Silver Standard Corporate Exploration Update

VANCOUVER, Aug. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard") provides an update on its exploration activities at its Marigold mine in Nevada, U.S. and its Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Highlights:

  • At the Marigold mine, we conducted Mineral Resource development drilling in the Mackay North area and the Valmy property with the objective to convert Mineral Resources to Mineral Reserves. Highlighted results include:
    • At HideOut, drillhole MR6270 intersected 1.96 g/t gold over 93.0 meters from 144.8 meters below surface;
    • At Valmy, drillhole MR6283 intersected 1.65 g/t gold over 59.4 meters from 91.4 meters below surface; and
    • At Terry Zone North, drillhole MR6185 intersected 1.56 g/t gold over 39.6 meters from 176.8 meters below surface.
  • Completed the Assay Program at the Marigold mine with results consistent with our 2015 results that contribute to a longer dated production and cost outlook for the Marigold mine later in the third quarter.
  • The Seabee Gold Operation reports positive exploration drill results from an area outside existing Mineral Resources down plunge from the Santoy 8A production area. Highlighted results include:
    • At Santoy 8A, drillhole SUG-16-912 intersected 39.06 g/t gold over 2.7 meters of true width;
    • At Santoy 8A, drillhole SUG-16-908 intersected 15.38 g/t gold over 6.0 meters of true width; and
    • At Santoy 9A, drillhole JOY-16-701 intersected 52.80 g/t gold over 2.1 meters of true width, as previously reported.

Paul Benson, President and CEO said, "We are pleased with the positive exploration results at the Mackay North area at Marigold, where we continue to encounter mineralization with higher gold grades outside current Mineral Reserves. In addition, we are focused on driving exploration efforts at the Valmy property to add to and convert Mineral Resources. We also look forward to providing a revised outlook for the Marigold mine in the third quarter, based on our Assay Program, operational improvements and exploration results."

"At the Seabee Gold Operation, exploration results in a new mineralized area demonstrate continuity and potential to add to our Mineral Resources at the Santoy mine complex. The ultimate goal of our work at both operations is mine life extension and improved operating margins."

Marigold mine, U.S.

Exploration activities in the second quarter of 2016 at the Marigold mine focused on drilling at each of the HideOut, Terry Zone North ("TZN") and 8 South pit extension ("8SX") areas and on the adjacent Valmy property. The objective of these drilling activities is to convert Mineral Resources to Mineral Reserves and to expand Mineral Resources, in certain instances. Two track–mounted rigs completed 15,575 meters of reverse circulation drilling in 73 drillholes on our targets, where previous results show potential for Mineral Resource additions. At TZN, mineralization is open to the south, while the 500-meter long corridor between the HideOut and the 8SX areas has only two drillholes and remains open to the north and south, respectively.

Figure 1 shows a plan map of drilling activities during the second quarter. Drill results demonstrate the presence and continuity of higher-grade structures with additional drillhole results pending. The best result from this period's drilling program was drillhole MR6270, which intersected 1.96 g/t gold over 93.0 meters, including 5.01 g/t over 32.0 meters at HideOut. At TZN, the best result was drillhole MR6185, which intersected 1.56 g/t over 39.6 meters, including 3.92 g/t over 13.7 meters. Table 1 lists all drill results for the second quarter of 2016, while Table 2 lists the collar coordinates and drillhole lengths.

Exploration results continue to illustrate the potential to expand the existing Mineral Resources estimate. Indicated Mineral Resources at HideOut and the 8 South areas totaled 350,000 ounces of gold as at December 31, 2015. 

Valmy Property

Drilling at the Valmy property, including the Valmy and Mud pits, commenced in May 2016, with 3,275 meters of reverse circulation drilling in 17 drillholes completed during the second quarter. The most notable drill result is drillhole MR6283, which intersected 1.65 g/t gold over 59.4 meters from 91.4 meters below surface. The Valmy mineralization is open to the south, and in the second half of 2016 we expect to drill outside of the current pit areas, including the eastern extension of the Basalt pit mineralization.

Indicated Mineral Resources at the Basalt pit, on Marigold tenures, comprised 80,000 ounces of gold, while Inferred Mineral Resources at the Valmy property totaled 300,000 ounces of gold as at December 31, 2015, respectively. 

Assay Program

During the second quarter 2016, we assayed 27,079 samples pursuant to our assay program (the "Assay Program") initiated in 2015.  This was completed during the quarter with a total of 52,600 samples assayed in 2016.  Results of the Assay Program in 2016 are consistent with results achieved in 2015 and provide better spatial definition of the lower grade portions of the Mackay pit. 

The results of the Mackay North area exploration activities and the Assay Program are being applied, where applicable, to the Marigold life of mine plan. Based on this work and considering other improvements to the operation, including the addition of three haul trucks, we expect to disclose longer dated production and cost outlook for the Marigold mine later in the third quarter of 2016.

Seabee Gold Operation, Canada

For 2016, the operation planned 65,000 meters of underground drilling and 18,000 meters of surface drilling to increase and convert Mineral Resources. During the second quarter, exploration activities have focused on the Santoy mine complex.

