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Dolly Varden Silver’s Step-Out Drilling at Homestake Ridge Discovers New, High-Grade Gold Zone: 79.49 g/t Au over 12.45m, including 1,335 g/t Au over 0.68m

Press Release

February 12, 2024

VANCOUVER, BC– Vancouver, BC: Dolly Varden Silver Corporation (TSXV: DV) (OTC: DOLLF) (the “Company” or “Dolly Varden“) is pleased to announce 2023 step-out drilling at the Homestake Ridge property intersected a new gold-rich zone, to the northwest from the Homestake Silver Deposit.

Highlights of Homestake Silver step-outs to the northwest include: (intervals shown are core length**)

  • HR23-389:    79.49 g/t Au and 60 g/t Ag (80.21 g/t AuEq*) over 12.45 meters including 1,335 g/t Au*** and 781 g/t Ag (1,344.42 g/t AuEq*) over 0.68 meters within a broad mineralized zone grading 15.26 g/t Au and 20.05 g/t Ag (15.50 g/t AuEq*) over 66.50 meters.
  • HR23-399:    43.10 g/t Au and 66 g/t Ag (43.90 g/t AuEq*) over 1.01 meters and 40.33 g/t Au and 418 g/t Ag (45.37 g/t Au Eq**) over 1.75 meters within a broad mineralized zone grading 2.68 g/t Au and 20 g/t Ag (2.92 g/t AuEq*) over 57.70 meters.
  • HR23-410:     10.17 g/t Au over 6.61 meters including 50.70 g/t Au over 0.62 meters.

Highlights from Homestake Main infill drilling below high-grade plunge include: (intervals shown are core length**)

  • HR23-374:     22.60 g/t Au over 0.67 meters, 18.75 g/t Au over 2.00 meters and 10.15 g/t Au over 1.00 meter in separate vein breccias included in a wider mineralized envelope grading 1.22 g/t Au and 1.90 g/t Ag (1.24 g/t AuEq*) over 83.51 meters.
  • HR23-386:    18.14 g/t Au and 30 g/t Ag (18.51 g/t AuEq*) over 2.50 meters including 69.9 g/t Au and 42 g/t Ag (70.41 g/t AuEq*) over 0.50 meters.
  • HR23-390:   129.00 g/t Au and 218 g/t Ag (131.63 g/t AuEq*) over 0.50 meters in a vein breccia included in a wider mineralized envelope grading 1.92 g/t Au and 3.58 g/t Ag (1.96 g/t AuEq*) over 50.30 meters.

*AuEq and AgEq are calculated using $US1650/oz Au, $US20/oz Ag

**Estimated true widths vary depending on intersection angles and range from 50% to 85% of core lengths.

***Determined using metallic screen fire assay on 1.0 kg split

“Whether we discover new zones of high-grade gold at Homestake Ridge or expand the large, wide and high-grade silver deposits at Wolf and Torbrit, drilling continues to deliver results from the premier, undeveloped gold-silver trend in Canada.” said Shawn Khunkhun, CEO of Dolly Varden Silver.

“The new high-grade gold and silver mineralization encountered in step out drilling to the northwest of Homestake Silver represents a significant breakthrough in further defining, upgrading and expanding the mineralization at Homestake Ridge.” said Rob van Egmond, Vice-President Exploration.” This new zone remains open to the northwest, projecting towards the Homestake Main Deposit.”

This release includes the remaining drill results from 48 drill holes from the 2023 drill program at the 100%-owned Kitsault Valley Project that includes the Homestake Ridge and Dolly Varden properties in BC’s Golden Triangle. Reporting 26 drill holes at Homestake Main (11,054.90m), four drill holes (2,478.00m) from the new gold-rich zone at the Homestake Silver northwestern extension, and six exploration drill holes on the Homestake Ridge property (1,627.00m). In addition, twelve holes (6,971.00m) from the Dolly Varden property including the North Star, Red Point and Wolf areas are reported in this release.

Homestake Silver Step-Out Drilling

The high-grade gold and silver intersections in holes HR23-389 and HR23-399 are horizontally separated by approximately 40m and are interpreted to be a new gold zone extending northwest, at depth towards the Homestake Main deposit. Deeper in these holes a second, targeted mineralized envelope was encountered (Figure 5). In longitudinal section, the new gold zone overlaps parallel with the known mineralized envelopes approximately 50 meters to the east. This zone remains open to the northwest below historic drilling. Drilling in 2024 will target a 350m long gap between the Homestake Silver and Homestake Main Deposits to expand this new zone (Figure 2).

Drill hole HR23-410 is a 75-meter step-out from previously released holes HR23-395 and 398 (January 4th, 2024 release) and represents an extension of the higher grade veins to depth and below the wide, higher grade plunge.

The dip of drill hole HR23-394 steepened due to hole deviation more than anticipated and remained in the footwall to mineralized zones.

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