2021-10-14 11:42 ET – News Release
Mr. Greg Hahn reports
ARIZONA SILVER REPORTS GOOD GOLD GRADES ON UNDRILLED SEGMENT OF THE PHILADELPHIA VEIN, ARIZONA
Arizona Silver Exploration Inc. has released the results of surface channel sampling completed on an undrilled 300-metre segment of the Philadelphia-Perry vein at the Philadelphia project. Drilling of this segment, known as the gap, is scheduled for November-December when drill road access is completed.
Channel samples up to 6.57 grams per tonne gold across 2.44 metres and 5.9 g/t gold across 1.2 metres
Assays results are in on 95 channel samples taken in August along an undrilled portion of the Philadelphia-Perry vein. Channel samples across and along the vein have returned good gold values at several locations, including 3.1 gpt Au across 3.3 metres of vein and 5.9 gpt Au across 1.2 metres of vein. In addition, sampling returned 6.57 gpt Au across 2.44 metres of hangingwall volcanics between the company’s recently completed drill sections. A sample location map is posted to the website.
Greg Hahn, vice-president, exploration, states: “These results are particularly significant as this area represents a 300-metre-long drilling gap between two recent drill sections that returned excellent results for us. Based on vein textures we expect the ‘boiling zone’ to begin some 100 metres below surface. Within that zone our emerging experience will be for us to intersect good grades both in the vein and the stockwork vein system adjacent to it. Clearly, these results provide strong encouragement for our upcoming road construction and core drilling program both within the gap and along strike to the north. The opportunity to drill an untested 1,500-metre-long extension of the vein system to the south remains open to us.”
Quality assurance/quality control program
All assaying was conducted by ALS Global, an independent analytical laboratory. Reverse circulation cuttings were delivered to the ALS delivery truck on site and trucked to the ALS sample preparation facility in Tucson, Ariz., where the samples are inventoried, dried, crushed and pulverized. Pulverized splits are sent to the ALS analytical facility in Vancouver, B.C., for analyses. All material handling is done under a strict chain of custody protocol. Gold is determined by fire assay with an AA finish and silver is determined by ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) methods within a 31-element suite.
The company maintains its own program of inserting standard reference material in the form of standards and blanks to the sampling stream, prior to being shipped to ALS’s preparation facility in Tucson, Ariz., in addition to the independent QA/QC protocols of ALS Global.
Mr. Hahn, vice-president, exploration, and a certified professional geologist (No. 7122) is a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
About Arizona Silver Exploration Inc.
Arizona Silver is a young exploration company focused on exploring gold-silver properties in western Arizona and Nevada. The flagship asset is the Philadelphia property but the company plans to continue to drill test the Ramsey silver mine property located a short distance east of Quartzsite, Ariz. The company has recently received a positive record of decision on its notice of intent to drill an initial 12 exploration holes on its recently acquired Silverton gold-silver property that hosts Carlin-type targets. Drilling there will be scheduled as time and equipment allow.