Apr 26, 2011
Argentum Finalizes Option of Victoria and Coyote Silver Gold Projects from Soltoro
Argentum Silver Corp. (ASL.V:TSX.V) and Soltoro Ltd. (SOL:TSX-V) have entered into an option agreement
whereby Argentum has the right to earn a 100% interest in two individual claim groups (Victoria & Coyote)
located in Jalisco, Mexico in exchange for issuing an aggregate total of 5 million common shares of Argentum and
paying CDN $255,000 in total cash payments to Soltoro in the first year and making CDN $1,100,000 of
exploration expenditures on the properties within a two-year period. All terms of the option agreement are subject
to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Andrew Thomson, President and C.E.O. of Soltoro Ltd., stated: "Argentum has advised Soltoro they plan on
conducting a summer drill program at their Lachiguiri property in Oaxaca State while defining drill targets at the
Coyote and Victoria projects under option from Soltoro. At Coyote, Argentum plans to drill test numerous historic
silver mines with minor gold credits. At Victoria, Argentum is considering underground drilling at the high-grade
silver-gold Lupita Mine. The arrangement with Argentum provides Soltoro shareholders with exposure to any
discovery made on all of Argentum's projects in southern Mexico."
Warren McIntyre, President of Argentum Silver Corp., stated: "The Coyote and Victoria properties are drill ready
and both host numerous historic high-grade silver mines and offer a great opportunity for further discovery.
Argentum optioned these claims prior to Soltoro's recent high-grade silver drill results. Soltoro's El Rayo property
is located east of the Victoria property and north-east of the Coyote property. Soltoro recently announced a nearsurface drill hole which intercepted 7 metres of 1010 grams per ton silver and 6.9 metres of 527 gpt silver further
down the hole. The southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca are under-explored and Argentum has secured significant
land positions in each. We intend to be aggressive in our exploration and drilling programs."
The option agreement allows Argentum to acquire a 100% undivided interest in Soltoro's Victoria and Coyote
silver-gold projects. To date Argentum has paid CDN $35,000 to Soltoro and at closing will pay an additional
CDN $100,000 and issue 1,500,000 common shares of Argentum. On or before the first anniversary of the closing
date, Argentum has agreed to pay Soltoro CDN $120,000 and issue a further 3,500,000 common shares. Argentum
has committed to spending a minimum of CDN $350,000 in exploration expenditures on the properties in the first
year of the option and CDN $750,000 in year two, or a total of CDN $1,100,000 over a two-year period to
complete the earn-in. In the event Argentum incurs $750,000 in exploration expenditures within 15 months from
the closing date, it may exercise the option provided that it also makes all cash payments and issues all shares due
to Soltoro pursuant to the option agreement. Argentum has also agreed to make advance royalty payments to
former property holders of certain internal claims for the term of the option. Soltoro retains a 3% NSR interest in
each project whereby 1% can be purchased for US $1.5 million to a maximum of 2% for each project. The earn-in
period can be accelerated at the discretion of Argentum.
The 11,105 hectare Victoria Silver Gold Project covers a large portion of the historic Mascota-Navidad mining
district in Jalisco, Mexico. Mining of this gold silver district dates back to the mid 1500's and was most active at
the turn of the 19
century. A series of north south trending quartz veins were mined in numerous historic highgrade gold-silver mines. At the Lupita Mine near surface high-grade gold-silver mineralization was mined
historically over 1 to 2 metre widths at surface. High-grade veins up to 6 metres wide at 87 metres below surface
were reported in historical data. The high-grade gold--silver veins were mined down to a depth of 230 metres over
11 levels.The 1,053 hectare Coyote Silver Gold Project hosts silver mineralization with lesser gold in banded and brecciated
quartz veins. The mineralized zone extends over an area of about 2500m by 2000m. Five principal veins systems
with a cumulative strike length of at least 5 km are known which appear to be related to a set of strike slip faults
and their subsidiary dilation zones. Mineralization is known to exist over at least 100m vertical distance. The
historic El Tajo silver mine last operated between the 1890's through to the Mexican revolution. Two other
underground mines are known on the property in addition to numerous smaller surface workings. The area was
placed into a Mexican National Mineral Reserve in the 1970's and mapping and sampling was completed by the
Consejo de Recursos Minerales in the late 1970's. Soltoro acquired the El Tajo mine area in December of 2010.
About Argentum Silver
Argentum holds the right to acquire a 100% interest in the Lachiguiri, Silacayoapan and Nino Perdido properties,
all located in Oaxaca, Mexico, under an option agreement with Arco Resources Corp. The Company also holds
the right to acquire a 100% interest in the Victoria and Coyote properties in Jalisco State, Mexico from Soltoro
Ltd. For further information, please go to www.argentumsilvercorp.com.
Soltoro is engaged in exploration for bulk tonnage gold and silver deposits in Mexico. The Company continues to
expand the existing NI 43-101 compliant primary silver resource on its El Rayo project. Soltoro has optioned a
portion of its Quila claim to Timmins Gold Corp., optioned its Victoria and Coyote claims to Argentum Silver
Corp. and is actively advancing its La Tortuga, Chinipas, El Santuario and Peña Grande projects. Soltoro has
49,378,768 shares outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SOL.
Mr. Patrick Toth, P. Geo., Vice President of Operations, Soltoro Mexico is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-
101 has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Warren McIntyre, President and CEO
Phone: (604) 661-2110 or visit www.argentumsilvercorp.com.
This communication to shareholders and the public contains certain forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including, without limitations statements regarding future production, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statement.