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SILVER TIGER METALS INC. (:SLVR) Silver Tiger Provides Update on Pre-Feasibility Study Mineral Resource Drilling

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03/04/2024 13:00

HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / April 3, 2024 / Silver Tiger Metals Inc. (TSXV:SLVR)(OTCQX:SLVTF) ("Silver Tiger" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the Company's ongoing Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS") drilling program on the Stockwork gold deposit on its El Tigre Project in Sonora, Mexico. Silver Tiger has completed 22,000 metres of a 25,000 metre drilling program focused on expanding the Mineral Resource, up-grading the classification, completing metallurgical testwork and geotechnical studies as it progresses from an exploration to a development project. The value-added PFS progress is on schedule for publication in H2-2024.

Three main areas of the Stockwork mineralization are being targeted and show potential for expansion: a) the footwall, b) the hanging wall and c) bottom ‘keel'. After releasing the first 40 drill holes of the program, the Company is pleased to announce conversion, expansion and derisking of the potential ‘Starter Stockwork Zone'

Silver Tiger's CEO, Glenn Jessome, stated, "We are pleased to announce that this new set of assay results continue to both confirm and expand the near-surface potential Starter Stockwork Zone. Of particular interest is the high-grade "Keel Zone" that is being delineated." Mr. Jessome further stated, "These promising assay results help to further de-risk the project in conjunction with the underway PFS-level geotechnical and metallurgical studies."

The near-surface Stockwork Zone, and high-grade Keel Zone seen in below highlighted intercepts:

  • Drill hole ET-23-497: 116.0 metres grading 0.68 g/t gold equivalent or 51.2 g/t silver equivalent from 37.0 to 153.0 metres, consisting of 0.40 g/t gold and 21.1 g/t silver INCLUDING 25.0 metres grading 0.99 g/t gold equivalent or 74.4 g/t silver equivalent from 107.0 to 132.0 metres consisting of 0.37 g/t gold and 46.8 g/t silver in the Stockwork Zone.
  • Drill hole ET-23-504: 115.8 metres grading 0.61 g/t gold equivalent or 46.1 g/t silver equivalent from 37.2 to 153.0 metres, consisting of 0.49 g/t gold and 9.2 g/t silver INCLUDING 23.5 metres grading 1.09 g/t gold equivalent or 81.9 g/t silver equivalent from 37.2 to 60.7 metres consisting of 0.89 g/t gold and 15.2 g/t silver in the Stockwork Zone.
  • Drill hole ET-23-506: 80.0 metres grading 1.09 g/t gold equivalent or 82.0 g/t silver equivalent from 6.0 to 86.0 metres, consisting of 0.75 g/t gold and 25.6 g/t silver INCLUDING 47.5 metres grading 1.55 g/t gold equivalent or 115.9 g/t silver equivalent from 34.5 to 82.0 metres consisting of 1.08 g/t gold and 34.7 g/t silver gold in the Stockwork Zone.
  • Drill hole ET-23-514: 34.4 metres grading 1.76 g/t gold equivalent or 131.9 g/t silver equivalent from 167.0 to 201.4 metres, consisting of 0.72 g/t gold and 78.0 g/t silver INCLUDING 0.8 metres grading 30.17 g/t gold equivalent or 2,263.0 g/t silver equivalent from 188.6 to 189.4 metres consisting of 16.60 g/t gold and 1,018.0 g/t silver in the Keel Zone.

Figure 1 : Stockwork Zone - Plan View

Figure 2 : Stockwork Zone Cross Section 4100N

Figure 3 : Stockwork Zone-Cross Section 4225N

Highlights from the on-going Pre-Feasibility Study Drilling Program include the following:

  • Expanding known mineralization by 10 to15%, to the footwall and hanging wall zones, as well as the higher-grade ‘keel' at PEA pit bottom associated with the El Tigre and SK Veins;
  • Converting first two to three years of mineralized material in the potential ‘Starter Stockwork Zone' from Indicated Mineral Resource to Measured;
  • Converting a significant portion of the 2 km strike length ‘ultimate' PEA pit-constrained Inferred Mineral Resource to Indicated;
  • Completion of enhanced PFS Metallurgical Drilling, with samples underway comminution and leach testing; and
  • Completion of enhanced PFS Geotechnical Drilling, with samples undergoing testing.

