Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 20, 2023) - Kuya Silver Corporation (CSE: KUYA) (OTCQB: KUYAF) (FSE: 6MR1) (the "Company" or "Kuya Silver") announces it has filed an amended and restated technical report entitled "Bethania Silver Project - NI 43-101 Technical Report (Amended and Restated Preliminary Economic Assessment prepared for Kuya Silver Corporation), Huancavelica, Peru" dated September 26, 2023 (the "Amended Technical Report"). The Amended Technical Report addresses comments raised by the Ontario Securities Commission during a continuous disclosure review.
The Amended Technical Report supersedes and amends certain provisions of the technical report filed on June 13, 2022, having an effective date of April 9, 2022, presenting a preliminary economic assessment of the Bethania silver project (the "PEA").
Among the comments addressed by the Company in the Amended Technical Report is an updated calculation for the silver equivalent resources in section 14 (Mineral Resource Estimates) as well as section 1.15 of the Summary. Silver equivalent disclosure for grade and number of ounces have been recalculated to use recoveries for silver, gold, lead, zinc and copper, which are more accurate and consistent with the disclosure for metallurgical recoveries in section 17 (Recovery Methods) and section 24 (Economic Analysis) previously disclosed in the PEA. The mineral resource estimate included in the Amended Technical Report has not changed, only the calculation of silver equivalent values, grade and number of ounces.
The updated silver equivalent resource is as follows:
|Category||Tonnes||Grade (AgEq)||Ounces (AgEq)|
Note: Metal prices used for this calculation are: silver, $25.44/oz, lead, $1981.79/t, zinc, $2658.62/t, copper, $7917.00/t, and gold, $1849.78. Recoveries used for each metal are: silver, 91.6%, lead, 90.1%, zinc, 80.7%, copper, 63.8% and gold, 34.2%.
The Amended Technical Report also amends certain other disclosure contained in the PEA as follows:
|Section 12 — Data Verification||Disclosure is clarified to provide additional details on the verification process by the Qualified Persons.|
|Section 14 — Mineral Resource Estimates||Additional disclosure has been included in section 14.5 (Data Analysis and Estimation Domains) to clarify and provide additional context with respect to estimation domains with smaller amounts of data points.|
|Section 16 — Mining Methods||The term "economically extractable" (subset of the mineral resource estimate) has been replaced with "subset of the mineral resource estimate used in the economic analysis".|
|Section 17 — Recovery Methods||Additional disclosure has been added to section 17.2 (Design Criteria) to provide further information on the process method selection.|
|Section18 — Project Infrastructure||Additional disclosure has been added to section 18.2.2 (Tailings Storage Facility) to clarify that the dam would be raised later in the mine life and that this has been factored into the capital expenditure estimate.|
|Section 19 — Market Studies and Contracts||Additional disclosure has been added to clarify that the market study referenced in this section used different (higher) assumed head grades to estimate potential pricing of various concentrates, which was confusing to the reader. However, the economic analysis in section 22 relied on grades consistent with section 17, not the market study in section 19.|
|Section 21 — Capital and Operating Costs||Additional disclosure has been added to section 21.4 (Mine Capital Costs) to add further detail on the cost of the mining capital equipment and other costs.|
|Section 26 — Recommendations||A budget for the recommended work program has been presented in section 26.1.|
The Amended Technical Report was prepared by Mining Plus. The qualified persons, as defined under NI 43-101, are Edgard Vilela (MAusIMM (CP), Simon Mortimer (P. Geo.), Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.), Donald Hickson (P. Eng.), Laurie Tahija (MMSA), and John Woodson (P.E.). Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.) has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
About Kuya Silver Corporation
Kuya Silver is a Canadian‐based mineral exploration and development company with a focus on acquiring, exploring, and advancing precious metals assets in Peru and Canada.
For more information, please contact:
David Stein, President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (604) 398‐4493
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