Since March 2016, a total of 67 drillholes have been drilled to infill the Santoy Gap 9A, 9B and 9C mineralized quartz vein structures. During the first half of 2016, 29,775 meters were drilled underground at the Santoy mine complex for infill and exploration purposes. We drilled six holes in a new area down plunge from the Santoy 8A structure that returned gold grades above Mineral Resource cut-off grade, and intend to conduct further drilling in this area. Figure 2 shows the Santoy mine complex drill results relative to its Mineral Resources estimate as at December 31, 2015, projected onto a longitudinal section. Table 3 lists all drill results for the Santoy mine complex received in the second quarter of 2016.

At the Seabee mine, five holes of a planned seven-hole drill program were completed on the 15 Vein target, which is a mineralized structure offset along the 19 shear. At the Carr target, located near surface, four kilometers along strike to the north from the Santoy mine complex, we drilled approximately 2,500 meters in nine drillholes over a two-kilometer strike length. At the Herb West target, located 2,200 meters west-north-west of the Seabee mine, we drilled approximately 1,130 meters in four drillholes. Results from drillholes at these three targets revealed quartz-vein structures with gold-bearing mineralization and warrant follow-up drilling.

Next Steps

During the second half of 2016 at the Seabee Gold Operation, our focus will be on infill drilling at the Santoy Gap to convert Inferred Mineral Resources to Mineral Reserves. At surface, our drilling focus for the second half will be on exploring laterally and down plunge to extend mineralization at the Santoy mine complex.

All drilling and exploration results will be included in an updated estimate for the Seabee Gold Operation reported in our annual 2016 Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources statement to be published in the first quarter of 2017.

Table 1. Drillhole results from the second quarter of the 2016 exploration drill program at the Marigold mine, Nevada, U.S.

Hole ID

From
(meters)

To
(meters)

Width
(meters)

Gold Grade
(g/ tonne)

Area/Comment

MR6184





Hole Abandoned

MR6185

108.2

112.8

4.6

0.21

TZN


128.0

141.7

13.7

0.15



176.8

216.4

39.6

1.56



176.8

190.5

13.7

3.92

(including)


216.4

222.5

6.1

0.46



233.2

242.3

9.1

0.19


MR6217

0.0

89.9

89.9

0.12

Hideout


169.2

225.6

56.4

0.22



242.3

245.4

3.0

0.19


MR6220

0.0

94.5

94.5

0.13

8Sx Mineralized Stockpile

MR6222

0.0

64.0

64.0

0.10

8Sx Mineralized Stockpile

MR6223

0.0

103.6

103.6

0.10

8Sx Mineralized Stockpile

MR6225

0.0

76.2

76.2

0.08

HideOut


190.5

214.9

24.4

1.18



202.7

214.9

12.2

2.19

(including)


216.4

217.9

1.5

0.57



222.5

234.7

12.2

0.36



246.9

249.9

3.0

0.12


MR6226

0.0

99.1

99.1

0.15

HideOut


298.7

301.8

3.0

0.23


MR6227

0.0

109.7

109.7

0.12

8Sx Mineralized Stockpile

MR6228

134.1

163.1

29.0

0.26

TZN


189.0

210.3

21.3

1.75



198.1

210.3

12.2

2.69

(including)


210.3

228.6

18.3

0.19


MR6229

0.0

79.2

79.2

0.10

HideOut


150.9

201.2

50.3

1.27



182.9

195.1

12.2

2.72

(including)

MR6230

125.0

167.6

42.7

0.69

TZN


140.2

147.8

7.6

2.16

(including)


173.7

199.6

25.9

0.61


MR6231

97.5

163.1

65.5

0.35

TZN


121.9

126.5

4.6

2.21

(including)


176.8

184.4

7.6

0.41



184.4

199.6

15.2

0.16


MR6232

88.4

172.2

83.8

0.51

TZN


149.4

157.0

7.6

2.06

(including)


172.2

182.9

10.7

0.99



182.9

199.6

16.8

0.65


MR6233

0.0

73.2

73.2

0.15

HideOut


73.2

86.9

13.7

0.13



106.7

112.8

6.1

0.19


MR6234

0.0

74.7

74.7

0.07

HideOut


74.7

86.9

12.2

0.28



102.1

105.2

3.0

0.14



121.9

126.5

4.6

0.64


MR6235

0.0

74.7

74.7

0.13

HideOut


93.0

94.5

1.5

0.13


MR6236

0.0

68.6

68.6

0.10

HideOut


80.8

96.0

15.2

0.48


MR6237

44.2

47.2

3.0

0.13

TZN


74.7

117.3

42.7

0.22



135.6

179.8

44.2

0.75



179.8

198.1

18.3

0.95


MR6238

88.4

100.6

12.2

0.25

TZN


121.9

128.0

6.1

0.27



138.7

167.6

29.0

0.38



155.4

158.5

3.0

1.87

(including)


176.8

185.9

9.1

0.50


MR6239

97.5

135.6

38.1

0.15

TZN


147.8

164.6

16.8

0.89



147.8

155.4

7.6

1.70

(including)

MR6240

67.1

70.1

3.0

0.19

TZN


106.7

149.4

42.7

0.85



112.8

117.3

4.6

3.99

(including)


