VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) is pleased to provide an overview of its exploration programs in Latin America and West Africa.

Paul Weedon, Senior Vice President of Exploration, commented, "With 12 drill rigs turning across the portfolio, the steady pace of exploration across all our major properties continues to deliver very encouraging results.” Mr. Weedon continued, “These include highlights such as 16.5 g/t gold over 6.3 meters from drill hole SGRC1366 from the growing Sunbird Prospect at Séguéla, and the 0.6 g/t gold and 0.18% copper over an estimated true width of 68 meters from surface intersected in drill hole ARD046 adjacent to the Arizaro Project, through to one of the deepest holes drilled at Caylloma, drill hole ANIM087921, returning 93 g/t silver, 4.83% lead and 7.81% zinc over an estimated true width of 20.48 meters from nearly 900 meters below surface and where it remains open.”

Séguéla gold Project, Côte d’Ivoire

Sunbird Prospect assay highlights include:

  • SGRD1365: 9.4 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 7 meters from 197 meters
  • SGRD1366: 17.5 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 6.3 meters from 205 meters
  • SGRD1367: 14.8 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 1.4 meters from 214 meters and 52.2 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 1.4 meters from 242 meters
  • SGRD1368: 3.4 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 3.5 meters from 269 meters
  • SGRD1370: 8.0 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 8.4 meters from 241 meters
  • SGRD1376: 6.5 g/t gold over an estimated true width of 10.5 meters from 143 meters

Exploration drilling at the Séguéla gold Project continues to advance the Sunbird Prospect with a recently completed 13-hole, 3,059-meter program testing the continuity and tenor of mineralization at depth and along strike to the south. Drilling at depth was designed to test projections of previous high-grade results a further 100 to 150 meters down plunge in the central zone and help refine the understanding of the structural controls (refer to Fortuna news release dated September 7, 2021).

Drilling to the south extended drill defined mineralization a further 50 meters, helping refine the structural controls, with this area remaining open along strike and down-plunge. The geometry and style of mineralization is consistent with that seen at the Koula and Ancien deposits, located 1.5 kilometers and 5 kilometers to the north and south respectively, both of which are hosted in similar structural settings within the same lithology package.

Geological logging of the drill core identified numerous intervals containing 5 to greater than 20 visible gold specks of up to 2-millimeter diameter, with the characteristics of the mineralization consistent with previous drilling at Sunbird. Three of the six holes for which assays are pending, refer to Appendix 1, also recorded between 5 and 10 visible gold specks in the mineralized intervals; refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1: Sunbird Prospect long-section looking west showing recent drilling results

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The mineralization remains open at depth and further drilling is planned in 2022 to further define the extent of the mineralization. Results received to date for this program are listed in Appendix 1.

Arizaro gold Project, Lindero Mine, Argentina

Central Zone assay highlights include:

  • ARD45: 0.47 g/t Au and 0.16% Cu over an estimated true width of 73 meters from 44 meter downhole
  • ARD46: 0.61 g/t Au and 0.18% Cu over an estimated true width of 68 meters from surface; ended in mineralization at 200-meter downhole

The Arizaro Project is located within the Lindero mining concession, 3.2 kilometers southeast of the Lindero Mine. Previous exploration and drilling identified near surface porphyry-style gold-copper mineralization hosted in magnetite and biotite-rich breccia zones and in associated stockwork veins with two dominant structural trends (refer to Fortuna release dated February 14, 2019).

A 1,178-meter, 6-hole drilling program testing a reinterpretation of key mineralizing features across the Central and SW Targets, located approximately 200 meters and 350 meters, respectively, to the west south-west of the main Arizaro mineralization was completed in August. Two holes testing the Central Target successfully intersected extensive zones of biotite-rich brecciation and north-east trending sheeted quartz veining with associated pyrite and visible copper mineralization. Subsequent logging of drill hole ARD46 showed it was drilled oblique to the interpreted dominant quartz vein orientation with the hole ending in mineralization at 200 meters downhole for a true width of 68 meters; refer to Figure 2.

Figure 2: Arizaro Project plan view with selected highlights

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Additional drilling and surface trenching is planned during December to further define the extent of the mineralization. Results received to date for this program are listed in Appendix 2.

San Jose Mine, Mexico

Assay highlights include:

  • SJOM1053 (VMZ): 290 g/t Ag and 2.00 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 1.5 meters      
  • SJOM1088 (Magdalena): 245 g/t Ag and 1.41 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 4.6 meters     
  • SJOM1091 (Magdalena): 506 g/t Ag and 2.61 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 1.7 meters      
  • SJOM1103 (San Ignacio): 209 g/t Ag and 1.47 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 1.1 meters
  • SJOM1105 (Magdalena): 302 g/t Ag and 0.77 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 1.8 meters including 1,010 g/t Ag over 0.5 meters

Step-out exploration drilling from underground platforms ahead of production at San Jose has continued to define continuity of key mineralized structures, with 25,064 meters drilled in 59 holes since March 2021, targeting the Bonanza Hanging wall (Bhw), Trinidad Norte and Victoria mineralized zone (VMZ) structures; refer to Figure 3, Figure 4 and Figure 5. In addition to the underground drilling, testing of two target zones to the north and south of the mine was successful in identifying additional mineralized structures with drilling continuing.

