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Southern Silver Continues to Identify High-grade Silver Within a 400 Metre Strike at the Cerro Las Minitas Project; Oro Cu-Au-Mo Project, Update

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 31, 2022) - Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (TSXV: SSV) ("Southern Silver") reported assay results from its final four drill holes on the North Felsite - North Skarn targets which continues to confirm and extend silver-polymetallic mineralization on the Cerro Las Minitas project, Durango, Mexico.

Drilling tested an eastern projection of the North Skarn target at approximately 400 metres below surface. Mineralization remains open both laterally to the east and at depth and demonstrates continuity with previously drilled mineralization in the Skarn Front deposit. Drilling also tested gaps within the current drill pattern around hole 21CLM-175 (1.9m of 1530g/t AgEq; see NR-19-21).

Highlight intercepts from the four drill holes include:

  • a 0.8 metre interval (0.6 metre est. TT.) averaging 746g/t Ag, 0.1g/t Au, 0.2% Cu, 17.1% Pb and 13.2% Zn (1904g/t AgEq) within a 2.6 metre interval (2.0 metre est. TT.) averaging 336g/t Ag, 0.1g/t Au, 0.2% Cu, 6.5% Pb and 4.7% Zn (780g/t AgEq) from drill hole 22CLM-194; and

  • a 3.4 metre interval (3.0 metre est. TT.) averaging 219g/t Ag, 2.5% Pb and 0.6% Zn (333g/t AgEq) from drill hole 22CLM-193;

Drilling on these targets, which started in September 2021, has now tested a 400 metre strike-length of mineralization which wraps around the eastern and northern perimeter of the Central Intrusion and links previously identified mineralization in the Mina La Bocona and Skarn Front deposits. Twenty-five holes totaling 11,275 metres were completed in the two target areas to depths of up to 450 metres below surface.

Vice President of Exploration Rob Macdonald states: "Drilling over the last 15 months has helped confirm the projection and continuity of new mineralization between the Mina La Bocona and Skarn Front deposits. Work has now started on modelling the data which will be used in an updated Mineral Resource Estimate for the project with the results anticipated in Q1 2023. Current engineering suggests that new Mineral Resources can be processed in the current Life-of-Mine design as described in the Company's PEA on the Cerro Las Minitas Project, available on SEDAR and as described in NR-07-22; August 29, 2022. The Company continues to work on these and other engineering upgrades to the project."



Figure 1: Plan Map of the Area of the Cerro showing the distribution of the CLM deposits at the North Felsite and North Skarn targets.

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Figure 2: Longitudinal Section looking south of the North Felsite target area showing the distribution of Southern Silver's most recent drill holes.

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Oro Project, New Mexico, USA.

Drilling continues on the Oro project, designed to test several copper-molybdenum porphyry and copper-gold skarn targets within a broad phyllic alteration zone, interpreted to overlie an unexposed porphyry center.

Initial drilling and assays have identified thick zones of strongly anomalous copper mineralization, classic porphyry geochemical and alteration zonation, increasing molybdenum and copper at depth and several unexposed hydrothermal diatreme breccias. Three holes totaling 2,926m have been completed; a fourth hole is now in progress. Assays have been returned from two of the holes. Logging and sampling continue with assays pending from one of the completed holes and the current hole in progress.

Table 1a: Select Assay Intervals from North Felsite - North Skarn Target Area.

Hole #

From

To

Interval

Est. Tr. Thck.

Ag

Au

Cu

Pb

Zn

AgEq

ZnEq

 

(m)

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(%)

(%)

(%)

(g/t)

(%)

New Assays: North Felsite - North Skarn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-192

408.6

411.0

2.4

1.2

181

0.01

0.39

1.5

1.5

338

8.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-193

409.7

416.0

6.3

5.6

124

0.02

0.03

1.4

0.4

195

4.7

inc.

409.7

413.0

3.4

3.0

219

0.02

0.04

2.5

0.6

333

8.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-194

81.2

84.7

3.5

2.3

140

0.04

0.01

1.9

0.1

212

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-194

289.5

290.4

0.9

0.7

386

0.17

0.25

6.0

4.7

827

20.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-194

306.2

308.8

2.6

2.0

336

0.14

0.16

6.5

4.7

780

18.9

inc.

306.2

307.0

0.8

0.6

746

0.09

0.22

17.1

13.2

1904

46.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-195

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

NSV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previously Reported Assays: North Felsite - North Skarn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-172

210.5

211.2

0.7

0.4

313

0.25

0.07

7.0

1.3

610

15.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-173

328.0

329.6

1.6

0.9

5

0.46

0.22

0.0

1.2

113

2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-174

157.1

157.6

0.5

0.3

147

0.02

0.00

2.1

0.1

217

5.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-175

224.0

226.7

2.7

1.9

599

0.08

0.03

16.9

10.2

1530

38.8

inc.

