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Silver Tiger Discovers New Wide High Grade Sulphide Zone Intersecting 6.0 Meters of 2,025.5 g/t Silver Equivalent Within 44.4 Meters of 720.5 g/t Silver Equivalent

25.01.2023  |  Accesswire

HALIFAX, January 25, 2023 - Silver Tiger Metals Inc. (TSXV:SLVR) and (OTCQX:SLVTF) ("Silver Tiger" or the "Corporation") has intersected 2,025.5 g/t total silver equivalent over 6.0 meters in the Sulphide Zone in Drill Hole ET-22-433 from 364.5 meters to 370.5 meters, consisting of 1,354.4 g/t silver, 0.20 g/t gold, 1.57% copper, 6.10% lead and 10.86% zinc within 44.4 meters grading 720.5 g/t total silver equivalent from 330.5 meters to 374.9 meters consisting of 508.2 g/t silver, 0.16 g/t gold, 0.55% copper, 1.76% lead and 3.17% zinc in the newly discovered Sulphide Zone.

Highlights from the on-going drilling program include the following:

  • Hole ET-22-432: 8.2 meters grading 1,446.2 g/t total silver equivalent from 372.4 meters to 380.6 meters, consisting of 956.6 g/t silver, 0.13 g/t gold, 1.69% copper, 3.58% lead and 7.01% zinc within 34.8 meters grading 407.4 g/t total silver equivalent from 348.4 meters to 383.2 meters consisting of 257.4 g/t silver, 0.13 g/t gold, 0.47% copper, 1.18% lead and 2.02% zinc in the Sulphide Zone.
  • Hole ET-22-434: 10.5 meters grading 1,642.4 g/t total silver equivalent from 370.1 meters to 380.6 meters, consisting of 914.0 g/t silver, 0.20 g/t gold, 1.68% copper, 5.92% lead and 12.42% zinc within 19.9 meters grading 1,072.9 g/t total silver equivalent from 361.7 meters to 381.6 meters consisting of 605.6 g/t silver, 0.22 g/t gold, 1.13% copper, 4.04% lead and 7.43% zinc in the Sulphide Zone.
  • Hole ET-22-438: 3.7 meters grading 1,035.8 g/t total silver equivalent from 394.8 meters to 398.5 meters, consisting of 879.4 g/t silver, 0.24 g/t gold, 0.76% copper, 0.86% lead and 1.36% zinc within 19.5 meters grading 527.5 g/t total silver equivalent from 393.5 meters to 413.0 meters consisting of 408.4 g/t silver, 0.27 g/t gold, 0.53% copper, 0.88% lead and 0.83% zinc in the Sulphide Zone.

Silver Tiger's CEO, Glenn Jessome, stated, "The discovery of this high grade sulphide zone is the fourth type of mineralization found at El Tigre. The first holes through this wide high grade sulphide zone have delineated a strike length of in excess of 150 meters open to the north and south, with widths approaching 35 meters. The Historic El Tigre Mine relied only on high grade silver quartz veins. We have now discovered the stockwork, the shale zone and now this sulphide zone. All four types of mineralization will be very important to the future of El Tigre." Mr. Jessome further stated: "Our ongoing underground development will place us in the Sooy Vein directly above this sulphide zone as we transition to underground drilling to follow it north and south."

Additional drill results for Sooy Vein, Hanging Wall Gold Zone and the Sulphide Zone are presented in the Drill Hole Results table below along with the details for the calculation of the silver equivalent grades.

Attached as illustrations are the Sulphide Zone Plan, El Tigre - Four Types of Mineralization, El Tigre Long Section, Cross Section 4875N and El Tigre Cross Section 4865N.

Drill Hole ResultsTable

Hole ID

Comment

From

To

Length(1)

Gold

Silver

Copper

Lead

Zinc

AgEq Total (2)