Development of underground drill platforms and associated infrastructure also continued with the establishment of the first drill stations which will enable testing of the projected northern strike extensions of the Trinidad system, including the untested down-dip projection of a surface silicified outcrop.

Refer to Appendix 3 for details of the additional San Jose drill holes completed since March 2021.

Figure 3: Bonanza Hanging wall long-section looking west showing recent drilling results

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Figure 4: Trinidad Norte long-section looking west showing recent drilling results

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Figure 5: Victoria mineralized zone (VMZ) long-section looking west showing recent drilling results

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Yaramoko Mine, Burkina Faso

Assay Highlights include:

  • YRM-20-RC-109-036: 3.0 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 7.7 meters (Min Zone 2)
  • YRM-20-RC-109-038: 11.2 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 2.8 meters (Min Zone 2)
  • YRM-21-RC-109-053: 3.4 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 6.3 meters (Min Zone 1)
  • YRM-21-RC-109-056: 4.2 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 4.9 meters (Min Zone 1)
  • YRM-21-RC-109-058: 14.7 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 4.9 meters (Min Zone 1)
  • YRM-21-RC-109-062: 3.8 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 4.9 meters (Min Zone 1)

Exploration drilling at Yaramoko has continued to advance the 109 Zone near surface prospect, located approximately 1.5 kilometers north-west of the Yaramoko mill, with 108 RC holes completed during the period April to October for a total of 8,201 meters. Drilling has targeted a 1-kilometer-long zone of sheared mafic volcanics and associated quartz veining situated within the Yaramoko Shear Zone, which hosts the 55 Zone and Bagassi South Mines, with three discrete zones of mineralization identified (refer to Figure 6: Min Zone 1, 2 and 3).

Figure 6: 109 Zone plan view with selected highlights

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Results received to date for this program are listed in Appendix 4.

Caylloma Mine, Peru

Animas NE vein assay highlights include:

  • ANIM086321: 60 g/t Ag, 5.51% Pb and 6.22% Zn over an estimated true width of 7.2 meters
  • ANIM084321: 51 g/t Ag, 2.94% Pb and 5.23% Zn over an estimated true width of 5.8 meters
  • ANIM084721: 106 g/t Ag, 2.34% Pb and 3.13% Zn over an estimated true width of 11.8 meters
  • ANIM085521: 159 g/t Ag, 2.92% Pb and 1.44% Zn over an estimated true width of 6.1 meters
  • ANIM087321: 76 g/t Ag, 4.35% Pb and 7.45% Zn over an estimated true width of 11.3 meters
  • ANIM087921: 93 g/t Ag, 4.83% Pb and 7.81% Zn over an estimated true width of 20.5 meters

Exploration drilling at Caylloma continued throughout 2021 totaling 10,121 meters in 26 diamond drill holes, testing the depth continuity of the greater than 3-kilometer-long Animas NE silver-polymetallic vein system, and the strike potential further to the north-east beyond the intersection of the Nancy vein.

Further to previously reported successful step-out drilling results at the Animas NE vein (refer to Fortuna news release dated February 14, 2019), drilling continues to intersect mineralized shoots up to 200 meters beyond the current Resource boundary, extending known mineralization more than 900 meters below surface along the 3 kilometer long Animas NE vein, where it remains open at depth and along strike (Figures 7 and 8). Drilling has primarily focussed on extending Ore Shoots 3 and 4 at depth, as well as testing for strike extension beyond the Nancy vein intersection and further north-east into the sediments of the basement Yura Group. Full results for the 2021 drilling program are listed in Appendix 5.

Figure 7: Animas NE vein long-section showing recent results from Oreshoot 3 (view is looking northwest)

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Figure 8: Animas NE vein long-section showing recent results from Oreshoot 4 (view is looking northwest)

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Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA-QC)

Latin America

Following detailed geological and geotechnical logging, drill core samples are split on-site by diamond sawing. One half of the core is submitted to the ALS Global Laboratory in Lima, Peru, for samples from the Caylloma Mine, the ALS Global Laboratory in Guadalajara, Mexico, for samples from the San Jose Mine and the ALS Global Laboratory in Mendoza, Argentina, for samples from the Arizaro Project. The remaining half core is retained on-site for verification and reference purposes. Following preparation, the samples are assayed for gold and silver by standard fire assay methods and for silver and base metals by Inductively Coupled Plasma and atomic absorption methods utilizing aqua regia digestion at the ALS Global Laboratory in Lima, Peru, for samples from the Caylloma Mine and the Arizaro Project, and at the ALS Global Laboratory in Vancouver, BC, Canada, for samples from the San Jose Mine. The QA-QC program includes the blind insertion of certified reference standards and assay blanks at a frequency of approximately 1 per 20 normal samples as well as the inclusion of duplicate samples for verification of sampling and assay precision levels.

