SilverCrest Announces New High-Grade Discovery at Las Chispas and Record Intercept

- November 16th, 2020

2.4 Metres Grading 555.36 gpt Au and 19,452.8 gpt Ag, or 61,105 gpt AgEq TSX: SIL | NYSE American: SILV  SilverCrest Metals Inc. is pleased to announce drill results for its newest high-grade discovery, the Babi Vista Splay Vein and in-fill drilling for the northwest extension of the Babi Vista Vein at its Las Chispas Property located in Sonora, Mexico . The current drill program for Babi Vista is designed to …

  • 2.4 Metres (TW) Grading 555.36 gpt Au and 19,452.8 gpt Ag, or 61,105 gpt AgEq

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 SilverCrest Metals Inc. (“SilverCrest” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce drill results for its newest high-grade discovery, the Babi Vista Splay Vein (“Babi Vista Splay” or “Splay”), and in-fill drilling for the northwest extension of the Babi Vista Vein (“Babi Vista”) at its Las Chispas Property (“Las Chispas” or the “Property”) located in Sonora, Mexico . The current drill program for Babi Vista is designed to expand high-grade precious metal mineralization along strike and to depth of the vein ( see attached Figures ). Included in this release are results for 129 holes (see Tables below) which include 24 expansion holes for the Babi Vista Splay and 105 in-fill holes for Babi Vista.

The Babi Vista Splay is located in the southeast extension of the Babi Vista Vein and appears to be a splayed quartz argentite-rich vein in the hanging wall of Babi Vista.

Highlights for Discovery of Babi Vista Splay Vein

  • 24 core holes drilled to date.
  • High-grade footprint of approximately 300 metres along strike and average height of 175 metres.
  • Weighted average results (true width (“TW”), uncut, undiluted) are 1.6 metres grading 74.27 grams per tonne (“gpt”) gold (“Au”) and 3,437.1 gpt silver (“Ag”), or 9,007 gpt silver equivalent (“AgEq”, based on 75 Ag:1 Au) within the high-grade footprint.
  • Average is dominated by hole BV20-201 with 2.4 metres (TW) grading 555.36 gpt gold and 19,452.8 gpt Ag, or 61,105 gpt AgEq. When excluding this hole, the weighted average results are 1.5 metres grading 10.35 gpt Au and 1,309.1 gpt Ag, or 2,085 gpt AgEq.
  • Hole BV20-201 establishes a new grade-thickness record for the Property of 189,426 gram-metres which compares to the previous record of 125,111 gram-metres (1.7 metres grading 73,595 gpt AgEq in Hole BV20-60).
  • Discovery is near the Company’s ongoing underground work and is readily accessible for potential early mining.
  • Discovery will be included as Inferred Resources for the upcoming resource estimation in the ongoing feasibility study.

Babi Vista Vein in-fill drill results confirmed high-grade mineralization in the vein to the northwest. These results will be used for re-classification of mineral resources for consideration in the upcoming maiden reserves in the ongoing feasibility study. Drill results for the updated resources to be included in the feasibility study were cutoff on October 16, 2020 .  While drilling for the Babi Vista Splay and Babi Vista Vein, the Babi Vista Footwall (“FW”), Granaditas and several previously unknown and unnamed veins were also intersected with results presented in tables below.

N. Eric Fier , CPG, P.Eng, and CEO, remarked, “We continue to find new high-grade opportunities at Las Chispas, with yet another record-breaking intercept and vein discovery. Results from the Babi Vista Splay highlight continued potential for high-grade resource growth in the vicinity of our current underground work. With five drills active at Las Chispas, we expect to see further results in the coming months from both expansion and in-fill drilling beyond the completion of the feasibility study.”

