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Great Panther Drills 7.70 Metres of 704g/t Silver and 4.49g/t Gold in Second Hole at San Ignacio Mine Property, Guanajuato

Again great news from Great Panther, just look at the results of this drill. We bought Great Panther in September 2009 @ CAD$0,84 ; This press release came after-hours, GPR closed @ CAD$1,68 today meaning a 100% gain. GPR went down sharply the last two weeks, after setting a 52-week high of CAD$2,10 ; we expect it to bull back sharply when the gold price picks up again. Prices went down today after again lots of volatility. The slow downward correction can not continue much longer, and prices will keep running up en down like they have never before. Why is it that the price always  goes down at the end of American trading hours? If you don’t know GATA yet, please hurry yourself to their website, and be prepared for some shocking information!

Great Panther Press Release:

GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR; the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the second surface diamond drill hole at the San Ignacio Mine property, Guanajuato has intersected five zones of silver-gold mineralization below those of the previously reported veins in hole ESI10-01 (see news release of October 28, 2010).

Drill hole ESI10-02 was collared at the same site as ESI10-01 but at a steeper angle of -60° in order to test the down-dip continuity of the veins intersected in the first hole. In hole ESI10-02, the Melladito vein returned 10.45 metres grading 1.13g/t gold and 98g/t silver, including 7.70 metres grading 1.36g/t gold and 117g/t silver. This correlates well with the 11.45 metres of 1.18g/t gold and 131g/t silver intersected in hole ESI10-01. Similarly, the Nombre de Dios vein returned 7.70 metres grading 4.49g/t gold and 704g/t silver in hole ESI10-02, compared to 3.15 metres of 2.15g/t gold and 157g/t silver in the first hole. The Nombre de Dios intersection in the second hole is at a vertical depth of approximately 330 metres below surface and 145 metres below the intercept in hole ESI10-01, and demonstrates good continuity while also indicating the potential for grades to increase with depth. It is currently unclear as to how the surface sample of 2.3 metres of 3.27g/t gold and 77g/t silver, previously interpreted as the Nombre de Dios vein, correlates with the drill hole intercepts or if it represents a separate vein that has yet to be intersected in drilling.

A deeper footwall stockwork zone in ESI10-02 assayed 1.49g/t gold and 382g/t silver over 3.40 metres. A narrower zone of mineralization in the hangingwall of the Melladito Vein and an intermediate zone between the Melladito and Nombre de Dios veins correlate well between the drill holes and could be of greater significance along strike or down-dip. The most westerly vein system, the Plateros vein, which hosted the former San Ignacio Mine operation, will be drilled later in the program. A plan map showing the location of Great Panther’s San Ignacio drill holes, and an interpretative cross section, are posted on the Company web-site at www.greatpanther.com. Based upon the second hole, the veins are now interpreted to be steeply dipping.

“These are very significant results for the San Ignacio Mine property”, stated Robert Archer, Great Panther’s President & CEO. “The excellent continuity of the veins and the higher grades at depth will make it easier to define a new resource and develop a mine plan. With this early encouragement, we intend to fast-track the delineation and development of San Ignacio.”

The initial 2,000 metre core drilling program at San Ignacio will comprise four sections across the three main structures. A substantial program of additional drilling for 2011 is already being prepared and applications for additional drill sites are being filed with the appropriate authorities. Power is being restored to the original San Ignacio Mine area and the shaft and old workings will be pumped out and rehabilitated while further exploration progresses. Underground mapping and drilling will augment the surface work and, once sufficient geological data has been assembled to facilitate a mine plan, development will commence in preparation for mine production.

Highlights of Drill Hole ESI10-02

Hole ID
TO m
Width m
Au g/t
Ag g/t
Melladito hanging wall
Nombre de Dios
Footwall stockwork

The San Ignacio Mine property covers approximately 4 kilometres of strike length on the La Luz vein system, which is parallel to, and 5 kilometres west of, the principal Veta Madre structure that hosts the main Guanajuato mines (see map on website at http://www.greatpanther.com/i/pdf/SanIgnacio-LocationMap-Sep10.pdf). The La Luz district marks the site of the first discovery of silver in the area, in the year 1548, which led to the discovery of the Veta Madre silver-gold deposits in 1550. It comprises a swarm of generally north-northwest striking, west dipping quartz veins and breccias with associated low sulphidation silver-gold mineralization, along an approximate 8 kilometre long trend.

Robert F. Brown, P. Eng. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company is the Qualified Person for the Guanajuato Mine, under the meaning of NI 43-101. A full QA/QC program is being followed including the regular insertion of splits, blanks, and standards into the core sampling sequence. Analysis of the drill core samples is being conducted at the Guanajuato Mine on-site laboratory, independently operated by SGS.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.greatpanther.com, contact B&D Capital at telephone 604 685 6465, fax 604 899 4303 or e-mail info@greatpanther.com.