West Africa

All drilling data completed by the Company utilized the following procedures and methodologies. All drilling was carried out under the supervision of the Company’s personnel.

All RC drilling at Séguéla used a 5.25-inch face sampling pneumatic hammer with samples collected into 60-liter plastic bags. Samples were kept dry by maintaining enough air pressure to exclude groundwater inflow. If water ingress exceeded the air pressure, RC drilling was stopped, and drilling converted to diamond core tails. Once collected, RC samples were riffle split through a three-tier splitter to yield a 12.5% representative sample for submission to the analytical laboratory. The residual 87.5% sample were stored at the drill site until assay results were received and validated. Coarse reject samples for all mineralized samples corresponding to significant intervals are retained and stored on-site at the company-controlled core yard.

All DD drill holes at Séguéla were drilled with HQ sized diamond drill bits. The core was logged, marked up for sampling using standard lengths of one meter or to a geological boundary. Samples were then cut into equal halves using a diamond saw. One half of the core was left in the original core box and stored in a secure location at the company core yard at the relevant project site (Séguéla or Yaramoko). The other half was sampled, catalogued and placed into sealed bags and securely stored at the site until shipment.

All Séguéla RC and DD core samples were shipped to ALS Laboratories preparation laboratory in Yamoussoukro for preparation while all Yaramoko samples were direct shipped to ALS Laboratories in Ouagadougou for preparation. Séguéla samples were shipped via commercial courier to ALS’s facility in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Routine gold analysis using a 50-gram charge and fire assay with an atomic absorption finish was completed for all Yaramoko and Séguéla samples. Quality control procedures included the systematic insertion of blanks, duplicates and sample standards into the sample stream. In addition, the ALS laboratory inserted its own quality control samples.

Qualified Person

Paul Weedon, Senior Vice President of Exploration for Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 being a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (Membership #6001). Mr. Weedon has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Weedon has verified the data disclosed, and the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information or opinions contained herein by reviewing geochemical and geological databases and reviewing diamond drill core.  There were no limitations to the verification process.

About Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a Canadian precious metals mining company with four operating mines in Argentina, Burkina Faso, Mexico and Peru, and a fifth mine under construction in Côte d'Ivoire. Sustainability is integral to all our operations and relationships. We produce gold and silver and generate shared value over the long-term for our stakeholders through efficient production, environmental protection, and social responsibility. For more information, please visit our website.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Jorge A. Ganoza
President, CEO and Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Investor Relations: Carlos Baca | info@fortunasilver.com

Forward looking Statements

This news release contains forward looking statements which constitute “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “Forward looking Statements”). All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are Forward looking Statements and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the Forward looking Statements. The Forward looking Statements in this news release may include, without limitation, statements about the Company’s plans for its mines and mineral properties; the anticipated exploration and other development programs at its properties, together with the investment, nature, implementation and timing thereof; the timing for, and anticipated results of any exploration programs to expand mineralization at the properties; the Company’s business strategy, plans and outlook; the merit of the Company’s mines and mineral properties; mineral resource and reserve estimates; timelines; the future financial or operating performance of the Company; expenditures; approvals and other matters. Often, but not always, these Forward looking Statements can be identified by the use of words such as “estimated”, “potential”, “open”, “future”, “assumed”, “projected”, “used”, “detailed”, “has been”, “gain”, “planned”, “reflecting”, “will”, “containing”, “remaining”, “to be”, or statements that events, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved and similar expressions, including negative variations.

Forward looking Statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the Forward looking Statements. Such uncertainties and factors include, among others, changes in general economic conditions and financial markets; the duration and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations and workforce and the effects on the global economy and society; changes in prices for silver, gold and other metals; technological and operational hazards in Fortuna’s mining and mine development activities; risks inherent in mineral exploration; fluctuations in prices for energy, labour, materials, supplies and services; fluctuations in currencies; uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral reserves, mineral resources, and metal recoveries; our ability to obtain all necessary permits, licences and regulatory approvals in a timely manner, including an extension to the environmental impact authorization for the San Jose Mine; governmental and other approvals; political unrest or instability in countries where Fortuna is active; labor relations issues; as well as those factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Information Form. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward looking Statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.

