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New zone shines for Fortuna Silver at San Jose

VANCOUVER – Fresh off an expansion that doubled throughput at the San Jose mine in Mexico, a steady stream of high grade drill results from the Trinidad North zone has Fortuna Silver Mines (TSX: FVI; NYSE: FSM) thinking about growing the...



VANCOUVER – Fresh off an expansion that doubled throughput at the San Jose mine in Mexico, a steady stream of high grade drill results from the Trinidad North zone has Fortuna Silver Mines (TSX: FVI; NYSE: FSM) thinking about growing the operation again.

Trinidad North is contiguous with the main deposit at San Jose, a silver-gold mine that taps into a low sulphidation epithermal vein system. Fortuna discovered new mineralization north of the known deposit in early 2013, and by October the company had defined an initial resource at Trinidad North of 1.9 million inferred tonnes grading 269 g/t Ag and 1.67 g/t Au.

The high grade body is now Fortuna’s main exploration target at San Jose, and to that end the company has two rigs probing Trinidad North from underground. The drills continue to return high grades over good widths, and the latest set of results included a strong intercept from the northern limit of current drilling, suggesting Trinidad North has room to grow.

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