“Robert A. Archer”

Robert A. Archer, President & CEO

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario) (together, “forward-looking statements”). Such forward-looking statements may include but are not limited to the Company’s plans for production at its Guanajuato and Topia Mines in Mexico, exploring its other properties in Mexico, the overall economic potential of its properties, the availability of adequate financing and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to be materially different. Such factors include, among others, risks and uncertainties relating to potential political risks involving the Company’s operations in a foreign jurisdiction, uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, physical risks inherent in mining operations, currency fluctuations, fluctuations in the price of silver, gold and base metals, completion of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009 and reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov and Material Change Reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available at www.sedar.com.

Source: Company website

Update on the gold and silver market. Bumpy road ahead, but much upward potential.

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for such a long time, I am very glad I am blogging again! After almost six months yet again another all-time high has been reached in the price of gold. Last week there was is slight pull-back, but today we see bargain hunting again.  I expect the gold price to remain in the $1160 – $1250 range for the coming months. This is not what happens in ‘normal’ years, than there always is a drop of the gold price in the summertime, so not this year!  The biggest development in the last moths has been the fact that the gold price now moves independently from the dollar index. I visit www.kitco.com on a daily basis. The Kitco Gold Index gives the investor a better view of the price development. We probably will have to wait till September before we will see a steady price of about $ 1300 However, there may also be upward as well as downward spikes these coming months. We still advise to buy gold whenever is falls below $1180 I myself don’t do trackers or Forex trading, but this volatile market is sure making them interesting tools for the more aggressive trader.

Some people say we are in a bubble

We’re not! When your taxi driver or shoe polisher advises you to buy gold, than we are in a bubble. You do see the financial media have picked up the marked trend, and are following it closely.  This merely was the first step towards bubble forming. This will end in a bubble, that’s for sure as well. But with ever diminishing gold and silver deposits on this earth make sure a firm bottom for prices has been formed now.  When you correct the 1980 prices of gold and silver for inflation, the all time gold price would be around $6000 and that of silver about $120 when we reach these ranges, and we will, we can talk about a bubble again.

What about the silver price?

The price explosion I discussed in the previous post has not happened, yet. For this event we probably have to wait for September as well. With rising gold prices the material becomes more and more ‘out of reach’ for some small investors and the general public.  This will result is a correction of the gold/silver ration to its historical value of about 15. If we apply this ratio to today’s gold price of $1200 silver should cost $80 per ounce. One reason for prices not to have exploded yet is the price manipulation of this market.  You can read some very interesting facts about this manipulation via this link. For information about manipulation of the gold price please visit www.gata.org

Buy gold and silver! Bullion, coins, nuggets, and Silver Wheaton (SLW)

The European dept crisis will continue at least for two  years. The so much discussed PIIGS countries will contribute to a further decline of the Euro. Now about them PIIGS, this surely must be the best marketing hoax since the Blair Witch Project.  The people who made up this term confidently left out Great Britain and the United States. Those two countries have issues with their money base and depts. far greater than the PIGGS counties. Therefore physical gold and silver will give the best ‘insurance’ for the longer term. We managed to pick up some more shares of Silver Wheaton (SLW) at a price of $14.95 We have put in another buy order at a price of $17.50 We will monitor the price of this stock closely. Established in 2004, Silver Wheaton has quickly positioned itself as the largest metals streaming company in the world. The company currently has thirteen silver purchase agreements and two precious metals agreements where, in exchange for an upfront payment, it has the right to purchase all or a portion of the silver production, at a low fixed cost, from high-quality mines located in politically stable regions.

Forecast 2010 production, based upon the company’s current agreements, is 22.2 million ounces of silver and 20,000 ounces of gold, for total production of 23.5 million silver equivalent ounces. By 2013, annual production is anticipated to increase significantly to approximately 38 million ounces of silver and 59,000 ounces of gold, for total production of over 40 million silver equivalent ounces. No ongoing capital expenditures are required to generate this growth and Silver Wheaton does not hedge its silver production.

Silver Wheaton’s industry-leading growth profile is driven by a portfolio of world-class assets, including silver streams on Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine in Mexico and Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project straddling the border of Chile and Argentina. The company’s unique business model creates significant shareholder value by providing considerable leverage to increases in the silver price while reducing the downside risks faced by traditional mining companies. Silver Wheaton has an experienced management team with a strong track record of success and is well positioned for further growth.

For more information on silver streaming and Silver Wheaton’s silver stream agreements, please click here.

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