Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to report that Aztec Minerals Corp. (“Aztec Minerals”) today announced additional trenching has returned attractive gold, copper, and molybdenum grades at the Jasper prospect on Kootenay’s Cervantes Property in Sonora State, Mexico. The property is one of Kootenay’s generative projects and is under option to Aztec Minerals.
Additional hand trenching was conducted between and beyond the Penasco to the Cardon trenches, linking and further extending copper, gold, and molybdenum mineralization over a 71.0 meters linear distance in 92.35 meters of trenching. The sample interval weighted average over 92.35 meters returned 0.52% copper, 0.62 gpt gold, and 76 ppm molybdenum and continues to be open in all directions. Furthermore, the new trenching exposed a 6.0 meters interval of 4.78 gpt gold with 0.44% copper and 90 ppm molybdenum, in which several specks of visible gold were identified.
The copper values over the 92.35 meter length range from 0.0295% in highly leached quartz feldspar porphyry to 1.39% in copper oxide hosted quartz feldspar porphyry and hornfelsed sediment with lower hematite-goethite content. Over the same 92.35 meters, gold values range from <0.005 gpt to 7.15 gpt and the molybdenum values range from 5.2 to 249 ppm. Click the following link to view the Cervantes exploration maps.
Kootenay Silver looks forward to further trenching results from Aztec Minerals on the Cervantes Property including drilling, which is anticipated to begin towards the end of October 2017.