Forward looking Statements contained herein are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management, including but not limited to expectations regarding mine production costs; expected trends in mineral prices and currency exchange rates; the accuracy of the Company’s current mineral resource and reserve estimates; that the Company’s activities will be in accordance with the Company’s public statements and stated goals; that there will be no material adverse change affecting the Company or its properties; that all required approvals will be obtained, including an extension to the environmental impact authorization for the San Jose Mine; that there will be no significant disruptions affecting operations and such other assumptions as set out herein. Forward looking Statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any Forward looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be no assurance that Forward looking Statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on Forward looking Statements.

APPENDIX 1. Séguéla gold Project, Côte d’Ivoire: Sunbird Prospect drill results

HoleIDEasting (WGS84_29N)Northing (WGS84_29N)ElevationEOH1 Depth (m)UTM AzimuthDipDepth From (m)Depth To (m)Interval (m)Estimated True Width (m)Au (ppm)Hole Type2
SGRD1365742735893385478249.585-601972071079.4RCD
      including19820021.419.6RCD
      and20220310.725.5RCD
SGRD1366742720893285475250.585-6020521496.317.5RCD
      including20520610.714.1RCD
      and21221421.461.0RCD
SGRD1367742705893185483255.585-6021421621.414.8RCD
       22823242.81.8RCD
       24224421.452.2RCD
SGRD1368742680893085498285.585-6026927453.53.4RCD
SGRC1369742560892660558375.585-6034935010.726.9RCD
SGRD1370742620892660564259.585-60241253128.48.0RCD
      incl.24124321.424.1RCD
      and24424510.710.8RCD
      and25225310.710.3RCD
SGRD1371742895893136526237.5270-60Pending    RCD
SGRD1372742914893190528273.5270-60Pending    RCD
SGRD1373742899893236521204.5270-60Pending    RCD
SGRD1374742908893289515231.5270-60Pending    RCD
SGRD1375742928893289515252.4270-60Pending    RCD
SGRD1376742781893439489183.590-601431581510.56.5RCD
      including15315410.719.1RCD
      and15615710.711.8RCD
SGRD1377742754893344479 90-60Re-Entry3    RCD

Notes:

  1. EOH: End of hole
  2. RCD: RC pre-collar, diamond core tail
  3. Re-entry: drill hole re-entered and deepened

APPENDIX 2. Lindero Mine, Argentina: Arizaro gold Project drill results

Drill HoleEastingNorthingAzimuth (°)Dip (°)From (m)To (m)Interval1 (m)Estimated True Width
(m)
Au (g/t)Cu (%)
ARD-42262525272236580.0-60.08102-0.710.35
     13214210-0.300.10
     1601644-0.530.04
ARD-43262539172237170.0-60.526304-0.570.15
     10613630-0.270.14
ARD-44262516472236130.0-62.0 no significant results
ARD-452625490722389390.0-60.001414-0.480.19
     44190146730.470.16
includes    4811466330.600.19
ARD-4626254807223936100.0-69.50200200680.610.18
includes    68922480.830.2
and    13820062210.850.24
ARD-472625192722376190.0-60.017619418-0.540.23
includes    1901944-1.620.54

Note:

  1. Down-the-hole intervals; orientation of the mineralization has not been established and therefore accurate true widths in all intervals cannot be estimated at this time. ARD-45 and ARD-46 are estimates only. ARD-46 ended in mineralization

APPENDIX 3. San Jose Mine, Mexico: Drill holes completed since March 2021

Drill Hole

Easting

Northing

Azimuth (°)

Dip (°)

Hole DepthFromToIntervalETW ¹AgAuProject

Ag Eq3
(m)(m)(m)(m)(m)(g/t)(g/t)(g/t)
SJO-1015747950184460356-49694.1NSI2LOS DIAZ 
SJO-10187458891847614295-67842.0NSI2VMZ_HW 
SJOM-101974525018475532801345.3Aborted

