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Great Panther Silver Intersects 13.82 Metres Assaying 4.99g/T Gold And 194g/T Silver In San Ignacio Mine

January 27, 2015

GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR) (NYSE MKT: GPL) ("Great Panther”; the “Company") is releasing the final results of the 2014 drill program at its San Ignacio satellite mine, which is part of the Company's wholly-owned Guanajuato Mine Complex in Guanajuato, Mexico.  The 3,728 metre surface drill program successfully extended the continuity of high grade silver-gold mineralization for approximately 300 metres south of present mining activities.  Results are highlighted by a 13.82 metre (11.72 metres true width) intersection in hole ESI14-140 assaying 4.99g/t gold and 194g/t silver.

“Our recent drilling at the San Ignacio Mine has not only extended the mineralization to the south but has started to delineate a very significant lens of thicker and higher grade mineralization,” stated Robert Archer, President and CEO.  “With these encouraging results, we have modified the mine plan at San Ignacio and have turned our immediate focus to developing this new zone.”

Drill Highlights from San Ignacio

Drill Hole

Section

From (m)

To (m)

Width (m)

True Width (m)

Au (g/t)

Ag (g/t)

ESI14-126

375N

125.30

129.99

4.69

4.06

3.59

156

ESI14-125

250N

115.10

128.10

13.00

7.46

5.45

156

ESI14-129

250N

110.63

120.08

9.45

8.18

3.56

256

ESI14-136

200N

91.80

117.22

25.42

19.47

3.61

130

ESI14-137

200N

99.86

114.05

14.19

10.87

2.79

172

ESI14-140

150N

89.20

103.02

13.82

11.72

4.99

196

 

The surface drilling program was concluded in mid-December 2014, with 25 holes drilled.  While mining to date has focused on the Intermediate vein and, to a lesser extent, on the Melladito vein, the drilling showed that the two veins merge to the south.  This single vein extension will retain the Melladito name and contains significantly better widths and grades than what was mined in 2014.  Several new splays of high grade mineralization have also been observed.

This single vein extension forms a thick lens of epithermal mineralization extending at least 300 metres south of the present mineral resource block, and under historic workings dating back to the 19th century.  The vein structures are known to extend for approximately four kilometres along the length of the property leaving almost three kilometres of untested strike potential.  The most southerly holes drilled in the program were on section 150N, including hole ESI14-140 noted above.  Hole ESI14-136, on section 200N, included 19.47 metres true width, the thickest intersection to date, assaying 3.61g/t gold and 130g/t silver.  Several holes included narrower intervals of bonanza grade silver-gold mineralization.  Revised longitudinal sections and a complete table of assays can be found on the Company’s website at www.greatpanther.com.

The data from this drill program are presently being compiled, interpreted and modelled and a new San Ignacio Mineral Resource Estimate is expected to be announced this quarter, inclusive of the initial six holes that were announced on October 30, 2014. 

The San Ignacio Mine entered commercial production in June 2014 as a satellite operation of the Guanajuato Mine Complex.  It is currently operating at approximately 300 tonnes per day, with ore being trucked 22 kilometres to the Company’s Cata processing plant.  As mineralization is close to surface, access and mine development is provided by a main ramp with auxiliary production levels.  The main production level has already reached the closest of the new exploration holes, ESI14-117, and development is continuing to the south.  The new drill results will be used to guide follow up underground drilling and development in 2015, all of which will be used to improve the classification of the resource.  Surface drilling in 2015 will focus primarily on the depth continuity of the Melladito vein and further extensions to the south.

The Company’s QA/QC program includes the regular insertion of blanks, duplicates, and standards into the sample shipments; diligent monitoring of assay results; and necessary remedial actions.  Sample assaying was completed at the independent SGS-GTO lab in Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico.  Silver assaying was completed with AAS12B technique, with over-limits (300g/t) completed by FAG323.  Gold assaying was completed with FAA313 technique, with over-limits (10g/t) completed by FAG323.  Where necessary lead, zinc, copper, arsenic and antimony assays were completed using atomic absorption spectroscopy.

Robert F. Brown, P. Eng. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company, is the Qualified Person for the Guanajuato Mine Complex under the meaning of NI 43-101 and has reviewed these results.  Aspects relating to mining and metallurgy are overseen by Ali Soltani, Chief Operating Officer for Great Panther and its Mexican subsidiary, Minera Mexicana El Rosario, S.A. de C.V.

ABOUT GREAT PANTHER

Great Panther Silver Limited is a primary silver mining and exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading under the symbol GPR, and on the NYSE MKT trading under the symbol GPL.  The Company’s current activities are focused on the mining of precious metals from its two wholly-owned operating mines in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex, which includes the San Ignacio satellite mine, and the Topia Mine in Durango.  The Company also has two exploration projects in Mexico, El Horcon and Santa Rosa, and is pursuing additional mining opportunities in the Americas. 