m

M

m

g/t

g/t

%

%

%

g/t

ET-22-432

HW Gold Zone

4.6

14.0

9.4

0.10

39.0

0.01

0.02

0.02

48.5

Sooy Vein Zone

191.2

201.6

10.4

0.16

399.0

0.43

2.84

5.16

690.6

including

195.6

197.7

2.1

0.24

1,153.6

1.29

9.76

16.82

2,084.8

Sulphide Zone

348.4

383.2

34.8

0.13

257.4

0.47

1.18

2.02

407.4

including

372.4

380.6

8.2

0.13

956.6

1.69

3.58

7.01

1,446.2

including

378.5

380.6

2.1

0.17

1,663.5

4.32

6.28

11.50

2,622.5

ET-22-433 HW Gold Zone

0.0

14.2

14.2

0.10

56.9

0.01

0.04

0.01

66.8

Sooy Vein Zone

190.9

201.9

11.0

0.29

165.4

0.16

1.43

4.42

382.5

including

193.6

198.4

4.8

0.41

369.9

0.35

3.19

9.96

840.2

including

194.7

195.8

1.1

0.12

634.5

0.57

4.68

18.48

1,422.5

Sulphide Zone

330.5

374.9

44.4

0.16

508.2

0.55

1.76

3.17

720.5

including

332.9

337.9

5.0

0.17

1,431.8

1.41

2.47

6.27

1,846.8

including

335.5

336.1

0.6

0.18

3,225.0

4.19

5.34

15.59

4,285.5

including

364.5

370.5

6.0

0.20

1,354.4

1.57

6.10

10.86

2,025.5

including

366.8

367.8

1.0

0.19

2,371.5

3.07

10.00

17.81

3,508.8

ET-22-434 HW Gold Zone

6.5

15.0

8.5

0.39

96.7

0.01

0.08

0.01

129.8

including

10.1

11.6

1.5

2.04

336.0

0.02

0.17

0.04

496.6

Sooy Vein Zone

184.6

197.6

13.0

0.16

172.5

0.36

2.08

2.56

354.0

including

190.6

195.8

5.2

0.19

326.4

0.84

4.89

5.97

734.8

including

192.3

194.4

2.1

0.24

496.1

1.76

7.17

8.62

1,139.2

Sulphide Zone

306.7

313.3

6.6

0.11

376.8

0.32

0.14

0.09

421.9

including

311.3

313.3

2.0

0.20

1,116.5

0.89

0.20

0.11

1,225.9

including

312.3

313.3

1.0

0.25

1,859.0

1.44

0.33

0.19

2,030.4

Sulphide Zone

361.7

381.6

19.9

0.22

605.6

1.13

4.04

7.43

1,072.9

including

370.1

380.6

10.5

0.20

914.0

1.68

5.92

12.42

1,642.4

ET-22-435 HW Gold Zone

6.9

15.0

8.1

0.38

89.2

0.01

0.08

0.01

120.9

including

6.9

11.0

4.1

0.70

134.3

0.01

0.04

0.01

189.1

Sooy Vein Zone

187.7

204.8

17.1

0.06

22.9

0.02

0.08

0.16

36.8

including

189.1

189.8

0.7

0.17

89.3

0.07

0.40

1.34

163.0

Sulphide Zone

373.1

375.5

2.4

0.41

117.0

0.30

2.20

3.51

344.9

including

374.9

375.5

0.6

0.44

200.0

0.86

6.28

11.13

833.9

ET-22-436 HW Gold Zone

0.0

33.2

33.2

0.10

36.3

0.00

0.01

0.01

44.6

including

25.3

31.7

6.4

0.03

52.4

0.01

0.02

0.03

57.5

Sooy Vein Zone

210.3

216.4

6.1

0.10

416.8

0.39

1.31

2.62

580.1

Sulphide Zone

387.8

394.7

6.9

0.06

765.3

0.73

2.97

6.51

1,125.8

including

389.8

391.6

1.8

0.12

1,634.6

1.61

7.14

15.39

2,478.3

ET-22-437 HW Gold Zone

0.0

32.3

32.3

0.07

21.8

0.00

0.01

0.01

28.1

including

23.9

32.3

8.4

0.10

40.7

0.01

0.02

0.04

50.4

Sooy Vein Zone

258.7

263.4

4.7

0.05

357.9

0.22

0.44

0.30

403.4

including

260.2

260.9

0.7

0.24

2,048.0

1.29

2.70

1.66

2,309.2

Sulphide Zone

358.0

367.7

9.7

0.08

354.4

0.39

0.91

0.70

442.2

including

359.0

360.2

1.2

0.19

1,345.0

1.57

2.10

0.83

1,587.4

ET-22-438 HW Gold Zone

9.2

52.7

43.5

0.16

18.7

0.00

0.01

0.01

31.3

including

29.0

29.6

0.6

2.26

566.0

0.02

0.02

0.02

739.5

Sooy Vein Zone

321.3

324.5

3.2

0.52

300.5

0.18

0.73

0.33

384.8

including

322.1

323.0

0.9

1.51

773.0

0.48

2.08

0.77

1,006.7

Sulphide Zone

393.5

413.0

19.5

0.27

408.4

0.53

0.88

0.83

527.5

including

394.8

398.5

3.7

0.24

879.4

0.76

0.86

1.36

1,035.8

including

396.0

396.5

0.5

0.62

2,796.0

1.75

1.85

4.16

3,193.1

including

403.8

411.8

8.0

0.51

564.3

0.90

1.68

1.31

771.9

including

406.3

407.0

0.7

1.47

1,148.0

1.40

1.52

0.71

1,452.3

Notes:
1. Not true width.
2. SilverEquivalent ("EqAg") ratiosare based on a silverto gold priceratio of 75:1 (Au:Ag). Copper,lead and zinc are converted using $3.66/lb copper, $0.90/lb lead, $1.26/lb zinc at 100% metal recoveries based on a silver price of$26.00/oz.

