2012

September 18, 2012
Endeavour Silver Extends High Grade Silver-Gold Mineralization in the Lana Vein at the Bolanitos Mine in Mexico; Drilling Intersects 2,300 gpt Silver and 7.1 gpt Gold Over 0.5 Meter Width

Vancouver, Canada - September 18, 2012 - Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR, Frankfurt: EJD) announces that exploration drilling at Endeavour's Bolanitos Mine in Guanajuato State, Mexico continues to intersect high silver and gold grades over mineable widths, extending the known mineralized zone in the Lana vein to more than 750 meters (m) long, still open for expansion. 

Drilling highlights in the Lana vein include 155 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 2.00 gpt gold over 5.88 m true width (7.4 ounces per ton (opT) silver equivalents based on a silver: gold ratio of 50:1 over 19.3 feet (ft)) in hole LJ11-1; and 2,300 gpt silver and 7.11 gpt gold over 0.53 m true width (77.4 opT silver equivalents over 1.7 ft) in hole LJ11-2. Click here to view Longitudinal Section

Drill results are as follows: 

Lana Vein Drill Results

Hole Vein From
(m)
True Width
(m)
Ag
(gpt)
Au
(gpt)
Ag Eq.
(opT)
LJ2-1 Lana 270.20 1.69 408 0.92 13.2
LJ2-2 Breccia 264.75 0.46 110 26.90 42.4
LJ4-4 FW Lana 285.70 0.82 225 2.86 10.7
LJ8-3 Breccia 334.35 0.90 44 19.89 30.3
LJ9-1 Lana 249.40 4.64 169 1.74 7.5
Including 249.40 0.17 752 15.10 43.9
LJ9-2 Lana 272.40 1.90 156 1.50 6.7
Including 274.15 0.32 321 7.46 20.2
LJ9-4 Lana 198.10 7.04 156 0.24 4.9
Including 206.05 0.43 733 0.94 22.7
LJ10-4 HW Lana 129.95 0.98 164 0.43 5.4
Lana 138.40 0.83 136 1.34 5.9
LJ11-1 Lana 273.60 5.88 155 2.00 7.4
Including 274.70 0.75 796 8.86 36.1
LJ11.5-4 HW Lana 136.40 1.50 213 0.38 6.8
LJ11-2 FW Lana 321.20 2.01 877 3.53 30.7
Including 322.60 0.53 2300 7.11 77.4
LJ11-3 Lana 126.95 2.01 325 0.86 10.7
Including 127.90 0.47 945 2.20 30.8
LJ11-4 Vein 149.35 0.89 298 0.75 9.8
Vein 301.45 1.52 11 5.36 8.1
LJ12.5-3 Vein 251.20 2.47 261 0.44 8.3
LJ12.5-4 Breccia 129.90 1.50 297 2.17 11.8
LJ13-2 FW Lana 279.70 2.75 355 3.86 16.0
Including 283.30 0.55 591 2.55 20.9
LJ14-2 Lana 310.10 0.80 350 0.66 11.2
FW Lana 357.80 1.15 342 1.60 12.3
LJ14-3 Lana 315.85 0.91 317 2.50 12.9

Bradford Cooke, CEO and Director, commented, "Our exploration efforts continue to bear fruit around the Bolanitos mine. The Lana vein was discovered late last year when it was thought to be a splay of the La Joya vein but the drill results this year have shown it to be a separate robust mineralized vein structure. An initial resource estimate will be prepared at year-end so that the Lana vein can be brought into the 2013 mine plan for the Lucero-Karina-Fernanda-Daniela area."

"However, given the Lana vein proximity to the east of the Daniela vein, a crosscut tunnel was started in Q2, 2012 from the Daniela mine workings in order to fast-track mine access to the Lana vein. The crosscut tunnel should intersect the Lana vein this month, thereby facilitating mine development this year and production starting next year. Two drill rigs continue to work in the Bolanitos Mine area, testing other attractive drill targets such as Asuncion and Belen in the La Luz sub-district."

Barry Devlin, M.Sc., P.Geo. Vice President, Exploration is the Qualified Person who reviewed this news release and supervised the drilling programs on the Bolanitos Mine properties. A Quality Control sampling program of reference standards, blanks and duplicates has been instituted to monitor the integrity of all assay results. All samples were 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 other elements are determined by AA.

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
Per: 

/s/ "Bradford J. Cooke"


BRADFORD COOKE
Chief Executive Officer


About Endeavour Silver Corp. - Endeavour Silver is a premier mid-tier silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted seven consecutive years of growing silver production, reserves and resources. The organic expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's three operating silver mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should facilitate Endeavour's goal to become the next premier senior silver mining company. 

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