224.0

225.2

1.2

0.8

760

0.07

0.03

23.2

17.4

2169

55.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-176

291.3

295.1

3.8

2.6

78

1.1

0.0

1.1

0.4

223

5.6

inc.

291.3

291.6

0.4

0.2

24

11.2

0.0

0.3

0.1

965

24.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-176

362.7

371.1

8.5

5.8

151

0.1

0.1

3.1

1.0

308

7.8

inc.

362.7

363.7

1.1

0.7

487

0.2

0.2

12.9

3.0

1040

26.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-177

294.9

296.8

1.9

1.5

194

0.2

0.0

4.3

2.5

443

11.2

inc.

295.8

296.3

0.5

0.4

515

0.4

0.1

12.0

6.8

1190

30.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

303.2

318.0

14.8

11.8

185

0.2

0.1

2.8

1.0

336

8.5

inc.

303.2

307.0

3.8

3.0

354

0.7

0.1

6.1

2.6

713

18.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-178

245.2

250.2

5.0

4.6

63

2.0

0.1

0.8

0.5

288

7.3

inc.

245.2

246.3

1.1

1.0

21

5.3

0.0

0.1

0.1

471

11.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-179

256.4

259.3

2.9

2.6

140

0.9

0.1

3.6

5.7

561

14.2

inc.

257.8

258.3

0.5

0.4

219

2.6

0.1

4.5

11.5

1028

26.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

345.7

348.0

2.4

2.1

109

0.0

0.0

1.9

1.4

228

5.8

inc.

347.6

348.0

0.4

0.4

165

0.1

0.0

3.6

7.3

573

14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzed by FA/AA for gold and ICP-AES by ALS Laboratories, North Vancouver, BC. Silver (>100ppm), copper, lead and zinc (>1%) overlimits assayed by ore grade ICP analysis, High silver overlimits (>1500g/t Ag) and gold overlimits (>10g/t Au) re-assayed with FA-Grav. High Pb (>20%) and Zn (>30%) overlimits assayed by titration. AgEq and ZnEq were calculated using average metal prices of: US$20/oz silver, US$1650/oz gold, US$3.25/lbs copper and US$0.9/lbs lead and US$1.15/lbs zinc. AgEq and ZnEq calculations did not account for relative metallurgical recoveries of the metals. Ore-grade composites are calculated using a 80g/t AgEq cut-off in sulphide and 0.5g/t AuEq in the oxide gold zone Composites have <20% internal dilution, except where noted; anomalous intercepts are calculated using a 10g/t AgEq cut-off.

Table 1b: Select Assay Intervals from North Felsite - North Skarn Target Area.

Hole #

From

To

Interval

Est. Tr. Thck.

Ag

Au

Cu

Pb

Zn

AgEq

ZnEq

 

(m)

(m)

(m)

(m)

(g/t)

(g/t)

(%)

(%)

(%)

(g/t)

(%)

Previously Reported Assays: North Felsite - North Skarn con't

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-180

400.3

400.9

0.6

0.4

1430

1.2

1.2

9.7

11.5

2419

61.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

404.0

405.8

1.8

1.2

79

0.1

0.4

0.2

5.1

337

8.6

inc.

405.3

405.8

0.6

0.4

129

0.1

1.1

0.2

13.8

812

20.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-181

321.9

327.0

5.1

3.7

174

0.5

0.1

1.5

0.9

310

7.9

inc.

324.9

325.6

0.7

0.5

914

2.1

1.0

7.2

4.8

1604

40.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-181

468.0

476.0

8.0

5.7

234

0.1

0.3

1.1

2.0

384

9.7

inc.

470.3

474.8

4.4

3.2

379

0.1

0.5

1.7

2.6

595

15.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21CLM-181

482.9

484.2

1.3

0.9

280

0.1

0.1

3.8

4.5

600

15.2

inc.

483.4

483.8

0.4

0.3

852

0.3

0.4

11.0

14.8

1846

46.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-182

333.8

351.1

17.3

14.1

55

0.7

0.1

0.4

0.7

162

4.1

inc.

346.5

347.3

0.8

0.7

451

1.1

0.0

2.0

1.2

651

16.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-182

497.7

500.9

3.2

2.6

195

0.1

0.1

0.6

2.5

328

8.3

inc.

499.3

500.9

1.6

1.3

368

0.0

0.1

1.1

3.7

568

14.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-183

535.4

538.4

3.0

2.2

85

0.0

0.0

1.6

3.6

278

7.1

inc.

