Vancouver, BC – June 1, 2021. Zacatecas Silver Corp. (“Zacatecas Silver” or the “Company”, ZAC:TSX Venture; ZCTSF: OTC Markets; 7TV: Frankfurt) is pleased to announce it has completed first pass geological mapping of the San Manuel Vein System. The San Manuel vein system lies immediately to the west of the San Gill Breccia System which was the focus of the company news release dated April 19, 2021.
- Multiple oxidized, silver-base metal mineralized veins defined over a strike length of at least three kilometres.
- Eight vein sets have been defined to date which are associated with a zone of extension that is at least 600 m wide.
- It is common for veins to bifuracate and/or form sigmoidal offsets — such dilational zones represent robust drill targets.
- Only 7 angled diamond holes drilled by a previous operator — of which 4 were focused on a 300 m strike length of only two veins. Most of the system has never been drill tested.
- Two of the historical diamond drill hole intersected significant mineralization: one hole intersected 1.65 m @ 0.36 g/t Au and 437 g/t Ag; the other intersected 4.16 m @ 1.14 g/t Au, 128 g/t Ag, 2.23% Pb and 1.86% Zn.
The San Manuel vein system is in the southern part of the Zacatecas Property. The veins at San Manuel are generally oriented northeast-southwest — the typical orientation of silver-base metal intermediate sulphidation veins throughout the Zacatecas region. Veins roll towards an east-west orientation where they contact the north-south San Gill breccia.
Reconnaissance mapping has confirmed the presence of multiple steeply dipping veins. Historical artisanal workings and shafts are common within this area, suggesting historic mining despite limited to no drilling.
Dr Wilson, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Zacatecas comments, “The San Manuel vein system host a large number of veins of intermediate sulphidation type. Mapped veins and vein traces have a cumulative strike extent of at least 8 kilometres. Vein splays and flexures represent robust exploration targets. With only 7 historical drill holes — the system is largely untested. Intercepts from 2 of the historical drill holes confirm the potential for significant mineralization within veins at San Manuel.
Veins at San Manuel are pervasively oxidized and often weather recessively — suggesting a quartz-poor but silver-base metal rich mineralogy. Once oxidized such veins are unlikely to outcrop at surface, but rather weather recessively. Although this makes mapping of vein extensions more challenging, it also offers the potential for discovery of previously un-recognized veins.
Zacatecas is currently reinterpreting the historical soil, rock-chip and channel sampling assays results to better model vein distribution and focus further sampling.
Dr. Wilson further comments, “On its own, the San Manuel vein system is a large and highly prospective exploration target that has never been effectively drill tested. The presence of the San Gill Breccia, which forms the western margin of the San Gill system, significantly elevates the overall prospectively of the San Gill-San Manuel area”.
Zacatecas has now completed land access agreements with two of the main landowners at San Gill and is in discussion with the third. The Company has already commenced an environmental study at San Gill-San Manuel, concurrent with planning of first phase drilling at this target, which should be completed within 4 weeks.
Figure 1 – San Gill-San Manuel Vein System
In addition to the work completed at San Gill-San Manuel, Zacatecas is pleased to announce that it has now signed three to five year land access agreements with the community, the municipality and all private land-holders at Panuco.
These agreements, now complete, allow for ongoing exploration and drilling.
The Company has also completed its environmental study at Panuco and has submitted the report to SEMARNET as the final stage of drill permitting.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed, verified and approved by Dr. Christopher Wilson, B.Sc (Hons), PhD, FAusIMM (CP), FSEG. Chief Operating Officer and Director of Zacatecas Silver, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
About Zacatecas Silver Corp.
The Zacatecas Silver property is located in Zacatecas State, Mexico, within the highly prospective Fresnillo Silver Belt, which has produced over 6.2 billion ounces of silver. The company holds 7826 ha (19,338 acres) of ground that is highly prospective for low and intermediate sulphidation silver-base metal mineralization and potentially low sulphidation gold-dominant mineralization.
The property is 25 km south-east of MAG Silver Corp.’s Juanicipio Mine and Fresnillo PLC’s Fresnillo Mine. The property shares common boundaries with Pan American Silver Corp. claims and El Orito which is owned by Endeavour Silver. There are four main high-grade silver target areas within the Zacatecas concessions: the Panuco Deposit, Muleros, El Cristo and San Manuel-San Gill. The Property also includes El Oro, El Orito, La Cantera, Monserrat, El Peñón, San Judas and San Juan silver-base metal vein targets. These targets are relatively unexplored and will be the focus of rapid reconnaissance review.
On behalf of the Company
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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