|08:19 EDT||SVM||Silvercorp Metals intercepts 18.8 meter true width grading 368 g/t silver|
Silvercorp Metals reports the results from its underground diamond drilling program for the second half of 2012 at the LM Mine West, Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China. A total of 43,709 meters of drilling in 123 holes was completed from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 at LM West. Hole ZKX03S31 intercepted a 19.13m interval, 18.80m true width, of Vein LM7 grading 368 grams per tonne, or g/t, silver, or Ag, and 1.78% lead, or Pb, at the 863m elevation, including an interval of 8.10m, 7.95m true width, grading 788g/t Ag and 3.60% Pb. Hole ZKX3404 intercepted a 10.44m interval, 6.44m true width, of Vein LM17 grading 369g/t Ag and 1.70% Pb at the 599m elevation, including an interval of 2.45m, 1.51m true width, grading 1,323g/t Ag and 6.28% Pb. Hole ZKX0808 intercepted a 3.53m interval, 3.05m true width, of Vein LM12-2 branch grading 335g/t Ag, 2.23% Pb and 0.51% zinc, or Zn, at the 603m elevation, including an interval of 0.67m, 0.58m true width, grading 1,456g/t Ag, 10.11% Pb and 1.92% Zn. Hole ZKX1532 intercepted a 3.17m interval, 2.14m true width, of Vein W5 grading 427g/t Ag, 2.32% Pb and 0.49% Zn the 831m elevation, including an interval of 1.02m, 0.69m true width, grading 1,324g/t Ag, 6.81% Pb and 1.47% Zn.