224.0

233.2

9.1

0.25


MR6241

93.0

103.6

10.7

0.23

TZN


128.0

161.5

33.5

0.39


MR6242

106.7

109.7

3.0

0.13

TZN

MR6243

176.8

182.9

6.1

0.58

TZN


190.5

201.2

10.7

0.95



201.2

214.9

13.7

1.13



207.3

210.3

3.0

2.47

(including)

MR6244

0.0

73.2

73.2

0.09

HideOut


205.7

242.3

36.6

1.06



214.9

221.0

6.1

2.91

(including)


257.6

271.3

13.7

0.17



278.9

280.4

1.5

0.12



288.0

294.1

6.1

0.24


MR6245

68.6

71.6

3.0

0.19

TZN


82.3

83.8

1.5

0.29



128.0

129.5

1.5

0.21



146.3

161.5

15.2

0.24



192.0

207.3

15.2

1.47



198.1

202.7

4.6

3.54

(including)

MR6246

51.8

68.6

16.8

0.21

TZN


97.5

99.1

1.5

0.14



111.3

152.4

41.1

0.44



169.2

179.8

10.7

0.36


MR6247

0.0

82.3

82.3

0.11

HideOut


192.0

242.3

50.3

0.21


MR6248

59.4

62.5

3.0

0.15

TZN


138.7

140.2

1.5

0.26



167.6

184.4

16.8

0.37



198.1

199.6

1.5

0.17



205.7

227.1

21.3

0.76


MR6249

80.8

82.3

1.5

0.36

TZN


89.9

91.4

1.5

0.38



99.1

100.6

1.5

0.12



134.1

135.6

1.5

0.12



153.9

173.7

19.8

0.63



207.3

211.8

4.6

0.94



211.8

217.9

6.1

0.47


MR6250

0.0

82.3

82.3

0.09

HideOut


135.6

157.0

21.3

0.23



176.8

178.3

1.5

0.12


MR6251

0.0

100.6

100.6

0.09

HideOut


169.2

239.3

70.1

1.10



178.3

214.9

36.6

1.91

(including)


245.4

246.9

1.5

0.98



257.6

260.6

3.0

0.29


MR6252

109.7

143.3

33.5

0.15

TZN


150.9

178.3

27.4

0.41



192.0

208.8

16.8

1.10



208.8

230.1

21.3

1.05


MR6253

100.6

138.7

38.1

0.52

TZN


103.6

106.7

3.0

3.87

(including)


170.7

175.3

4.6

0.18



266.7

291.1

24.4

0.58


MRA6254

21.3

27.4

6.1

0.11

TZN


128.0

135.6

7.6

0.21



259.1

307.8

48.8

1.09


MRA6255

45.7

53.3

7.6

0.59

8SX


182.9

217.9

35.1

1.09



187.5

196.6

9.1

3.44

(including)


272.8

285.0

12.2

0.12


MRA6256

0.0

9.1

9.1

0.37

8SX


178.3

240.8

62.5

0.39



208.8

216.4

7.6

1.40

(including)


249.9

256.0

6.1

0.16


MRA6257

53.3

54.9

1.5

0.13

TZN


59.4

62.5

3.0

0.12



93.0

94.5

1.5

0.16



246.9

271.3

24.4

1.59



256.0

271.3

15.2

2.41

(including)


271.3

288.0

16.8

0.71


MRA6258

0.0

44.2

44.2

0.10

8SX


155.4

173.7

18.3

0.20



182.9

192.0

9.1

0.18


MRA6259

0.0

10.7

10.7

0.12

8SX


246.9

298.7

51.8

0.77



263.7

277.4

13.7

1.84

(including)


298.7

309.4

10.7

0.48



309.4

335.3

25.9

0.30


MRA6260

18.3

19.8

1.5

0.15

8SX


109.7

140.2

30.5

1.45



112.8

123.4

10.7

3.72

(including)

MRA6261

0.0

22.9

22.9

0.07

8SX


170.7

184.4

13.7

0.24



195.1

196.6

1.5

0.12


MRA6262

3.0

33.5

30.5

0.24

Mud


51.8

53.3

1.5

0.25



126.5

134.1

7.6

0.12



143.3

147.8

4.6

0.13



147.8

153.9

6.1

0.44


MRA6263

24.4

25.9

1.5

0.24

Mud


38.1

99.1

61.0

0.24



149.4

153.9

4.6

0.11


MRA6264

0.0

4.6

4.6

0.28

Mud


13.7

22.9

9.1

0.20



120.4

125.0

4.6

0.71


MRA6265

12.2

29.0

16.8

0.19

Mud


35.1

82.3

47.2

0.36


MRA6266

67.1

74.7

7.6

0.46

Mud


82.3

89.9

7.6

0.46


MRA6267

0.0

9.1

9.1

1.39

Mud


0.0

1.5

1.5

7.24

(including)


15.2

24.4

9.1

0.36



144.8

149.4

4.6

0.11


MRA6268

16.8

38.1

21.3

0.28

Mud


45.7

70.1

24.4

0.39


MRA6269

80.8

86.9

6.1

0.30

Mud

MR6270

0.0

83.8

83.8

0.11

HideOut


137.2

138.7

1.5

0.13



144.8

237.7

93.0

1.96



167.6

199.6

32.0

5.01

(including)

