Silvercorp Reports Tunneling-Exposed High Grade Mineralization Zones from its 2017-2018 Exploration Programs at the SGX Mine, Ying Mining District, China

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Silvercorp Metals Inc. (“Silvercorp” or the “Company”) (TSX:SVM) (NYSE American:SVM) is pleased to report results of its exploration programs from July 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 at the SGX mine, Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China.

The exploration program at the SGX mine consists of underground drilling and tunneling. During the nine month period, the Company completed 15,592 meters (“m”) underground diamond drilling with 7 underground rigs and 15,259m exploration tunneling between elevation Levels 120m and 680m. Results of underground drilling continuously extended the major mineralized vein structures along strike and downdip and exploration tunneling exposed high grade mineralization zones within major production vein structures.

Highlights of selected mineralization zones exposed in exploration drift tunnels:

  • Drift Tunnel XPD-S7_2-210-3NMY exposed mineralization of 145m long and 0.75m wide (true width) grading 420 gram per tonne (“g/t”) silver (“Ag”), 14.72% lead (“Pb”) and 0.44% zinc (“Zn”) within vein structure S7_2 on the 210m level;
  • Drift Tunnel XPD-S19-300-11ASYM exposed mineralization of 150m long and 0.80m wide (true width) grading 426g/t Ag, 9.32% Pb and 4.76% Zn within vein structure S19 on the 300m level;
  • Drift Tunnel CM102-S32-520-65SYM exposed mineralization of 95m long and 0.92m wide (true width) grading 595g/t Ag, 16.17% Pb and 7.39% Zn within vein structure S32 on the 520m level; and
  • Drift Tunnel PD700-S28-450-79SYM exposed mineralization of 65m long and 1.06m wide (true width) grading 532g/t Ag, 20.82% Pb and 1.51% Zn within vein structure S28 on the 450m level.

The exploration tunneling, comprising drifting, crosscutting and raising, was driven along and across major mineralized vein structures to upgrade drill defined mineral resources and test for new parallel and splay structures.

The tunneling program from July 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 at SGX is briefly summarized in the following table:

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Silvercorp is a low-cost silver-producing Canadian mining company with multiple mines in China. The Company’s vision is to deliver shareholder value by focusing on the acquisition of under developed projects with resource potential and the ability to grow organically.  For more information, please visit our website at www.silvercorp.ca.

For further information

Lorne Waldman
Senior Vice President
Silvercorp Metals Inc.

Phone: (604) 669-9397
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Email: investor@silvercorp.ca
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