VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – August 17, 2015) – Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR) (NYSE: EXK) announces that drilling on the Bolanitos property in Guanajuato State, Mexico has intersected high grade, gold-silver mineralization within three historic veins, San Ignacio-San Miguel, La Joya and Gabriela. Gabriela mineralization is adjacent to historic mine workings that are readily accessible for development.
Recent drilling highlights are summarized in the table below and include 23 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 16.2 gpt gold (1,154 gpt silver equivalent (AgEq)) over 4.6 metres (m) true width, or 33.6 ounces per ton (opT) AgEq over 15.1 feet (ft), including 101 gpt silver and 72.8 gpt gold (5,197 gpt AgEq) over 0.2 m true width, or 151.5 opT AgEq over 0.7 ft in hole IG-01.
|IG-01||San Ignacio (2)||146.55||1.37||3.86||9||280|
|IG-02||San Ignacio (1)||162.60||1.97||2.24||59||215|
|San Ignacio (2)||177.20||0.13||4.26||11||309|
|MG-01||San Ignacio (2)||26.25||1.77||0.79||249||304|
|MG-02||San Miguel (Hw)||122.95||1.82||4.60||11||333|
Silver equivalents are calculated at a ratio of 70:1 silver:gold.
Luis Castro, Vice President of Exploration, commented, "We are encouraged that our exploration drilling continues to find new zones of high grade mineralization at relatively shallow depths within historic veins on the Bolanitos property. The Gabriela mineralization sits adjacent to historic mine workings that should provide easy access for future mining if a large enough block of mineral can be outlined."
Godfrey Walton, M.Sc., P.Geo., Endeavour's President and COO, is the Qualified Person who reviewed and approved this news release and supervised the drilling programs in Mexico. 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 local 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.
About Endeavour Silver — Endeavour Silver is a mid-tier silver mining company focused on growing production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted ten consecutive years of accretive growth of its silver mining operations. Endeavour's three silver-gold mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should facilitate Endeavour's goal to become a premier senior silver producer.
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