NSX Silver provides udate on its Dios Padre and Oso Blanco silver projects
BEDFORD, NS, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - NSX Silver Inc. (TSXV: NSY) is pleased to provide an update on the exploration programs at the Dios Padre and Oso Blanco silver projects located in Sonora State, Mexico.
Dios Padre Project
NSX Silver has engaged Mercator Geological Services Limited to assist in developing a 3D geological model for Dios Padre as well as for the planning of the Phase 2 drill program that is scheduled for Q4 2012. Mercator is based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and has provided professional services to the mining and exploration industry for over 18 years. Mercator has a strong team of professional geoscientists and support personnel with expertise in areas of project design and management, mineral resource estimation and evaluation, drilling program management, 3D modeling and visualization, GIS based compilation and digital mapping, and NI 43-101 technical reporting.
Oso Blanco Project
Phase II of the geochemical program at its wholly-owned Oso Blanco II concession has commenced and entails detailed rock chip sampling on a 50 meter grid at 25 meter spacing between samples or at any change in lithology. A number of trenches and test pits are also planned to test the anomalous zones of silver and lead.
This past summer NSX Silver completed a Phase I geochemical (rock-chip) survey on a portion of the Oso Blanco II concession, which is located 5 kilometers from the Company's Dios Padre Silver Project. The Company was attracted to the previously unexplored Huerigo Zone by alteration in surface rocks that is similar to that seen at the Dios Padre Project.
The Phase I geochemical survey covered a 5 km2 portion of part of the Oso Blanco II concession known as the Huerigo Zone. As reported in the press release dated August 21, 2012 silver values up to 545 grams per tonne were returned from the samples and four large poly-metallic anomalies were also discovered.
About the Dios Padre Project
The Dios Padre Project is located in the Eastern Sierra Madre Mountain range about midway between the cities of Hermosillo and Chihuahua, in east central Sonora. The Project is comprised of three contiguous exploitation concessions covering an area of 285 hectares which NSX Silver holds under option.
The main Dios Padre silver zone occurs within an irregular rhyolitic intrusive that has been extremely brecciated and sheared. Structurally controlled silver mineralization occupies shears, fractures and breccia matrices within the intrusive. The Project has a history of intermittent mining dating back to the Spanish Jesuits, with most of the mining activities concentrated on narrow, high-grade veins of silver in freibergite and argentiferous tetrahedrite associated with galena and copper sulfides. Various interpretations of mode of origin, deposit size, amount of previous mining and grade assumptions have resulted in a wide range of historical remaining tonnes and grades by prior workers.
During the first half of 2012 NSX Silver completed a 16-hole drill program (3,530 meters) as a first step towards establishing a comprehensive geological model for Dios Padre. The first six holes of the Phase 1 Program targeted unsuccessfully a large geophysical anomaly. The subsequent ten holes targeted in and beneath the area of historic mining. These ten holes encountered mineralized zones that contained silver mineralization intermixed with a variety of sulfide minerals. Of these, three holes were drilled into the old mine workings, and seven holes were focused on new prospective targets below the historic workings. Assay results from these deeper holes reported anomalous silver and gold values throughout much of their length and as well they encountered thicker zones of higher grade material. Of significance is the fact that silver mineralization occurs in both the rock matrix and within vugs (cavities) and fractures in rhyolite and rhyolite breccia host rock rather than in discrete veins. This reinforces expectations of the potential for additional higher grade mineralized zones below the known historic mine workings and within the feeder stock that appears to trend to the north-northeast of the Dios Padre Breccia zone.
A table of the significant 2012 drill results is attached as Appendix A.
In the vicinity of the Dios Padre Project the Company holds the Oso Blanco, Oso Blanco II and Piedras del Norte concessions covering a total area of approximately 5,000 hectares.
John E. Hiner, Licensed Geologist and Registered Member of SME, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the information provided in this news release.
About NSX Silver
NSX Silver Inc. is a mineral exploration company actively exploring for silver and associated metals in Mexico. NSX Silver's principal property is the Dios Padre Project located in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally the Company holds approximately 5,000 hectares of prospective ground in the vicinity of the Dios Padre Project. NSX Silver's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol NSY.
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Dios Padre Silver Project
Significant Drill Intercepts - Phase 1 Drill Program (2012)
|Drill Hole #||From||To||Intercept||Au||Ag|
|DP - 13- 2012||16.0||80.5||64.5||0.229||26.2|
|DP - 14 - 2012||0.9||7.5||6.6||-||171.2|
|DP - 15 -2012||1.5||7.5||6.0||-||74.3|
|gold zone with minor silver||12.0||43.5||31.5||0.343||6.5|
|DP - 16 -2012||4.5||19.5||15.0||-||63.4|
SOURCE: NSX Silver Inc.For further information:
Glenn A. Holmes
Chief Financial Officer, NSX Silver Inc.