Kootenay Silver Reports Continued Exploration Success At Copalito Silver-Gold Project, Mexico

September 20, 2018 Download PDF

Sample Results in Southern Area of the Property Include 1.0 Meter of 1,155 gpt Silver and
1.96 Meters of 2.36 gpt Gold

Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce that additional encouraging assay results have been received from surface sampling program conducted on the outcropping veins within the recently optioned Copalito Silver-Gold Project (“Copalito Project” or “Property”) located in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico.

Sampling of the La Chiva, Agua and the 5 Senores veins, located in the southern portion of the Property returned consistent anomalous silver and gold values, which continue to demonstrate the potential of the Copalito Project. These veins are part of the main principal vein system currently identified within the Property, (click here to view maps) and are situated south of the Coribiza and El Pillar veins. (See Company’s news release announcing initial sampling results dated July 19, 2018).

Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald states, “In this classic low sulfidation vein system it is very encouraging to see chip results returning 1,700 gpt, 1,030 gpt, 1,155 gpt silver with gold up to 1.2 gpt. These grades indicate potential for discovery of truly high-grade ore shoots. It is also positive that sampling is returning consistently anomalous silver and gold. The next stage of work will consist of continued mapping and detailed chip and panel sampling across the veins once the rainy season ends.”

Highlights of initial mapping and sampling completed by the Company on the La Chiva, Agua and the 5 Senores veins include:

  • La Chiva Vein: 25 samples (20 chip, 4 grab and one panel) returned silver grades from a trace to 1,700 gpt with gold grades from a trace to 2.36 gpt;
  • Agua Vein: 7 Chip samples returning silver grades from 65 gpt to 474 gpt with gold grades from 0.019 gpt to 0.154 gpt
  • 5 Senores Vein: 27 samples (25 chip and 2 grab) returned silver grades from 7 gpt to 3,770 gpt and gold grades from a trace to 1.82 gpt.

See table below for further details and highlights from recent sampling.

Sampling Results (La Chiva, Agua and 5 Senores Veins)

Zone Sample
Type
Width Gold
gpt
Silver
gpt
Lead
ppm
Zinc
ppm
La Chiva Chip 1.0 0.052 11 470 1030
La Chiva Chip 1.0 0.016 5 180 140
La Chiva Chip 0.5 0.109 26 930 2010
La Chiva Chip 0.5 0.054 62 3670 1780
La Chiva Chip 0.5 0.134 60 620 2610
La Chiva Chip 1.0 0.233 104 1350 6750
La Chiva Chip 1.5 traces 14 250 180
La Chiva Grab N/A 0.280 111 15450 1850
La Chiva Chip 1.5 0.496 32 8530 3980
La Chiva Chip 1.6 0.123 68 1350 6370
La Chiva Chip 0.5 0.176 13 1230 2420
La Chiva Chip 1.9 2.360 50 5000 7190
La Chiva Grab N/A 0.207 12 240 1130
La Chiva Grab N/A 0.007 trace 190 360
La Chiva Panel 3X3 metres 0.716 12 1190 3400
La Chiva Chip 1.5 0.453 122 3420 12700
La Chiva Chip 1.5 0.144 9 890 2830
La Chiva Chip 1.0 0.130 179 2070 2940
La Chiva Chip 1.5 0.032 57 1220 7000
La Chiva Chip 1.5 0.109 1,700 2620 710
La Chiva Chip 1.3 0.494 49 3230 7710
La Chiva Chip 1.1 0.073 45 980 2000
La Chiva Chip 1.0 0.405 1,030 770 1020
La Chiva Chip 1.5 0.011 375 420 1090
La Chiva Grab N/A 0.041 91 570 470
Agua Chip 2.0 0.019 474 2610 8680
Agua Chip 2.0 0.056 90 1450 4660
Agua Chip 2.0 0.048 163 410 300
Agua Chip 1.1 0.154 309 1100 1770
Agua Chip 1.0 0.080 204 620 1160
Agua Chip 1.0 0.048 207 1500 590
Agua Chip 1.0 0.101 65 1660 1310
5 Senores Chip 0.7 0.018 82 550 1240
5 Senores Chip 1.0 0.064 29 1840 2910
5 Senores Chip 1.0 1.230 1,155 9620 16850
5 Senores Chip 1.0 0.032 14 1270 3230
5 Senores Chip 1.0 1.820 396 7050 11750
5 Senores Chip 1.9 0.040 301 380 580
5 Senores Chip 1.5 0.055 194 80 130
5 Senores Chip 1.5 0.017 165 60 100
5 Senores Chip 0.5 0.039 90 150 130
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.240 143 2160 6670
5 Senores Chip 1.2 0.131 39 150 360
5 Senores Chip 1.4 0.018 113 130 140
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.149 83 560 1530
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.391 89 950 1680
5 Senores Chip 1.5 0.054 31 340 140
5 Senores Chip 1.5 0.006 21 160 140
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.123 83 200 110
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.114 87 170 150
5 Senores Chip 2.5 0.138 16 470 830
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.042 67 220 100
5 Senores Chip 2.0 0.045 174 890 450
5 Senores Chip 2.5 0.015 109 340 400
5 Senores Panel 1.5 trace 7 120 140
5 Senores Chip 1.6 0.044 68 130 60
5 Senores Grab N/A 0.006 21 30 50
5 Senores Chip 1.0 0.007 46 130 40
5 Senores Grab N/A 0.046 3,770 1460 210