TVFW 
SJOM-1019A74525018475532801545.9TVFW 
SJOM-1024745249184755228017451.8NSI2TVFW 
SJO-10277458891847614270-70806.6652.70655.552.852.2510.83VMZ_HW113
SJO-1031747951184460381-45840.1NSI2LOS DIAZ 
SJOM-103274529918476017513200.380.5081.050.550.5400.33VMZ_S65
SJOM-103674529918475991105200.9163.00164.601.601.0470.58VMZ_S91
and     194.30195.501.200.81040.89 171
SJO-10377459001847820244-57802.8NSI2VMZ_HW 
SJOM-103874502318480065910353.0NSI2VMZ_N 
SJOM-1039745269184778627311500.7NSI2TVFW 
SJOM-104274502318480057128350.4NSI2VMZ_N 
SJOM-10467449791848369303-4139.0AbortedMAGDALENA 
SJOM-1046A7449791848369303-41499.5417.55419.852.301.81210.33MAGDALENA146
and     423.25425.42.101.6770.21 92
and     425.95426.450.500.4570.17 70
and     427.00427.350.350.3690.21 84
and     471.40473.402.001.6770.42 109
SJOM-104774502218480049727390.2217.00217.500.500.42281.08VMZ_N309
and     230.40232.101.701.51631.77 296
SJOM-104974526818477872878567.5NSI2TVFW 
SJOM-1052745023184800311526434.4NSI2VMZ_N 
SJO-10537459021847352268-45654.9630.20634.304.101.52902.00VMZ_HW441
Including     631.50633.201.700.66914.78 1051
SJO-10617481941844973108-45608.5NSI2LOS DIAZ 
SJOM-10627450191848005302-60439.3NSI2MAGDALENA 
SJOM-10657450181848004281-62351.0112.70113.300.600.3500.50MAGDALENA88
and     118.40120.402.001.01361.38 240
and     237.45237.750.300.2390.41 70
and     271.30276.755.452.8980.49 135
Including     272.35275.002.651.41460.72 201
SJO-1066745912184735569-44627.8NSI2VMZ_HW 
SJOM-10687452681847786270-11476.9NSI2TVFW 
SJOM-10697449801848369292-48544.4380.80381.600.800.6840.31MAGDALENA107
SJOM-10707450151848008295-27204.1150.20150.550.350.21931.56MAGDALENA311
and     153.20156.253.051.91290.59 173
Including     154.85156.251.400.91990.87 265
and     161.35161.750.400.31470.68 198
SJOM-1070A7450161848008296-27406.2153.60160.556.954.0770.38MAGDALENA106
Including     153.60154.801.200.72481.06 328
and     228.40230.502.101.22430.82 305
SJO-10737459021847352266-51781.5NSI2VMZ_HW 
SJOM-10747452681847786280-25459.9413.40413.850.450.4650.45TVFW99
SJOM-10757449791848368276-51505.5NSI2MAGDALENA 
SJO-1077745227184638857-50451.7207.20207.800.600.43727.79SAN IGNACIO959
SJOM-10787450161848007286-56373.9261.05261.800.750.4990.55MAGDALENA140
and     271.95273.001.050.5730.46 108
SJO-10807459021847352261-47588.0421.70422.250.550.4720.71VMZ_HW125
SJOM-10817449791848367276-41450.4NSI2MAGDALENA 
SJOM-10827450931847080840218.4141.20141.550.350.31110.58BONANZA_HW155
and     165.75167.051.301.2590.26 79
SJO-1084745227184639036-47318.950.9051.901.000.4560.82SAN IGNACIO118
SJO-1087745229184638883-58402.0194.05195.101.050.41521.91SAN IGNACIO296
and     395.60396.150.550.21630.72 217
SJOM-10887450171848007287-39350.8148.00148.750.750.6720.02MAGDALENA73
and     155.70156.350.650.5580.45 92
and     159.90161.051.150.9430.39 72
and     162.50168.405.904.62451.41 351
and     251.10252.401.301.01270.80 187
SJOM-10897449791848368260-50415.4NSI2MAGDALENA 
SJOM-109074509318470781000215.3NSI2BONANZA_HW 
SJOM-10917449781848186276-32334.6168.20171.303.101.75062.61MAGDALENA703
and     172.90173.400.500.31460.96 218
and     174.65175.100.450.22751.30 373
and     225.95226.900.950.5440.35 70
SJO-10927454781845518243-46429.8139.50139.850.350.2990.14SAN IGNACIO110
SJO-10937452251846390273-64272.019.1521.752.601.01011.30SAN IGNACIO199
SJOM-10947450931847079664235.3130.75131.700.950.6750.57BONANZA_HW118
and     147.80148.250.450.3880.25 107
and     171.70172.801.101.0730.32 97
SJOM-109574497918483672683438.5NSI2MAGDALENA 
SJO-10967453831845880269-61421.7224.05226.652.601.81781.21SAN IGNACIO269
and     277.25277.850.600.43042.07 460
SJOM-1097745092184708070-9223.5168.35169.000.650.62473.33BONANZA_HW498
SJOM-10987449801848370313-44620.9NSI2MAGDALENA 
SJOM-1099A7449791848186275-63392.0135.10139.454.351.9670.35MAGDALENA93
and     143.00143.700.700.34991.95 646
and     224.30226.702.401.11641.32 263
SJO-1100A7454751845522279-46420.6PendingSAN IGNACIO 
SJOM-1101745093184708080-24282.9NSI2BONANZA_HW 
SJOM-11027449791848187273-78458.2190.20193.052.851.4540.21MAGDALENA70
and     248.10248.400.300.2770.65 126
and     391.10392.401.300.7550.26 75
and     447.50447.950.450.2540.32 78
SJOM-1102A7449791848187273-78314.7243.35243.750.400.21711.73MAGDALENA301
and     250.40250.950.550.31551.23 247
and     418.95420.201.250.6520.30 75
and     425.35425.650.300.21020.52 141
and     429.45431.301.850.9690.34 94
SJO-11037453841845879288-66418.882.5086.103.600.81180.81SAN IGNACIO179
and     92.1093.501.400.3480.40 78
and     243.40248.104.701.12091.47 320
SJOM-11057449801848371316-49652.2206.00208.002.001.1740.02MAGDALENA75
and     454.25457.353.101.83020.77 360
Including     455.75456.650.900.51,0102.58 1204
and     502.00502.300.300.21180.54 158
SJO-11067455421846098232-65640.2PendingSAN IGNACIO 
SJOM-11077449801848370304-59600.6491.20492.000.800.5820.54MAGDALENA123
and     495.40496.601.200.7670.58 110
and     508.50508.950.450.33191.24 412
SJOM-11087449781848186249-54 PendingSAN IGNACIO 
SJOM-11097451081848993299-42 PendingVMZ_N 