Mineral Resource Drilling

P&E Mining Consultants Inc. ("P&E") of Brampton, Ontario completed the initial MRE in 2017. On Oct 27, 2023, P&E released an updated El Tigre Project NI 43-101 and NI 43-01 F1 compliant MRE technical report titled "Technical Report and Updated Mineral Resource Estimate of the El Tigre Silver-Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico" authored by William Stone, Ph.D., P.Geo.,Yungang Wu, P.Geo.,

Fred H. Brown, P.Geo., Jarita Barry, P.Geo., David Burga, P.Geo., D. Grant Feasby, P.Eng., Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET and David Salari, P.Eng. The MRE has a pit-constrained Indicated Mineral Resource totaling 43.0 million tonnes containing 818 thousand ounces AuEq grading 0.59 g/t AuEq; and a pit-constrained Inferred Mineral Resource of 11.5 million tonnes containing 267 thousand ounces AuEq grading 0.72 g/t AuEq (see update MRE press release dated September 12 th 2023).

PEA-level bench optimization of the pit-constrained Mineral Resource highlighted the higher-grade (~0.80 gpt AuEq), low strip ratio (~0.3) potential Starter Stockwork Zone which contains 5.7 million tonnes of mineralized material (see PEA press release dated November 1 st , 2023). Recommendations of the PEA-level study included increasing Mineral Resource confidence in potential ‘Starter Stockwork Zone' and additional exploratory drilling to target the 1) footwall, 2) hanging wall and 3) ‘keel' areas of the Stockwork Zone. P&E were again retained to lead the current El Tigre PFS-level study with 21,000 metres of the program complete (Figure 1). Complete and final assay results from the nineteen (19) drill holes are listed in Table 1.

Below, highlighted intersections are enumerated with reference to the three (3) zones targeted:

  • Drill hole ET-23-497: Confirms higher-grade Tiger Vein area in starter pit, and ‘Footwall' Zone 25 metres to east over 2023 MRE:
  • Drill hole ET-23-504: Expands ‘Hanging wall' and ‘Footwall' Zones by 10 and 20 metres, respectively;
  • Drill hole ET-23-506: Downhole intersection expands ‘Footwall Zone' 25 metres to east over 2023 MRE (Fig. 2); and
  • Drill hole ET-23-514: Confirms higher-grade SK Vein area in starter pit, and expands ‘Hanging wall' and ‘Keel' Zones (Fig. 1)

Table 1-Mineral Resource Drill Hole Results

AuEq Total (2)

AgEq Total (2)

Hole ID

Comment

From

To

Length (1)

