New Pacific Metals Corp has completed the 2013 diamond drilling program at its RZY silver-lead-zinc exploration project in Qinghai province.

The drilling, completed on October 20, was designed to test the size and nature of the silver-lead-zinc mineralized structure and confirm assay results of historical trenching and drilling by previous owners.

A total of 5481.48 metres of drilling in 20 holes, including 86.3 metres in an abandoned hole, by four drill rigs was completed. The holes were drilled in a 100-by-200 metre grid, covering about 2000 metres in length along the main mineralized structure.

Mineralization zones of various widths were intercepted by drill holes and mineralization is featured by massive and disseminated sulphides of galena-sphalerite-pyrite in altered sandstone and dacitic dykes within and near the sheared structures developed in Permian marine turbiditic clastic sediments.

New Pacific’s geological crew is currently completing core logging and cutting. Samples will be shipped to the SGS preparation lab at Xi’an. Pulp samples will be then shipped to the SGS laboratory at Tianjin for assay.

New Pacific Metals is a Canadian gold and silver explorer and developer which owns the Tagish Lake gold project in Yukon, Canada, with majority interests of the RZY silver-lead-zinc exploration project in Qinghai province on mainland China.