Notes:

  1. ETW: Estimated true width
  2. NSI: No significant intervals
  3. Silver equivalent (Ag Eq) is calculated using a gold to silver ratio of 1:75, and assumed metal prices of US$1840 per ounce for Au, US$24.15 per ounce for Ag, US$2,300 per ton for Pb and US$2,875 per ton for Zn.

APPENDIX 4. Yaramoko Mine, Burkina Faso: 109 Zone drill results

HoleIDEasting (ADINDAN_30N)Northing (ADINDAN_30N)RLEOH1 Depth (m)UTM AzimuthDipDepth From (m)Depth To (m)Interval (m)Est. True Width (m)Au (ppm)Hole TypeArea
YRM-20-RC-109-001468585130078135127240-55162264.21.6RC109Z Min1
 including      202221.44.2  
YRM-20-RC-109-002468609130079235450240-55394121.41.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-003468620130077635246240-55414210.70.9RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-005468654130077735775240-55657496.31.5RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-006468587130080336242240-5521311071.5RC109Z Min1
 including      242621.45.9  
YRM-20-RC-109-007468618130082634775240-55616432.14.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-008468652130074934266240-5549591071.6RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-009468645130071634039240-55242732.14.7RC109Z Min1
 including      262710.712.8  
YRM-20-RC-109-010468669130071532553240-55394896.31.1RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-011468657130068832430240-55223085.62.3RC109Z Min1
 including      222310.713.8  
YRM-20-RC-109-012468684130068332453240-55425085.62.5RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-013468694130070933578240-55687132.11.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-014468683130065333533240-55243174.91.1RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-015468701130064133551240-55334074.91.4RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-016468776130043532740230-55262710.70.4RC109Z Min3
YRM-20-RC-109-017468768130041232622230-5571474.90.8RC109Z Min3
YRM-20-RC-109-018468805130043332759230-55354164.23.1RC109Z Min3
YRM-20-RC-109-019468791130039630637230-555721.42.1RC109Z Min3
 and      272921.42.8  
YRM-20-RC-109-020468860130041430896230-55666710.72.2RC109Z Min3
 and      828532.11.1  
YRM-20-RC-109-021468820130036430557230-55263485.61.4RC109Z Min3
YRM-20-RC-109-022468813130032930436230-554732.10.3RC109Z Min3
YRM-20-RC-109-023468884130038232196230-55465374.90.4RC109Z Min3
 and      868932.12.4  
YRM-20-RC-109-024468894130034531881230-55767710.72.6RC109Z Min3
YRM-20-RC-109-025468699130058031037240-5561374.92.2RC109Z Min1
 including      101110.78.4  
YRM-20-RC-109-026468731130059331251240-55404221.41.0RC109Z Min1
YRM-20-RC-109-027468971130053633266205-55465264.22.7RC109Z Min2
 including      485021.46.3  
YRM-20-RC-109-028468983130050234142205-5527371073.8RC109Z Min2
 including      293010.78.0  
 including      313210.78.9  
YRM-20-RC-109-029469226130036933851205-55182021.41.2RC109Z Min2
 and      374032.10.5  
 and      434853.50.4  
YRM-20-RC-109-030469199130036333735205-55161821.41.0RC109Z Min2
YRM-20-RC-109-031469185130039833360205-550221.45.3RC109Z Min2
 including      1210.79.8  
YRM-20-RC-109-032469126130041433351205-55282910.72.4RC109Z Min2
YRM-20-RC-109-036469044130048132181200-55121753.50.6RC109Z Min2
and       4051117.73.0  
 including      414432.16.3  
 including      485021.44.1  
YRM-20-RC-109-037469021130047332250205-55273585.63.4RC109Z Min2
      Inc272810.711.0  
YRM-20-RC-109-038469002130051333069205-55515542.811.2RC109Z Min2
 including      525421.420.6  
 and      606221.41.5  
YRM-21-RC-109-039468569130078834224240-555721.40.7RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-040468630130076333851240-55414874.90.6RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-0414686801300793331114240-558799128.42.5RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-0424687101300796334138240-5511111210.72.3RC109Z Min1
 and      11812353.51.2  
YRM-21-RC-109-0444686651300848340129240-5511211864.20.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-0454687051300825336147240-5513213532.15.2RC109Z Min1
 including      13313410.712.4  
YRM-21-RC-109-046468658130079833294240-55788242.84.3RC109Z Min1
 including      798010.711.5  
YRM-21-RC-109-0474686581300882351147240-5513013664.22.4RC109Z Min1
 including      13413510.712.3  
YRM-21-RC-109-049468595130074132824240-5561042.81.2RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-051468618130071232930240-55111764.21.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-052468667130066532142240-55172585.61.6RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-053468703130068032684240-55576696.33.4RC109Z Min1
 including      585910.711.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-054468680130063132236240-55162264.23.2RC109Z Min1
 including      192121.47.0  
YRM-21-RC-109-055468726130063332175240-55383910.73.2RC109Z Min1
and       505774.94.0  
including       525421.412.4  
YRM-21-RC-109-056468733130067330597240-55808774.94.2RC109Z Min1
 including      818321.411.3  
YRM-21-RC-109-0574687121300698320105240-55748285.61.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-0584687401300757328147240-5512413174.914.7RC109Z Min1
 including      12513053.522.2  
