• CAL22-05 represents the best gold mineralized intersection drilled to date at the Cervantes project
  • Initial gold results from 15 additional drill holes are expected over the coming weeks

VANCOUVER, BC, March 2, 2022 /CNW/ - Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the "Company" or "Kootenay") is pleased to announce project partner and operator Aztec Minerals has reported on 3 more holes from the Cervantes project in Sonora, Mexico.

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California Zone Drill Highlights

  • CAL22-005
    • 1.486 gpt Au over 136.8 m, including 51.7 metres of 3.424 gpt Au at the southern edge of the central part of the mineralized zone some 50 meters from hole CAL22-004 that previously reported 1.0 gpt Au over 167 meters with 24.4 meters of 4.25 gpt Au.
  • CAL22-006
    • 0.75 gpt Au over 100.3 m including 3.087 gpt Au. Over 9.1 meters at the northern edge of the central portion of the mineralized zone
  • CAL22-007
    • 0.422 gpt Au over 63.8 m located at the northern edge of the central portion of the mineralized zone

To-date, every hole drilled at California has intersected near surface, oxidized gold mineralization with minor copper oxides. There are 13 more holes pending from the California zone with one pending from each of the Jasper and California North targets.

View drill section here:
Link to section view holes CAL22-004 and CAL22-005
Link to section view hole CAL22-005

Link to section view hole CAL22-006

Link to section view hole CAL22-007

Reported lengths are apparent widths, not true widths, and the observed gold mineralization appears to be widely distributed in disseminations, fractures and veinlets within quartz-feldspar porphyry, feldspar porphyry stocks and related hydrothermal breccias.

California 2022 RC Drill Program Plan Map

Holes CAL22-005, 006 and 007 intersected extensive gold mineralization, see table below, extending the known mineralized zone at depth and to the north and to the south and covers an area now measuring approximately 900 metres long by 250 to 500 metres wide, with demonstrated, continuous mineralization up to 265 metres depth vertically. The porphyry gold-copper mineralization is still open in all directions.

Drill Hole

From m

To m

Interval m*

Au gpt

Comments

CAL22-001

22.86

111.3

88.41

1.1

230 Az, -60

Including

22.86

77.74

54.88

1.56



30.49

45.73

15.24

3.962



30.49

36.57

6.08

7.44








CAL22-002

0

108.2

108.2

0.374

225 Az, -60







CAL22-003

45.7

91.5

45.7

0.451

233 Az, -60

Including

60.9

74.7

13.7

0.868








CAL22-004

0

167.2

167.2

1.002

236 AZ, -59

Including

131.1

155.5

24.4

4.247








CAL22-005

0

136.8

136.8

1.486

236 Az, -59

Including

54.88

106.7

51.68

3.424








CAL22-006

16.77

117.38

100.32

0.75

229 Az, -60

Including

16.77

25.91

9.14

3.087









128.05

140.25

12.2

0.925








CAL22-007

32.01

39.63

7.6

0.684

225 Az, -59








83.84

147.87

63.84

0.422








Drill samples cuttings are collected every 5 feet (1.52m) from all drill holes. The samples are analyzed by Bureau Veritas for gold with a 30-gram sample size using the method FA430 followed by MA300. Over limits, when present, are analyzed by AR404 or FA550. All holes contain certified blanks, standards, and duplicates as part of the quality control program. The QA/QC has delivered excellent results to date good data integrity. The samples are shipped to and received by Bureau Veritas Minerals laboratory for the gold and multielement geochemical analysis and additional gold results will be received and reported in the next several weeks.  Final multielement ICP results are expected to follow the release of the preliminary gold assays and are expected to be received during the second quarter 2022.

Cervantes Property Overview

Cervantes is a highly prospective porphyry gold-copper property located in southeastern Sonora state, Mexico. The project lies 160 km east of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico within the prolific Laramide porphyry copper belt approximately 265 km southeast of the Cananea porphyry copper-molybdenum mine (Grupo Mexico).  Cervantes also lies along an east-west trending gold belt 60 km west of the Mulatos epithermal gold mine (Alamos Gold), 35 km northeast of the Osisko San Antonio gold mine, 45 km west of the La India mine (Agnico Eagle), and 40 km northwest of Santana gold deposit (Minera Alamos).   View: Cervantes Project Location Map.

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Qualified Persons

The Kootenay technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and reviewed and approved on behalf of Kootenay by James McDonald, P.Geo, President, CEO & Director for Kootenay, a Qualified Person.

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. Supported by one of the largest junior 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 its priority silver projects located in prolific mining districts in Chihuahua, State and Sonora, State , Mexico, respectively.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

The information in this news release has been prepared as at March 1, 2022. Certain statements in this news release, referred to herein as "forward-looking statements", constitute "forward-looking statements" under the provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws. These statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expected", "may", "will" or similar terms.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Kootenay as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies.  Many factors, known and unknown, could cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  Except as otherwise required by law, Kootenay expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Kootenay's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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