AZS) (OTCQB:AZASF) is pleased to announce assay results from the first three core holes at the Philadelphia project, Mohave County, Arizona. As anticipated, all three holes intersected high grades similar to the shallower reverse circulation drill holes. Three additional holes are in process in the assay laboratory. The drill will now move 300 metres along strike to the south.Vancouver, British Columbia, April 19, 2022 – Arizona Silver Exploration Inc. (TSXV:
Section 1 – Holes PC22-86 through PC22-88 and PC22-91
Results demonstrate the continuation of the high-grade upper (“hanging wall”) vein down-dip from the previously reported reverse circulation (RC) drill holes. Similarly the stockwork mineralization below (footwall) to the HW vein continues. Results are reported below.
- High grade HW vein: 32.90 gpt gold, 97 gpt silver from 85.73-86.71 metres (0.98 m), within
- High Grade Interval: 10.81 gpt gold, 41.41 gpt silver from 82.32-86.71 metres (4.39 m), within
- Total Mineralized Zone: 1.31 gpt gold, 7.29 gpt silver from 68.29-118.29 metres (50.0m)
- High Grade HW Vein: 16.25 gpt gold, 66.6 gpt silver from 99.39-100.37 metres (0.98 m), within
- High Grade Interval: 6.02 gpt gold, 28.2 gpt silver from 96.49-100.37 metres (3.87 m), within
- Total Mineralized Zone: 1.01 gpt gold, 6.5 gpt silver from 92.35-133.23 metres (40.9 m)
- High Grade HW vein: 17.35 gpt gold, 46.6 gpt silver from 120.64-121.37 metres, (0.73 m), within
- High Grade Interval: 8.7 gpt gold, 21.46 gpt silver from 119.36-121.37 metres (2.01 m), within
- Total Mineralized Zone: 1.14 gpt gold, 4.97 gpt silver from 113.11-161.61 metres (48.5 m)
Assays are pending. Hole PC22-91 was drilled from the same pad as the holes reported above to test the down-dip continuation of the mineralization encountered in PC22-88. The hole was drilled after the two holes were completed on the Shark Fin target.
Mr. Greg Hahn, VP Exploration commented, “We drilled these holes to confirm grades from previous, shallower RC drill holes and to determine the continuity of mineralization to depth. We certainly accomplished that. Effectively we have doubled the down dip extent, with another unassayed hole (PC22-91) down dip from these holes being visually impressive. In that hole the HW vein was intercepted where anticipated. In addition, an impressive and extensive zone of stockwork mineralization with some visible gold is present. The stockwork mineralization extends down to the total depth of the hole”.
“I have included the HW vein in our calculation of the Total Mineralized Zone for each hole. I did this because of the vein’s consistency and the fact that there is 40 to 50 metres of low-grade mineralization below it. It is far too early to talk about mining, however I have little doubt that the Philadelphia project has the signature of a bulk tonnage, open pitable target rather than merely a narrow vein underground mining scenario. This is supported by the+100 metre thick zone of mineralization we discovered to the south which will be drilled next”, added Greg Hahn.
Section 2 – The Shark Fin – Holes PC22-89 and PC22-90
Holes PC22-89 and PC22-90 tested the “Shark Fin”, a prominent outcrop of calcite cemented breccia that contains clasts of quartz vein material and altered Tr2 rhyolite. They were drilled from the same drill pad as the three core holes on Section 1 but on an oblique azimuth of 325 degrees, instead of 270 degrees. Assays are awaited. See News Release dated March 15, 2022.
The drill rig will move to the southern area located 300 meters to the south of Section 1 reported above. There we will drill a fence of core holes as we did on Section 1, and parallel to RC hole PRC21-85, which intersected 115.9 metres of 1.34 gpt gold and 5.78 gpt silver, our thickest drill intercept reported to date. One of the core holes will be a twin of PRC21-85 to provide a comparison of RC drilling results to core results where groundwater flow is present.
Updated geologic sections and photos of core from the completed holes are posted to the web site at: https://arizonasilverexploration.com/philadelphia/.
All assaying was conducted by ALS Global, an independent analytical laboratory. Core was trucked to the ALS sample preparation facility in Tucson, Arizona, where the core is inventoried, photographed, sawed and, dried, crushed and pulverized. Pulverized splits are sent to the ALS analytical facility in Vancouver, British Columbia for analyses. All material handling is done under a strict chain of custody protocol. Gold is determined by fire assay with an AA finish and silver is determined by ICP-MS methods within a 31-element suite.
The Company maintains its own program of inserting Standard Reference material in the form of standards and blanks to the sampling stream, prior to being shipped to ALS’s preparation facility in Tucson, Arizona, in addition to the independent QA/QC protocols of ALS Global.
Gregory Hahn, VP-Exploration and a Certified Professional Geologist (#7122) is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
About Arizona Silver Exploration Inc.
Arizona Silver is a young exploration company focused on exploring gold-silver properties in western Arizona and Nevada. The flagship asset is the Philadelphia property. In addition to the Philadelphia project, the Company recently received a positive Record of Decision on its Notice of Intent to drill an initial twelve exploration holes for Carlin-type targets on its recently acquired Silverton gold-silver property. Drilling there will be scheduled as time and equipment allow.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
ARIZONA SILVER EXPLORATION INC.
Mike Stark, President and CEO, Director
Phone: (604) 833-4278
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