2008

February 26, 2008
Drilling Intersects New Gold-Silver Zone at Cebada Mine, Guanajuato; Extends Known Silver Orebody at Porvenir Mine, Guanacevi, Mexico

February 26, 2008 - Vancouver, Canada - Endeavour Silver Corp. (EDR: TSX, EXK: AMEX, and EJD: Frankfurt) announces that initial drilling results from the 2007 drill program at Guanajuato have outlined a new gold-silver mineralized zone north of the Cebada Mine. 

Three drill holes intersected the new mineralized zone near Section Line 3785, about 800 m north of the Cebada shaft, over an area 50 m along strike by 50 m down dip, still open in all directions. An old Penoles exploration tunnel along the Veta Madre vein that passes about 50 m beneath the new drill holes was reported to have intersected 4.62 gpt gold and 466 gpt silver over 4.27 m, indicating that the high grade mineralization continues at depth. 

Drilling highlights include 4.54 gpt gold and 316 gpt silver (16.5 oz per ton silver equivalents, based on a 55:1 silver:gold ratio) over a 1.70 m core length (5.9 ft) in hole CE 378-2 as shown in the following table:



Cebada Mine Drill Results

Hole

From

Core Length

True Width

Silver

Gold

Ag Equivalent

(no)

(m)

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(opt)

(ft)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CE378-1

372.05

1.80

1.70

194

3.59

11.4

5.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CE378-2

336.70

1.70

1.40

316

4.54

16.5

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CE383-1

389.40

1.80

1.47

90

4.38

9.7

5.9


The drilling of an additional 6 holes is now underway to better define this new "3785" mineralized zone, as part of the 17,500 m drill program budgeted for Guanajuato in 2008. The initial goal is to try and extend the new "3785" zone updip towards surface.

Endeavour also announces that preliminary drilling results from the 2007 drill program at Guanacevi have extended the known silver orebody at the Porvenir Mine. Two drill holes intersected the Santa Cruz vein at depth, extending to the northwest the previously defined resource area. 

Drilling highlights include 1.45 gpt gold and 531 gpt silver (17.8 oz per ton silver equivalents) over 2.10 m core length (6.9 ft) in hole NP 21-7, as shown in the following table:
 

Porvenir Mine Drill Results

Hole

From

Core Length

True Width

Silver

Gold

Ag Equivalent

(no)

(m)

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(opt)

(ft)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NP21-7

486.10

2.10

1.61

531

1.45

17.8

6.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NP22-7

472.15

3.55

2.28

363

0.85

12.0

11.6


Assays for an additional 2 holes are still pending in this area, and for recently completed holes in the Santa Cruz mine area further to the southeast. However, an underground drill has now been mobilized to test for deeper extensions to the central part of the Porvenir orebody, as part of the 12,700 m drill program budgeted for Guanacevi in 2008.

Endeavour currently has five drill rigs working in Mexico in five exploration target areas, Cebada and Golondrinas at Guanajuato, Porvenir and Milache at Guanacevi and Cometa at Parral. A total of 38,000 m of drilling in approximately 150 drill holes has been budgeted for the 2008 exploration program in Mexico.

Barry Devlin, Vice President of Exploration, commented, "We are thrilled to see our exploration efforts at Guanajuato starting to pay dividends, with this discovery of the new "3785" mineralized zone north of the Cebada mine. While Endeavour has several high quality drill targets yet to be tested at Guanajuato and Guanacevi, we will be putting new emphasis on drilling off this new zone as well."

Barry Devlin, M.Sc., P.Geo. Vice President Exploration is the Qualified Person who reviewed this news release and supervised the surface drilling and sampling programs at the Parral, Guanacevi and Guanajuato Projects. A Quality Control sampling program of blanks and duplicates has been instituted to monitor the integrity of all assay results. All core samples are split at the Parral, Guanajuato, or Guanacevi field offices 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.

Endeavour Silver Corp. (EDR: TSX, EXK: AMEX, EJD: DBFrankfurt) is a small-cap silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. The expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's two operating mines, Guanacevi in Durango and Bolanitos in Guanajuato, coupled with the Company's aggressive acquisition and exploration programs in Mexico should enable Endeavour to join the ranks of top primary silver producers worldwide. 

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
Per:

/s/ "Bradford J. Cooke"

Bradford J. Cooke
Chairman and CEO 

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