Trevali Mining Corporation
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OTCQX : TREVF
LMA : TV
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Trevali Mining Corporation

February 26, 2014 09:19 ET

Trevali Intersects 26.75 Metres of 7.42% Zinc, 1.37% Lead, 1.26% Copper, 94.2 g/t Silver & 2.45 g/t Gold at Stratmat Deposit in New Brunswick

Additional drill result highlights include:

6.53m @ 14.74% Zn, 7.57% Pb, 0.61% Cu, 118 g/t Ag & 0.61 g/t Au

6.5m @ 9.78% Zn, 5.21% Pb, 0.19% Cu, 56.35 g/t Ag & 0.23 g/t Au

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2014) - Trevali Mining Corporation ("Trevali" or the "Company") (TSX:TV)(LMA:TV)(OTCQX:TREVF)(FRANKFURT:4TI) provides an update on drilling activities at its Stratmat Zinc-Lead-Silver-Copper-Gold Deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp of New Brunswick, Canada.

Initial holes from the current drill program have successfully intersected multiple high-grade massive sulphide lenses over significant downhole intervals (Table 1 & Figures 1 and 2). All lenses remain open for extension.

The Stratmat deposit currently hosts a NI-43-101 inferred resource of 5.5 million tonnes grading 6.1% zinc, 2.6% lead, 0.4% copper, 54 g/t silver and 0.6 g/t gold.

The approximately 30,000-metre resource definition drill program is designed to:

  • Aid in the re-interpretation of the historic geologic logging and modeling.

  • Convert the currently defined resources from the inferred to indicated category.

  • Collect sufficient geotechnical, environmental and metallurgical data to facilitate detailed permitting and mine planning studies regarding the potential of the Halfmile and Stratmat deposits to support a possible 4-5,000 tonne-per-day stand-alone milling operation (the Company cautions that any decision regarding the potential construction of a second milling facility is contingent on results and numerous variables including but not limited to commodity prices. There is presently insufficient data and studies to support such a decision at this point in time).

Detailed interpretation of historic drill hole data combined with recent Trevali drilling has resulted in an improved understanding of the local geology and an enhanced 3-D interpretation of the mineral geometry.

The current Phase II drill program is on-going and it is anticipated, based on results to date, to expand upon the current and historic results.

Table 1: Stratmat Deposit drill results.

HOLE# From (m) To (m) Interval (m)* Zn (%) Pb (%) Cu (%) Ag (g/tonne) Au (g/tonne)
ST-750 504.42 505.71 1.29 6.27 3.09 0.23 58.86 0.16
580.25 582.02 1.77 11.59 6.53 0.52 94.07 0.26
633.58 637.84 4.26 6.01 2.21 0.16 43.72 0.33
643.70 645.40 1.70 8.28 3.34 0.28 29.56 0.65
ST-751 Results pending
RST-752 338.27 342.74 4.47 2.56 0.71 0.31 8.90 0.16
430.78 457.53 26.75 7.42 1.37 1.26 94.28 2.45
519.36 525.36 6.00 2.64 0.71 0.08 31.76 0.44
545.72 552.50 6.78 3.52 0.42 0.08 25.75 0.23
632.13 649.72 17.59 4.09 0.57 0.23 19.74 0.38
ST-753 305.50 309.50 4.00 4.78 2.21 0.17 59.72 0.14
422.69 430.99 8.30 4.37 2.13 0.32 25.47 0.19
ST-754 408.87 415.40 6.53 14.74 7.57 0.61 118.09 0.65
571.57 574.40 2.83 5.32 2.03 0.08 42.49 0.40
ST-755 352.30 358.80 6.50 9.78 5.21 0.19 56.35 0.23
404.57 416.00 11.43 6.06 3.14 0.19 32.32 0.22
472.00 475.50 3.50 1.74 0.73 0.10 12.37 0.11
498.35 505.08 6.73 9.10 3.51 0.26 81.19 1.01
679.22 684.34 5.12 1.55 0.87 0.07 31.76 0.35
*Intervals are downhole with true width estimated to be ~80-85% of reported intervals.

