Toronto, ON – October 4, 2017 – Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX: SMT) (BVL: SMT) (NYSE American: SMTS) (“Sierra Metals” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the initial results of the drilling program designed to test the anomalies of the Titan 24 Geophysical Survey recently completed on the Bolivar Property, Chihuahua, Mexico. The Titan 24 survey was completed to follow up on geophysical, geological and geochemical anomalies identified on the Bolivar Property by Sierra Metals Inc. The Bolivar Property is situated within the Piedras Verdes Mining District, which is located within the major north-northwest trending Sierra Madre Precious Metals Belt extending across the states of Chihuahua, Durango and Sonora in northwestern Mexico.
The Titan 24 Geophysical survey was carried out to assist in mapping the extent of the Mantos and structures containing copper and copper/zinc skarn mineralization for drill targeting in the immediate vicinity of the mine. The Bolivar survey grid consisted of a total of 12 lines which were 26.5 kilometers in length. Titan 24 lines had 100-meter dipole spacing and 200-meter line spacing. The survey covers an area of approximately 2.4 kilometers by 2.2 kilometers.
Alonso Lujan, Vice President, Exploration for Sierra Metals commented: “The Titan 24 survey highlighted over 40 specific areas of interest requiring further investigation and follow up. The 3D inversion modelling of the data provided an excellent tool for further exploration and highlights the overall structure below the deposit, in addition to similar structures and mineralization to the north of the deposit.” He continued, “The company began the first phase of a drilling program to test the most promising anomalies and drilled the first four holes. The results were very positive as indicated in Table 1 and 2 below and therefore the potential remains open for further exploration in these areas and the other multiple geophysical anomaly targets.”