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SILVER-GOLD EXPLORATION: El Tigre finds high values in old Mexican dumps

MEXICO – Vancouver-based El Tigre Silver Corp. reports high silver and gold grades from its sampling program at the former El Tigre silver mine in Sonora. The mine produced 70 million to 75 million oz of silver and 325,000 to 350,000 oz...



MEXICO – Vancouver-based El Tigre Silver Corp. reports high silver and gold grades from its sampling program at the former El Tigre silver mine in Sonora. The mine produced 70 million to 75 million oz of silver and 325,000 to 350,000 oz of gold when it operated from 1903 to 1938.

Samples from two historic waste dumps are being assayed. Seven samples were tested from the first dump on the north flank of Gold Hill. They averaged 325.1 g/t Ag and 2.72 g/t Au. The 19 samples from the Level 4 dump 1,000 metres to the north averaged 254.5 g/t Ag and 0.95 g/t Au. The dumps contain rock that did not meet the 15-oz/ton (514 g/t) Ag silver cut-off required during mining in the early years of the 20th Century.

El Tigre previously reported similar results from its sampling of the Level 7 dump. The average grade of those samples was 230 g/t Ag and 0.89 g/t Au.

More information about the historic El Tigre mine are available at ElTigreSilverCorp.com