The most significant result for this release is Hole BV20-201, which intersected 2.4 metres (estimated true width) grading 555.36 gpt Au and 19,452.8 gpt Ag, or 61,105 gpt AgEq. Also noteworthy are holes BV20-203 at 3.3 metres grading 38.18 gpt Au and 5,060.7 gpt Ag, or 7,924 gpt AgEq in the Babi Vista Splay and BV20-106 at 0.7 metres grading 52.2 gpt Au and 3,710.0 gpt Ag, or 7,625 gpt AgEq in the Babi Vista Vein. The following tables summarize the most significant drill intercepts (uncut, undiluted) for this release:

Babi Vista Splay Vein

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Drilled
Intercept
(m)

Approx.
True
Thickness
(m)

Au gpt

Ag gpt

AgEq gpt*

BV20-125

362.1

362.6

0.5

0.4

5.20

489.0

879

BV20-167

210.9

211.4

0.6

0.4

2.45

162.0

346

BV20-182

307.1

311.4

4.3

3.4

7.99

866.7

1,466

includes

310.6

311.4

0.8

0.6

36.90

4,132.0

6,900

BV20-193

424.4

426.1

1.7

1.4

1.03

119.1

197

BV20-195

311.0

312.5

1.5

1.2

2.03

205.0

357

BV20-197

384.0

384.5

0.5

0.4

1.59

170.0

289

BV20-201

356.2

359.2

3.0

2.4

555.36

19,452.8

61,105

includes

357.1

357.6

0.5

0.4

3,366.00

114,814.0

367,264

BV20-203

302.0

306.1

4.1

3.3

38.18

5,060.7

7,924

includes

305.5

306.1

0.6

0.5

240.10

32,741.0

50,749

BV20-206

379.5

380.5

1.0

0.8

1.05

138.0

217

BV20-207

228.5

233.6

5.1

4.1

5.23

624.3

1,016

includes

232.9

233.6

0.7

0.6

18.35

2,520.0

3,896

BV20-208

293.0

294.6

1.6

1.3

1.97

236.5

384

BV20-209A

317.2

318.1

0.9

0.7

1.07

326.0

406

BV20-210

336.8

337.9

1.1

0.9

5.29

650.4

1,047

Weighted Average

2.0

1.6

74.27

3,437.1

9,007

Babi Vista Vein

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Drilled
Intercept
(m)

Approx.
True
Thickness
(m)

Au gpt

Ag gpt

AgEq gpt*

BV20-80

344.5

345.0

0.6

0.5

3.74

395.0

676

BV20-100

183.3

183.9

0.6

0.5

18.30

1,002.0

2,375

BV20-101

369.4

370.0

0.6

0.4

5.58

475.0

894

BV20-106

248.3

249.2

0.9

0.7

52.20

3,710.0

7,625

BV20-114

261.1

262.2

1.1

0.8

16.74

1,278.0

2,534

BV20-120

206.8

207.4

0.6

0.4

35.40

2,890.0

5,545

BV20-123

350.3

350.8

0.5

0.4

10.90

782.0

1,600

BV20-125

343.5

344.0

0.5

0.4

5.01

547.0

923

BV20-126

224.8

226.8

2.0

1.6

1.79

126.6

261

BV20-130

186.7

187.5

0.8

0.6

34.50

3,410.0

5,998

BV20-135

195.9

198.8

2.9

2.4

12.14

774.7

1,685

BV20-136

262.1

262.9

0.8

0.7

1.24

119.0

212

BV20-137

173.8

174.5

0.7

0.6

1.65

185.0

309

BV20-139

179.1

179.6

0.5

0.4

1.54

111.0

227

BV20-140

278.9

279.5

0.6

0.4

3.42

254.0

511

BV20-143

293.9

294.4

0.5

0.4

5.10

613.0

996

BV20-146

284.1

285.0

0.9

0.8

1.24

96.4

189

BV20-147

210.0

210.6

0.6

0.5

1.25

120.0

214

BV20-152

196.2

197.3

1.1

0.9

20.32

1,293.9

2,818

BV20-154

292.5

293.0

0.5

0.4

2.56

325.0

517

BV20-165

265.0

266.5

1.5

1.2

6.95

906.0

1,427

BV20-175

262.5

263.0

0.5

0.4

2.72

336.0

540

BV20-178

343.1

344.0

0.9

0.7

44.60

2,990.0

6,335

BV20-179

229.5

230.0

0.5

0.4

2.66

338.0

538

BV20-182

302.1

303.5

1.4

1.1

1.33

126.1

226

BV20-191

215.7

216.2

0.5

0.4

10.55

1,180.0

1,971

BV20-197

292.8

294.1

1.3

1.0

1.92

196.2

340

Babi Vista FW & Granaditas Veins

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Drilled
Intercept
(m)

Approx.
True

Thickness
(m)

