- Four holes have recently been completed for 1,091 metres in the ongoing resource expansion drill campaign at Tangana
- Final assay results have been received for 3 of the initial 4 drill holes at Tangana 1:
- DDH-TN-2021-003: 928.13g/t AgEq over 1.38 metre interval
- DDH-TN-2021-004: 631.71g/t AgEq over 0.92 metre interval
- Drilling continues to expand the extent of known open-ended mineralization at the Tangana Mining Unit
SILVER X MINING CORP. announced it has intersected significant intervals of high-grade silver-polymetallic mineralization at the Tangana Mining Unit at the Company’s Nueva Recuperada project in Huancavelica, Peru.
Final analytical assay results received from two of the first four drill holes of the previously announced 25,000 metre drill programs, confirm the presence of easily accessible, contiguous, high-grade, silver-polymetallic mineralization at Tangana 1.
The drill holes DDH-TN-2021-002, DDH-TN-2021-003 & DDH-TN-2021-004 targeted vein extensions below past producing underground stopes at Tangana 1 and results show the continuity of the open-ended silver-polymetallic mineralized structure. The planned development mineralization from this newly expanded mineralized zone will feed the currently operating Recuperada plant.
The Recuperada plant has been operating on development and toll feed since 2019, has a capacity of 200,000 tpa and has sold USD $6.5M of polymetallic concentrate in 2021 YTD. On the back of this operating cash flow, the Company has initiated a 25,000-metre drill programme (announced July 19, 2021) of which 9,700 metres are aimed at expanding knowledge on and upgrading the quality of the Tangana inferred resource.
No mine production decision has been made, rather resource exploration and upgrade and underground access infrastructure development only.
The Company is not basing its exploration and underground infrastructure development decisions on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability, rather on the strong historic production and current geological evidence of potentially economic mineralization extensions that justify its reported exploration and development programs.
Later, ongoing current results could in turn justify a decision to initiate a feasibility study to generate mineral reserves and a mine production decision. Any production decision without a positive feasibility study increases uncertainty and the specific economic and technical risks of failure associated with its production decision.
Tangana 1 results include (refer Table 1 below for complete results):
- DDH-TN-2021-003 with 1.38 metres at 928.13 g/t AgEq
- DDH-TN-2021-004 with 0.92 metres at 631.71g /t AgEq
To date, a total of 34 drill holes for 6,660 metres have been completed on the Tangana, Cauca and San Antonio vein systems (Figure1). Tangana encompasses 11 silver-polymetallic vein targets across 4,500 ha of prospective silver-polymetallic concessions. In total, the silver-polymetallic veins identified within the Tangana vein field extend on surface more than 11 kilometres in combined strike-length.
In February 2021, from a total of 6 principal silver-polymetallic veins, it was estimated that the Tangana vein field hosted 4,840,015 tonnes of inferred resource grading 116.33 g/t Ag, 3.35% Pb and 1.63% Zn1. The ongoing resource expansion drill campaign continues to broaden the extent of known open-ended mineralization.
As reported August 9, 2021, the mineralized, open-ended, silver-polymetallic vein-structures at the Tangana Mining Unit are known to extend in places more than 250 metres in depth below existing surface topography. Elsewhere in the extensive Tangana vein system the historically mined mineralization in the Angelica vein near Huachocolpa, has demonstrated continuity of mineralization vertically at elevations as low as 4,000 mamsl, or roughly 500 metres below the current Tangana exploration drilling at 4,575 mamsl elevation.
Figure 1: Map of Tangana Mining Unit, showing key veins, infrastructure, concession limits, etc.
“These promising assay results support our model that Tangana can be expanded to become a high-grade, multi-vein mine,”
said José Garcia, CEO of Silver X.
“The ongoing drill program has significantly increased the known extent of silver-polymetallic mineralization while also providing valuable ‘upside’ information for consideration for expanded mine development. We look forward to announcing further milestones at Tangana in the coming weeks.”
There is a strong structural control on intermediate sulphidation, epithermal, silver-polymetallic mineralization at Tangana which occurs as massive to semi-massive sulphides, veins, veinlets, stringers, blebs and disseminations. The mineralization is hosted within anastomosing, steeply dipping, discrete quartz veins and/or brecciated quartz vein shoots.
Principal economic minerals of interest include galena, sphalerite, argentiferous galena and other silver accessory minerals, tetrahedrite, minor copper and gold. Gangue minerals include pyrite, quartz, rhodochrosite, hydrothermal calcite, etc. Mineralized structures throughout the Tangana system vary around an average of 1.53 metres in width.
