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MAG Silver Corp.

September 06, 2012 09:19 ET

MAG Silver Provides Update on Jose Manto-Bridge Zone Definition Drilling

-- CM12-430: 84 g/t (2.4 opt) silver with 1.6% lead and 11.0% zinc over 11.79 metres.

-- Including: 160 g/t (4.7 opt) silver with 3.2% lead and 12.1% zinc over 5.87 metres.

-- Including: 258 g/t (7.5 opt) silver with 7.1% lead and 25.9% zinc over 2.54 metres.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) - MAG Silver Corp. (TSX:MAG)(NYSE MKT:MVG)(NYSE Amex:MVG) ("MAG") is pleased to announce results from continued definition drilling of the Jose Manto-Bridge Zone on its 100% owned Cinco de Mayo Property in northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Note that these results are not in follow up to the newly discovered Pegaso zone (see Press Release dated July 18, 2012). The best intercepts are: Hole 430, on the 383 Section at the northwest end of the Bridge Zone, which reported 84 grams per tonne ("g/t") (2.4 ounces per ton ("opt")) silver with 1.6% lead and 11.0% zinc over 11.79 metres; including: 160 g/t (4.7 opt) silver with 3.2% lead and 12% zinc over 5.87 metres; including: 2.54 metres that grades 258 g/t (7.5 opt) silver with 7.1% lead and 25.9% zinc; and Hole 418, on the 382 Section at the southeast end of the Bridge Zone which reported 131 g/t (3.8 opt) silver with 4.6% lead and 6.8% zinc over 9.17 metres; including: 2.70 metres that grades 256 g/t (7.5 opt) silver with 6.8% lead and 8.0% zinc.

Drilling has progressed northwest and southeast from previously announced sections (see Figure 1: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/mag-0906-fig1.pdf; and Press Releases of November 28, 2011, March 22, 2012, and May 17, 2012) with holes being drilled to intersect the manto about every 50 metres down-dip on sections spaced 250 m apart. The results demonstrate vertical continuity from between 125 and 450 metres depth and lateral continuity for over 4,000 metres throughout the zone.

Mineralization remains open in several directions and is now known to span the overlap zone between the Jose Manto and Bridge Zones. Notably, mineralization in the overlap zone appears to arc downwards towards Hole 431, the 61 metre massive sulphide discovery intercept for the Pegaso Zone reported recently (see Press Release of July 18, 2012 and Figure 2: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/mag-0906-fig2.pdf). This indicates a probable overall vertical extent to mineralization of nearly 900 metres. The near-surface Bridge Zone and Jose Manto mineralization appears higher in silver and lead than the deeper Pegaso Zone mineralization which is richer in zinc, copper and gold. This vertical zonation is typical of CRD systems throughout Mexico and the world. A number of Mexican CRD mines extend to depths of well over 1,000 metres.

"We are pleased to be able to continue fleshing out the strong silver-lead-zinc mineralization of the Bridge Zone and connect it to the Jose Manto and the deep Pegaso Zone," said Dan MacInnis, MAG Silver President and CEO. "We believe we now have enough drilling density on these two zones to support resource calculations for each and expect to have a resource study prepared by Q4. In the meantime we are pursuing a 2D and 3D seismic survey to guide drilling of the deep Pegaso Zone and potentially forge the link between all three of these zones."

Drilling Details

Assays have been received for twenty-five holes completed since the Press Release of May 17, 2012. Of these, eighteen hit significant sulphide mineralization in the Bridge Zone; four appear to have passed above or below the mineralized interval along each section (see Table 1 below). As is typical of the Bridge Zone, the percentage of massive sulphide ranges from roughly 50% to nearly 100% of the composite manto thickness, often with unmineralized limestone separating massive sulphide zones. All holes reported were drilled at -70 degrees inclination and intercepts appear to be close to true width (see Figures 3 and 4: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/mag-0906-figs3-4.pdf). The remaining six holes were exploration and deep holes, five of which hit mineralization.