Sulphide Zone Plan

El Tigre - Four Types of Mineralization

El Tigre Long Section

Drill Hole Location Table

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Elevation

Az

Dip

Length

ET-22-432

670863

3384930

1852

100

-82

509.4

ET-22-433

670864

3384931

1852

90

-82

497.2

ET-22-434

670863

3384930

1852

80

-82

469.7

ET-22-435

670863

3384930

1852

70

-81

524.6

ET-22-436

670856

3384898

1869

79

-83

494.1

ET-22-437

670857

3384898

1869

89

-83

485.0

ET-22-438

670848

3384866

1886

107

-83

433.1

Drill Holes Previously Released from the Sulphide Zone on September 13, 2022 and on October 25, 2022:

Drill Hole ResultsTable

Hole ID

Comment

From To Length(1) Gold Silver Copper Lead Zinc

AgEq Total (2)

m M m g/t g/t % % % g/t

ET-22-395

El Tigre Vein
Zone

359.6

363.3

3.7

0.13

733.4

0.78

0.60

1.51

882.0

including

362.3

363.3

1.0

0.26

1,844.0

2.32

1.60

5.27

2,299.5

El Tigre Vein
Zone

376.2

384.9

8.7

0.19

373.0

0.56

1.72

3.45

596.4

including

382.3

383.9

1.6

0.24

1,397.5

1.85

6.06

16.13

2,271.8

El Tigre Vein
Zone

394.8

402.9

8.1

0.17

554.2

0.92

2.48

3.63

834.5

including

397.7

399.7

2.0

0.20

1,270.3

1.66

2.85

4.26

1,653.8

ET-22-417

El Tigre Vein
Zone

303.1

304.2

1.1

0.14

965.4

1.20

0.74

2.38

1,188.4

including

303.7

304.2

0.5

0.27

2,010.0

2.51

1.53

4.97

2,473.2

ET-22-422

El Tigre Vein
Zone

469.7

470.9

1.2

1.26

0.7

0.00

0.00

0.00

96.0

including

474.4

476.1

1.7

0.09

14.3

0.06

0.51

0.07

41.1

ET-22-427

Sooy Vein

55.5

57.5

2.0

1.04

1,768.4

0.38

0.71

0.13

1,904.6

including

56.4

57.5

1.1

1.79

3,096.0

0.68

1.25

0.22

3,331.9

El Tigre Vein
Zone

398.3

405.2

6.9

0.13

85.1

0.07

0.67

1.34

162.1

including

401.9

403.0

1.1

0.33

255.0

0.23

2.59

5.06

531.0

ET-22-428

Sooy Vein

46.9

51.0

4.1

0.99

1,374.0

0.17

0.34

0.33

1,483.0

including

48.8

49.4

0.6

2.47

3,097.0

0.32

0.97

0.81

3,362.6

Sooy Footwall
Vein

102.2

105.6

3.4

0.46

551.8

0.07

0.10

0.16

600.6

including

138.9

139.4

0.5

2.47

3,088.0

0.38

3.04

1.57

3,434.1

El Tigre Vein
Zone

309.3

318.4

9.1

0.26

31.4

0.03

0.04

0.05

56.4

including

352.0

352.5

0.5

0.50

807.0

1.83

1.00

2.44

1,125.4

ET-22-429

Sooy Vein
Zone

63.0

63.5

0.5

1.46

1,320.0

0.32

0.16

0.07

1,465.9

El Tigre
Vein

247.8

253.2

5.4

0.06

219.6

0.18

0.24

0.17

252.9

including

249.9

251.0

1.1

0.07

707.0

0.39

0.37

0.40

771.9

El Tigre
Vein

265.2

275.9

10.7

0.04

120.2

0.17

0.30

0.22

154.6

including

274.3

275.4

1.1

0.04

549.7

0.74

1.02

0.90

677.9

ET-22-430

HW Gold
Zone

81.0

101.5

20.5

0.08

41.7

0.01

0.02

0.05

50.2

including

93.0

94.6

1.6

0.23

390.1

0.06

0.11

0.32

426.5

Sooy Vein
Zone

117.5

119.1

1.6

0.28

528.1

0.12

0.14

0.27

573.5

255.0

255.5

0.5

0.14

991.0

0.49

1.29

5.57

1,264.4

El Tigre

Vein

269.1

275.0

5.9

0.10

677.6

0.46

0.38

0.11

742.1

including

272.7

273.7

1.0

0.37

2,754.0

1.50

0.68

0.21

2,948.7

and

297.0

298.0

1.0

0.11

1,346.0

1.02

0.45

0.35

1,474.6

including

297.5

298.0

0.5

0.20

2,797.0

2.09

0.90

0.73

3,058.7

ET-22-431

HW Gold
Zone

10.1

46.5

36.4

0.13

41.9

0.00

0.01

0.01

52.6

including

10.1

11.6

1.5

0.11

731.0

0.00

0.05

0.00

740.9

Sooy Vein
Zone

83.9

86.7

2.8

0.59

137.4

0.03

0.19

0.24

196.5

339.5

342.6

3.1

0.06

211.5

0.08

0.02

0.03

225.2

El Tigre

Vein

409.1

418.5

9.4

0.19

641.3

0.65

3.32

6.51

1,013.3

including

413.5

415.6

2.1

0.19

1,536.1

1.62

7.71

13.66

2,341.9

  1. Not true width.
  2. Silver Equivalent ("EqAg") ratios are based on a silverto gold price ratio of 75:1 (Au:Ag). Copper, lead and zinc are converted using $3.66/lb copper, $0.90/lb lead, $1.26/lb zinc at 100% metal recoveries based on a silver price of $26.00/oz.

El Tigre Cross Section 4875N of the Sulphide Zone Previously Disclosed on September 13, 2022

