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Kootenay Silver Suspends Drill Programs at Columba & Copalito Silver Projects in Mexico

Mining News - Published on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

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Kootenay Silver Inc reported that it has temporarily suspended the current drill programs at its Columba silver & Copalito silver-gold projects located in the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa, Mexico. These actions were taken to minimize the potential exposure of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to the Company's employees, contractors, families and communities and to comply with the Mexico Presidential Decree issued March 30, 2020. Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald stated: "Although these drill stoppages are unfortunate, it is the responsible course of action to take under the current circumstances. Kootenay will continue to monitor the evolving situation and follow protocols consistent with minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus to protect the health of its work force and their local communities. Kootenay is well financed with $6.8 million in cash, no debt and possesses quality silver assets that will continue to strongly position the Company once the markets emerge from this crisis."

Prior to the work stoppage at Columba, the Company completed a total of 1,679 metres over 10 drill-holes of the planned 7,000 metre phase II program. To date, phase II drilling has focused on the historically mined F Vein to define the mineralized strike length and depth extent of the vein. Once the program resumes at Columba, drilling will continue to test F Vein in addition to other priority areas and structures where 2019 drilling intercepted favorable widths and appreciable silver grades. Detailed results for all 2019 drill-holes can be viewed by clicking the following link: 2019 Columba Drill Results.

At the Copalito silver-gold project, located in Sinaloa State, the Company completed the first hole of a planned 3,000-meter drill program. The first drill-hole, totaling 105.2 meters in length, successfully intercepted the 5 Senores Vein over a drill width of nearly 40 meters. The program is designed to test 6 principal veins at the Property. Previous surface sampling by Kootenay along the veins returned significant silver and gold values over variable widths of 0.5 to 15 meters. To the knowledge of the Company, no previous significant modern exploration or drilling has been conducted at Copalito.

Kootenay intends to resume these programs once the health risk due to COVID-19 allows.

Kootenay Silver Inc is an exploration company actively engaged in the discovery and development of mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. Supported by one of the largest portfolios of silver assets in Mexico, Kootenay continues to provide its shareholders with significant leverage to silver prices. The Company remains focused on the expansion of its current silver resources, new discoveries and the near-term economic development of two of its priority silver projects located in prolific mining districts in Sonora, State and Chihuahua, State, Mexico, respectively.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 01 Apr 2020
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