TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) (TSX: EXN.WT) (NYSE: EXN) (FRA: E4X2) ("Excellon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from underground expansion and exploration drilling at the Platosa Mine in Durango, Mexico.

Highlights

  • Further definition and expansion of the Rodilla, NE-1S and Pierna Mantos, with diamond drilling results from underground including:
    • 1,422 g/t silver equivalent ("AgEq") over 8.9 metres (1,023 g/t Ag, 9.3% Pb, 4.5% Zn and 0.1 g/t Au) in EX20UG491, including 4,623 g/t AgEq over 2.2 metres (3,499 g/t Ag, 29.7% Pb, 10.3% Zn and 0.1 g/t Au);
    • 1,092 g/t AgEq over 2.4 metres (673 g/t Ag, 6.7% Pb and 7.1% Zn) in EX20UG493;
    • 1,539 g/t AgEq over 1.6 metres (1,258 g/t Ag, 7.5% Pb, 2.4% Zn and 0.1 g/t Au) in EX20UG506; and
    • 984 g/t AgEq over 4.0 metres (721 g/t Ag, 4.1% Pb and 4.5% Zn) in EX21UG515;
  • Drilling underway to define and discover new mineralization in an area of the Platosa deposit that was never effectively drilled from surface – the Gap Zone – with 300 metres of potential mineralized strike to be explored.

"Initial drilling from the top of the Gap Zone has returned compelling high grade results," stated Ben Pullinger, Senior Vice President Geology & Corporate Development. "This sub-vertical structure connects the 623 and NE-1S mantos and represents a significant opportunity to define additional mineralization at Platosa. We also continue to define and add further tonnage around known manto mineralization."

Exploration Results

The following table shows highlighted intervals from the current definition and infill program being conducted from underground at Platosa:

Hole ID

Interval(1)

Interval(2)

Ag

Pb

Zn

Au

AgEq(3)

Area

From

To

metres

g/t

%

%

g/t

g/t

EX20UG488

21.8

23.3

1.5

439

5.5

6.7

-

811

Pierna

including

21.8

22.5

0.7

607

7.3

9.8

-

1,130


and

29.3

29.9

0.6

195

5.1

6.4

-

545


EX20UG490

36.0

37.1

1.1

156

1.6

9.6

-

524

Pierna

including

36.4

37.1

0.6

201

2.5

11.9

-

674


EX20UG491

67.6

76.5

8.9

1,023

9.3

4.5

0.1

1,422

Rodilla

including

67.6

69.8

2.2

3,499

29.7

10.3

0.1

4,623


EX20UG492

69.2

69.4

0.3

356

5.5

2.9

-

599

Rodilla

EX20UG493

58.1

60.5

2.4

673

6.7

7.1

-

1,092

NE-1S

including

58.9

59.8

0.9

1,384

13.0

11.0

0.1

2,101


EX20UG497

90.8

93.8

3.1

208

2.8

6.9

-

516

NE-1S

including

92.1

93.0

1.0

507

6.2

19.2

-

1,323


EX20UG499

93.1

94.5

1.4

114

1.6

1.7

-

212

NE-1S

EX20UG502

24.0

25.9

1.9

789

7.1

6.2

0.1

1,190

NE-1S

including

24.5

25.1

0.7

1,130

7.6

12.8

0.2

1,778


EX20UG503

24.1

27.8

3.7

508

4.0

7.4

-

866

NE-1S

including

24.8

26.0

1.3

796

4.7

14.2

-

1,408


EX20UG506

28.5

30.0

1.6

1,258

7.4

2.4

0.1

1,539

623

including

28.5

28.9

0.5

3,376

16.0

0.1

-

3,791


EX20UG508

31.1

32.4

1.3

606

6.0

0.9

-

791

NE-1S

including

31.7

32.1

0.4

1,931

18.8

2.6

0.1

2,508


EX20UG509

37.2

37.5

0.3

1,612

9.2

4.7

-

2,012

NE-1S

EX21UG513

59.3

59.6

0.3

408

1.5

0.2

-

454

NE-1

EX21UG514

33.8

35.1

1.2

261

3.3

7.5

-

603

Gap

EX21UG515

22.6

26.6

4.0

721

4.1

4.5

-

984

Gap

including

23.4

24.0

0.6

1,082

1.7

6.6

-

1,353


and

26.0

26.6

0.6

1,980

10.0

0.8

-

2,264


(1)       From-to intervals are measured from the drill collar, with drill holes marked UG or PH drilled from underground stations.
(2)       All intervals are reported as core length with true widths estimated to be between 50 and 95%.
(3)       AgEq in drill results assumes $24.00 Ag, $0.90 Pb, $1.20 Zn and $1,800 Au with 100% metallurgical recovery.

Drilling from underground continues to define and expand known mineralization ahead of production at the Pierna, NE-1 and NE-1S Mantos. Most significantly, drilling into the Gap Zone (see figure 1), a zone of vertical mineralization inadequately tested with vertical holes drilled from surface, provides a significant opportunity to add additional mineralization along a target approximately 300 metres along strike with a vertical extent of 30-40 metres. This target will be a priority for the 2021 program and remains open to the south of the deposit, where drilling from surface at the 10-20 target has intersected mineralization beyond the current extent of the Platosa mineral footprint.

PLATOSA MINE - UG INFILL AND EXPANSION DRILLING (CNW Group/Excellon Resources Inc.)

Platosa drill core samples are prepared and assayed by SGS Minerals Services in Durango, Mexico. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. The Company has a comprehensive QA/QC program, supervised by an independent Qualified Person.

Qualified Person

Mr. Ben Pullinger, P.Geo., Senior Vice President Geology & Corporate Development, has acted as the Qualified Person, as defined in NI 43-101, with respect to the disclosure of the scientific and technical information contained in this press release.

About Excellon

Excellon's vision is to create wealth by realizing strategic opportunities through discipline and innovation for the benefit of our employees, communities and shareholders. The Company is advancing a precious metals growth pipeline that includes: Platosa, Mexico's highest-grade silver mine since production commenced in 2005; Kilgore, a high quality gold development project in Idaho with strong economics and significant growth and discovery potential; and an option on Silver City, a high-grade epithermal silver district in Saxony, Germany with 750 years of mining history and no modern exploration. The Company also aims to continue capitalizing on current market conditions by acquiring undervalued projects.

Additional details on Excellon's properties are available at www.excellonresources.com.  

Forward-Looking Statements

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this Press Release, which has been prepared by management. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 27E of the Exchange Act. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding mineral resources estimates, the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company, including potential property acquisitions, the timing, content, cost and results of proposed work programs, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, geological interpretations, proposed production rates, potential mineral recovery processes and rates, business and financing plans, business trends and future operating revenues. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, significant downward variations in the market price of any minerals produced, the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials. This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors: The terms "mineral resource," "measured mineral resource," "indicated mineral resource" and "inferred mineral resource," as used on Excellon's website and in its press releases are Canadian mining terms that are defined in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). These Canadian terms are not defined terms under United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC by U.S. registered companies. The SEC permits U.S. companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. Accordingly, note that information describing the Company's "mineral resources" is not directly comparable to information made public by U.S. companies subject to reporting requirements under U.S. securities laws. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in the Company's Form 40-F which may be secured from the Company, or online at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

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