YRM-21-RC-109-0604687721300682334138240-5511412396.30.5RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-062468765130061033190240-55707774.93.8RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-063468774130058032990240-556678128.41.6RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-064468728130055532833240-55212764.20.4RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-0654687041300737330110240-5581132.10.5RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-066468554130082934433240-55212985.60.6RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-067468573130084035057240-55414210.70.7RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-0704685941300899357114240-55868932.10.3RC109Z Min1
 and      949510.72.3  
YRM-21-RC-109-071468779130038932542230-550332.13.1RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-074468783130041232439230-5514241070.5RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-075468841130045832891230-5575851071.9RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-0764688741300448332126230-55931031074.4RC109Z Min3
 including      959832.111.4  
YRM-21-RC-109-077468805130046732372230-55545510.71.8RC109Z Min3
 and      646621.40.6  
YRM-21-RC-109-078468808130051333094230-55848621.41.2RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-079468794130054233899230-55818432.10.9RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-080468839130038132766230-55263042.80.7RC109Z Min3
 and      485574.90.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-081468849130036732166230-55232742.81.5RC109Z Min3
and       3851139.10.4  
and      575921.41.3  
YRM-21-RC-109-082468837130042732083230-550221.40.7RC109Z Min3
and       556164.20.6  
YRM-21-RC-109-083468830130034832946230-55233296.30.8RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-085468591130076833739240-55151832.10.5RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-086468958130058031296205-55354053.51.0RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-0874689621300619341129205-559610485.64.7RC109Z Min2
including       979810.715.1  
YRM-21-RC-109-088468944130057633578205-55505332.10.5RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-0894689341300636339123205-55899453.51.1RC109Z Min2
 and      11511610.72.4  
YRM-21-RC-109-090468757130050832951230-55464821.41.1RC109Z Min3
YRM-21-RC-109-0914690351300571332129205-55848510.79.4RC109Z Min2
 and      889021.41.2  
 and      9610042.81.2  
 and      10410953.51.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-093468910130059432181205-55384021.42.7RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-0954690031300590329130205-55878810.78.0RC109Z Min2
 and      909221.41.8  
 and      11211974.91.0  
YRM-21-RC-109-0964690631300548339129205-55626310.72.2RC109Z Min2
 and      11011110.70.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-097469063130051333699205-55606110.71.0RC109Z Min2
 and      798453.50.8  
YRM-21-RC-109-0984690971300530338126205-5510711142.815.3RC109Z Min2
including       10810910.746.1  
YRM-21-RC-109-0994690831300504324100205-55444510.71.8RC109Z Min2
and       788464.21.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-1004691081300491323102205-55758274.94.4RC109Z Min2
including       777810.724.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-1024690221300550334108205-55717210.71.5RC109Z Min2
 and      89991071.6  
including       969710.79.9  
YRM-21-RC-109-103469101130042931751205-55202442.84.6RC109Z Min2
 including      212210.712.1  
YRM-21-RC-109-105469173130037032945205-55212542.80.5RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-106469060130046233265205-55364153.50.3RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-108468982130046934021205-551985.60.9RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-109468929130052534040205-553521.41.4RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-112468826130064433181205-55293010.70.8RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-114468783130067832873205-55121421.40.7RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-1154688481300688344117205-55697010.73.1RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-118469010130049334366205-55555721.41.7RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-1264687561300725327144242-55454832.10.5RC109Z Min1
 and      11712364.20.6  
YRM-21-RC-109-1274687191300807331150239-5613013664.21.8RC109Z Min1
 including      13113210.75.8  
YRM-21-RC-109-1284687741300828334201239-5511611821.40.4RC109Z Min1
 and      18118321.41.8  
YRM-21-RC-109-1294687841300776330201242-5516817021.44.9RC109Z Min1
 including      16917010.77.6  
YRM-21-RC-109-1304688161300741330198239-5717117874.91.7RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-131468674130062332418241-5531296.32.0RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-132468664130063532415241-561764.22.7RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-133468695130061132433239-55182021.41.4RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-134468652130065832315239-550101071.2RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-135468644130067332415241-5521085.61.1RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-136468637130069432518241-5561485.60.6RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-137468683130060532321240-553853.51.1RC109Z Min1
YRM-21-RC-109-1384691181300510332126202-589610485.60.8RC109Z Min2
YRM-21-RC-109-1394690981300568338159205-559810132.10.4RC109Z Min2
and       143155128.41.9 109Z Min2
 including      14614710.716.6 109Z Min2

