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VIZSLA SILVER REPORTS ADDITIONAL HIGH-GRADE INTERCEPTS ON COPALA AND ITS SPLAYS

 

 

 

 

 

Vizsla Silver Corp. (TSX-V: VZLA) (NYSE: VZLA) (Frankfurt: 0G3) is pleased to report results from 27 new drill holes targeting the Copala resource area at its 100%-owned, flagship Panuco silver-gold project located in Mexico. The reported drilling, designed to both infill and expand mineralization, successfully confirmed high-grade continuity throughout Copala and extended mineralization by ~100m down dip to the southeast.

 

Highlights

  • CS-24-342 returned 703 grams per tonne silver equivalent over 6.00 metres true width (487 g/t silver and 3.69 g/t gold)
    • Including 1,327 g/t AgEq over 2.26 mTW (832 g/t silver and 8.09 g/t gold)
  • COP-2023-001 returned 332 g/t AgEq over 13.60 mTW (240 g/t silver and 1.61 g/t gold)
    • Including 1,793 g/t AgEq over 1.10 mTW (1,075 g/t silver and 11.55 g/t gold)
  • COP-2023-004 returned 658 g/t AgEq over 5.10 mTW (318 g/t silver and 5.23 g/t gold)
    • Including 1,436 g/t AgEq over 0.28 mTW (338 g/t silver and 16.00 g/t gold)
    • And 2,104 g/t AgEq over 0.96 mTW (1,270 g/t silver and 13.45 g/t gold)
  • CS-24-339 returned 832 g/t AgEq over 2.92 mTW (738 g/t silver and 2.28 g/t gold)

 

“Ongoing drilling at the high-grade Copala structure continues to demonstrate exceptional mineral continuity,” commented Michael Konnert, President & CEO. “Since the delivery of the updated mineral resource estimate in January 2024, we have been focused on de-risking Copala through infill and geotechnical drilling with two rigs ahead of the initial project PEA. Today’s results further highlight that Copala is a precious metals dominant, very wide near-surface structure with a grade-width profile that can support a potential mining scenario. Moving forward, we intend to continue infilling and expanding Copala main and its high-grade splay structures, as we look to develop Panuco into the world’s next tier one silver primary asset.”

 

The precious metals dominant Copala Structure, located in the western portion of the Panuco district, is situated ~800 m to the east of the Napoleon vein. Copala currently hosts Indicated Resources of 83.3 Moz AgEq at 573 g/t AgEq and Inferred Resources of 48.3 Moz AgEq at 476 g/t AgEq within a broad envelope of vein-breccia interlayered with host rock, up to 82 metres thick (see Company’s press release dated January 8, 2024). Interpretations by Vizsla geologists indicate Copala has an average dip of ~46° to the east (~35° in its northern sector and steepening to ~65° in the southern sector).

 

Ongoing drilling at Copala has now traced mineralization along ~1,770 metres of strike length and ~400 metres down dip. The recently completed batch of infill, geotechnical and resource expansion drilling consisted of 20 holes drilled at ~50 m to ~100 m centres in the southern extent of Copala and seven holes drilled in the north-central zone, including one hole on Tajitos. The infill and expansion holes in the southeast targeted Copala 3 on the hanging wall, main Copala and Copala 4 situated on the footwall. The infill and geotechnical holes drilled in the north-central zone targeted only the main Copala structure, except for hole COP-2023-002 that was drilled on the Tajitos Vein (not shown on longitudinal section).

 

Infill and geotechnical drilling completed in the south and north-central areas of Copala have successfully confirmed high-grade mineral continuity. Extension drilling completed in the south has expanded mineralization by ~100m downdip to the east, marked by hole CS-23-330. Additionally, drilling along the southern extents of Copala has highlighted that the main structure gets steeper at depth (~65°) and develops narrower vein splays carrying significant silver and gold grades (Copala 3 and Copala 4). The recently reported Copala 4 splay vein sits between Cristiano and Copala, approximately 75m west of Copala, whereas Copala 3 sits less than 50m to the east of Copala main on the hanging wall side. Drilling to date has traced Copala 4 for approximately 300 m along strike and 400 m down dip. Copala 3 is more irregular in terms of grade and thickness along strike (locally forms sparse high-grade pockets), but overall, the structure has been traced over 400 m long by 400 m down dip.

