Silvercorp Metals reports results from LMW mine exploration programs
Silvercorp Metals announced results of its exploration programs from April 1, 2018 to June 30 at the LMW mine, Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China. Exploration drilling is ongoing at the LMW mine and all other mines at the Ying Mining District. During this period, Silvercorp continued its extensive exploration programs and completed 21,272 metres of underground diamond drilling and 3,274m of exploration tunneling at the LMW mine. Results of underground drilling continuously extended the major mineralized vein structures along strike and downdip, and exploration tunneling exposed high-grade mineralization zones within major production vein structures. The underground drilling program is being conducted with three underground rigs from the current production levels to delineate the downdip and along-strike extensions of known mineralized vein structures in the production area and test for new veins in the previously less-explored areas. The exploration tunneling, comprising drifting, crosscutting and raising, was driven along and across major mineralized vein structures to upgrade drill defined mineral resources and test for new parallel and splay structures. Exploration tunneling in the 2018-2019 exploration program at LMW has been mainly conducted between elevation levels 550m and 969m. Hole ZKX11111 intersected a 1.34m interval from 135.86m to 137.20m, 0.97m true width, of vein LM17W1 grading 1,211 grams per tonne silver, 11.58% lead and 0.92% zinc at the 634m elevation.