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Endeavour Silver Discovers Two New High Grade Silver-Gold Veins Adjacent to Lucero Vein at the Guanajuato Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2010) - Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX:EDR)(NYSE Amex:EXK)(DBFrankfurt:EJD) announces that exploration drilling south of the Bolanitos mine, part of Endeavour's Guanajuato Mines project in Guanajuato State, Mexico, has discovered two new high grade, silver-gold veins, called the Karina and Fernanda veins, in the footwall of the Lucero vein.
Recent drilling highlights include 421 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 3.56 gpt gold over a 2.03 meter (m) true width (18.0 oz per ton (opT) silver equivalents over 6.7 feet) in the Karina vein within hole KA-10A; 290 gpt silver and 7.74 gpt gold over a 0.87 m true width (20.9 opT silver equivalents over 2.9 ft) in the Fernanda vein within hole KA-3; and 472 gpt silver and 5.78 gpt gold over a 3.38 m true width (23.0 opT silver equivalents over 11.1 ft) in the Lucero vein within hole LC-27. Silver equivalents based on the current 55:1 silver:gold ratio.
A plan map and longitudinal sections for these drill holes can be found on the Endeavour website: http://www.edrsilver.com/s/maps.asp
|KARINA - FERNANDA & LUCERO DRILL RESULTS|
|Hole||Vein||From (m)||Core Length (m)||True Width (m)||Ag (g/t)||Au (g/t)|
Barry Devlin, Vice President Exploration for Endeavour, commented: "We are thrilled that our exploration drilling at Guanajuato continues to uncover new veins carrying high grade, silver-gold mineralization over mineable widths. The Karina and Fernanda veins tend to carry higher gold grades compared to Lucero vein, which was found in 2008 and is now in production."
"Since the Karina and Fernanda vein discoveries lie parallel to and within 100 meters of the Lucero South mine now under development for production next year, our engineers are now planning to develop these two new veins as part of the Lucero South mine. Drilling is continuing on the Karina and Fernanda veins and, we have moved another drill rig to north of the Bolanitos mine to test some attractive drill targets at the north end of the La Luz sub-district. As a result of our ongoing exploration successes, management is now considering a major mine and plant expansion for Guanajuato in 2011."
Barry Devlin, M.Sc., P. Geo., Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person who reviewed this news release and supervised the drilling program at Guanajuato. A Quality Control sampling program of reference standards, blanks and duplicates has been instituted to monitor the integrity of all assay results. All samples are split at the Guanajuato field office and shipped to ALS-Chemex Labs, where they are dried, crushed, split and 50 gram pulp samples are prepared for analysis. Gold and silver are determined by fire assay with an atomic absorption (AA) finish and lead, zinc and copper are determined by AA.
To view a video of Chairman Bradford Cooke and his commentary, click here: www.edrsilver.com/i/video/pressreleases/2010-11-02/Lucero_Vein_Discoveries.html
Endeavour Silver Corp. is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted five consecutive years of growing silver production and resources. The organic expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's two operating silver mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should help Endeavour achieve its goal to become the next premier mid-tier silver mining company.
ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
BRADFORD COOKE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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