VANCOUVER, BC –(Marketwired – October 24, 2016) – Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) (TSX: EDR) announces that in-fill drilling on the Terronera property in Jalisco State, Mexico continues to define high grade, silver-gold mineralization within the Terronera vein system. The main mineralized zone extends over 1,400 metres (m) in length, to 350 m deep and is still open along strike to the southeast and down dip (view long section here).
Recent drilling highlights are summarized in the table below and include 717 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 2.94 gpt gold (923 gpt silver equivalent (AgEq)) over 6.56 metres (m) true width, or 26.9 ounces per ton (opT) AgEq over 21.5 feet (ft), including 4,860 gpt silver and 2.99 gpt gold (5,069 gpt AgEq) over 0.39 m true width, or 147.8 opT AgEq over 1.3 ft in hole TR10.5-1.
|Old Working||87.75||3.22||Old Working|
|Old Working||74.05||1.80||Old Working|
Silver equivalents are calculated at a ratio of 70:1 silver:gold.
Luis Castro, Vice President of Exploration, commented, “These in-fill drill results continue to confirm high grade silver-gold mineralization over substantial true widths in the Terronera vein. The deposit is still open for expansion at depth and to the southeast, and we now have high priority drill targets identified in several other mineralized, subparallel veins to the north of the Terronera vein.
“Three drill rigs are currently working on the Terronera property for step-out drilling along the Terronera vein and exploratory drilling of some new targets. We used a June 30 cut-off date of drill results in order to update the resource estimate and facilitate mine engineering and economic analysis for the pre-feasibility study now underway.”
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 — Endeavour Silver Corp. is a mid-tier precious metals mining company with three high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has grown its mining operations organically to produce 11.4 million ounces of silver equivalents in 2015. Development of Endeavour’s high-grade discovery on the Terronera property in Jalisco state, the permitted El Compas mine and plant in Zacatecas state, and the prospective Parral properties in Chihuahua state, should facilitate the Company’s goal to become a premier senior producer in the silver mining sector.
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