Gold

Silver

m

m

m

g/t

g/t

g/t

g/t

ET-23-496STOCKWORK ZONE

36.5

113.0

76.5

0.42

11.2

0.57

42.6

including

76.0

92.4

16.4

0.62

26.3

0.97

72.5

Mining VOID

102.0

104.0

2.0

*

*

*

*

STOCKWORK ZONE

104.0

113.0

9.0

0.56

8.9

0.68

51.0

ET-23-497STOCKWORK ZONE

37.0

153.0

116.0

0.40

21.1

0.68

51.2

including

72.0

134.0

62.0

0.50

28.5

0.88

65.7

including

72.0

96.0

24.0

0.76

13.9

0.94

70.8

including

107.0

132.0

25.0

0.37

46.8

0.99

74.4

ET-23-498STOCKWORK ZONE

24.0

89.0

65.0

0.54

10.4

0.68

51.2

including

60.0

66.0

6.0

0.71

27.0

1.07

80.6

including

79.0

88.0

9.0

0.79

17.2

1.02

76.4

Mining VOID

93.2

96.0

2.8

*

*

*

*

ET-23-499STOCKWORK ZONE

21.0

43.0

22.0

0.38

4.2

0.43

32.5

STOCKWORK ZONE 3

74.0

108.0

34.0

0.52

0.5

0.81

60.8

including

74.0

82.0

8.0

0.72

49.9

1.39

104.2

Mining VOID

85.5

87.0

1.5

*

*

*

*

ET-23-500STOCKWORK ZONE

10.0

17.0

7.0

0.31

4.7

0.37

27.7

STOCKWORK ZONE

46.0

61.0

15.0

0.46

3.3

0.50

37.5

ET-23-501STOCKWORK ZONE 4

3.0

96.0

93.0

0.37

13.1

0.54

40.6

including

12.0

21.0

9.0

0.53

68.1

1.44

108.1

including

33.0

48.0

15.0

0.73

15.3

0.93

69.9

Mining VOID

65.5

67.8

2.3

*

*

*

*

STOCKWORK ZONE

78.0

87.0

9.0

0.59

3.2

0.63

47.3

ET-23-502STOCKWORK ZONE

0.0

59.5

59.5

0.42

17.6

0.65

48.8

including

0.0

9.0

9.0

0.81

23.3

1.12

84.0

including

31.0

33.0

2.0

0.94

224.5

3.93

294.7

including

52.6

58.5

5.9

1.13

0.6

1.13

85.1

ET-23-503STOCKWORK ZONE 5

7.0

53.0

46.0

0.91

44.2

1.50

112.8

Mining VOID

47.8

49.3

1.5

*

*

*

*

STOCKWORK ZONE

102.9

147.0

44.1

0.49

0.7

0.50

37.3

ET-23-504STOCKWORK ZONE

4.0

11.1

7.1

0.72

1.8

0.75

56.2

STOCKWORK ZONE

37.2

153.0

115.8

0.49

9.2

0.61

46.1

including

37.2

60.7

23.5

0.89

15.2

1.09

81.9

ET-23-505STOCKWORK ZONE

0.0

20.0

20.0

0.57

14.2

0.76

56.8

STOCKWORK ZONE

40.0

74.2

34.2

1.05

1.3

1.07

80.4

including

40.0

59.0

19.0

1.76

2.0

1.79

133.9

ET-23-506STOCKWORK ZONE 6

6.0

86.0

80.0

0.75

25.6

1.09

82.0

including 6

34.5

82.0

47.5

1.08

34.7

1.55

115.9

Mining VOID

69.2

71.6

2.4

*

*

*

*

STOCKWORK ZONE

98.0

124.4

26.4

0.37

1.5

0.39

29.3

Mining VOID

124.4

127.9

3.5

*

*

*

*

ET-23-507STOCKWORK ZONE

6.0

50.0

44.0

0.44

4.9

0.50

37.5

including

10.0

26.5

16.5

0.65

7.3

0.75

56.0

STOCKWORK ZONE

80.8

93.0

12.2

0.18

42.9

0.76

56.8

ET-23-508STOCKWORK ZONE

27.8

121.5

93.7

0.58

7.7

0.68

51.0

including

34.0

78.0

44.0

0.74

12.2

0.90

67.6

including

97.5

121.5

24.0

0.73

6.0

0.81

60.4

ET-23-509STOCKWORK ZONE

37.5

111.5

74.0

0.25

13.2

0.43

32.2

including

85.0

90.0

5.0

0.76

28.8

1.15

86.1

ET-23-510STOCKWORK ZONE 7

41.3

107.3

63.0

0.55

1.9

0.58

43.5

Mining VOID

85.5

88.5

3.0

*

*

*

*

including

91.5

107.3

15.8

0.93

2.1

0.96

72.1

STOCKWORK ZONE

136.3

166.3

30.0

0.82

1.7

0.84

63.2

including

138.3

151.3

13.0

1.42

1.3

1.44

107.9

ET-23-511STOCKWORK ZONE