Drilling has now spanned the gap between the Bridge Zone and Jose Manto with several holes (383; 411; 426, 427 and 428) apparently cutting mineralization in both fault slices (see Figure 4 and Long Section). Combining these results with those announced previously (see Press Releases of November 28, 2011, March 22, 2012, and May 17, 2012); mineralization in the Bridge Zone has now been defined on 50 metre centres on sections spaced 250 metres apart for 1200 metres along strike. Less tightly constrained drilling to the northwest and southeast past Cinco Ridge extends this to 1850 metres; adding the Jose Manto brings the total to 4000 metres. Bridge Zone mineralization continues to pinch and swell with vertical and lateral variations in manto width, thickness and composition. Down-dip extent of continuous Bridge Zone mineralization ranges from 125 to 480 metres with several of the narrower sections remaining open to depth or above. Thickness ranges from 1 to 16 metres, largely depending on spacing between massive sulfide layers. Mineralization continues to show evidence for multi-stage development, with distinct compositional differences between pulses and an increase in complexity with depth.

Table 1: Assay Results Jose Manto - Bridge Zone - Cinco Ridge Mineralized Corridor
Section 382
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
CM12-414 296.54 297.46 0.92 0.15 186 1.25 0.86 2.11
CM12-418 183.30 184.45 1.15 0.33 83 0.71 0.92 1.64
and 260.30 269.47 9.17 0.04 131 4.58 6.84 11.42
including 260.30 263.00 2.70 0.08 256 6.82 8.01 14.83
including 262.18 263.00 0.82 0.02 668 16.00 9.51 25.51
including 267.25 269.47 2.22 0.06 212 10.38 18.04 28.42
and 282.09 285.53 3.44 0.08 93 2.82 4.81 7.62
including 282.09 282.96 0.87 0.01 273 9.83 16.60 26.43
and 298.50 298.90 0.40 0.06 342 10.65 7.27 17.92
and 306.35 308.07 1.72 0.11 76 0.83 1.85 2.68
and 311.17 312.25 1.08 0.14 110 0.70 1.54 2.25
CM12-421 390.14 391.25 1.11 0.02 2640 0.01 0.02 0.02
and 520.55 521.70 1.15 0.00 14 1.06 6.04 7.10
CM12-425 212.11 212.49 0.38 0.55 21 2.04 5.15 7.19
CM12-434 200.22 202.65 2.43 0.30 262 3.17 1.53 4.69
and 468.29 468.78 0.49 0.04 136 0.10 0.19 0.29
Section 381
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
CM12-412 310.36 310.67 0.31 0.12 61 0.68 0.58 1.26
CM12-416 218.38 218.78 0.40 0.18 269 14.55 5.56 20.11
and 232.13 234.90 2.77 0.05 212 1.79 3.52 5.31
CM12-417 264.62 269.53 4.91 0.01 54 2.15 1.38 3.53
including 264.62 265.35 0.73 0.03 294 13.07 7.85 20.92
and 285.28 288.18 2.90 0.00 70 0.30 8.03 8.33
including 285.28 286.80 1.52 0.00 123 0.16 15.09 15.25
and 291.66 292.08 0.42 0.07 117 4.16 1.70 5.86
CM12-422 428.42 428.63 0.21 0.02 14 0.04 2.74 2.78
Section 380
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
CM12-419* 206.10 209.05 2.95 0.01 24 0.06 5.94 6.00
including 206.10 206.62 0.52 0.02 45 0.16 19.05 19.21
including 208.36 209.05 0.69 0.00 65 0.12 9.56 9.67
CM12-433 575.34 579.42 4.08 0.17 92 2.95 2.68 5.63
including 575.34 577.82 2.48 0.18 122 3.94 2.93 6.86
and 878.00 894.00 16.00 0.71 27 0.08 1.22 1.30
including 880.40 881.00 0.60 1.44 136 0.37 6.74 7.11
and 887.95 889.20 1.25 3.47 7 0.04 0.14 0.18
and 912.65 913.30 0.65 0.07 532 2.82 0.77 3.59
* 419 was drilled parallel to bedding to test for differently oriented mineralization
Section 377
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
CM12-432 496.11 503.65 7.54 0.18 80 1.93 2.03 3.96
including 497.51 499.02 1.51 0.41 305 6.89 4.09 10.98
including 497.51 498.00 0.49 0.86 761 15.40 7.52 22.92
and 513.14 516.20 3.06 0.18 68 3.19 6.17 9.36
