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Rio Silver: Leveraging 25 Years of Mining Experience in Peru

Rio Silver (TSXV:RYO) focuses on the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metals deposits in South America. The company is currently advancing its 100 percent-owned Niñobamba silver-gold project in Peru. The The 3,933-hectare Niñobamba property is a drill-ready project located in the Department of Ayacucho about 330 kilometers southeast of Lima.

To date, Rio Silver and other historical operators have completed US$10 million in exploration expenditure on the Niñobamba property. The company has low overhead expenditure and strong alliances in Peru that are helping it achieve new initiatives for enhanced sustainability.

In 2016, Rio Silver consolidated its property by acquiring the surrounding 2,200 hectares of adjoining land from Newmont Mining and Southern Peru Copper. These included the Jorimina zone, which is located about 6.5 kilometers west of the Niñobamba and is believed to be part of the same high-sulfidation silver-gold system identified in the main Niñobamba zones.

Company Highlights

Rio Silver owns six mineral concessions covering 4,100 hectares of wholly-owned land in a historic Peruvian mining district.The property was historically surrounded by big-name miners (Newmont, Southern Peru Copper) and is now wholly owned by Rio Silver.Experienced management team with more than two decades of mining experience in Peru.Extensive trenching completed at the Niñobamba zone.The management team holds a 29 percent stake in the company.US$10 million in exploration expenditure completed to date by Rio and historical operators.All the historical data has been collected from previous owners.Historical drilling on the Niñobamba property intersected 130 meters of 2.55 oz/t silver and 72.3 meters of 1.19 g/t gold.New gold zone identified including 56 meters at 98.9 g/t silver and 21.77 meters at 1.32 g/t gold, 102.46 g/t silver.

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