According to Endeavour Silver its surface exploration program has outlined several prospective new silver-gold veins on the Terronera property in Jalisco State, Mexico. To date, mapping has extended the Terronera vein system over a 7 kilometre (km) by 7 km area and identified nine additional veins in the northern half of the property.
Sampling of the Terronera vein system confirmed that high-grade, low sulphidation epithermal silver-gold mineralization is present in many of the veins. Assays of several thousand samples, including grab samples, selected samples and chip samples, returned values up to 2,880 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and up to 26.7 gpt gold.
Assay highlights from five of the new veins are summarized in the table below. These assays are intended to show peak values confirming the presence of high-grade mineralization and should not be taken as representative of the entire veins. Most of these new veins have never been tested by drilling. Silver equivalents are calculated at a ratio of 70:1 silver: gold.
Luis Castro, Vice President of Exploration, commented, "These excellent sample results confirm that Endeavour owns an entire vein district on the Terronera property, with many veins exhibiting high-grade silver-gold mineralization and small historic mine workings but no past exploration drilling. Currently we have two drill rigs testing the El Padre and La Luz veins."
Endeavour Silver is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that operates three high-grade, underground, silver-Gold mines in Mexico. Since start‑up in 2004, the Company has organically grown its mining operations to produce 11.4 million ounces of silver equivalents in 2015.