drilling targeting the Napoleon Vein also intersected the interpreted northern extension of the recently discovered Josephine Vein (Hole NP-21-170: 1,564 g/t AgEq over 11.4 m). This new intersection represents a ~1,200 metre step-out from all previously reported Josephine drilling (see press release dated July 15, 2021).

 

Both the Napoleon and Josephine veins are hosted within diorite and composed of massive to banded white-grey crystalline quartz with common pyrite, argentite, galena, and sphalerite in well mineralized intervals.

 

Ojo de Agua Zone

 

Ojo de Agua, towards the southern end of the Napoleon Vein Corridor, was targeted based on (1) an interpreted northwest jog in the vein, (2) elevated surface sampling results up to 2.45 g/t gold and 50.3 g/t silver (235 g/t AgEq), and (3) the potential location where the Napoleon and Tajitos veins intersect.

 

Initial results indicate a 1.0-3.0-metre-wide vein composed of massive to colloform, white-grey, crystalline to chalcedonic quartz with only trace amounts of pyrite, argentite, galena, and sphalerite.  Gold mineralization appears to be associated with the white, almost chalcedonic phase of quartz.  Host rock to the vein at Ojo de Agua is diorite with an andesite tuff unit intersected further east into the hanging wall.

 

Geological Model for the Napoleon Vein Corridor

 

Surface mapping further south of Ojo de Agua at the southern end of the Napoleon vein has defined a broad area of flat lying, low temperate, pervasive quartz alteration interpreted to represent a paleowater table.  This combined with additional evidence along the vein suggests an overall tilting of the system towards the south along the Napoleon Vein Corridor.

 

Zone Observations Interpreted
Epithermal
Profile
Napoleon South Preserved paleowater table Very shallow,
above system
Ojo de Agua Gold rich with chalcedonic quartz and almost no base
metals
Top of system
Napoleon Discovery
Area
High grade precious and base metals including massive
sulphide phases
Core of system
Papayo Typically elevated base metals with lower grade precious
metals
Base of System

 

The observed gentle plunge (or fault block steps) to the south along with new interpretations on metal zonation is the current exploration model for the vein corridor. Ultimately, this suggests deeper drilling at (1) Ojo de Agua, (2) the untested gap between Ojo de Agua and the Napoleon resource area, and (3) beneath the Napoleon resource area are priority targets for high-grade precious and base metals.

 

At Papayo, the very high-grade precious metal intercepts may indicate a local downthrown block. If this theory holds true, the precious metals rich core of the system may be preserved at deeper levels in the northern end of the corridor, highlighting another excellent target for resource delineation.

 

Napoleon Geological Model

 

Figure 4:         Simplified model of metal zonation within the Napoleon Intermediate Sulphidation Vein.

 

Drill Collar Information

 

Prospect Drillhole Easting Northing Elevation Dip Azimuth Hole
Depth
Papayo NP-21-170 403,246 2,588,229 515 -52.0 267 501
Ojo de Agua NP-21-144 403,615 2,586,186 400 -42.0 269 140
NP-21-147 403,616 2,586,186 400 -59.0 269 178.5
NP-21-150 403,617 2,586,138 398 -42.0 269 145.5
NP-21-153 403,618 2,586,138 398 -60.0 269 150
NP-21-158 403,610 2,586,088 406 -56.0 271 108
NP-21-160 403,610 2,586,088 406 -72.0 271 153
NP-21-174 403,635 2,586,198 406 -55.5 283 215

Table 4:           Drill hole details. Coordinates in WGS84, Zone 13

 

About the Panuco project

 

The newly consolidated Panuco silver-gold project is an emerging high-grade discovery located in southern Sinaloa, Mexico, near the city of Mazatlán. The 9,386.5-hectare, past producing district benefits from over 75 kilometres of total vein extent, a 500 ton per day mill, 35 kilometres of underground mines, tailings facilities, roads, power and permits.

 

The district contains intermediate to low sulfidation epithermal silver and gold deposits related to siliceous volcanism and crustal extension in the Oligocene and Miocene. Host rocks are mainly continental volcanic rocks correlated to the Tarahumara Formation.

 

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

 

Drill core and rock samples were shipped to ALS Limited in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico and in North Vancouver, Canada for sample preparation and for analysis at the ALS laboratory in North Vancouver.  The ALS Zacatecas and North Vancouver facilities are ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 certified. Silver and base metals were analyzed using a four-acid digestion with an ICP finish and gold was assayed by 30-gram fire assay with atomic absorption (“AA”) spectroscopy finish. Over limit analyses for silver, lead and zinc were re-assayed using an ore-grade four-acid digestion with AA finish.

 

Control samples comprising certified reference samples, duplicates and blank samples were systematically inserted into the sample stream and analyzed as part of the Company’s quality assurance / quality control protocol.

 

Qualified Person

 

The Company’s disclosure of technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Martin Dupuis, P.Geo., Vice President of Technical Services for Vizsla Silver. Mr. Dupuis is a Qualified Person as defined under the terms of National Instrument 43-101.

 

Plan map showing the location of recent drilling at Papayo and Ojo de Agua, relative to Napoleon resource area drilling. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

Longitudinal section of the Napoleon Vein, looking towards the west. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

Longitudinal section of the Napoleon Vein, looking towards the west. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

Simplified model of metal zonation within the Napoleon Intermediate Sulphidation Vein. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

 

Posted August 26, 2021

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