Great Panther Silver Limited
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Great Panther Silver Limited

January 27, 2015 07:30 ET

Great Panther Silver Intersects 13.82 Metres Assaying 4.99g/t Gold and 194g/t Silver in San Ignacio Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2015) - GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX:GPR) (NYSE MKT:GPL) ("Great Panther"; the "Company") is releasing the final results of the 2014 drill program at its San Ignacio satellite mine, which is part of the Company's wholly-owned Guanajuato Mine Complex in Guanajuato, Mexico. The 3,728 metre surface drill program successfully extended the continuity of high grade silver-gold mineralization for approximately 300 metres south of present mining activities. Results are highlighted by a 13.82 metre (11.72 metres true width) intersection in hole ESI14-140 assaying 4.99g/t gold and 194g/t silver.

"Our recent drilling at the San Ignacio Mine has not only extended the mineralization to the south but has started to delineate a very significant lens of thicker and higher grade mineralization," stated Robert Archer, President and CEO. "With these encouraging results, we have modified the mine plan at San Ignacio and have turned our immediate focus to developing this new zone."

Drill Highlights from San Ignacio

Drill Hole Section From
(m)
To
(m)
Width
(m)
True Width
(m)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
ESI14-126 375N 125.30 129.99 4.69 4.06 3.59 156
ESI14-125 250N 115.10 128.10 13.00 7.46 5.45 156
ESI14-129 250N 110.63 120.08 9.45 8.18 3.56 256
ESI14-136 200N 91.80 117.22 25.42 19.47 3.61 130
ESI14-137 200N 99.86 114.05 14.19 10.87 2.79 172
ESI14-140 150N 89.20 103.02 13.82 11.72 4.99 196

The surface drilling program was concluded in mid-December 2014, with 25 holes drilled. While mining to date has focused on the Intermediate vein and, to a lesser extent, on the Melladito vein, the drilling showed that the two veins merge to the south. This single vein extension will retain the Melladito name and contains significantly better widths and grades than what was mined in 2014. Several new splays of high grade mineralization have also been observed.

This single vein extension forms a thick lens of epithermal mineralization extending at least 300 metres south of the present mineral resource block, and under historic workings dating back to the 19th century. The vein structures are known to extend for approximately four kilometres along the length of the property leaving almost three kilometres of untested strike potential. The most southerly holes drilled in the program were on section 150N, including hole ESI14-140 noted above. Hole ESI14-136, on section 200N, included 19.47 metres true width, the thickest intersection to date, assaying 3.61g/t gold and 130g/t silver. Several holes included narrower intervals of bonanza grade silver-gold mineralization. Revised longitudinal sections and a complete table of assays can be found on the Company's website at www.greatpanther.com.

The data from this drill program are presently being compiled, interpreted and modelled and a new San Ignacio Mineral Resource Estimate is expected to be announced this quarter, inclusive of the initial six holes that were announced on October 30, 2014.

The San Ignacio Mine entered commercial production in June 2014 as a satellite operation of the Guanajuato Mine Complex. It is currently operating at approximately 300 tonnes per day, with ore being trucked 22 kilometres to the Company's Cata processing plant. As mineralization is close to surface, access and mine development is provided by a main ramp with auxiliary production levels. The main production level has already reached the closest of the new exploration holes, ESI14-117, and development is continuing to the south. The new drill results will be used to guide follow up underground drilling and development in 2015, all of which will be used to improve the classification of the resource. Surface drilling in 2015 will focus primarily on the depth continuity of the Melladito vein and further extensions to the south.

The Company's QA/QC program includes the regular insertion of blanks, duplicates, and standards into the sample shipments; diligent monitoring of assay results; and necessary remedial actions. Sample assaying was completed at the independent SGS-GTO lab in Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico. Silver assaying was completed with AAS12B technique, with over-limits (300g/t) completed by FAG323. Gold assaying was completed with FAA313 technique, with over-limits (10g/t) completed by FAG323. Where necessary lead, zinc, copper, arsenic and antimony assays were completed using atomic absorption spectroscopy.

Robert F. Brown, P. Eng. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company, is the Qualified Person for the Guanajuato Mine Complex under the meaning of NI 43-101 and has reviewed these results. Aspects relating to mining and metallurgy are overseen by Ali Soltani, Chief Operating Officer for Great Panther and its Mexican subsidiary, Minera Mexicana El Rosario, S.A. de C.V.

ABOUT GREAT PANTHER

Great Panther Silver Limited is a primary silver mining and exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading under the symbol GPR, and on the NYSE MKT trading under the symbol GPL. The Company's current activities are focused on the mining of precious metals from its two wholly-owned operating mines in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex, which includes the San Ignacio satellite mine, and the Topia Mine in Durango. The Company also has two exploration projects in Mexico, El Horcon and Santa Rosa, and is pursuing additional mining opportunities in the Americas.

