Mr. David Stein reports
KUYA SILVER ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO CARMELITAS PROJECT IN THE BETHANIA DISTRICT
The terms of Kuya Silver Corp.'s agreement to acquire the Carmelitas concessions (located in the district of Acobambilla, department of Huancavelica, and in the district of Chongos Altos, department of Junin, in Peru) have been amended, and Kuya Silver intends to commence initial fieldwork. The acquisition of the three concessions was first announced on May 14, 2021, with the purchase price consisting of cash and common shares of Kuya Silver, to be paid on a schedule over 18 months. Kuya Silver and the vendor, Freddy Canales, have agreed to amend the terms of the transaction as follows:
- Earlier issuance of common shares. Kuya Silver has issued 1,084,490 common shares to the vendor, equivalent in value to $400,000 (U.S.) (at a price of 49 cents per share, equivalent to the 20-day volume-weighted average price (VWAP) ending on Sept. 16, 2022);
- New timing for cash payments and increase in cash consideration. Prior to the amendment, Kuya Silver had already paid $293,500 (U.S.) in cash (including $42,500 (U.S.) of other costs allocated to the transaction), with $199,000 (U.S.) remaining to be paid. In accordance with the amended agreement, Kuya Silver paid the vendor $60,000 (U.S.) on Sept. 15, 2022, and will pay the vendor an additional $199,000 (U.S.) by Nov. 30, 2022, representing an increase of $60,000(U.S.) in the cash consideration.
The total purchase price for the Carmelitas concessions, reflecting both cash and common shares, has increased from $892,500 (U.S.) to $952,500 (U.S.). Title to the three concessions totalling 800 hectares has already been transferred to Kuya Silver's Peruvian subsidiary, Kuya Silver SAC.
Carmelitas project update
The Carmelita concessions, and, in particular, the recently past-producing Carmelitas mine, remain an area of focus for Kuya Silver's regional exploration in the greater Bethania district. Up until 2020, the Carmelitas mine hosted small-scale silver-lead-zinc production of epithermal-related mineralization, similar to mineralization hosted at the Bethania mine, which is located only three kilometres to the east. To date, Kuya Silver personnel have mapped and observed five veins, of which three saw recent production with access via several horizontal adits in two vertical levels approximately 40 metres apart.
Four of the five veins identified to date strike in a northeast-southwest direction, essentially parallel to the principal vein systems of the Bethania mine (such as Espanola, 12 de Mayo, Victoria). These two mineralized vein systems (Bethania and Carmelitas), as well as the other vein prospects identified by Kuya Silver and other personnel in the field, are interpreted to be features of a larger collapsed caldera system known as the Huayta caldera. The Carmelitas and Bethania vein systems are mirrored across the flanks of the Huayta caldera, which likely controls and drives local epithermal mineralization in the Bethania district, and much of this prospective area is now covered by Kuya Silver's mining concessions and mineral claims.
Kuya Silver intends to conduct a more detailed mapping, prospecting and sampling program to better understand the Carmelitas vein system, including grade distribution, alteration, metal zoning and other data, in order to prepare for more advanced exploration leading to a future drilling campaign.
David Stein, Kuya Silver's president and chief executive officer, remarked: "Understandably, Kuya Silver has focused much of its exploration attention to date on at the Bethania mine and its immediate vicinity, while at the same time accumulating a commanding land position in the Bethania district. While our work at the Bethania mine site and nearby area (such as the Hilltop zone) has just started to scratch the surface on the potential to host a significant silver-polymetallic deposit at depth and along strike, the exploration of a potential second zone of mineralization in the district, such as Carmelitas, will be highly strategic to our long-term growth in the area."
A total of six rock chip samples were collected in early 2021. The co-ordinates of the locations of each sample were measured by hand-held GPS and recorded, and the samples dispatched to the SGS laboratory in Lima for geochemical analysis. The analyses were carried out using the following methods: FA313 -- fire assay for gold, ICP40B -- inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy multiacid digestion for 36 elements and AAS41B -- atomic absorption, multiacid digestion for silver, lead, zinc over detection limit. SGS Laboratories in Lima has international certifications OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and is accredited by INACAL under the NTP-ISO/IEC 17025.
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The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by David Lewis, PGeo, exploration director of Kuya Silver and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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