Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce that amended permits are in place and preparations for the previously announced 7,500-meter drill program (the “Program”) are underway at its 100% owned La Cigarra silver project, located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. Drilling will commence in approximately two weeks and operate concurrently with ongoing geological mapping and sampling programs on peripheral target areas, which will be drill tested later in the year. The program is designed to expand on the reported Measured and Indicated silver resource, which currently stands at 18.5 million tonnes grading 86.3 gpt containing 51.5 million ounces and an Inferred silver resource of 4.45 million tonnes grading 80.0 gpt containing 11.4 million ounces (see Northair News Release dated January 14, 2015 or SEDAR for information on the NI 43-101 technical report).
The Program will focus on the expansion of the La Cigarra mineral resource by first targeting an 800-meter gap between the Las Venadas Zone and the south end of the resource (Las Carolinas Zone). This includes the southern boundary of Las Carolinas where hole 155 returned 23.45 meters of 138.3 gpt silver. (See Northair News Release dated Dec 15, 2014). Drilling will begin the Las Venadas Zone, where significant soil and rock geochemical anomalies and historic mine workings occur and work northward on trend towards the Las Carolinas Zone.
Sampling and QA/QC
All technical information for the La Cigarra exploration program is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") program. Samples are taken under the direction of qualified geologists and stored in sealed bags. Samples are delivered by the Company via courier to ALS Minerals ("ALS") in Chihuahua. The samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with the pulps being sent airfreight for analysis by ALS in Vancouver B.C. Systematic assaying of standards is performed for precision and accuracy. Analysis for silver, zinc, lead and copper and related trace elements was done by ICP four acid digestion, with gold analysis by 30-gram fire assay with an AA finish.
The Kootenay technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and reviewed on behalf Kootenay by James McDonald, P.Geo, President, CEO & Director for Kootenay, a Qualified Person.
About Kootenay Silver Inc.
Kootenay Silver Inc. is an exploration company actively engaged in the discovery and development of mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. Supported by one of the largest portfolios of silver assets in Mexico, Kootenay continues to provide its shareholders with significant leverage to silver prices. The Company remains focused on the expansion of its current silver resources, new discoveries and the near-term economic development of two of its priority silver projects located in prolific mining districts in Sonora, State and Chihuahua, State, Mexico, respectively.
For additional information, please contact:
James McDonald, CEO and President at 403-880-6016
Ken Berry, Chairman at 604-601-5652; 1-888-601-5650
or visit: www.kootenaysilver.com