Robert Archer, President & CEO

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws (together, "forward-looking statements"). Such forward-looking statements may include but are not limited to the Company's plans for production at its Guanajuato and Topia Mines in Mexico, exploring its other properties in Mexico, the overall economic potential of its properties, the availability of adequate financing and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to be materially different. Such factors include, among others, risks and uncertainties relating to potential political risks involving the Company's operations in a foreign jurisdiction, uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, physical risks inherent in mining operations, currency fluctuations, fluctuations in the price of silver, gold and base metals, completion of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013 and Material Change Reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at www.sedar.com and reports on Form 40-F and Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.

Complete 2014 Drill-Hole Results from San Ignacio

Drill-Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Length
(m)
True Width
(m)
Au
g/t
Ag
g/t
ZONE
ESI14-117 132.75 141.70 8.95 7.75 7.42 244 Melladito
ESI14-117 150.90 151.90 1.00 0.97 5.85 257 Footwall*
ESI14-118 143.25 150.95 7.70 6.98 4.94 130 Melladito
ESI14-118 159.30 160.35 1.05 0.99 3.33 83 Footwall
ESI14-119 101.60 104.10 2.50 2.35 2.97 139 Melladito
ESI14-119 107.85 108.60 0.75 0.61 2.66 31 Footwall
ESI14-120 118.90 126.35 7.45 5.27 6.86 1133 Melladito
ESI14-120 138.40 139.60 1.20 0.77 1.14 5 Footwall
ESI14-121 106.60 107.80 1.20 0.98 2.44 108 Melladito
ESI14-121 107.80 109.30 1.50 1.23 0 0 Melladito (stope)
ESI14-122 108.45 110.50 2.05 1.93 4.34 273 Melladito splay
ESI14-123 107.05 109.00 1.95 1.69 0.63 128 Nombre de Dios
ESI14-124 119.70 125.95 6.25 4.79 2.69 97 Melladito
ESI14-124 135.60 136.10 0.50 0.47 0.62 25 Footwall
ESI14-125 115.10 128.10 13.00 7.46 5.45 156 Melladito
ESI14-125 157.20 161.50 4.30 3.29 6.65 120 Footwall
ESI14-126 113.80 114.35 0.55 0.39 19.06 531 Hangingwall*
ESI14-126 125.30 129.99 4.69 4.06 3.59 156 Melladito
ESI14-126 169.91 170.66 0.75 0.61 2.88 71 Footwall
ESI14-127 98.20 103.86 5.66 4.90 0.77 106 Melladito
ESI14-128 140.56 145.60 5.04 2.89 2.74 95 Melladito
ESI14-129 110.63 120.08 9.45 8.18 3.56 256 Melladito
ESI14-129 124.20 125.13 0.93 0.46 2.28 138 Footwall
ESI14-130 LOST
ESI14-131 99.96 106.77 6.81 5.22 2.37 64 Melladito
ESI14-132 149.56 155.85 6.29 4.82 3.63 142 Melladito
ESI14-132 165.22 166.12 0.90 0.90 0.11 35 Footwall
ESI14-133 90.91 91.09 0.18 0.17 0.10 11 Nombre de Dios
ESI14-134 109.11 111.57 2.46 1.74 1.28 66 Nombre de Dios
ESI14-135 127.84 128.34 0.50 0.47 0.59 119 Nombre de Dios
ESI14-135 207.76 208.26 0.50 0.50 0.47 223 Nombre de Dios II
ESI14-136 91.80 117.22 25.42 19.47 3.61 130 Melladito
ESI14-136 130.10 130.60 0.50 0.43 0.86 1 Footwall
ESI14-137 99.86 114.05 14.19 10.87 2.79 172 Hangingwall
ESI14-137 126.22 126.72 0.50 0.38 1.64 55 Melladito
ESI14-137 137.50 147.07 9.57 8.29 0.76 62 Footwall
ESI14-138 139.68 140.40 0.72 0.44 4.41 80 Unknown
ESI14-139 120.60 123.70 3.10 2.44 3.21 46 Melladito
ESI14-139 130.15 136.31 6.16 4.43 2.90 82 Footwall
ESI14-140 89.20 103.02 13.82 11.72 4.99 194 Melladito
ESI14-140 112.05 112.59 0.54 0.43 3.51 12 Footwall
ESI14-141 90.14 91.00 0.86 0.86 6.69 1408 Hangingwall
ESI14-141 99.56 100.06 0.50 0.47 5.27 184 Hangingwall
ESI14-141 106.20 115.20 9.00 7.79 0.52 7 Melladito
ESI14-141 117.63 121.54 3.91 2.91 1.93 38 Footwall
* Footwall and *Hangingwall designated veins are relative to the Melladito structure, and are not to be considered contiguous zones.

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