Northair Silver Corp. Reports Positive Results of Mapping and Sampling at the La Borracha and Newly Discovered La Colorada Prospective Zones
Northair Silver Corp. (TSXV: INM) (the "Company" or "Northair") is pleased to announce positive results from its ongoing mapping and sampling program at its flagship La Cigarra silver project (the "Project") located in Chihuahua State, Mexico.
Andrea Zaradic, President and CEO notes: "Northair has embarked upon an aggressive mapping and sampling program in anticipation of its next round of exploration drilling designed to continue expansion of the La Cigarra resource. In addition, we will aggressively explore for new discoveries on our large +36,000 hectare property position located along the prolific Parral Silver belt. Recent sample results from the La Borracha and La Colorada zones support our belief that La Cigarra has the size potential to exceed our goal of 100 million ounces of silver."
Mapping and rock chip sampling within the La Borracha Zone has confirmed a continuation of mineralized outcrops from the limit of the current La Cigarra resource area to the northwest with results potentially increasing the strike length of mineralization an additional 1.1 kilometres. Of the 46 rock samples taken in the area, eight returned grades greater than100 g/t silver with a high value of 378 g/t silver. See table below for further highlights. Of important note is that mapping completed by Northair in the La Borracha area suggests that the same mineralized horizon which hosts the current La Cigarra resource continues on the north side of a post mineral fault. It was previously believed that this fault cut-off mineralization to the northwest. The Company's recognition of the potential continuation of the La Cigarra mineralized zone across this fault creates a new mostly untested target area with significant resource expansion potential. In addition, detailed mapping in the area has identified at least two important north-south trending structures believed to control higher grade mineralization. La Borracha remains a highly prospective area and will be a primary focus in the next round of planned resource expansion drilling.
La Borracha Zone -- Channel and Rock Chip Sampling Highlights > 30 g/t Silver
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Recent mapping and sampling was also completed approximately one (1) kilometre west of the La Cigarra resource in the northern part of the La Colorada Zone. This large target measures approximately 300 metres by 120 metres and of the 51 rock chip samples taken here, three (3) returned over 40 g/t silver including a 1 metre channel sample reporting 59.0 g/t silver. Nine (9) of the samples also contained between 10 g/t and 40 g/t silver. Results of these samples support the presence of important silver mineralization hosted in a northwest-trending, southwest-dipping structural zone(s) occurring on the western flank of the La Cigarra anticline. This portion of the La Colorada zone represents an entirely new target area which will be included in the next round of planned drilling.
The La Colorada target area is located approximately 1.6 kilometres northwest of the Ram Zone which is also situated on the west flank of the anticline. Trenching at Ram returned 35.45 metres of 67.3 g/t silver (including 16.20 metres of 99.6 g/t silver and 4.85 metres of 141.4 g/t silver). Channel sampling of quartz veining and stock-work taken across an exposed 33 metre long underground adit at Ram returned an average silver grade of 554.8 g/t; with grades varying from 87.8 g/t silver to 2,850 g/t silver. See INM PR #14-04 dated April 28, 2014.
La Colorada North Zone -- Channel and Rock Chip Sampling Highlights > 10 g/t Silver
Along with La Borracha and the northern part of La Colorada, the southeastern portion of Las Carolinas and the La Navidad target are contiguous with the known resource and highly prospective for resource expansion. These areas are scheduled for drilling during the Company's next round of exploration. Other prospective targets (main portion of La Colorada, La Soledad, Nogalera, Ram, Las Chinas and Las Venadas) are currently being evaluated for their future resource potential.
La Cigarra Immediate Resource Expansion targets:
Detailed Inset Map of the La Borracha and La Colorado North Zones:
Sampling and QA/QC
All technical information for the La Cigarra exploration program is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") program. Samples are taken under the direction of qualified geologists and stored in sealed bags. Samples are delivered by the Company via courier to ALS Minerals ("ALS") in Chihuahua. The samples are dried, crushed and pulverized with the pulps being sent airfreight for analysis by ALS in Vancouver B.C. Systematic assaying of standards is performed for precision and accuracy. Analysis for silver, zinc, lead and copper and related trace elements was done by ICP four acid digestion, with gold analysis by 30 gram fire assay with an AA finish.
Mr. David Ernst, a professional geologist and VP Exploration of Northair is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Ernst has reviewed the technical information in this news release and approves the disclosure herein.
About Northair Silver Corp.
Northair is focused on advancing its flagship La Cigarra silver project located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, 26 kilometres from the historic silver mining city of Parral. The 36,000 hectare property boasts nearby power, good road access, gentle topography, established infrastructure and currently hosts a NI 43-101 Resource estimate of 51.47 million ounces of silver in the Measured & Indicated categories grading 86.3 g/t silver and 11.46 million ounces of silver in the Inferred category grading 80 g/t silver. The mineralized system at La Cigarra has been traced over 6.5 kilometres and is defined at surface as a silver soil anomaly and by numerous historic mine workings. The La Cigarra silver deposit is open along strike and at depth and is approximately 25km north, and along strike of Grupo Mexico's Santa Barbara mine and Minera Frisco's San Francisco del Oro mine.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
NORTHAIR SILVER CORP.
Andrea Zaradic, P. Eng.
President & CEO
Chris Curran, Manager of Corporate Communications at 604-687-7545 or 1-888-338-2200
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