SilverCrest Files Mineral Resource Technical Report on the Las Chispas Property

VANCOUVER, BC – April 24, 2018 - SilverCrest Metals Inc. (“SilverCrest” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a technical report titled “Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate for the Las Chispas Property, Sonora, Mexico” (the “Las Chispas Report”), dated April 23, 2018, with an effective date of February 12, 2018, was filed today on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and is also available on SilverCrest’s website. The Las Chispas Report was independently completed for the Company by Tetra Tech Canada Inc. (“Tetra Tech”), in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

There are no material differences between the assumptions and estimates contained in the Company’s press release dated February 26, 2018 (the “February 26 News Release”) on the Las Chispas Property and those contained in the filed Las Chispas Report.

The Company advises that, as identified by Tetra Tech, the Las Chispas Report discloses a slight increase of tonnages in the estimate on historic dumps by 26,500 tonnes, which does not have a material effect on the overall Mineral Resource Estimate. The revised Mineral Resource Estimate is as follows:

SilverCrest’s Las Chispas Resource Summary – Effective February 12, 2018 (as amended)
Resource Category(1) Tonnes Au
AgEq gpt Contained Gold Ounces Contained Silver Ounces Contained AgEq(2) Ounces
Inferred(3)(5)(6) 3,443,500 3.63 296 568 401,600 32,675,600 62,826,100
Inferred Resource Summary By Vein
Vein Average True Width Tonnes Au
AgEq gpt Contained Gold Ounces Contained Silver Ounces Contained AgEq(2) Ounces
Babicanora 3.2 1,894,000 5.41 361 766 329,000 21,952,000 46,641,000
 Includes Area 51 2.7 967,000 7.43 469 1,026 231,000 14,581,000 32,247,000
Las Chispas 3.0 171,000 2.39 340 520 13,000 1,874,000 2,861,000
Giovanni 2.0 607,000 1.37 237 340 27,000 4,633,000 6,641,000
William Tell 1.5 595,000 1.32 185 284 25,000 3,543,000 5,438,000
Historic Dumps(4) n/a  174,500 1.38 119 222 7,600 664,600 1,246,100
  1. Conforms to NI 43-101, Companion Policy 43-101CP, and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, as amended. Inferred Resources have been estimated from geological evidence and limited sampling and must be treated with a lower level of confidence than Measured and Indicated Resources.
  2. AgEq based on 75 (Ag):1 (Au) and 100% metallurgical recovery.
  3. Previously reported in February 26 News Release as 3,415,000 tonnes grading 3.66 Au and 297 Ag gpt, or 572 AgEq and contained 402,000 ounces gold and 32,650,000 ounces silver, or 62,800,000 ounces AgEq;
  4. Previously reported in February 26 News Release as 148,000 tonnes grading 1.60 Au and 136 Ag, or 256 AgEq and contained 7,000 ounces gold and 648,000 ounces silver, or 1,219,000 ounces AgEq.
  5. All numbers are rounded.  Overall numbers may not be exact due to rounding.
  6. In situ vein resource is reported using a 150 gpt AgEq cut-off grade and minimum 1.5 m minimum true width, and surface stockpile resource is reported using a 100 gpt AgEq cut-off.

Qualified Person
The Mineral Resources for the Las Chispas Property disclosed in this news release have been estimated by P. James F. Barr, P. Geo., Senior Geologist and Team Lead – Geology for Tetra Tech and independent of SilverCrest. Mr. Barr is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101. The Mineral Resources have been classified in accordance with CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, as amended. Mr. Barr has read and approved the contents of this press release as it pertains to the disclosed mineral resource estimate.

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. SilverCrest is the first company to successfully drill-test the historic Las Chispas Project resulting in numerous 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.  

N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer
SilverCrest Metals Inc.
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SilverCrest Metals Inc.
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