Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV:KTN) announced that it has finished a strategic hand trenching and chip sampling program at its La Negra silver prospect, located near its flagship Promontorio silver resource in Sonora, Mexico.

As quoted in the press release:

The hand trenches were designed to gain a better understanding of the grade potential and continuity of mineralization within the breccia, in preparation for a proposed upcoming drilling program.  Results further augment previous sampling that returned anomalous silver across the entire breccia. Included were 19 chip samples taken from 2 by 2 meter panels returning an average of 107 gpt Ag within a larger sample set of 50 samples (19 chips in 2 by 2 meter panels plus 31 grab samples) that averaged 77 gpt silver (see news release May 6, 2014).

James McDonald, president and CEO of Kootenay, commented:

We continue to be highly encouraged with results from our ongoing exploration and sampling program on La Negra. Not only has La Negra emerged as one of our most exciting new breccia prospects contained within the Promontorio Mineral Belt, it exhibits many key elements that gives it intrinsic potential to evolve into a significant, large-scale, near surface discovery. We are very excited to proceed to the next phase of work on La Negra. Through further exploration, trenching and drilling, the goal of the upcoming program will be to establish the grade continuity and extent of silver at surface and at depth, to begin ascertaining the size and average grade of the contained mineralization.

Click here to read the full Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV:KTN.V) press release.