MR6271

0.0

82.3

82.3

0.18

HideOut


131.1

134.1

3.0

0.15



141.7

173.7

32.0

0.34


MR6272

48.8

51.8

3.0

0.12

TZN


112.8

126.5

13.7

0.13



138.7

155.4

16.8

0.47



169.2

189.0

19.8

0.92



176.8

179.8

3.0

2.49

(including)


189.0

198.1

9.1

0.25


MR6273

103.6

112.8

9.1

0.27

TZN


123.4

131.1

7.6

0.44



138.7

143.3

4.6

0.16



164.6

182.9

18.3

0.29


MR6274

115.8

118.9

3.0

0.23

TZN


125.0

143.3

18.3

0.40



163.1

167.6

4.6

0.42



173.7

187.5

13.7

4.14



184.4

187.5

3.0

9.84

(including)


187.5

198.1

10.7

0.77


MR6275

146.3

161.5

15.2

0.22

Valmy


167.6

173.7

6.1

0.13



190.5

193.5

3.0

0.34



216.4

217.9

1.5

0.15



224.0

227.1

3.0

0.20



256.0

257.6

1.5

0.52


MR6276

59.4

62.5

3.0

0.11

Mud


80.8

83.8

3.0

0.14



152.4

153.9

1.5

0.18



158.5

170.7

12.2

0.11


MR6277

3.0

4.6

1.5

0.11

Mud


18.3

24.4

6.1

0.21



53.3

64.0

10.7

1.65



54.9

57.9

3.0

4.81

(including)

MR6278

12.2

32.0

19.8

1.36

Mud


18.3

24.4

6.1

3.43

(including)

MR6279




NSV

Mud

MRA6280

19.8

25.9

6.1

0.32

Mud


57.9

62.5

4.6

0.24



157.0

160.0

3.0

0.55


MRA6281

0.0

70.1

70.1

0.27

HideOut

MR6283

91.4

150.9

59.4

1.65

Valmy


106.7

120.4

13.7

3.22



141.7

147.8

6.1

3.12



160.0

164.6

4.6

0.56



196.6

208.8

12.2

0.16



275.8

278.9

3.0

0.15



285.0

289.6

4.6

0.12


MR6284

22.9

25.9

3.0

0.11

Valmy


57.9

62.5

4.6

0.37



112.8

121.9

9.1

0.12



163.1

205.7

42.7

0.20



283.5

286.5

3.0

0.15



371.9

373.4

1.5

0.34



382.5

385.6

3.0

0.20


MR6285

70.1

71.6

1.5

0.11

Valmy


79.2

80.8

1.5

0.13



112.8

115.8

3.0

0.12



163.1

169.2

6.1

0.14



195.1

205.7

10.7

0.37


MRA6292

0.0

74.7

74.7

0.06

HideOut


121.9

161.5

39.6

0.86



169.2

184.4

15.2

0.19



198.1

201.2

3.0

0.45



230.1

240.8

10.7

0.11


MRA6293

0.0

68.6

68.6

0.11

HideOut


102.1

103.6

1.5

0.10


MRA6293B

0.0

76.2

76.2

0.08

HideOut


102.1

129.5

27.4

1.11


MRA6294

0.0

70.1

70.1

0.09

HideOut


97.5

99.1

1.5

0.11



108.2

161.5

53.3

0.73



239.3

249.9

10.7

0.21


MRA6295

0.0

61.0

61.0

0.07

HideOut


61.0

91.4

30.5

0.46


MRA6297

0.0

68.6

68.6

0.13

HideOut


96.0

103.6

7.6

0.52


MRA6298

0.0

54.9

54.9

0.14

HideOut


Notes: Width in meters represents downhole intersected length, which may or may not be a true thickness of the mineralization. NSV means "no significant values".

 

Table 2. Drillhole collars from the second quarter of the 2016 exploration drill program at the Marigold mine, Nevada, U.S.

HOLE ID

UTM-N
(Nad27 Zone11)

UTM-E
(Nad27 Zone11)

Elevation
(masl)

Azimuth
(deg.)

Dip
(deg.)

Length
(meters)

