VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2021 — Silvercorp Metals Inc. (“Silvercorp” or the “Firm”) (TSX/NYSE American: SVM) pronounces that its subsidiary, Henan Discovered Mining Co. Ltd. (“Henan Discovered”), gained a web based public sale to amass the exploration rights to the Zhonghe Silver Undertaking (the “Zhonghe Undertaking”) from the Henan provincial authorities. The public sale was held on December 17, 2020 and following a public remark interval, the Firm acquired affirmation of its profitable bid. The Zhonghe Undertaking covers an space of 4.96 sq. kilometres (“km”) roughly 50 km (75 km by highway) northeast of Silvercorp’s Ying Mining District, additionally situated in Luoning County.
Silver-lead-zinc mineralization on the Zhonghe Undertaking is much like that discovered on the SGX Mine within the Ying Mining District (i.e., huge galena lenses in structural veins). Highlights of chosen drill intercepts embody:
- Gap ZK2602 intercepted 3.55 metres (“m”) from 145.53 m grading 876 grams per ton (“g/t”) silver (“Ag”), 25.25% lead (“Pb”), and 15.39% zinc (“Zn”);
- Gap ZK806 intercepted 1.95 m from 513.95 m, grading 1,592 g/t Ag, 12.33% Pb and three.45% Zn;
- Gap ZK804 intercepted 1.71 m from 275.54 m, grading 955 g/t Ag, 14.30% Pb and 10.82% Zn.
- Gap ZK1104 intercepted 1.36 m from 283.16 m, grading 1,383 g/t Ag, 29.92% Pb, and 5.08% Zn; and
- Gap ZK4204 intercepted 1.63 m from 570.98 m, grading 1,446 g/t Ag, 1.39% Pb, and 4.0% Zn;
The Firm will make the most of Henan Discovered’s current administration staff on the Ying Mining District to handle the longer term improvement of Zhonghe. As the most important taxpayer in Luoning County, Henan Discovered has established working relationship with the Luoning authorities, has a superb popularity inside the area people, and intends to usher in the native authorities and neighborhood as 8% – 10% companions on the challenge. The Firm expects full help from the native authorities and neighborhood sooner or later, changing the exploration proper to a mining license and growing operations on the Zhonghe Undertaking.
The Zhonghe Undertaking
The exploration proper comprising the Zhonghe Undertaking is situated in Dongshong Township of Luoning County and covers an space of 4.9 km², being roughly 1.1 km huge (east-west) by 4.9 km lengthy (north-south). From March 2016 to August 2019, the Division of Pure Assets of Henan Province accomplished 3,213 m³ of trenching and 36,091 m of diamond drilling in 54 diamond drill holes that outlined silver-lead-zinc vein constructions extending over 4.9 km lengthy, and from floor at 640 m elevation all the way down to minus 450 m elevation, dipping to the west at a median of 70 levels.
Based mostly on the drill grid spacing of 175 m to 223 m alongside strike and 162 m to 272 m down dip, mineral sources for silver, lead and zinc estimated utilizing Chinese language requirements (not NI 43-101 compliant) have been calculated by the No 1 Institute of Geological and Mineral Useful resource Survey in Henan Province in 2019, and revealed on the public sale web site.
Twenty-three drill holes intercepted vital silver grades listed within the desk under.
|Gap ID||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||True Width (m)||Ag (g/t)||Pb (%)||Zn (%)|
Public sale Outcomes and Cost Particulars
- The reserve value for the Zhonghe Undertaking Exploration Allow was RMB 485 million per the public sale discover posted by the Division of Pure Useful resource of Henan Province. The ultimate successful bid submitted by the Firm was RMB 495 million, or roughly US$76 million.
- The Firm will enter right into a mineral rights switch contract with the Division of Pure Assets of Henan Province and can make a primary cost of roughly US$15.2 million, as soon as the challenge space is cleared by the authorities as a non-military space. The primary cost represents 20% of the acquisition value.
- The remaining 80% of the acquisition value is due solely within the occasion the exploration proper is transformed right into a mining license and shall be paid yearly over the period of the mining license.
- When the exploration proper is transformed to a mining license, no extra mineral rights switch funds will likely be required to be paid (in accordance with Article 16 of The Interim Measures for the Administration of Payment Assortment of the Switch of Mining Rights by Authorities).
Future Exploration and Improvement Plans
Based mostly on China’s laws on issuing mining licenses, one requirement is that this challenge will must be superior to “exploration stage”, that’s, not less than 50% of the useful resource estimates shall be outlined by a drilling grid averaging no better than 75 m by 75 m. For 50% of the realm of mineralization (Four km lengthy by 1 km huge) on the Zhonghe Undertaking to succeed in a drilling grid of 75 m by 75 m from its present stage, it’s estimated 200,00Zero m in 350 holes will must be drilled. The Firm plans to provoke a drilling marketing campaign within the first quarter of 2021 that will likely be accomplished by 2022.
Guoliang Ma, P. Geo., Supervisor of Exploration and Useful resource of the Firm, is the Certified Particular person for Silvercorp underneath NI 43-101 and has reviewed and given consent to the technical info contained on this information launch.
Silvercorp is a worthwhile Canadian mining firm producing silver, lead and zinc metals in concentrates from mines in China. The Firm’s objective is to constantly create wholesome returns to shareholders via environment friendly administration, natural development and the acquisition of worthwhile tasks. Silvercorp balances profitability, social and environmental relationships, staff’ wellbeing, and sustainable improvement. For extra info, please go to our web site at www.silvercorp.ca.
For additional info
Lon Shaver Vice President Silvercorp Metals Inc.
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