 

 

Drillhole From To Downhole
Length
Estimated
True width
Ag Au AgEq Vein
(m) (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t)
CS-23-322 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-323 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-324 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-325 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-326 558.50 560.65 2.15 2.05 101 3.15 315  Copala 3
CS-23-326 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-326 742.50 743.50 1.00 0.95 695 5.05 988  FW Splay
CS-23-327 481.40 482.70 1.30 1.10 157 0.85 203  Copala 3
CS-23-327 493.50 495.00 1.50 1.25 231 0.93 276  Copala 3
CS-23-327 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-327 No significant values  FW Splay
CS-23-328A No significant values  Copala
CS-23-329A No significant values  Copala
CS-23-330 762.00 768.00 6.00 5.60 271 0.82 305  Copala
Includes 766.50 768.00 1.50 1.40 732 2.11 815  Copala
CS-23-331 No significant values  Copala 3
CS-23-331 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-331 370.80 372.00 1.20 0.83 612 3.48 802  Copala 4
CS-23-332 499.20 500.60 1.40 1.35 290 1.80 391  Copala 3
Includes 500.10 500.60 0.50 0.45 473 2.80 628  Copala 3
CS-23-332 548.50 550.90 2.40 1.92 707 1.53 751  Copala
CS-23-333 No significant values  Copala 3
CS-23-333 No significant values  Copala
CS-23-333 782.35 783.40 1.05 0.85 18 10.10 729  Copala 4
CS-23-334 No significant values  Copala 3
CS-23-335 No significant values  Copala
COP-2023-001 145.30 158.90 13.60 13.60 240 1.61 332  Copala
Includes 146.00 147.10 1.10 1.10 1,075 11.55 1,793  Copala
COP-2023-001 No significant values  Copala 2
COP-2023-001 310.00 311.00 1.00 0.80 508 1.19 547  FW Splay
COP-2023-002 196.60 201.00 4.40 3.95 415 2.01 520  Tajtos
COP-2023-003 85.50 87.00 1.50 1.40 1 2.40 170  Copala
COP-2023-004 195.75 202.10 6.35 5.10 318 5.23 658  Copala
Includes 197.65 198.00 0.35 0.28 338 16.00 1,436  Copala
Includes 200.90 202.10 1.20 0.96 1,270 13.45 2,104  Copala
COP-2023-005 252.75 254.80 2.05 2.00 541 2.47 666  Copala
CS-24-336 No significant values  Copala 3
CS-24-336 414.60 415.25 0.65 0.65 170 0.30 176  Copala
CS-24-337 No significant values  Copala 3
CS-24-337 No significant values  Copala
CS-24-337 727.15 727.90 0.75 0.56 551 4.48 817  FW Splay
CS-24-337 741.55 743.15 1.60 1.05 242 0.82 278  Copala 4
Includes 741.55 742.05 0.50 0.33 496 1.51 558  Copala 4
CS-24-338 No significant values  Copala 3
CS-24-339 663.00 666.65 3.65 2.92 738 2.28 832  Copala
CS-24-339 685.50 686.50 1.00 0.80 267 0.87 304  Copala 4
CS-24-340 No significant values  Copala
CS-24-341 No significant values  Copala
CS-24-342 627.60 634.25 6.65 6.00 487 3.69 703  Copala
CS-24-342 648.95 650.10 1.15 0.95 252 1.25 317  FW Splay
CS-24-342 655.90 656.60 0.70 0.55 304 1.01 347  FW Splay
CS-24-342 675.20 675.85 0.65 0.60 1,435 3.83 1,576  Copala 4
CS-24-343 No significant values  Copala
Note: AgEq = Ag g/t x Ag rec. + (Au g/t x Au Rec x Au price/gram)/Ag price/gram. Metal price assumptions are $24.00/oz silver and $1,800/oz gold and metallurgical recoveries assumed are 91% for silver and 94% for gold. Gold and silver metallurgical recoveries used in this release are from metallurgical test results of the Copala vein (see press release dated August 16, 2023).

 

Table 1: Downhole drill intersections from the holes reported for Copala structure Copala 2, FW Splay and Copala 4 and Tajitos veins.

