Kootenay identifies significant new gold target at Nogalera Zone on La Cigarra silver project
Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
Kootenay Silver Inc. is pleased to announce the surface discovery of a new area of multi-gram gold and silver mineralisation with high lead at its 100% owned La Cigarra silver project, located in Chihuahua State, Mexico.

Gold mineralisation has been traced by prospecting, mapping and sampling along mineralised structures within a broad area measuring 500 by 1000 meters. The gold trend is open on strike in both directions. Sampling returned numerous multi gram values of up to 12.35 gpt gold, 179 gpt silver and 19.75%lead along the 1000 meter long trend. 

The southern portion of the trend is well defined by mapping, chip and grab sampling along a mineralised area that extends for over 400 meters of strike and a width of 100 meters. This area is comprised of parallel shear zones with anomalous mineralisation over widths generally in the range of 2 to 20 meters.  Click to view map of the sampling results along southern trend.

The gold mineralisation sits along the southwestern extension of the previously reported Nogalera Zone which is defined by a large lead in soil anomaly with anomalous gold and silver in outcrop occurrences ranging from background to 10.8 gpt gold and 1060 gpt silver. Mapping will help determine if the newly recognized gold bearing structures extend into the Nogalera mineralisation.

Follow up mapping, prospecting, hand trenching and chip sampling are underway to better define the mineralised structures in preparation for drilling.  

Kootenay President & CEO, Jim McDonald states: "The consistent high gold values are new for the project where previously identified mineralisation is silver dominant. This area represents an exciting new target for us and the first significant gold mineralisation to be found on the project. We are actively and rapidly moving this new gold trend to drill stage with plans to be drilling it near the end of the first quarter."

About Kootenay Silver Inc.

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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.kootenaysilver.com

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