Area

MR6184

4510440

485358

1496

90

-90

123

TZN

MR6185

4510291

485204

1501

247

-89

245

TZN

MR6217

4508969

485809

1605

283

-89

276

HideOut

MR6220

4510009

486121

1501

0

-90

94

8SX

MR6222

4509948

486133

1500

0

-90

64

8SX

MR6223

4509801

486292

1498

90

-90

140

8SX

MR6225

4509152

485835

1593

200

-90

276

HideOut

MR6226

4509463

485880

1607

54

-90

306

HideOut

MR6227

4509364

485910

1608

0

-90

110

8SX

MR6228

4510383

485291

1498

18

-90

230

TZN

MR6229

4508918

485850

1605

233

-90

245

HideOut

MR6230

4510472

485321

1496

338

-89

200

TZN

MR6231

4510501

485355

1494

72

-89

200

TZN

MR6232

4510533

485386

1493

113

-90

200

TZN

MR6233

4508809

485939

1589

75

-89

154

HideOut

MR6234

4508770

486016

1597

16

-89

245

HideOut

MR6235

4508773

485953

1590

302

-89

245

HideOut

MR6236

4508763

485980

1590

158

-90

245

HideOut

MR6237

4510509

485416

1494

103

-90

200

TZN

MR6238

4510447

485418

1495

226

-90

203

TZN

MR6239

4510389

485408

1496

202

-89

200

TZN

MR6240

4510440

485479

1494

66

-89

239

TZN

MR6241

4510412

485452

1495

34

-90

200

TZN

MR6242

4510354

485449

1496

4

-89

215

TZN

MR6243

4510471

485573

1492

291

-89

215

TZN

MR6244

4509104

485812

1593

115

-90

294

HideOut

MR6245

4510228

485326

1501

90

-90

245

TZN

MR6246

4510198

485385

1500

100

-89

230

TZN

MR6247

4508949

485784

1605

319

-90

270

HideOut

MR6248

4510163

485385

1502

44

-89

245

TZN

MR6249

4510189

485329

1502

314

-90

245

TZN

MR6250

4508919

485871

1605

351

-89

215

HideOut

MR6251

4508980

485849

1604

213

-90

261

HideOut

MR6252

4510503

485302

1495

154

-90

230

TZN

MR6253

4510048

485344

1504

299

-90

291

TZN

MRA6254

4510048

485345

1504

89

-63

315

TZN

MRA6255

4509705

486091

1524

269

-75

325

8SX

MRA6256

4509620

486072

1523

268

-70

337

8SX

MRA6257

4510084

485367

1503

89

-58

288

TZN

MRA6258

4509790

486214

1500

267

-59

245

8SX

MRA6259

4509650

486041

1523

271

-59

337

8SX

MRA6260

4509687

486289

1500

268

-73

169

8SX

MRA6261

4509675

486130

1525

90

-59

215

8SX

MRA6262

4506390

486776

1640

265

-54

154

Mud Pit

MRA6263

4506388

486839

1640

270

-56

154

Mud Pit

MRA6264

4506419

486738

1640

269

-57

154

Mud Pit

MRA6265

4506421

486812

1640

270

-55

123

Mud Pit

MRA6266

4506418

486857

1639

271

-64

154

Mud Pit

MRA6267

4506450

486743

1640

271

-64

154

Mud Pit

MRA6268

4506450

486808

1639

269

-69

215

Mud Pit

MRA6269

4506450

486856

1639

271

-69

123

Mud Pit

MR6270

4508889

485832

1605

306

-89

245

HideOut

MR6271

4508889

485874

1605

249

-90

230

HideOut

MR6272

4510259

485343

1500

51

-89

215

TZN

MR6273

4510260

485220

1501

194

-89

215

TZN

MR6274

4510382

485338

1497

359

-89

215

TZN

MR6275

4504499

487145

1863

318

-90

283

Valmy

MR6276

4506431

486451

1656

156

-90

215

Mud Pit

MR6277

4506480

486797

1639

270

-90

154

Mud Pit

MR6278

4506481

486759

1640

41

-89

163

Mud Pit

MR6279

4506480

486833

1639

98

-89

105

Mud Pit

MRA6280

4506389

486807

1641

267

-54

197

Mud Pit

MR6281

4508978

485851

1604

0

-90

70

HideOut

MR6283

4504493

487111

1864

132

-89

290

Valmy

MR6284

4504468

487182

1871

31

-90

398

Valmy

MR6285

4504466

487210

1872

235

-90

239

Valmy

MRA6292

4508805

485825

1578

348

-80

245

HideOut

MRA6293

4508804

485856

1581

180

-80

123

HideOut

MRA6293B

4508806

485855

1581

345

-80

142

HideOut

MRA6294

4508807

485854

1581

344

-80

261

HideOut

MRA6295

4508788

485833

1578

179

-80

123

HideOut

MRA6297

4508804

485885

1584

343

-80

233

HideOut

MRA6298

4508794

485883

1583

178

-79

154

HideOut


Notes: This table reports all the drillholes completed during the second quarter of 2016. The numerical gaps in the drillhole sequence result from drillholes reported previously or drillholes expected to be drilled in the third quarter of 2016.

 

Table 3. Drillhole results from the second quarter 2016 exploration drill program at the Seabee Gold Operation, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Hole ID

From
(meters)

To
(meters)

Mine E
(midpoint)

Mine N 
(midpoint)

Elevation
(midpoint)

Gold
(g/t)*

True
Width
(meters)

