Southern Silver’s growth strategy is to focus on the development of quality assets, in significant mineralized trends, close to infrastructure. With this in mind, the Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of high-grade precious/base metals properties within North America. The high exploration potential of Southern Silver’s projects combined with a low market capitalization, a commitment to the joint venture business model and low operating costs create an excellent opportunity for future corporate growth and an increase in shareholder value.
Southern Silver continues to advance their flagship Cerro Las Minitas silver-lead-zinc property located in Durango State, Mexico. At over 340 square kilometers in size, the project features a large land position within the prolific Faja de Plata (Belt of Silver) of northern Mexico, with historic production and resources of over three billion ounces of silver and additional potential for future “world class” discoveries.
On January 8th, 2018, an updated resource was announced of 33.6Mozs Ag, 319Mlbs Pb and 813Mlbs Zn (116.1Mozs AgEq; 1.57Blbs ZnEq) Indicated and 20.7Mozs Ag, 131Mlbs Pb and 870Mlbs Zn (92.7Mozs AgEq; 1.25Blbs ZnEq) Inferred.(1) Click here for the full summary table. This works out to an approximate exploration cost of $0.07 per oz of silver equivalent in the ground, suggesting a fast and cost-effective upside potential which the company plans to pursue in the coming years.
The Company also continues to advance the Oro property, New Mexico, USA. This 100% owned 2,237 hectare, gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc property features a classic porphyry zonation over a 6 square kilometer area within the highly prospective Laramide Porphyry belt of the southern USA. Southern Silver is actively seeking a partner to finance further exploration on this property.
Southern Silver Exploration Corp.: A low risk junior exploration company with substantial upside potential is emerging as one of the premier Ag-Pb-Zn companies in Mexico.
1. The current Resource Estimate was prepared by Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., of Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. All mineral resources have been estimated in accordance with Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) definitions, as required under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI43-101”).Mineral resources were constrained using mainly geological constraints and approximate 10g/t AgEq grade domains. AgEq cut-off values were calculated using average long-term prices of $16/oz silver, $1,200/oz gold, $2.75/lb Copper, $1.00/lb lead and $1.10/lb zinc and metal recoveries of 82% silver, 86% lead, 80% copper and 80% zinc. Base case cut-off grade assumed $75/tonne operating and sustaining costs. All prices are stated in $USD. All contained metal content values (including equivalencies) were calculated assuming 100% recoveries. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves until they have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral resource estimates do not account for a resource’s mineability, selectivity, mining loss, or dilution. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate and therefore numbers may not appear to add precisely.