May 03, 2005
MAG Silver Announces Industrias Penoles Elects to Exercise Share Subscription
Vancouver, B.C.... MAG Silver Corporation (MAG: TSXV) and Industrias Peñoles S.A. de C.V. announce that pursuant to the terms of the joint venture agreement recently announced (April 04, 2005), Industrias Penoles has subscribed for 621,577 shares of MAG Silver Corporation. This equates to an investment of US$500,000 (C$601, 065) and forms a part of the terms of the joint venture agreement on MAG's Juanicipio property in Zacatecas State, Mexico. The shares were priced at an average of the closing price (C$0.967) of MAG over a ten day period preceding the date of the signing of the agreement.
The exploration Joint Venture covers MAG's wholly-owned 8,302 hectare Juanicipio Property in Zacatecas, Mexico and Peñoles can earn a 56% interest in the property by expending US$5,000,000 over a four year period.
MAG continues to hold a 100% interest in the surrounding Lagartos NW and SE properties that make MAG the largest landholder in the Zacatecas Silver district.
The Peñoles-MAG Joint Venture on the Juanicipio Property lies 5 kilometres west from the principal production head-frame of the Fresnillo Mine, and 2.3 kilometres from its westernmost underground workings. Exploration over the past 6 years by Peñoles has focused on tracing the discovery of a series of new silver-rich veins to the west of the mine area. Peñoles has also been expanding production at the Fresnillo mine with the recent development of the high-grade silver San Carlos vein system. Peñoles' current exploration campaign resulted in the recently announced "Saucito" silver-gold vein discovery lying near the eastern boundary of the Juanicipio property. This significant new mineral discovery enlarges the mineral endowment of the Fresnillo mine district and significantly highlights the potential for new and similar discoveries "under cover" in and along the Fresnillo trend. MAG's 2003-2004 exploration drilling intersected several vein structures with significant silver and gold values lying along the projection of the Saucito vein group. The initial Joint Venture exploration effort will focus on linking MAG's discoveries to the recently discovered Saucito veins.
Industrias Peñoles, S.A. de C.V. and its subsidiaries make up one of Mexico's largest industrial conglomerates. Since its founding in 1887, this group has been engaged in the sustainable exploitation of non-renewable natural resources. Peñoles is an integral part of Grupo BAL, a private, diversified group made up of independent Mexican companies ranging from mining to insurance to retail. Peñoles' productive operations are currently located in Mexico, where it operates the world's richest silver mine (Fresnillo), the world's fourth largest metallurgical complex in terms of the value of its production, and the largest sodium sulphate plant in the world. These operations make Peñoles the world's largest producer of refined silver, metallic bismuth and sodium sulphate, and a leader in Latin America in refined gold, lead and zinc.
About MAG Silver Corporation
MAG is a Silver exploration company focused on projects located within the Mexican Silver Belt. Our large land inventory is well positioned in mining districts with historical and ongoing large-scale, high-grade silver production. MAG's exploration efforts are engaged in the search for multi-million ounce silver deposits on a district scale. We are committed to the discovery of silver deposits of size and grade that are able to withstand and overcome fluctuations in commodity prices. Our mission is to become one of the premier silver companies in the Silver Mining Industry. MAG is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the TSX-V under the symbol MAG.
On behalf of the Board of
MAG SILVER CORP.
President and CEO
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For further information on behalf of MAG Silver Corp. contact Gordon Neal
Phone: (604) 630-1399
Toll free: (866) 630-1399
Fax: (604) 484-4710
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