Southern Silver Commences a US$2.0 million Exploration Program on Cerro Las Minitas

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 26, 2016) – Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSV)(OTCQB:SSVFF)(FRANKFURT:SEG1)(SSE:SSVCL) (the “Company” or “Southern Silver”) reported today that funding has been approved by Electrum Global Holdings L. P., as Optionee (“Electrum”), and final preparations are underway for a US$2.0 million, 2016-17 exploration program on the Cerro Las Minitas Project, Durango, Mexico.

The exploration program comprises 16 holes totaling approximately 10,000 metres of core drilling and will mobilize in early November. Drilling is designed to confirm the extent and dimension of the Blind Shoulder target and to confirm the continuity of mineralization at the Mina La Bocona target with the goal of significantly enhancing the current Mineral Resource estimate.

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