Zone

SUG-16-012

129.3

130.1

3955

4930

-358

0.06

0.8

9A

SUG-16-013

159.0

162.4

3956

4920

-391

0.05

3.2

9A

SUG-16-014

152.6

166.9

3917

4974

-423

1.65

11.3

9A

SUG-16-015

131.9

133.3

3931

4948

-383

0.10

1.3

9A

SUG-16-016

152.9

157.0

3922

4975

-408

10.83

3.4

9A

SUG-16-017

145.3

147.2

3919

4960

-406

0.10

1.6

9A

SUG-16-018

114.6

116.0

3891

4954

-372

0.10

1.3

9C

SUG-16-018

134.4

138.0

3890

4944

-390

5.65

3.3

9A

SUG-16-019

127.8

130.4

3896

4935

-375

22.88

2.5

9A

SUG-16-020

120.3

125.5

3887

4965

-384

2.40

4.4

9C

SUG-16-020

140.8

147.0

3886

4958

-403

2.19

5.3

9B

SUG-16-020

152.8

156.5

3885

4954

-413

0.50

3.2

9A

SUG-16-021

136.3

142.5

3872

4975

-402

21.06

4.7

9C

SUG-16-021

154.3

160.6

3869

4971

-419

28.64

4.9

9B

SUG-16-021

166.2

176.8

3867

4968

-433

1.25

8.2

9A

SUG-16-022

165.3

175.0

3880

4989

-436

0.90

6.9

9C

SUG-16-023

159.4

167.3

3898

4975

-428

16.17

6.3

9C

SUG-16-023

172.7

175.8

3899

4973

-438

2.54

2.5

9A

SUG-16-024

135.7

136.2

3916

4934

-384

0.23

0.5

9A

SUG-16-025

130.3

132.0

3927

4924

-369

0.10

1.7

9A

SUG-16-026

131.6

132.0

3943

4913

-355

0.01

0.4

9A

SUG-16-027

131.2

138.1

3980

4933

-356

3.47

6.0

9A

SUG-16-028

153.8

159.4

3933

4973

-417

2.13

4.3

9C

SUG-16-028

165.9

167.9

3935

4970

-427

0.58

1.6

9A

SUG-16-029

151.6

156.5

4004

4945

-374

3.70

3.8

9A

SUG-16-030

165.0

168.7

3954

4982

-425

1.81

2.8

9A

SUG-16-031

193.7

195.0

4015

4987

-424

7.67

0.9

9A

SUG-16-032

246.2

246.8

4068

4998

-453

0.01

0.4

9A

SUG-16-033

270.0

277.1

4021

5210

-409

3.03

1.7

HWZ

SUG-16-300

181.1

181.9

4097

4977

-381

0.07

0.4

9A

SUG-16-301

238.8

239.2

4038

4985

-406

0.01

0.2

9A

SUG-16-303

219.0

224.5

4029

4966

-372

1.78

1.9

9A

SUG-16-304

189.3

191.9

4066

4948

-366

0.02

1.2

9A

SUG-16-305

168.7

169.1

4074

4929

-335

0.01

0.2

9A

SUG-16-306

199.5

203.0

4251

4796

-127

5.08

1.4

9A

SUG-16-307

138.9

150.0

4266

4848

-159

20.14

4.0

9A

SUG-16-308

153.0

161.2

4285

4848

-153

27.28

2.7

9A

SUG-16-309

50.4

51.8

3767

4819

-202

0.27

1.1

9C

SUG-16-310

13.7

15.0

3793

4800

-221

0.10

0.9

9A

SUG-16-310

41.2

41.7

3773

4817

-215

19.13

0.4

9B

SUG-16-310

57.1

61.4

3760

4829

-210

1.92

3.0

9C

SUG-16-311

15.1

16.8

3791

4802

-224

6.28

1.0

9A

SUG-16-311

70.2

72.3

3752

4841

-225

0.10

1.2

9C

SUG-16-312

15.5

16.0

3793

4799

-214

0.01

0.4

9A

SUG-16-312

45.0

46.5

3776

4816

-196

0.57

1.3

9C

SUG-16-313

14.5

15.0

3793

4802

-223

9.97

0.3

9A

SUG-16-313

56.5

60.1

3765

4835

-218

0.26

2.6

9C

SUG-16-314

7.7

10.8

3796

4797

-222

0.29

1.9

9A

SUG-16-314

48.5

51.4

3763

4817

-210

0.04

1.8

9C

SUG-16-315

6.8

7.4

3799

4797

-221

0.87

0.5

9A

SUG-16-315

40.3

42.0

3777

4818

-205

4.38

1.4

9C

SUG-16-316

43.1

44.4

3783

4817

-192

0.01

1.2

9C

SUG-16-317

13.0

15.2

3795

4804

-225

8.88

1.4

9A

SUG-16-317

50.0

55.8

3771

4835

-225

8.83

3.9

9C

SUG-16-318

10.4

11.9

3800

4803

-221

2.77

1.4

9A

SUG-16-318

37.6

39.5

3790

4827

-212

23.53

1.7

9C

SUG-16-319

13.8

16.5

3800

4808

-225

0.94

2.1

9A

SUG-16-319

50.5

52.5

3790

4843

-224

0.11

1.6

9C

SUG-16-320

10.9

12.9

3803

4805

-222

1.39

1.8

9A

SUG-16-320

40.6

41.7

3797

4833

-215

0.43

1.0

9C

SUG-16-321

8.5

10.2

3804

4800

-217

1.56

1.7

9A

SUG-16-321

34.8

38.0

3799

4819

-198

8.48

3.2

9C

SUG-16-322

9.4

11.0

3806

4803

-219

5.07

1.6

9A

SUG-16-322

37.8

40.3

3807

4828

-206

1.38

2.5

9C

SUG-16-323

36.9

39.7

3810

4822

-201

2.76

2.8

9C

SUG-16-324

9.7

12.5

3808

4804

-222

5.55

2.6

9A

SUG-16-324

35.7

36.4

3812

4827

-213

0.50

0.7

9B

SUG-16-324

41.5

42.1

3812

4832

-211

0.73

0.6

9C

SUG-16-325

18.0

19.0

3812

4810

-221

1.40

0.9

9A

SUG-16-325

28.7

34.5

3816

4822

-217

2.32

5.0

9B

SUG-16-325

46.0

48.6

3821

4836

-213

3.95

2.2

9C

SUG-16-326

17.2

21.0

3816

4807

-215

1.00

3.2

9A

SUG-16-326

30.5

35.5

3823

4816

-208

2.01

4.2

9B

SUG-16-326

46.1

50.3

3831

4827

-200

5.08

3.5

9C

SUG-16-327

14.0

17.1

3816

4801

-215

26.84

2.5

9A