including 515.11 516.20 1.09 0.23 165 8.26 16.14 24.40
Section 406
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
CM12-415 306.80 311.05 4.25 0.07 127 1.88 0.23 2.10
or 309.10 319.85 10.75 0.11 75 1.54 3.31 4.85
including 316.80 319.85 3.05 0.23 161 4.06 10.85 14.91
and 347.75 348.37 0.62 0.02 89 0.16 12.64 12.80
and 397.00 400.27 3.27 0.10 99 1.77 12.35 14.12
including 397.00 399.05 2.05 0.06 112 1.91 18.38 20.29
CM12-424 399.90 403.95 4.05 0.18 123 1.17 2.12 3.29
including 403.50 403.95 0.45 0.43 177 4.41 11.30 15.71
and 454.05 459.65 5.60 0.09 120 4.42 4.07 8.49
including 454.05 454.78 0.73 0.26 264 11.09 3.10 14.19
including 457.70 459.65 1.95 0.04 207 7.55 9.44 16.99
and 481.00 488.75 7.75 0.06 141 3.82 5.43 9.25
including 486.30 488.75 2.45 0.15 356 8.48 12.98 21.46
including 487.40 488.37 0.97 0.14 615 13.75 11.32 25.06
CM12-427 375.54 375.90 0.36 0.10 51 1.38 3.56 4.94
and 432.82 437.15 4.33 0.16 68 2.10 5.66 7.76
including 432.82 434.75 1.93 0.24 128 4.15 12.14 16.29
including 434.06 434.75 0.69 0.60 310 9.78 29.40 39.18
and 555.54 556.30 0.76 0.52 354 6.59 13.12 19.71
CM12-429 513.10 514.20 1.10 0.14 442 13.86 4.31 18.17
including 513.93 514.20 0.27 0.44 1195 35.73 11.45 47.18
CM12-437 55.55 58.27 2.72 0.29 127 1.28 0.28 1.55
including 55.55 56.95 1.40 0.43 203 1.63 0.42 2.05
and 74.18 74.95 0.77 0.24 163 2.76 3.30 6.06
and 104.77 107.97 3.20 0.03 8 0.11 1.35 1.45
and 118.78 121.04 2.26 0.00 4 0.19 1.18 1.37
and 131.30 132.10 0.80 0.13 93 0.47 0.33 0.80
and 199.13 200.70 1.57 0.04 27 1.12 4.05 5.17
Section 383
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
CM12-426 261.85 262.83 0.98 0.02 56 2.44 7.70 10.14
and 395.10 395.95 0.85 0.05 367 1.65 1.23 2.87
CM12-430 354.13 365.92 11.79 0.11 84 1.59 10.96 12.55
including 354.13 360.00 5.87 0.09 160 3.18 12.06 15.24
including 357.46 360.00 2.54 0.11 258 7.10 25.92 33.02
and 362.71 365.92 3.21 0.24 15 0.02 18.12 18.15
and 435.53 438.91 3.38 0.02 51 0.69 1.74 2.43
including 436.63 438.08 1.45 0.04 96 0.68 2.70 3.38
and 458.38 461.49 3.11 0.17 59 1.23 0.45 1.69
and 464.45 473.62 9.17 0.07 61 1.36 1.68 3.04
including 464.45 466.97 2.52 0.07 123 2.97 3.27 6.24
including 464.45 465.74 1.29 0.12 179 3.95 6.07 10.02
Deep
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
JM12-420 99.37 101.95 2.58 0.03 61 0.34 0.02 0.36
and 259.20 260.53 1.33 0.03 122 2.77 2.64 5.41
and 568.33 570.09 1.76 0.07 102 0.46 0.51 0.97
JM12-423 569.52 570.93 1.41 3.63 114 1.33 5.81 7.15
and 601.41 602.24 0.83 0.01 178 2.61 13.60 16.21
and 643.66 644.42 0.76 2.08 214 1.68 2.32 4.00
and 683.60 683.89 0.29 1.10 96 1.32 1.99 3.31
CM12-428 678.78 680.60 1.82 0.08 127 0.70 6.35 7.05
including 679.50 679.73 0.23 0.13 549 3.03 9.59 12.62
and 717.60 719.63 2.03 0.06 17 0.09 4.53 4.62
including 719.21 719.63 0.42 0.29 38 0.06 17.45 17.51
and 798.90 800.20 1.30 0.02 87 0.36 10.29 10.65
including 799.15 799.90 0.75 0.03 131 0.55 14.30 14.85
CM12-435 811.24 812.20 0.96 0.31 206 2.99 3.65 6.64
and 1054.61 1057.66 3.05 0.01 1 0.00 3.57 3.58
and 1072.90 1083.56 10.66 0.00 0 0.00 1.74 1.75
and 1086.44 1087.82 1.38 0.01 0 0.00 9.05 9.06
and 1091.58 1092.82 1.24 0.00 1 0.01 2.35 2.36
and 1114.97 1127.76 12.79 0.02 2 0.01 3.52 3.53
including 1115.97 1116.60 0.63 0.09 2 0.01 13.45 13.46
including 1118.62 1120.47 1.85 0.04 5 0.02 8.66 8.67
and 1177.02 1178.49 1.47 0.00 2 0.02 2.48 2.50
CM12-436 In Progress
Exploration
Hole ID From
(metres)
To
(metres)
Interval
(metres)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
Pb
(%)
Zn
(%)
Pb+Zn
(%)
JM12-410 254.60 255.89 1.29 0.20 98 2.29 7.52 9.80
CM12-413 NSR