Robert 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 Canadian securities laws (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 Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013 and Material Change Reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at www.sedar.com and reports on Form 40-F and Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov

For more information, please contact:

Spiros Cacos
Director
Investor Relations

Toll free:    1 888 355 1766
Tel:           +1 604 638 8955
scacos@greatpanther.com
www.greatpanther.com

Complete 2014 Drill-Hole Results from San Ignacio

Drill-Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

True Width (m)

Au g/t

Ag g/t

ZONE

ESI14-117

132.75

141.70

8.95

7.75

7.42

244

Melladito

ESI14-117

150.90

151.90

1.00

0.97

5.85

257

Footwall*

ESI14-118

143.25

150.95

7.70

6.98

4.94

130

Melladito

ESI14-118

159.30

160.35

1.05

0.99

3.33

83

Footwall

ESI14-119

101.60

104.10

2.50

2.35

2.97

139

Melladito

ESI14-119

107.85

108.60

0.75

0.61

2.66

31

Footwall

ESI14-120

118.90

126.35

7.45

5.27

6.86

1133

Melladito

ESI14-120

138.40

139.60

1.20

0.77

1.14

5

Footwall

ESI14-121

106.60

107.80

1.20

0.98

2.44

108

Melladito

ESI14-121

107.80

109.30

1.50

1.23

0

0

Melladito (stope)

ESI14-122

108.45

110.50

2.05

1.93

4.34

273

Melladito splay

ESI14-123

107.05

109.00

1.95

1.69

0.63

128

Nombre de Dios

ESI14-124

119.70

125.95

6.25

4.79

2.69

97

Melladito

ESI14-124

135.60

136.10

0.50

0.47

0.62

25

Footwall

ESI14-125

115.10

128.10

13.00

7.46

5.45

156

Melladito

ESI14-125

157.20

161.50

4.30

3.29

6.65

120

Footwall

ESI14-126

113.80

114.35

0.55

0.39

19.06

531

Hangingwall*

ESI14-126

125.30

129.99

4.69

4.06

3.59

156

Melladito

ESI14-126

169.91

170.66

0.75

0.61

2.88

71

Footwall

ESI14-127

98.20

103.86

5.66

4.90

0.77

106

Melladito

ESI14-128

140.56

145.60

5.04

2.89

2.74

95

Melladito

ESI14-129

110.63

120.08

9.45

8.18

3.56

256

Melladito

ESI14-129

124.20

125.13

0.93

0.46

2.28

138

Footwall

ESI14-130

           

LOST

ESI14-131

99.96

106.77

6.81

5.22

2.37

64

Melladito

ESI14-132

149.56

155.85

6.29

4.82

3.63

142

Melladito

ESI14-132

165.22

166.12

0.90

0.90

0.11

35

Footwall

ESI14-133

90.91

91.09

0.18

0.17

0.10

11

Nombre de Dios

ESI14-134

109.11

111.57

2.46

1.74

1.28

66

Nombre de Dios

ESI14-135

127.84

128.34

0.50

0.47

0.59

119

Nombre de Dios

ESI14-135

207.76

208.26

0.50

0.50

0.47

223

Nombre de Dios II

ESI14-136

91.80

117.22

25.42

19.47

3.61

130

Melladito

ESI14-136

130.10

130.60

0.50

0.43

0.86

1

Footwall

ESI14-137

99.86

114.05

14.19

10.87

2.79

172

Hangingwall

ESI14-137

126.22

126.72

0.50

0.38

1.64

55

Melladito

ESI14-137

137.50

147.07

9.57

8.29

0.76

62

Footwall

ESI14-138

139.68

140.40

0.72

0.44

4.41

80

Unknown

ESI14-139

120.60

123.70

3.10

2.44

3.21

46

Melladito

ESI14-139

130.15

136.31

6.16

4.43

2.90

82

Footwall

ESI14-140

89.20

103.02

13.82

11.72

4.99

194

Melladito

ESI14-140

112.05

112.59

0.54

0.43

3.51

12

Footwall

ESI14-141

90.14

91.00

0.86

0.86

6.69

1408

Hangingwall

ESI14-141

99.56

100.06

0.50

0.47

5.27

184

Hangingwall

ESI14-141

106.20

115.20

9.00

7.79

0.52

7

Melladito

ESI14-141

117.63

121.54

3.91

2.91

1.93

38

Footwall

* Footwall and *Hangingwall designated veins are relative to the Melladito structure, and are not to be considered contiguous zones.