Note:

  1. EOH: End of hole

APPENDIX 5. Caylloma Mine, Peru: Animas NE vein drill results

Drill Hole

Easting

Northing

Azimuth

Dip

FromToIntervalETW¹AgAuPbZn
(m)(m)(m)(m)(g/t)(g/t)(%)(%)
ANIS0820211959338318903270-46401.6401.90.30.350.80.062.877.15
and    171.5177.05.52.358.50.133.369.79
and    192.3208.716.47.0101.00.085.517.04
ANIS082821A1960058319013295-58424.3424.70.40.32.60.010.250.4
and    530.7532.82.11.637.40.021.006.30
and    540.0546.96.95.145.80.020.9311.43
PISS0001211938148313976359-59NSI2     
ANIM0842211954018318155298-49231.1235.143.645.80.021.213.64
ANIM0843211954748318240319-70290.9299.08.15.850.90.062.945.23
ANIS0845211960068319013304-53412.8413.20.400.425.30.012.725.33
and    603.8605.11.251.236.50.016.0710.26
and    634.5636.62.102.016.10.002.974.99
and    660.6661.61.051.053.30.0011.356.00
ANIM0847211954008318154293-36222.7235.412.811.8106.00.032.343.13
PISS000321192609831394827-45NSI2     
ANIM0849211953998318152275-25258259.11.10.7107.90.070.421.3
ANIS0851211960068319013294-52444.74450.30.31.20.000.120.22
PIS00042119200783130751-51NSI2     
ANIM0853211954738318237284-61285.3285.650.350.361.00.044.890.24
ANIM0855211953998318152275-43233.25240.87.556.1159.40.022.921.44
LPLM0040211954068318150129-4555557.952.952.446.10.101.533.32
ANIM0858211954738318237283-44246.05250.94.854.469.90.021.641.16
ANIS0860211959348318903257-54474.85482.657.87.00.80.000.030.06
ANIS0863211954778318240353-69334.75345.0510.37.260.40.025.516.22
and    372.65376.74.13.078.80.023.473.58
ANIM0868211949848317708282-57178.1185.257.155.038.80.072.623.11
ANIS086921A195413831904524-5083.8588.154.33.67.30.060.070.29
ANIS0872211954158319042260-4568.2569.050.80.6035.20.460.371.04
ANIM0873211949838317708270-36186.15200.614.511.375.80.124.357.45
ANIS0874211953828318926319-4774.2581.97.76.54.60.120.040.49
ANIS0878211953788318927280-1962.162.80.70.753.00.840.820.15
ANIM0879211949838317706254-53269.7270.30.70.414.90.140.973.20
ANIS0881211954108318871294-3774.2581.907.656.534.60.120.040.49
ANIS087921      1949838317706254-53210.1242.031.920.593.00.074.837.81

Notes:
1. ETW: Estimated true width
2. NSI: No significant intervals

 

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Figure 1:

Sunbird Prospect long-section looking west showing recent drilling results
Figure 2:

Arizaro Project plan view with selected highlights
Figure 3:

Bonanza Hanging wall long-section looking west showing recent drilling results
Figure 4:

Trinidad Norte long-section looking west showing recent drilling results
Figure 5:

Victoria mineralized zone (VMZ) long-section looking west showing recent drilling results
Figure 6:

109 Zone plan view with selected highlights
Figure 7:

Animas NE vein long-section showing recent results from Oreshoot 3 (view is looking northwest)
Figure 8:

Animas NE vein long-section showing recent results from Oreshoot 4 (view is looking northwest)