Southern Silver Hits 6.8 metres of 153g/t Ag
VANCOUVER, BC - Southern Silver Exploration Corp. reported that silver- enriched mineralized intercepts were returned from each of the first three holes from its 2011 core hole program on its Cerro Las Minitas Project, Durango Mexico. The 10,980 hectare project includes a 425 hectare area that has been the subject of historic small-scale mining and a much larger unexplored gravel covered area.
Highlights from the drilling include: a 6.8 metre interval averaging 153g/t Ag, 1.47% Pb, 1.01% Zn within a broader 14.7 metre interval averaging 40g/t Ag, 1.02%Pb and 1.01% Zn from drill hole 11CLM-002; a 0.4 metre interval averaging 382g/t Ag, 6.25% Pb and 1.62% Zn from drill hole 11CLM-003, and a strongly copper enriched 2.1 metre interval averaging 100g/t Ag, 0.17% Pb, 3.08% Zn and 1.37% Cu within a 14.0 metre interval averaging 60g/t Ag, 0.31% Pb, 1.6% Zn and 0.94% Cu from CLM-003.
Southern has now completed five core holes totaling approximately1500 metres of a planned +3000 metre, Phase I drill program on the project. The current results are from widely spaced holes that were designed to provide initial tests of several different target types on this large polymetallic project. Drill hole 11CLM-002 tested silver-enriched polymetallic mineralization along the eastern margin of the intrusive in the area of the La Bocona Mine. Drill hole 11CLM-003 tested the northern margin of the intrusive in areas of elevated copper and gold mineralization. 11CLM-001 tested a geophysical target within the main intrusive. Assays are pending from two drill holes. All composites are reported as down hole intervals. At least five additional holes are planned for this initial Phase of drilling which will help prioritize targeting for more detailed drilling at specific occurrences located within the 425 ha area of historic mining and several additional targets derived from the recently completed 36 line-km surface IP geophysical program over portions of the property. Surface work on several regional targets continues. The company's address is Suite 1100, 1199 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6E 3T5, (604) 684-9384, fax: (604) 688-4670, email: [email protected].