SUG-16-327

50.4

52.4

3834

4821

-191

2.90

1.6

9C

SUG-16-328

10.2

12.6

3811

4802

-219

9.96

2.3

9A

SUG-16-328

40.3

43.2

3820

4826

-202

5.08

2.7

9C

SUG-16-329

12.5

15.7

3814

4801

-216

0.93

2.8

9A

SUG-16-329

46.1

47.7

3827

4821

-193

1.17

1.4

9C

SUG-16-901

400.8

406.5

4456

5240

-551

1.76

2.0

8a

SUG-16-902

475.3

494.0

4429

5296

-617

0.26

8.1

8a

SUG-16-903

441.3

454.5

4329

5254

-553

4.62

5.4

8a

SUG-16-904

580.2

583.2

4307

5340

-675

0.09

2.2

8a

SUG-16-905

678.0

683.7

4260

5411

-742

0.18

1.2

8a

SUG-16-906

313.5

318.7

4396

5132

-446

1.92

3.8

8a

SUG-16-907

378.9

388.3

4292

5158

-467

9.38

4.8

8a

SUG-16-908

331.4

340.8

4355

5139

-451

15.38

6.0

8a

SUG-16-909

424.3

431.8

4230

5125

-471

4.51

3.8

8a

SUG-16-910

373.3

381.1

4334

5168

-488

2.69

3.1

8a

SUG-16-911

387.4

389.9

4289

5156

-471

12.60

1.3

8a

SUG-16-912

387.2

392.4

4301

5167

-481

39.06

2.7

8a

SUG-16-913

392.5

399.0

4354

5202

-515

0.55

2.8

8a

SUG-16-914

421.9

426.1

4296

5204

-517

4.92

2.1

8a


* Gold values cut to 75 g/t. Intersection midpoints determined where mineralized structure intersected or projected. Width determined from average plane dipping 52 degrees towards 356 degrees azimuth in mine grid space.

Note: Drillholes SUG-16-034, SUG-16-302 and SUG-16-900 did not encounter zone intersections.

 

Sampling and Analytical Procedures

All drill samples in respect of the Marigold mine drilling program were sent for processing and analysis to the offices of American Assay Laboratories, Inc. ("AAL") in Sparks, Nevada which is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory independent from Silver Standard. Fire assay was completed on a 30 gram sample (AAL method code FA-PB30-ICP) with an Inductively Coupled Plasma ("ICP") finish after a two acid digestion.  Samples with assay results greater than 10 g/t were fire assayed on a 30 gram sample (AAL method code Grav Au30) with a gravimetric finish. We employ a rigorous Quality Assurance/Quality Control ("QA/QC") program, which includes real-time assay quality monitoring through the regular insertion of blanks, duplicates, and certified reference material, as well as reviewing laboratory-provided QA/QC data.

All drill samples in respect of the Seabee Gold Operation drilling program were assayed by our onsite non-accredited assay laboratory, which is not independent from Silver Standard. Duplicate check assays were conducted at site as well as at TSL Laboratories in Saskatoon, which is independent from Silver Standard. Results of the spot checks were consistent with those reported. Sampling interval was established by minimum or maximum sampling lengths and geological and/or structural criteria. Two hundred gram samples were pulverized until greater than 80 percent passes through 150 mesh screen. Thirty gram pulp samples were then analyzed for gold by fire assay with gravimetric finish (0.01 grams per tonne detection limit).

Qualified Persons

The scientific and technical data contained in this news release relating to the Marigold mine has been reviewed and approved by James N. Carver, SME Registered Member and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 — Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). Mr. Carver is our Chief Geologist at the Marigold mine. The scientific and technical data contained in this news release relating to the Seabee Gold Operation has been reviewed and approved by F. Carl Edmunds, P. Geo., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Mr. Edmunds is our Chief Geologist, Exploration.

About Silver Standard

Silver Standard is a Canadian-based precious metals producer with three wholly-owned and operated mines, including the Marigold gold mine in Nevada, U.S., the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and the Pirquitas silver mine in Jujuy Province, Argentina. We also have two feasibility stage projects and an extensive portfolio of exploration properties throughout North and South America. We are committed to delivering safe production through relentless emphasis on Operational Excellence. We are also focused on growing production and Mineral Reserves through the exploration and acquisition of assets for accretive growth, while maintaining financial strength.

