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 October 27th, 2021, an updated resource was announced of 42.1Moz Ag, 358Mlbs Pb and 895Mlbs Zn (137Moz AgEq; 2.3Blbs ZnEq) Indicated and 73.6Moz Ag, 500Mlbs Pb and and 1.0Blbs Zn (198Moz AgEq or 3.3Blbs ZnEq) Inferred(1) Click here for the full report. This works out to an approximate exploration cost of $0.07 per oz of silver equivalent in the ground, suggesting a fast and cost-effective upside potential which the company plans to pursue in the coming years.
The Company also continues to advance the Oro property, New Mexico, USA. This 100% owned 2,237 hectare, gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc property features a classic porphyry zonation over a 6 square kilometer area within the highly prospective Laramide Porphyry belt of the southern USA. Southern Silver is actively seeking a partner to finance further exploration on this property.
Southern Silver Exploration Corp.: A low risk junior exploration company with substantial upside potential is emerging as one of the premier Ag-Pb-Zn companies in Mexico.
1. The current Resource Estimate was prepared by Garth Kirkham, P.Geo., of Kirkham Geosystems Ltd. All mineral resources have been estimated in accordance with Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) definitions, as required under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI43-101”). Mineral resources were constrained using continuous mining units demonstrating reasonable prospects of eventual economic extraction. Silver Equivalents were calculated from the interpolated block values using relative recoveries and prices between the component metals and silver to determine a final AgEq value. The same methodology was used to calculate the ZnEq value. Silver Equivalents and NSR$/t values were calculated using average long-term prices of $20/oz. silver, $1,650/oz. gold, $3.25/lb. copper, $1.0/lb. lead and $1.20/lb. zinc. Metal recoveries, payables and deductions are reported in the news release dated october 27th, 2021. All prices are stated in $USD. 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. An Inferred Mineral Resource has a lower level of confidence than that applying to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate and therefore numbers may not appear to add precisely.