0.0

7.0

7.0

0.78

25.9

1.12

84.3

STOCKWORK ZONE

28.0

130.5

102.5

0.63

2.5

0.66

49.4

including

37.5

72.0

34.5

0.92

3.7

0.97

72.6

and

142.0

147.0

5.0

1.37

1.0

1.38

103.5

ET-23-512STOCKWORK ZONE

14.0

29.0

15.0

0.17

9.7

0.30

22.5

STOCKWORK ZONE

58.0

96.5

38.5

0.30

9.3

0.42

31.6

and

135.0

141.0

6.0

0.40

1.5

0.42

31.5

ET-23-514STOCKWORK ZONE

69.0

74.0

5.0

0.34

1.9

0.36

27.2

STOCKWORK ZONE

102.0

126.0

24.0

0.46

4.9

0.52

39.2

including

115.0

124.0

9.0

0.91

3.1

0.95

71.1

El Tigre & SK Keel

167.0

201.4

34.4

0.72

78.0

1.76

131.9

El Tigre Keel

168.0

172.5

4.5

1.48

172.0

3.77

283.0

SK Keel

188.6

194.0

5.4

2.84

330.4

7.25

543.6

including

188.6

189.4

0.8

16.60

1,018.0

30.17

2,263.0

ET-23-515STOCKWORK ZONE

121.0

173.0

51.0

0.58

1.9

0.61

45.6

STOCKWORK ZONE

197.5

237.3

39.8

0.95

11.9

1.11

83.3

Notes:

  1. Not true width.
  2. SilverEquivalent ("AgEq") ratiosare based on a silverto gold priceratio of 75:1 (Au:Ag).
  3. Excludes 1.50m mining VOID
  4. Excludes 2.30m mining VOID
  5. Excludes 1.50m mining VOID
  6. Excludes 2.40m mining VOID
  7. Excludes 3.00m mining VOID

Table 2-DrillHole Locations

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Elevation

Azimuth

Dip

Length

ET-23-496

671,093.7

3,384,274.0

1965.8

90

-63

160.0

ET-23-497

671,090.6

3,384,026.4

1926.9

90

-50

182.0

ET-23-498

671,118.3

3,384,124.0

1969.1

90

-45

210.0

ET-23-499

671,107.6

3,384,295.0

1968.1

90

-66

144.0

ET-23-500

671,065.5

3,383,966.3

1878.8

90

-45

146.0

ET-23-501

671,160.2

3,384,322.3

1982.2

90

-45

105.0

ET-23-502

671,176.9

3,383,974.1

1900.7

90

-45

90.0

ET-23-503

671,147.0

3,384,180.4

1972.7

90

-45

147.0

ET-23-504

671,084.1

3,384,201.8

1931.9

90

-45

190.0

ET-23-505

671,189.5

3,383,991.4

1908.9

90

-45

90.0

ET-23-506

671,146.5

3,384,220.5

1966.5

90

-75

150.0

ET-23-507

671,137.6

3,383,890.4

1882.2

90

-45

120.0

ET-23-508

671,184.9

3,384,194.9

1993.0

90

-45

127.0

ET-23-509

671,127.9

3,384,078.1

1965.0

90

-45

185.5

ET-23-510

671,088.1

3,384,345.4

1990.3

90

-49

174.1

ET-23-511

671,177.0

3,384,163.9

1995.0

90

-45

158.0

ET-23-512

671,151.2

3,384,070.3

1963.9

90

-45

186.0

ET-23-513

671,135.9

3,384,353.3

1993.3

110

-45

242.7

ET-23-514

671,058.0

3,384,098.6

1946.4

90

-56

221.0

ET-23-515

671,035.4

3,384,344.4

1995.3

90

-46

257.0

Figure 3 : El Tigre - Conceptual Cross-Section Showing Mineralization Styles

Figure 4 : El Tigre-Longitudinal Projection Showing Exploration Potential

About Silver Tiger and the El Tigre Historic Mine District

Silver Tiger Metals Inc. is a Canadian company whose management has more than 25 years' experience discovering, financing and building large hydrothermal silver projects in Mexico. Silver Tiger's 100% owned 28,414 hectare historic El Tigre Mining District is located in Sonora, Mexico. Principled environmental, social and governance practices are core priorities at Silver Tiger.

