Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (TSX.V: SSV) (“Southern Silver”) reported today that Phase II drilling on the Stockpond gold target has commenced on its 100% owned Oro project. The program will consist of 8-10 reverse-circulation (RC) drill holes totaling approximately 1,200m, which will test lateral offsets of gold mineralization identified in 2016 drilling. In addition, results of a +300-line kilometer airborne Z-TEM survey over the entire Oro property have been received and evaluated, resulting in additional claims being staked to cover new targets that now have been sampled for further evaluation.
Cerro Las Minitas Update
The 2017 drilling on the Cerro Las Minitas project, Durango Mexico totaled approximately 13,600m in 18 drill holes and successfully identified and extended the new Skarn Front zone of mineralization beneath the Blind and El Sol deposits. Data compilation and modelling continues on the new mineralized zone that will be incorporated into an updated Mineral Resource Estimate due in the coming weeks. Surface work continues on the newly acquired Biznagas, Los Lenchos and Creston Del Oro claims, which are targeting precious-metal-enriched, volcanic-hosted, epithermal vein systems similar and on trend to the Avino Ag-Au mine and the adjacent San Sebastian Mine.