About Copalito Silver-Gold Project

The Copalito Project is a classic low sulphidation epithermal vein system which has numerous small old workings and no evidence or reports of historic exploration drilling. The Property consists of seven concessions totaling approximately 3,700 hectares and is located 35 kilometres east of McEwen Mining’s “El Gallo Mine” complex in Sinaloa State, along the western fringes of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. The Copalito Project has good access, topography and infrastructure. Kootenay’s wholly owned Mexican subsidiary can acquire a 100% ownership in the concessions by making staged payments over a 4-year period totaling an aggregate of US$985,000.

Sampling and QA/QC

Surface samples reported herein are a combination of grab, chip and panel chip. All technical information for the Copalito exploration program is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") program. Samples are taken under the direction of qualified geologists. Samples are then labeled placed in plastic bags, sealed and with interval, location and sample numbers recorded. Samples are delivered by the Company via courier to ALS Minerals ("ALS") in Hermosillo. The samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with the pulps being sent airfreight for analysis by ALS in Vancouver, B.C. Systematic assaying of standards, blanks and duplicates is performed for precision and accuracy. Analysis for silver, zinc, lead and copper and related trace elements was done by ICP four acid digestion, with gold analysis by 30-gram fire assay with an AA finish.

Qualified Persons

The Kootenay scientific and 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 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 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 dprojects located in prolific mining districts in Sonora, State and Chihuahua, State, Mexico, respectively.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of

KOOTENAY SILVER INC.

“James McDonald”

President & CEO

For additional information, please contact:
James McDonald, CEO and President at 403-880-6016
Ken Berry, Chairman at 604-601-5652; 1-888-601-5650
or visit: www.kootenaysilver.com

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CAUTIONARY NOTES:

The sampling results disclosed in this news release are not necessarily indicative and drilling is required to confirm a mineral deposit.

The information in this news release has been prepared as at September 19, 2018. This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that Kootenay Silver Inc. (“Kootenay” or the “Company”) believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including, without limitation, the anticipated exploration program results from exploration activities, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits and sampling results from the Copalito Project and other properties, the anticipated content, commencement, and cost of exploration programs in respect of the Company's projects and mineral properties, the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business and operations, plans and references to the future success of the Company, and such other matters, are forwardlooking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to Kootenay and often use words such as “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “believes”, “intends”, “potential”, “may” or variations thereof or the negative of any of these terms.

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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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