Defiance Silver (TSXV: DEF) is having drilling success at its past-producing San Acacio silver mine in Zacatecas, Mexico.
The junior kicked off its first drill program last December to test the project’s San Acacio vein and expand the current resource, which lies within 200 metres of surface, along a 1 km long strike length.
“The whole idea behind this drilling program was we could drill below the old workings and below the current resource and intersect the vein and come up with good grade intersections over wide widths. And that is exactly what we found in the first three holes,” Defiance’s president and CEO Bruce Winfield says in an interview.
Those holes, reported in late January, extended mineralization by 140 metres below the current resource. All three holes tested the western limit of the project with the best intercept returning 16.7 metres of 235.5 g/t AgEq, including a 3.2-metre interval of 499.4 g/t AgEq.
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