Metalline Mining Company (AMEX: MMG, TSX: MMZ) announces the final drill results from the drilling of the shallow silver-zinc resource area at the Sierra Mojada Project located in Coahuila, Mexico. Results reported below are at a 30 gpt Ag or 1% Zn external cut-off.
Metalline reports a total of 41 drill holes, most of them from the 2010 drilling program within the Area A silver (+zinc+lead) resource, that average 22 meters thick above a 30 gpt Ag cut-off, averaging 58 gpt Ag, 1.09% Zn, and 0.33% Pb. All of the holes are vertical and the intercepts represent the true thickness of the resource.
These holes are located primarily on the edges of the shallow silver-zinc-lead deposit where the deposit thins and the zinc+lead contents increase relative to silver. They are thinner and slightly lower in silver content than the average drill hole intercept to date.
The above sections complete the suite of sections on 100-meter spacing between sections 629600E and 632250E and document continuation of the Area A silver+zinc+lead deposit for a strike length of at least 3 kilometers. The deposit remains open both to the west and to the east. Individual graphic sections have been posted to the web site at http://www.metallinemining.com/s/DH_Sections.asp. Detailed drill results by section are attached below.
Sampling and QA/QC
All of the sampling and sample preparation for assays reported herein for pre-2010 drill holes have been done on site under supervision by Metalline personnel and all those samples were shipped directly to ALS-Chemex for further sample preparation and assaying with insertion of appropriate standards and blanks. All of the samples from the 2010 drilling program were shipped directly to ALS-Chemex for preparation and analyses. A third party review of the Company's QA/QC program vetted the Company's sample preparation and sample handling protocols for the previous core drilling and channel sampling programs.
Greg Hahn, Interim President and CEO, a Certified Professional Geologist, is the Qualified Person responsible for reviewing and reporting the contents of this press release and assuring the results reported herein are in accordance with NI 43-101.
Manager of Corporate Communications
Metalline is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Srdanovic as Manager of Corporate Communications. Mr. Srdanovic previously held positions at Sierra Geothermal Power and at Canaccord Capital Inc. His ten years of experience in the financial sector will help Metalline publicize its core messages to the investment community. On December 15, 2010 Metalline issued Anthony Srdanovic an option to purchase 250,000 common shares pursuant to the Company's stock option plan. The options are exercisable at a price of $1.18 per share.
Source: Metalline Mining Company