El Tigre Cross Section 4865N of the Sulphide Zone Previously Disclosed on October 25, 2022

Underground Rehabilitation at Historic El Tigre Mine Update

As previously announced Silver Tiger has contracted Cominvi, a Mexican underground contract mining and development company to rehabilitate the Historic El Tigre Mine. Cominvi are progressing well in the underground rehabilitation of the Historic El Tigre Mine and have already completed over 450 meters of rehabilitation in Level 7, which was the main portal to the mine. Silver Tiger is still on schedule to reach the Sooy Vein and then begin underground drilling of this newly discovered wide high grade Sulphide Zone under the Northern end of the unmined portion of the Historic El Tigre Mine.

El Tigre Resource Estimate

After acquiring El Tigre, Silver Tiger drilled 12,500 meters to define the wide halo of near surface gold mineralization around the mined high-grade veins of the historic El Tigre Mine. This allowed Silver Tiger to deliver a maiden resource estimate for the El Tigre Property to a depth of 150 meters containing indicated resources of 661,000 gold equivalent ounces at 0.77 g/t (21 g/t silver and 0.51 g/t gold) and inferred resources of 341,000 gold equivalent ounces at 1.59 g/t (88 g/t silver and 0.52 g/t gold). The National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report titled "NI 43-101 Technical Report and Updated Mineral Resource Estimate on the El Tigre Project, Sonora, México" effective as of September 7, 2017 and dated October 26, 2017 prepared by David Burga, P.Geo., Yungang Wu, P.Geo., Fred Brown, P.Geo., Jarita Barry, P.Geo., Eugene Puritch, P.Eng., FEC, CET, Alfred Hayden, P.Eng. and Richard H. Sutcliffe, Ph.D., P.Geo. of P&E Mining Consultants Inc. is available on the Corporation's website at www.silvertigermetals.com and on www.sedar.com under the Corporation's profile.

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 high-grade 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 meters along strike and was mined on 14 levels to a depth of approximately 450 meters. The Seitz Kelley Vein was mined along strike for 1 kilometer to a depth of approximately 200 meters. The Sooy Vein was only mined along strike for 250 meters to a depth of approximately 150 meters. Mining abruptly stopped on all 3 of these veins when the price of silver collapsed to less than 20¢ 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 high-grade 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 meters wide. The veins dip steeply to the west and are typically 0.5 meter wide but locally can be up to 5 meters in width. The veins, structures and mineralized zones outcrop on surface and have been traced for 5.3 kilometers along strike in our brownfield exploration area. Historical mining and exploration activities focused on a 1.6 kilometer 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 kilometers. Silver Tiger has delivered its maiden 43-101 compliant resource estimate and is currently drilling to update its resource estimate and publish a PEA.

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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 core is sawn with a diamond blade core saw with one half of the core being bagged and tagged for assay. The remaining half portion is returned to the core trays for storage and/or for metallurgical test work.

The sealed and tagged 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 standards, 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

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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, resources and reserves, the ability to convert inferred resources to indicated resources, the ability to complete future drilling programs and infill sampling, the ability to extend 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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