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OUTCROP SILVER DRILLS HIGH-GRADE SILVER AT NEW AGUILAR VEIN, UNDERPINNING EXPANSION STRATEGY AT SANTA ANA


VANCOUVER, BC, June 18, 2024 /CNW/ - Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation (TSXV: OCG) (OTCQX: OCGSF) (DE: MRG) ("Outcrop Silver") is pleased to announce the results of initial core holes from the Aguilar vein in the central part of the 30 kilometre long vein corridor at the Santa Ana Project. The drilling at Aguilar confirms the continuity of high-grade silver, demonstrating the corridor's potential and highlighting Outcrop Silver's success in targeting promising extensions along strike from the primary resource areas. Outcrop Silver has two active drill rigs at site that are focused on drill testing the extensive inventory of exploration targets to expand the current resource. 

Aguilar Vein Key Highlights

"2024 has been pivotal for Outcrop Silver, underscoring our commitment to unlocking the full potential of the Santa Ana district. The successful initial drilling at Aguilar is not just a technical achievement but a testament to our deep-rooted partnerships with the communities of Tolima and Falan," comments Ian Harris, President and CEO.  "These initial results, set against a backdrop of improving silver prices and, a significant global supply-demand deficit, and lack of silver discoveries, underscores the quality and uniqueness of the Santa Ana primary silver deposit, one of the world's highest-grade primary silver deposits."

"The drilling results from Aguilar, situated 5 kilometers from the known resource area within the expansive 30 kilometre vein corridor at Santa Ana, have confirmed the continuity of high-grade silver mineralization across a significant distance," explains Guillermo Hernandez, VP of Exploration. "This successful start to exploration at Aguilar not only underscores the high potential of the corridor but also shows that high-grade silver stretches far beyond our known resources. These results affirm the effectiveness of our strategic exploration and our systematic approach to target generation. They reveal the substantial untapped potential within this extensive vein system, confirming our confidence in Santa Ana's capacity for significant growth."

Aguilar

The Aguilar vein was identified through Outcrop Silver's regional target generation program (see news release from May 09, 2022). The Aguilar vein is part of the Aguilar-Guadual zone, which can be traced for 1.8 kilometres (Figure 1). On a local level, the Aguilar vein is represented as multiple parallel vein segments with different widths. Geological mapping suggests higher-grade mineralization occurs at flexures within the dominant northeast trend of the veins. These flexures are interpreted to represent structural intersections between northerly trending faults and northwest-trending lineaments that are currently being drill tested.

The initial drilling of the Aguilar vein tests the continuity at depth from outcrop channel samples (RX5644 and RX5645) with high-grade assays from the regional target generation program, such as 0.90 m @ 500 g/t AgEq (see news release from May 9, 2022). The Aguilar vein at depth has been confirmed through three drill holes to be a low-angle structure, generally dipping 55° to the West, and showing 5 to 10% total sulfide content (Figure 2). Hole DH361 intercepted 0.78 metres of quartz vein that assayed 3.79 grams per tonne of gold and 492 grams per tonne of silver (Table 1), while hole DH363 is pending assays and hole DH360 intercepted a narrow quartz vein carrying lower grades (Table 1).

Figure 1. Aguilar plan view showing the detailed drill plan and reported holes in this release. (CNW Group/Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation)

Target

Hole ID

From
(m)

To
(m)

Interval
Length
(m)

Estimated
True
Width
(m)

Au g/t

Ag g/t

AgEq g/t

Aguilar

SAAG24DH360

79.75

80.05

0.30

**

0.40

57

87

SAAG24DH361

22.55

22.92

0.37

**

1.38

339

442

SAAG24DH361

91.00

91.30

0.30

**

0.74

228

283

SAAG24DH361

94.07

94.85

0.78

**

3.79

492

776

Including

94.07

94.65

0.58

**

5.01

589

965

SAAG24DH363

Assays Pending

Naranjos

SANR24DH358

225.40

225.75

0.35

0.28

0.60

5

50

SANR24DH359

233.17

233.45

0.28

0.23

3.48

671

932

SANR24DH362

Assays Pending

Table 1. Current drill assay results. ** Lengths are drill intersections and not necessarily true widths. The current knowledge of the Aguilar vein does not allow for estimating the true width of the vein intercept.

Figure 2. Aguilar vein cross section showing the reported holes in this release. The cross-section shows a total of 50 meters width projection with 135° of azimuth. (CNW Group/Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation)

Los Naranjos

Los Naranjos vein can be traced for more than 400 metres on surface and has been drilled along strike for 350 metres and 320 metres down dip with average true width intercepts of 0.75 metres that contributed to Santa Ana project's mineral resource with 1.79 millions of ounces of equivalent silver in the indicated category at 443 g/t AgEq (see NR from April 26, 2023). The current drilling campaign at Los Naranjos aims to expand the known mineralization to the north with step-out drilling beyond the resource envelope (Figure 3).

Hole DH359 intercepted 0.23 metres true width with 3.48 grams per tonne of gold and 671 grams per tonne of silver for 932 g/t AgEq (Table 1), confirming the existence of mineralization to the north and suggests the mineral shoot remains open. Assays are pending from hole DH362 (Figure 4).

