Excellon Expands Platosa High-grade Footprint Intersecting 2,356 G/T AgEq over Five Metres from Surface
Toronto, Ontario – January 24, 2019 – Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the “Company") is pleased to announce high-grade results from the ongoing surface exploration program at the Platosa Property in Durango, Mexico, where diamond drilling has expanded the NE-1S Manto eastward and identified an open zone of mineralization, with drilling ongoing.
- Highest grade intersections encountered to date on NE-1S Manto, extending open zone of potential mineralization eastward from existing mineral resources.
- Anomalous gold continues to be intersected along 623 Trend which continues into NE-1S Manto and remains open for expansion to the east.
- High-grade intersections include:
- 968 g/t Ag, 9.4% Pb, 20.1% Zn and 0.28 g/t Au or 2,356 g/t silver equivalent (“AgEq”) over 5.0 metres in EX18LP1151;
- 1,127 g/t Ag, 8.41% Pb and 10.46% Zn or 1,996 g/t AgEq over 4.8 metres in EX18LP1155.
“We have encountered significantly higher than anticipated grades and widths at NE-1S from surface,” stated Ben Pullinger, Senior Vice President Geology. “More importantly, we have identified an open zone to continue expanding the mineralized footprint to the east with our ongoing drilling program during 2019.”
The following table shows highlighted intervals from the current surface drilling program currently targeting the NE-1S Manto.
|Hole ID||Interval(1)||Interval(2)||Au||Ag||Pb||Zn||AgEq (3)|
- From-to intervals are measured from the drill collar.
- All intervals are reported as core length, true width is estimated to be 85-95% of reported intervals.
- AgEq in drill results assumes $17.00 Ag, $1.03 Pb and $1.23 Zn with 100% metallurgical recovery, consistent with earlier results from the ongoing drilling program.
Today’s results are from systematic step out drilling to the east of the NE-1S Manto. These holes define an additional approximately 35 metres of eastward extension, where mineralization remains open and is the target of ongoing surface drilling. These holes are also located along a gold-bearing northeast structural trend that continues from the 623 Manto.
Surface drilling continues with a drill rig testing targets in the same target horizon that hosts the Platosa Mine within the north-south trending Platosa corridor. The Company is also in the process of defining new targets at Jaboncillo, PDN, Saltillera North and South and San Gilberto through its ongoing fieldwork program.
Platosa drill core samples are prepared and assayed by SGS Minerals Services in Durango, Mexico. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. The Company has a comprehensive QA/QC program, supervised by an independent Qualified Person.
Platosa NE-1S Results – January 2019
Mr. Ben Pullinger, P. Geo, Senior Vice-President Geology, has acted as the Qualified Person, as defined in NI 43-101, with respect to the disclosure of the scientific and technical information relating to exploration results contained in this press release.
Excellon’s 100%-owned Platosa Mine has been Mexico’s highest-grade silver mine since production commenced in 2005. The Company is focused on optimizing Platosa’s cost and production profile, discovering further high-grade silver and carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) mineralization on the 21,000 hectare Platosa Project and epithermal silver mineralization on the 100%-owned 45,000 hectare Evolución Property, and capitalizing on current market conditions by acquiring undervalued projects in the Americas.
Additional details on the La Platosa Mine and the rest of Excellon’s exploration properties are available at www.excellonresources.com.
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