Au gpt

Ag gpt

AgEq gpt*

BV20-211

204.6

205.4

0.8

0.6

3.12

353.0

587

BV20-213

132.9

134.1

1.2

1.0

26.29

3,768.6

5,740

BV20-216

172.9

174.5

1.6

1.2

5.18

647.5

1,036

Unnamed Vein Intercepts

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Drilled
Intercept
(m)

Approx.
True
Thickness
(m)

Au gpt

Ag gpt

AgEq gpt*

BV20-80

215.9

216.5

0.6

0.5

1.50

154.0

266

339.1

339.9

0.8

0.6

1.84

129.0

267

BV20-102

93.2

93.9

0.7

0.5

0.74

109.0

165

BV20-112

249.0

249.6

0.6

0.5

2.75

219.0

425

BV20-158

219.9

220.4

0.5

0.4

1.08

84.8

166

BV20-163

141.8

142.3

0.5

0.4

1.57

196.0

314

BV20-174

287.6

288.3

0.7

0.5

1.89

217.0

359

BV20-182

224.1

224.7

0.6

0.4

0.83

147.0

209

BV20-181

195.0

195.6

0.6

0.4

3.70

5.0

283

BV20-207

213.7

214.5

0.8

0.6

1.69

213.0

340

Note: All numbers are rounded. Based on a cutoff grade of 150 gpt AgEq.

*AgEq based on 75 (Ag):1 (Au) calculated using long-term silver and gold prices of US$17 per ounce silver and US$1,225 per ounce gold, with average metallurgical recoveries of 90% silver and 95% gold.

All assays were completed by ALS Chemex in Hermosillo, Mexico , and North Vancouver, BC , Canada , and Bureau Veritas Inspectorate Ltd. in Hermosillo, Mexico .

Holes BA18-91, BV20-86 to 87, 90 to 91, 93, 95 to 99, 103 to 105, 107 to 111, 113, 115 to 119, 112 to 122, 124, 128 to 129, 131 to 134, 138, 141 to 142, 144 to 145, 148 to 151, 153, 155 to 157, 160 to 162, 164, 166, 168 to 173, 176 to 177, 180, 183 to 190, 192, 194, 196, 198 to 200, 202, 204 to 205, 212, 214 to 215 and 217 intersected veining but were below the Company’s cutoff grade of 150 gpt AgEq.

There are currently five (5) surface core drills operating at Las Chispas. These drill rigs are completing further known vein expansion holes for the Babi Vista Vein, El Muerto Zone and Amethyst Vein. Approximately 30 holes for 12,000 metres remain to be completed for 2020. An updated resource estimate is being completed as part of the ongoing feasibility study with an expected completion in Q4 2020 or early January 2021 .

The Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this news release is N. Eric Fier , CPG, P.Eng, and CEO for SilverCrest, who has reviewed and approved its contents.

ABOUT SILVERCREST METALS INC.
SilverCrest is a Canadian precious metals exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, BC , that is focused on new discoveries, value-added acquisitions and targeting production in Mexico’s historic precious metal districts. The Company’s current focus is on the high-grade, historic Las Chispas mining district in Sonora, Mexico . The Las Chispas Project consists of 28 mineral concessions, of which the Company has 100% ownership of where all the resources are located. SilverCrest is the first company to successfully drill-test the historic Las Chispas Property resulting in numerous high-grade precious metal discoveries. The Company is led by a proven management team in all aspects of the precious metal mining sector, including taking projects through discovery, finance, on time and on budget construction, and production.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. These include, without limitation, statements with respect to: the strategic plans, timing and expectations for the Company’s exploration and drilling programs of the Las Chispas Property, including updating the Company’s resource model and preparing a feasibility study; information with respect to high grade areas and size of veins projected from underground sampling results and drilling results; and the accessibility of future mining at the Las Chispas Property. Such forward–looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the reliability of mineralization estimates, the conditions in general economic and financial markets; availability of skilled labour; timing and amount of expenditures related to rehabilitation and drilling programs; and effects of regulation by governmental agencies. The actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of risk factors including: uncertainty as to the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic; the timing and content of work programs; results of exploration activities; the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data; receipt, maintenance and security of permits and mineral property titles; environmental and other regulatory risks; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; and general market and industry conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements included in this news release if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as otherwise required by applicable law.

N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng

For Further Information:

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SilverCrest Metals Inc.

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