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Vizsla Silver acquires past-producing silver district in Mexico

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Global Mining Review,

Vizsla Silver Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the past-producing La Garra-Metates district situated in the heart of the silver-gold-rich Panuco – San Dimas corridor in Mexico.

Reconnaissance work conducted by Vizsla Silver’s geologists shows the presence of at least two vein systems with respective strike lengths of 2.6 km and 1.8 km carrying significant silver and gold grades.


  • Large property package at 16 962 ha.
  • While this district has seen past production dating back centuries, the La Garra-Metates District has seen minimal exploration and no drilling.
  • Vizsla Silver’s sampling demonstrated multi-kilo silver equivalent grades over several kilometres of strike.
  • Epithermal vein systems trending N-NNW in a geological setting akin that of the Panuco Project and First Majestics Silver Corp.’s San Dimas project.
  • Potential for high-grade shoots along-strike and at depth on two known vein systems with estimated strike length of 2.6 km and 1.8 km, respectively.
  • Significant potential to discover new veins given the underexplored nature of the district.
  • The La Garra-Metates District has been acquired for less than 3% of Vizsla Silver’s market capitalisation.

Michael Konnert, President, and CEO, stated: “Vizsla Silver has agreed to acquire another highly prospective precious metals rich district in the Sinaloa Silver Belt, marking the first time that the La Garra-Metates District has ever been in a public company.

“The consolidation and acquisition of a vastly underexplored, past-producing district in the state of Sinaloa is an excellent addition to our portfolio and demonstrates our strength in the region. Similar to our flagship Panuco Project, which represents one of the largest, undeveloped, high-grade silver primary assets globally, La Garra hosts sub-vertical structures reminiscent of Vizsla Silver’s Napoleon vein, as well as flat-lying structures like Copala. Additionally, the La Garra-Metates District is located approximately 32 km to the south of First Majestic Silver’s San Dimas Mine, a prolific precious metals producer and is one of 9 billion oz silver equivalent districts in Mexico. Vizsla Silver has a long-term view of its role in the silver industry and within this region of Mexico. We believe we have the potential to build a multi-generational asset base and become a globally significant producer of silver in Sinaloa. Although Vizsla Silver’s focus continues to be to develop the Panuco-Copala district while exploring for new centres of high-grade mineralisation, this acquisition allows for new major discoveries in the future and a growing pipeline of potential production as we continue to generate a dominant footprint in this emerging, but globally significant silver-belt.”

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