For further information contact:
W. John DeCooman, Jr.
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Silver Standard Resources Inc.
Vancouver, BC 
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This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, "forward-looking statements") concerning the anticipated developments in our operations in future periods, and other events or conditions that may occur or exist in the future. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements.


Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words or phrases such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "projects," "estimates," "assumes," "intends," "strategy," "goals," "objectives," "potential," or variations thereof, or stating that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would," "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this news release relate to, among other things: our ability to add Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves at the Marigold mine and the Seabee Gold Operation; future production of gold, silver and other metals; estimated production rates for gold, silver and other metals produced by us; ongoing or future development plans and capital replacement, improvement or remediation programs; and our plans and expectations for our properties and operations.


These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the following: uncertainty of production, development plans and cost estimates for the Marigold mine and the Seabee Gold Operation; our ability to replace Mineral Reserves; our ability to complete and successfully integrate an announced acquisition; commodity price fluctuations; political or economic instability and unexpected regulatory changes; currency fluctuations; the possibility of future losses; general economic conditions; counterparty and market risks related to the sale of our concentrate and metals; uncertainty in the accuracy of Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources estimates and in our ability to extract mineralization profitably; differences in U.S. and Canadian practices for reporting Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources; lack of suitable infrastructure or damage to existing infrastructure; future development risks, including start-up delays and cost overruns; our ability to obtain adequate financing for further exploration and development programs and opportunities; uncertainty in acquiring additional commercially mineable mineral rights; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain governmental permits, or non-compliance with our permits; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and management; potential labour unrest; the impact of governmental regulations, including health, safety and environmental regulations, including increased costs and restrictions on operations due to compliance with such regulations; reclamation and closure requirements for our mineral properties; social and economic changes following closure of a mine; unpredictable risks and hazards related to the development and operation of a mine or mineral property that are beyond our control; indigenous peoples' title claims and rights to consultation and accommodation may affect our existing operations as well as development projects and future acquisitions; assessments by taxation authorities in multiple jurisdictions, including the recent reassessment by the Canada Revenue Agency; claims and legal proceedings, including adverse rulings in litigation against us and/or our directors or officers; compliance with anti-corruption laws and internal controls, and increased regulatory compliance costs; complying with emerging climate change regulations and the impact of climate change; uncertainties related to title to our mineral properties and the ability to obtain surface rights; the sufficiency of our insurance coverage; civil disobedience in the countries where our mineral properties are located; operational safety and security risks; actions required to be taken by us under human rights law; competition in the mining industry for mineral properties; shortage or poor quality of equipment or supplies; an event of default under our convertible notes may significantly reduce our liquidity and adversely affect our business; failure to meet covenants under our senior secured revolving credit facility; conflicts of interest that could arise from certain of our directors' involvement with other natural resource companies; information systems security threats; and those other various risks and uncertainties identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").


This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are based on what our management currently considers to be reasonable assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions based on the information currently available to it. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, our ability to carry on our exploration and development activities, our ability to meet our obligations under our property agreements, the timing and results of drilling programs, the discovery of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves on our mineral properties, the timely receipt of required approvals and permits, including those approvals and permits required for successful project permitting, construction and operation of our projects, the price of the minerals we produce, the costs of operating and exploration expenditures, our ability to operate in a safe, efficient and effective manner, our ability to obtain financing as and when required and on reasonable terms and our ability to continue operating the Marigold mine and the Seabee Gold Operation. You are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which may have been used. We cannot assure you that actual events, performance or results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Our forward-looking statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof and we do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's beliefs, expectations or opinions should change other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors


This news release includes Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources classification terms that comply with reporting standards in Canada and the Mineral Reserves and the Mineral Resources estimates are made in accordance with NI 43-101. NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. These standards differ significantly from the requirements of the SEC set out in SEC Industry Guide 7. Consequently, Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources information included in this news release is not comparable to similar information that would generally be disclosed by domestic U.S. reporting companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC. Under SEC standards, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. In addition, the SEC's disclosure standards normally do not permit the inclusion of information concerning "Measured Mineral Resources," "Indicated Mineral Resources" or "Inferred Mineral Resources" or other descriptions of the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits that do not constitute "reserves" by U.S. standards in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors should understand that "Inferred Mineral Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. Moreover, the requirements of NI 43-101 for identification of "reserves" are also not the same as those of the SEC, and reserves reported by us in compliance with NI 43-101 may not qualify as "reserves" under SEC standards. Accordingly, information concerning mineral deposits set forth herein may not be comparable with information made public by companies that report in accordance with U.S. standards.

 

SOURCE Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Image with caption: "Figure 1. Drillhole location plan map for the 2016 exploration drill program at the Marigold mine, Nevada, U.S. (CNW Group/Silver Standard Resources Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160808_C5827_PHOTO_EN_748655.jpg

Image with caption: "Figure 2. Longitudinal section for the 2016 exploration drill program at Santoy mine complex, Seabee Gold Operation, Saskatchewan, Canada. (CNW Group/Silver Standard Resources Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160808_C5827_PHOTO_EN_748653.jpg

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