 

Drillhole Easting Northing Elevation Azimuth Dip Depth
CS-23-322 405,518 2,586,347 563 260.0 -45.5 786.0
CS-23-323 405,087 2,586,573 710 281.4 -55.3 678.0
CS-23-324 405,276 2,586,490 677 282.5 -53.8 753.0
CS-23-325 405,073 2,586,909 649 246.0 -58.0 606.0
CS-23-326 405,275 2,586,491 677 288.0 -51.6 754.5
CS-23-327 405,073 2,586,909 648 246.7 -62.7 802.5
CS-23-328A 405,275 2,586,491 677 293.8 -51.8 765.0
CS-23-329A 405,073 2,586,909 648 240.4 -59.9 726.0
CS-23-330 405,518 2,586,347 563 260.0 -52.6 834.0
CS-23-331 404,879 2,586,597 659 277.8 -66.8 495.0
CS-23-332 405,073 2,586,909 648 273.5 -56.7 595.5
CS-23-333 405,401 2,586,489 618 263.7 -52.8 801.0
CS-23-334 404,879 2,586,597 659 271.2 -61.3 474.0
CS-23-335 404,829 2,586,685 654 250.0 -63.2 423.0
COP-2023-001 404,674 2,587,217 533 295.0 -50.0 321.0
COP-2023-002 404,504 2,587,120 547 310.0 -50.0 330.0
COP-2023-003 404,575 2,587,076 542 300.0 -55.0 351.0
COP-2023-004 404,724 2,586,986 594 245.0 -58.0 501.0
COP-2023-005 404,778 2,586,757 629 55.0 -55.0 363.0
CS-24-336 404,912 2,586,771 680 246.2 -62.5 501.0
CS-24-337 405,401 2,586,489 618 259.3 -50.9 783.0
CS-24-338 404,754 2,586,692 617 260.3 -67.8 300.0
CS-24-339 405,401 2,586,489 618 259.1 -46.2 789.0
CS-24-340 404,905 2,586,443 615 235.9 -61.2 415.0
CS-24-341 404,905 2,586,443 605 255.9 -59.9 450.0
CS-24-342 405,401 2,586,489 612 253.2 -48.2 735.0
CS-24-343 404,905 2,586,443 471 253.1 -67.5 471.0

Table 2: Drillhole details for the reported drillholes. 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 7,189.5-hectare, past producing district benefits from over 86 kilometres of total vein extent, 35 kilometres of underground mines, 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.

 

On January 8, 2024, the Company announced an updated mineral resource estimate for Panuco which includes an estimated in-situ indicated mineral resource of 155.8 Moz AgEq and an in-situ inferred resource of 169.6 Moz AgEq.

 

About Vizsla Silver

 

Vizsla Silver is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, focused on advancing its flagship, 100%-owned Panuco silver-gold project located in Sinaloa, Mexico. To date, Vizsla Silver has completed over 350,000 metres of drilling at Panuco leading to the discovery of several new high-grade veins. For 2024, Vizsla Silver has budgeted +65,000 metres of resource/discovery-based drilling designed to upgrade and expand the mineral resource, as well as test other high priority targets across the district.

 

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

 

Drill core 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 and rock samples were shipped to SGS Lab in Durango Mexico for sample preparation and analysis.  The ALS Zacatecas, North Vancouver facilities and SGS lab 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

 

In accordance with NI 43-101, Jesus Velador, Ph.D. MMSA QP., Vice President of Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and approved the technical and scientific content of this news release.

 

 


Figure 1: Plan map of recent drilling centered on the Copala structure. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 2: Inclined longitudinal section for Copala structure with drillhole pierce points. The section is 1x along strike to 1.4x along the dip to compensate for the average 46-degree dip of Copala. The black dash outlines represent Copala 2 in the north and Copala 4 vein in the south. Hole COP-2023-002 was drilled for Tajitos and is not shown on this section. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 3: Cross section showing Copala structure, Copala 3, Cristiano and Tajitos veins with completed drilling. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

 

 

 


Figure 4: Cross section showing Copala structure, Copala 3, Copala 4 and Cristiano veins with completed drilling. (CNW Group/Vizsla Silver Corp.)

 

Posted March 20, 2024

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