Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM,TSX:FVI) announced results for 12 further surface drill holes at its Trinidad North high-grade silver-gold discovery at the Mexico-based San Jose mine, commenting that highlights include 487 g/t silver and 4 g/t gold over 8.2 meters.
Dr. Thomas I. Vehrs, vice president of exploration at Fortuna, commented:
The latest drill results continue to confirm the importance of the Trinidad North discovery. The Trinidad North ore shoot is located proximal to the area of operations at San Jose allowing for development of the zone in 2014 and initiation of production in early 2015. Silver equivalent grades range from 200 g/t to over 2,300 g/t over estimated true vein widths ranging from 2 meters to over 19 meters.” Dr. Vehrs continued, “Underground access is currently in development at the 1300 meter level to allow for continued exploration of the ore shoot to the north and to depths below 1,000 m amsl. The first underground drill station is projected to be ready by the end of August with underground drilling scheduled to begin in early September.