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Bitterroot hunts silver near dormant Arizona mines



VANCOUVER — Bitterroot Resources (TSXV: BTT) has its eye on high grade silver across 7 km of potential strike length at the historic Hackberry project, 48 km due northeast of Kingman, Arizona.

The company is bringing modern exploration techniques to a region that hosted small scale, high grade silver production through the early 1900s, but has been virtually untouched over the past century.

Bitterroot’s property package includes two long dormant silver operations discovered around 1875, namely: the northwestern Silver King deposits; and the southeastern Old Hackberry and South Hackberry mines.

Silver King has shallow workings to the “lower reaches of the oxidized zone” that reportedly yielded mineralization at an average grade of nearly 7,000 g/t silver. Meanwhile, Hackberry was developed along a “narrow mineralized seam” and produced around 136,100 tonnes of material around 1917.

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