537.7

538.4

0.7

0.5

115

0.1

0.0

2.2

5.7

413

10.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-184

378.8

396.3

17.5

11.7

7

1.1

0.0

0.1

0.2

112

2.8

inc.

384.5

385.9

1.4

1.0

19

5.6

0.0

0.3

0.1

495

12.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-184

418.3

427.3

8.9

6.0

117

0.1

0.1

1.1

1.0

213

5.4

 inc.

422.2

423.3

1.2

0.8

302

0.2

0.4

2.9

0.7

485

12.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-185

472.2

474.5

2.3

1.8

1001

0.3

0.8

2.4

3.3

1321

33.5

inc.

473.3

474.5

1.2

1.0

1785

0.5

1.4

3.1

5.9

2309

58.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-186

410.2

411.0

0.8

0.6

107

7.0

0.0

7.6

4.9

1116

28.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-186

481.0

481.6

0.6

0.5

649

0.1

0.9

5.1

4.4

1088

27.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-187

494.7

496.9

2.2

1.9

162

0.6

0.3

1.5

0.6

314

8.0

inc.

494.7

495.4

0.7

0.6

499

0.1

0.4

4.6

1.5

759

19.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-188

441.8

457.8

16.0

12.7

128

0.0

0.0

0.8

1.1

202

5.1

inc.

455.6

457.2

1.6

1.3

675

0.0

0.3

5.5

3.4

1008

25.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-189

469.5

470.0

0.5

0.4

1130

0.1

2.1

9.8

11.9

2143

54.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-190A

342.6

343.4

0.8

0.6

462

0.0

0.1

11.1

3.0

937

23.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-191

453.2

460.4

7.2

4.7

123

0.0

0.8

0.4

0.6

251

6.4

inc.

455.6

456.2

0.6

0.4

848

0.0

5.6

0.7

2.6

1596

40.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22CLM-191

474.7

478.7

4.0

2.6

77

0.0

4.4

0.2

0.9

617

15.6

inc.

474.7

476.2

1.5

1.0

165

0.1

11.5

0.1

0.4

1463

37.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzed by FA/AA for gold and ICP-AES by ALS Laboratories, North Vancouver, BC. Silver (>100ppm), copper, lead and zinc (>1%) overlimits assayed by ore grade ICP analysis, High silver overlimits (>1500g/t Ag) and gold overlimits (>10g/t Au) re-assayed with FA-Grav. High Pb (>20%) and Zn (>30%) overlimits assayed by titration. AgEq and ZnEq were calculated using average metal prices of: US$20/oz silver, US$1650/oz gold, US$3.25/lbs copper and US$0.9/lbs lead and US$1.15/lbs zinc. AgEq and ZnEq calculations did not account for relative metallurgical recoveries of the metals. Ore-grade composites are calculated using a 80g/t AgEq cut-off in sulphide and 0.5g/t AuEq in the oxide gold zone Composites have <20% internal dilution, except where noted; anomalous intercepts are calculated using a 10g/t AgEq cut-off.

Cerro Las Minitas Project

Southern Silver continues to advance the Cerro Las Minitas project as one of the world's largest undeveloped silver/lead/zinc resources, through advanced exploration, pre-production metallurgical and engineering work, and economic assessment. The CLM Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu Skarn system is well located in southern Durango, Mexico, in a safe jurisdiction, surrounded by producing mining companies, with easy access and strong community support.

A total of 226 drill holes for 96,411 metres has been completed on the CLM Project with exploration expenditures of over US$35.0 million equating to exploration discovery costs of approximately C$0.09 per AgEq ounce.

About Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

Southern Silver Exploration Corp. is an exploration and development company with a focus on the identification of world-class mineral deposits in major jurisdictions, advancing them either directly or through joint-venture relationships. Our specific emphasis is on advancing the 100% owned Cerro Las Minitas project, one of the world's largest undeveloped silver-lead-zinc deposits, to a production decision.

Southern has assembled a team of highly experienced technical, operational and transactional professionals to support our efforts in developing (recent robust PEA) the Cerro Las Minitas project into a premier, high-grade, silver-lead-zinc mine. Our property portfolio also includes the Oro porphyry copper-gold project where a diamond drill program is underway and the Hermanas gold-silver vein project where permitting applications for the conduct of a drill program is underway; both are located in southern New Mexico, USA.

The scientific and technical content of this news release was compiled, reviewed and approved by Robert Macdonald, MSc. P.Geo, VP. Exploration, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
"Lawrence Page"
Lawrence Page, K.C.
President & Director, Southern Silver Exploration Corp.
For further information, please visit Southern Silver's website at https://www.southernsilverexploration.com or contact us at 604.641.2759 or by email at ir@mnxltd.com.

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