El Tigre Silver Corp. (TSXV:ELS,OTCQX:EGRTF,FWB:5RT) reviewed its 2011 field work and 2012 objectives for the El Tigre Silver Project Program.
During 2011, El Tigre Silver Corp. (TSXV:ELS,OTCQX:EGRTF,FWB:5RT) achieved significant exploration progress with completion of two drilling programs: the first confirmed vein and stockwork mineralization in several vein targets, and the second channel sampled and drill tested the tailings pile for potential silver and gold production. In 2012, the company expects to place the tailings into silver production after additional metallurgical and engineering work, and conduct a core drilling program into prime exploration targets developed from the 2011 work.
As quoted in the press release:
The most important work during 2011 was the drilling of ten core holes for 2313 meters into four targets found in Espuelas Canyon, on Mule Mountain, in Tigre Viejo Canyon and on Gold Hill. The drilling program was a follow up of the field and compilation work conducted by the Company in 2010. The drill holes tested areas that had both high-grade vein silver mineralization and low-grade disseminated gold mineralization in the hanging wall of the veins.
2012 Drilling Program: The Company is planning to continue its evaluation of the potential low-grade halo target found along the El Tigre vein. Upwards of 5000 meters is planned to continue to obtain penetration into the zone and test the presence of any high-grade vein material left by the early mining operation. This work is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2012, which will include extensive road building to prepare drill pads.