Qualified Person: Dr. Peter Megaw, Ph.D., C.P.G., has acted as the qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 for this disclosure and supervised the preparation of the remaining technical information in this release. Dr. Megaw has a Ph.D. in geology and more than 20 years of relevant experience focused on silver and gold mineralization, and exploration and drilling in Mexico. He is a certified Professional Geologist (CPG 10227) by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and an Arizona registered geologist (ARG 21613). Dr. Megaw is not independent as he is a Director and Shareholder of MAG and is the vendor of this project, which is subject to a NSR. Dr. Megaw is satisfied that the results are verified based on an inspection of the core, a review of the sampling procedures, the credentials of the professionals completing the work and the visual nature of the silver and base metal sulphides within a district where he is familiar with the style and continuity of mineralization.

Quality Assurance and Control: The Company has in place a quality control program to ensure best practices in sampling and analysis. Samples were collected by employees of consulting firm Minera Cascabel S.A. de C.V. on behalf of MAG Silver Corp. The diamond drill core samples are shipped directly in security sealed bags to ALS-Chemex Laboratories preparation facilities in Hermosillo, Sonora or Chihuahua City (Certification ISO 9001). Sample pulps are shipped from there to ALS-Chemex Laboratories in North Vancouver, Canada for analysis. All samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay-ICP finish with a 50 gram charge. Gold values in excess of 3.00 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for greater accuracy. Silver, zinc, copper and lead values in excess of 100 ppm, 1%, 1% and 1% respectively are also repeated by fire assay.

About MAG Silver Corp.

MAG is focused on district scale projects located within the Mexican Silver Belt. Our mission is to become one of the premier companies in the silver mining industry. MAG is conducting ongoing exploration of its portfolio of 100% owned properties in Mexico including a silver, lead and zinc discovery and a moly-gold discovery at its 100% owned Cinco de Mayo property in Chihuahua State. MAG and Fresnillo plc are also jointly developing the Valdecañas Vein and delineating the Desprendido and Juanicipio vein discoveries on the Juanicipio Joint Venture in Zacatecas State. MAG is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol MAG and on the NYSE MKT under the symbol MVG.

On behalf of the Board of MAG Silver Corp.

Dan MacInnis, CEO & Director

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Although MAG believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in commodities prices, changes in mineral production performance, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions, political risk, currency risk and capital cost inflation. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, including that data is incomplete and considerable additional work will be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socio-economic studies and investment. The reader is referred to the Company's filings with the SEC and Canadian securities regulators for disclosure regarding these and other risk factors. There is no certainty that any forward looking statement will come to pass and investors should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements.

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