The mineralization at San José is typical of low-to intermediate sulphidation type epithermal veins containing silver and base metals that are found elsewhere in Mexico.
The vein structure has a potential strike length of > 10km within the concession area and varies from 3 to 25m in thickness. The average strike of the vein is E-W and dipping very steeply, from 82° to 85° to both northeast and southwest.
The property has significant infrastructure, including a 4.5x5m main haulage ramp or portal extending more than 4.0km along the San José Vein and a 350m deep, 500tpd vertical shaft with operational hoist. In addition, a number of shallower vertical shafts are located along the San José Vein.
Arian Silver commenced detailed systematic exploration at San José in December 2006 to include surface Induced Polarisation ("IP") geophysics and trenching, underground and surface surveying, underground sampling, progressing onto four phases of drilling to date for some 38,000 metres.
The Phase 5 programme is proposed to commence later this year with the intention to complete another 10,000m of drilling to both upgrade the current mineral resources and further delineate additional resources.
The "Qualified Person" (as such term is defined in Canadian National Instrument 43-101) who supervised the preparation of the updated resource estimate for the San José Project, is Mr Galen White, who is an employee and Principal Geologist of independent consultants CSA Global (UK) Limited.
Mr Jim Williams, Eur Ing, Eur Geol, BSc, MSc, D.I.C., FIMMM, the Chief Executive Officer of Arian, is a "Qualified Person". This web page has been prepared under Mr Williams' supervision. Mr Williams has verified the data disclosed in this web page including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the technical information included herein, and the mineral resource estimate disclosed herein.