Figure 2: Long section and plan view of the Tangana 1 silver-polymetallic vein project. Targeted potentially mineralized extensions, as well as past-producing mined-out stopes, current access development and the location of recent drill hole intercepts for DDH-TN-2021-002, DDH-TN-2021-003 & DDH-TN-2021-004, are shown. Drill hole DDH-TN-2021-001 targeted a projected secondary structure – no significant results have been obtained. Tabulated summary results for these 4 Tangana drill holes are presented in Tables 1 & 2 below.
|Drillhole ID||Intercept (m)||Gold – Silver – Polymetallic Grades||AgEq Grade
|TN-2021-001||This hole targeted a projected secondary structure – no significant results obtained|
Table 1: Tabulated summary of principal silver-polymetallic grades intersected in drill holes DDH-TN-2021-001 to DDH-TN-2021-004
|Drillhole ID||Coordinates (WGS84)||Orientation (True)||Intercept (metres)||AgEq Grade (g/t)|
|TN-2021-001||499661.18||8560902.82||228.85||20.08||No meaningful intersections|
Table 2: Tabulated summary of drill hole collar parameters and principal silver-polymetallic AgEq grades intersected in drill holes DDH-TN-2021-001 to DDH-TN-2021-004
Figure 3: Selected photographs showing significantly mineralized core as intersected in DDH-TN-2021-003
Figure 4: Selected photographs showing significantly mineralized core as intersected in DDH-TN-2021-004
Grant of Stock Options
The Company has granted 2,475,000 stock options to certain directors, officers, and consultants of the Company. Each option will be exercisable into one common share at an exercise price of C$0.60 for a term of 5 years.
Sampling, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC)
Drill core from all underground drill holes is extracted in lengths of 1.52 meters (5 feet) and stored on-site in appropriate core trays in a secure Company core-shed. Drill hole orientation, downhole survey data, and collar coordinates are registered. When the extracted core has been measured and marked up, it is then geologically and geotechnically logged. Sampling of all mineralized structures encountered in the drill core is done from start to finish of the mineralized structure. Minimum sample length is 30 centimeters. No sample collected through potentially economic mineralized intersections is longer than 50 centimeters. Sterile country rock hosting the mineralized structure is sampled for a minimum of 1.0 meter either side of the structure. The interval to be sampled is split by rock-saw. Samples have unique number identifiers for “chain of custody” tracking of samples and for subsequent incorporation into the database once QAQC sign-off on analytical results has been received. The samples are shipped by Company 4×4 vehicle from the field to the certified and independent Certimin analytical laboratory facility in Lima. Certimin complies with ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and is a fully recognized and certified facility. The samples are first prepared and then analyzed for gold, silver, and multi-elements using relevant Certimin analytical methodologies. Periodically, duplicate sample pulps are sent to independent umpire laboratories for review and checking of results as received from Certimin.
Silver X Mining has introduced a fully NI 43-101 compliant quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) protocol on all its advanced and exploration projects. Our trained QAQC staff insert both fine and coarse blank samples, field duplicates and twin samples into each batch of field samples prior to delivery to the independent certified analytical laboratory. These QAQC samples, including the random insertion of certified reference material, are designed to provide an independent check on precision, accuracy, and possibilities of contamination during sample preparation and analytical procedure within the elected commercial laboratory. With the objective of assuring best practice compliance, resource and exploration related assay results will not be reported until the results of internal QAQC procedures have been reviewed and approved.
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About Silver X Mining
Silver X Mining is a Canadian silver mining company with assets in Peru and Ecuador. The Company’s flagship asset is the Nueva Recuperada silver lead zinc project located in Huancavelica, Peru. Founders and management have a successful track record of increasing shareholder value. For more information visit our website at www.silverx-mining.com.
Mr. A. David Heyl who is a qualified person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release for Silver X. Mr. Heyl, B.Sc., C.P.G., QP is a Certified Professional Geologist and Qualified Person under NI 43-101. With over 25 years of field and upper management experience, Mr. Heyl has a solid geological background in generating and conducting exploration and mining programs for gold, rare earth metals, and base metals, resulting in several discoveries. Mr. Heyl has 20 years of experience in Peru. He worked for Barrick Gold, was the exploration manager for Southern Peru Copper, and spent over twelve years working in and supervising underground and open pit mining operations in the Americas. Mr. A. David Heyl is a consultant for Silver X Mining Corp.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
José M García
CEO and Director
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