Figure 3. Los Naranjos vein plan view showing the resource area and the current step-out drilling. (CNW Group/Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation)

Figure 4. Los Naranjos vein cross section showing drill holes announced in  this release. The cross-section shows a total of 50 meters width projection with 115° of azimuth. (CNW Group/Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation)

Hole ID

Easting

Northing

Elevation (m)

Depth (m)

Azimuth

Dip

SANR24DH358

506146.615

568018.916

879.367

260.29

115

-55

SANR24DH359

506145.120

568020.150

878.950

265.17

115

-59

SAAG24DH360

503749.358

561149.079

1007.270

130.02

135

-46

SAAG24DH361

503748.621

561151.057

1007.361

116.90

135

-77

SANR24DH362

506145.890

568019.915

879.290

294.00

115

-67

SAAG24DH363

503748.969

561149.485

1007.110

131.00

0

-90

Table 2. Collar and survey table for drill holes reported in this release. All coordinates are UTM system, Zone 18N and WGS84 projection.

Silver Equivalent

Metal prices used for equivalent calculations were US$1,800/oz for gold, and US$25/oz for silver. The equivalency formula as follows:

(CNW Group/Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation)

Metallurgical recoveries based on Outcrop Silver's Metallurgical test work are 97% for gold and 93% for silver (see NR from August 23, 2023).  .

QA/QC

For exploration core drilling, Outcrop Silver applied its standard protocols for sampling and assay. HQ-NTW core is sawn with one-half shipped. Core samples were sent to either ALS, Actlabs or SGS in Medellin, Colombia, for preparation. Samples delivered to Actlabs were AA assayed on Au, Ag, Pb, and Zn at Medellin using 1A2Au, 1A3Au, Multi-elements AR (Ag Cu Pb Zn), and Code 8 methods. Then, samples are sent to Actlabs Mexico for ICP-multi-elemental analysis with code 1E3. After preparation, the samples sent to ALS Colombia were shipped to ALS Lima for assaying using Au-ICP21, Au-GRA21, ME-MS41, Ag-GRA21, Ag-AA46, Pb-AA46, and Zn-AA46 methods. In line with QA/QC best practices, blanks, duplicates, and certified reference materials are inserted at approximately three control samples every twenty samples into the sample stream, monitoring laboratory performance. A comparison of control samples and their standard deviations indicates acceptable accuracy of the assays and no detectible contamination. No material QA/QC issues have been identified with respect to sample collection, security and assaying. The samples are analyzed for gold and silver using a standard fire assay on a 30-gram sample with a gravimetric finish for over-limits. Multi-element geochemistry was determined by ICP-MS using either aqua regia or four acid digestions. Crush rejects, pulps, and the remaining core are stored in a secured facility at Santa Ana for future assay verification.

Qualified Person

Edwin Naranjo Sierra is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of the National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) and has reviewed and verified the technical information in this news release. Mr. Naranjo holds a MSc. in Earth Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and the Society of Economic Geology. 

About Santa Ana

The 100% owned Santa Ana project covers 27,000 hectares within the Mariquita District, known as the largest and highest-grade primary silver district in Colombia with mining records dating back to 1585.

Santa Ana's maiden resource estimate, detailed in the NI 43-101 Technical Report titled "Santa Ana Property Mineral Resource Estimate," dated June 8, 2023, prepared by AMC Mining Consultants, indicates an estimated indicated resource of 24.2 million ounces silver equivalent at a grade of 614 grams per tonne and an inferred resource of 13.5 million ounces at a grade of 435 grams per tonne. The identified resources span seven major vein systems that include multiple parallel veins and ore shoots: Santa Ana (San Antonio, Roberto Tovar, San Juan shoots); La Porfia (La Ivana); El Dorado (El Dorado, La Abeja shoots); Paraiso (Megapozo); Las Maras; Los Naranjos, and La Isabela.

The 2024 drilling campaign aims to extend known mineralization and test new high-potential areas along the project's extensive 30 kilometres of strike. These efforts underscore the scalability of Santa Ana and its potential for substantial resource growth, positioning the project to develop into a high-grade, economically viable, and environmentally responsible silver mine.

About Outcrop Silver

Outcrop Silver is a leading explorer and developer focused on advancing its flagship Santa Ana high-grade silver project in Colombia. Leveraging a disciplined and seasoned team of professionals with decades of experience in the region. Outcrop Silver is dedicated to expanding current mineral resources through strategic exploration initiatives.

At the core of our operations is a commitment to responsible mining practices and community engagement, underscoring our approach to sustainable development. Our expertise in navigating complex geological and market conditions enables us to consistently identify and capitalize on opportunities to enhance shareholder value. With a deep understanding of the Colombian mining landscape and a track record of successful exploration, Outcrop Silver is poised to transform the Santa Ana project into a significant silver producer, contributing positively to the local economy and setting new standards in the mining industry.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ian Harris
Chief Executive Officer
+1 604 638 2545
[email protected]
www.outcropsilver.com

Kathy Li
Vice President of Investor Relations
+1 778 783 2818
[email protected]

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain information contained herein constitutes "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "potential," "we believe," or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Outcrop to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including: the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, capital expenditures and other costs, financing and additional capital requirements, completion of due diligence, general economic, market and business conditions, new legislation, uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, political uncertainties, and the state of the securities markets generally. Although management of Outcrop have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Outcrop will not update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference.

SOURCE Outcrop Silver & Gold Corporation


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