The El Tigre historic mine district is located in Sonora, Mexico and lies at the northern end of the Sierra Madre silver and gold belt which hosts many epithermal silver and gold deposits, including Dolores, Santa Elena and Las Chispas at the northern end. In 1896, gold was first discovered on the Property in the Gold Hill area and mining started with the Brown Shaft in 1903. The focus soon changed to mining silver veins in the area with production coming from 3 parallel veins the El Tigre Vein, the Seitz Kelley Vein and the Sooy Vein. Underground mining on the middle El Tigre Vein extended 1,450 metres along strike and was mined on 14 levels to a depth of approximately 450 metres. The Seitz Kelley Vein was mined along strike for 1 kilometre to a depth of approximately 200 metres. The Sooy Vein was only mined along strike for 250 metres to a depth of approximately 150 metres. Mining abruptly stopped on all three of these veins when the price of silver collapsed to less than US20¢ per ounce with the onset of the Great Depression. By the time the mine closed in 1930, it is reported to have produced a total of 353,000 ounces of gold and 67.4 million ounces of silver from 1.87 million tons (Craig, 2012). The average grade mined during this period was over 2 kilograms silver equivalent per ton.

The El Tigre silver and gold deposit is related to a series of epithermal veins controlled by a north-south trending structure cutting across the andesitic and rhyolitic tuffs of the Sierra Madre Volcanic Complex within a broad silver and gold mineralized prophylitic alteration zone developed in the El Tigre Formation that can be up to 150 metres wide. The veins dip steeply to the west and are typically 0.5 metre wide; however, locally can be up to 5 metres in width. The veins, structures and mineralized zones outcrop on surface and have been traced for 5.3 kilometres along strike in our brownfield exploration area. Historical mining and exploration activities focused on a 1.6-kilometre portion of the southern end of the deposits, principally on the El Tigre, Seitz Kelly and Sooy veins. The under explored Caleigh, Benjamin, Protectora and the Fundadora exposed veins continue north for more than 3 kilometres. Silver Tiger has delivered its updated NI 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource Estimate and PEA and is currently drilling to update its Mineral Resource Estimate and publish a PFS.

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Procedure, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Data Verification

The diamond drill core (HQ size) is geologically logged, photographed and marked for sampling. When the sample lengths are determined, the full drill core is sawn with a diamond blade drill core saw with one half of the drill core being bagged and tagged for assay. The remaining half portion is returned to the drill core trays for storage and/or for metallurgical test work.

The sealed and tagged drill core sample bags are transported to the Bureau Veritas facility in Hermosillo, Mexico. Bureau Veritas crushes the samples (Code PRP70-250) and prepares 200-300 gram pulp samples with ninety percent passing Tyler 200 mesh (Code PUL85). The pulps are assayed for gold using a 30-gram charge by fire assay (Code FA630) and over limits greater than 10 grams per tonne are re-assayed using a gravimetric finish (Code FA530). Silver and multi-element analysis is completed using total digestion (Code MA200 Total Digestion ICP). Over limits greater than 100 grams per tonne silver are re-assayed using a gravimetric finish (Code FA530).

Quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") procedures monitor the chain-of-custody of the samples and includes the systematic insertion and monitoring of appropriate reference materials (certified reference materials, blanks and duplicates) into the sample strings. The results of the assaying of the QA/QC material included in each batch are tracked to ensure the integrity of the assay data. All results stated in this announcement have passed Silver Tiger's QA/QC protocols.

Qualified Person

David R. Duncan, P. Geo., V.P. Exploration of the Corporation, is the Qualified Person for Silver Tiger as defined under National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Duncan has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.

For further information, please contact:

Glenn Jessome
President and CEO
902 492 0298
jessome@silvertigermetals.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT:

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, the ability to convert Inferred Resources to Indicated Resources, the ability to complete future drilling programs and infill sampling, the ability to extend Mineral Resource blocks, the similarity of mineralization at El Tigre to Delores, Santa Elena and Chispas, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of Silver Tiger, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "may", "is expected to", "anticipates", "estimates", "intends", "plans", "projection", "could", "vision", "goals", "objective" and "outlook" and other similar words. Although Silver Tiger believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Silver Tiger's expectations include risks and uncertainties related to exploration, development, operations, commodity prices and global financial volatility, risk and uncertainties of operating in a foreign jurisdiction as well as additional risks described from time to time in the filings made by Silver Tiger with securities regulators.

SOURCE: Silver Tiger Metals Inc.



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