To view the figures associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/trev0226.pdf

Trevali at PDAC 2014

Shareholders and interested individuals are invited to visit Trevali's booth (#3240) and meet senior management at the PDAC 2014 Investors Exchange from March 2-5, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Trevali is also participating in the Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors at PDAC 2014 on Monday, March 3rd at 3:00PM in Room 802AB (Level 800), as part of the Base Metals 1 session.

Qualified Person and Quality Control/Quality Assurance

EurGeol Dr. Mark D. Cruise, Trevali's President and CEO, and M. Dayle Rusk, P.Geo, Trevali's Director, Geology, are qualified persons as defined by NI 43-101, have supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release. Dr. Cruise is not independent of the Company as he is an officer, director and shareholder. Ms. Rusk is not independent of the Company as she is an officer and shareholder. On-site personnel at the project rigorously collect and track samples which are then security sealed and shipped to Activation Laboratories preparation facility in Fredericton, New Brunswick, then to Ancaster, Ontario for assay. Activation Laboratories quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025: 1999. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the analysis of reagent blanks, reference material and replicate samples. Quality control is further assured by the use of international and in-house standards. Blind certified reference material is inserted at regular intervals into the sample sequence by Trevali personnel in order to independently assess analytical accuracy.

ABOUT TREVALI MINING CORPORATION

Trevali is a zinc-focused base metals mining company with operations in Peru and Canada.

In Peru, the Company is actively operating its wholly-owned Santander underground zinc-lead-silver mine and 2,000-tonne-per-day metallurgical plant, and producing zinc and lead-silver concentrates.

In Canada, Trevali owns the Caribou mine and mill, Halfmile mine and Stratmat polymetallic deposit all located in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick. Initial trial production from the Halfmile underground mine was successfully undertaken in 2012 and the Company anticipates commencing operations at its 3,000-tonne-per-day Caribou Mill Complex in early 2015.

All of the Company's deposits remain open for expansion.

The common shares of Trevali are listed on the TSX (symbol TV), the OTCQX (symbol TREVF) and on the Lima Stock Exchange (symbol TV). For further details on Trevali, readers are referred to the Company's web site (www.trevali.com) and to Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of TREVALI MINING CORPORATION

Mark D. Cruise, President

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 applicable Canadian securities legislation. Statements containing forward-looking information express, as at the date of this news release, the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, projections, expectations, or beliefs as to future events or results and the company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation to, update such statements containing the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to statements as to: the accuracy of estimated mineral reserves and resources, anticipated results of future exploration, and forecast future metal prices, anticipated results of future electrical sales and expectations that environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-economic, political, marketing or other issues will not materially affect estimates of mineral reserves. These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies.

These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements contained in this news release and the company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in spot and forward markets for silver, zinc, base metals and certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Peruvian sol versus the U.S. dollar); risks related to the technological and operational nature of the Company's business; changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States, Peru or other countries where the Company may carry on business in the future; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected geological or structural formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining,; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; global financial conditions; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; the Company's ability to complete and successfully integrate acquisitions and to mitigate other business combination risks; challenges to, or difficulty in maintaining, the Company's title to properties and continued ownership thereof; the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, and changes in project parameters to deal with unanticipated economic or other factors; increased competition in the mining industry for properties, equipment, qualified personnel, and their costs.

Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty or reliance on forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.

Trevali's production plans at Caribou-Halfmile-Stratmat and Santander are based only on Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources and not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. Inferred Mineral Resources are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as Mineral Reserves, and there is therefore no certainty that the conclusions of the production plans and Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) will be realized. Additionally where Trevali discusses exploration/expansion potential, any potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.

We advise US investors that while the terms "measured resources", "indicated resources" and "inferred resources" are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the US Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize these terms. US investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the material in these categories will ever be converted into reserves.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold within the United States, absent such registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

The TSX has not approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release.

Contact Information

  • Trevali Mining Corporation
    Steve Stakiw
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    and Corporate Communications
    (604) 488-1661 / Direct: (604) 638-5623
    sstakiw@trevali.com