||A new high grade silver-gold mineralized zone was discovered in the Terronera vein, which is now over 1,400 metres long, 200 metres deep, 3 to 10 metres thick, and still open along strike to the southeast and down dip
||Optioned 100% interest in 2010; spent $2 million on exploration; purchased for $2.75 million in 2013
||40 kilometres northeast of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco, Mexico
||One hour on a paved highway to the town of San Sebastián del Oeste
||Approximately 6,100 hectares in the historic silver mining district of Terronera
||State power; local labour, supplies, and services; company camp
||Low-sulphidation epithermal veins that are typically up to 3,000 metres long, 200 metres deep, and 1 to 30 metres thick
San Sebastián del Oeste is an historic silver and gold mining district in southwestern Jalisco state, approximately 155 kilometres southwest of Guadalajara. One small high-grade underground silver and gold mine, Santa Quitéria, is currently operating in the district, producing 100 tonnes of ore per day. Our Terronera property surrounds the Santa Quitéria mine and represents a new district-scale silver-andgold exploration and mining opportunity for Endeavour.
The Terronera property displays a classic low-sulphidation epithermal vein system with four mineralized subdistricts, each consisting of a cluster of quartz veins (calcite, barite) bearing sulphide minerals (pyrite, argentite, galena, and sphalerite). Historically, more than 50 small mines have been developed within at least 20 veins. Although the Terronera silver mines were first discovered in 1542 and there have been several periods of small-scale mining over the last 450 years, little modern exploration was ever carried out in the district.
Endeavour's exploration teams feel there is substantial potential for additional high-grade mineralized zones within the several dozen kilometres of known veins on the Terronera properties. Our new high-grade discovery in the Terronera vein confirms our opinion. The vast majority of Terronera veins have never been drilled.