SNS Silver Corp.
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SNS Silver Corp.

August 06, 2008 09:30 ET

SNS Silver Announces Drill Results That Significantly Increase the Vertical Extent of the South Vein Mineralization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - SNS Silver Corporation ("SNS" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is pleased to announce assay results from the South Vein diamond drilling program at the Crescent Property near Kellogg, Idaho.

Highlights of the results are as follows:

- Diamond drill hole H-304 grades 11.0 troy ounces of silver per ton (377 grams per tonne) with a true width of 7.8 ft (2.38 meters) covering the interval from 1,305.0 ft to 1,318.2 ft;

- Diamond drill hole SNS-1001 grades 11.2 troy ounces of silver per ton (384 grams per tonne) with a true width of 5.8 feet (1.77 meters) covering the interval 927.0 ft to 936.0 ft;

- Diamond drill hole SNS-601 grades 7.3 ounces of silver per ton (250 grams per tonne) with a true width intercept of 2.3 ft (0.70 meters) covering the interval from 702.0 ft to 706.0 ft.

All drill holes were NQ core size with recoveries exceeding 80% and were processed as described in the Quality Assurance and Quality Control section found below.

Core hole H-304 was drilled from the western-most underground diamond drill station recently developed on the Hooper Level of the historic Crescent Mine. This South Vein intercept is located approximately 500 ft down dip from the lowest previously reported intercept (core hole SNS-501, first reported August 29, 2007) and is consistent with the mineralogy and tenor of other South Vein intercepts as well as the expectations of this exploration target (see SNS Letter to Shareholders filed on SEDAR April 30, 2008 for a full description of the South Vein target). Significant South Vein mineralization has now been demonstrated to persist over a vertical extent of more than 1,200 ft.

Core hole SNS-1001 was drilled from the surface and has extended the South Vein mineralization approximately 200 ft to the west. Core hole SNS-601 was also drilled from the surface and appears to have delineated the eastern extent of the South Vein definition drilling area.

"Overall, the South Vein mineralization has now been demonstrated to extend at least 1,200 ft vertically and approximately 600 ft horizontally, and it is still open to the west as well as up and down dip. In fact, the South Vein structure is known to extend downward at least 3,400 ft below the H-304 intercept to where it was drifted on the 3100 level of the historic Crescent Mine. Mineralized shoots of significant dip length are prevalent in the Silver Belt of the Coeur D'Alene Mining District" according to SNS Senior Geologist Brian White, Ph.D. "We were extremely busy in June and July with as many as four drill rigs going at one time and over 33,000 ft of core drilled. Assay results are starting to come back from the lab and we'll be providing updates on the Alhambra Vein as well as more results from the South Vein over the next several weeks."

The following table contains selected results from the drill holes discussed above:



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Interval True Silver
Hole Target From To Length Width Grade
Number (ft) (ft) (ft) (ft) (oz/ton)
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H-304 South Vein 1,304.1 1,305.0 0.9 0.5 3.0
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H-304 South Vein 1,305.0 1,306.0 1.0 0.6 28.7
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H-304 South Vein 1,306.0 1,307.0 1.0 0.6 29.2
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H-304 South Vein 1,307.0 1,307.9 0.9 0.5 4.0
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H-304 South Vein 1,307.9 1,308.9 1.0 0.6 12.3
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H-304 South Vein 1,308.9 1,310.0 1.1 0.6 9.6
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H-304 South Vein 1,310.0 1,311.0 1.0 0.6 2.9
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H-304 South Vein 1,311.0 1,312.0 1.0 0.6 0.2
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H-304 South Vein 1,312.0 1,313.2 1.2 0.7 2.0
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H-304 South Vein 1,313.2 1,314.5 1.3 0.8 1.9
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H-304 South Vein 1,314.5 1,315.3 0.8 0.5 13.2
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H-304 South Vein 1,315.3 1,316.4 1.1 0.6 3.0
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H-304 South Vein 1,316.4 1,317.2 0.8 0.5 2.4
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H-304 South Vein 1,317.2 1,318.2 1.0 0.6 35.3
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H-304 South Vein 1,318.2 1,319.2 1.0 0.6 2.8
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 925.4 927.0 1.6 1.0 2.4
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 927.0 929.4 2.4 1.6 31.0
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 929.4 931.7 2.3 1.5 2.1
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 931.7 933.1 1.4 0.9 5.5
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 933.1 934.3 1.2 0.8 4.5
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 934.3 936.0 1.7 1.1 4.4
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SNS-
1001 South Vein 936.0 938.0 2.0 1.3 0.0
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SNS-
601 South Vein 701.0 702.0 1.0 0.6 0.3
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SNS-
601 South Vein 702.0 703.0 1.0 0.6 5.5
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SNS-
601 South Vein 703.0 704.2 1.2 0.7 6.7
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SNS-
601 South Vein 704.2 706.0 1.8 1.0 8.6
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SNS-
601 South Vein 706.0 707.3 1.3 0.7 1.4
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control Procedures for Diamond Drilling at the Crescent Project:

SNS Silver follows rigorous procedures for handling of diamond drill core at the Crescent property. These procedures have been developed by staff geologists with guidance from SRK Consulting (USA), and are designed to produce an accurate dataset to serve as the basis for comprehensive mine planning.

The core is processed and stored in buildings that are locked when geologic staff are not present. The core is delivered to the core processing facility by the contract drillers at the end of each shift, where it is promptly photographed and examined for mineralized intercepts.

The core is logged noting recoveries and geologic features. Samples are marked and split under the supervision of a geologist. One split is returned to the core box and labelled, while the other split is placed in a sample bag with a paper ticket.

The samples are shipped to ALS Chemex in Sparks or Elko, Nevada for assay preparation. Commercial blanks and standards are included in each batch. Prepared sample pulps are subsequently shipped to the ALS Chemex laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. and are analyzed by ICP for Ag, Cu, Pb and Sb. Silver fire assays are performed on all samples returning greater than 1500 ppm Ag by the ICP method.

The batch is rerun if any standard results are outside plus or minus three standard deviations of the average stated Ag grade, or the blank results exceed 5 ppm Ag. Results are not disclosed unless the standards and blanks have met specified tolerances.

For a more detailed description of Crescent Project QA/QC Procedures see our website at www.snssilver.com.

Thomas F. Fudge Jr., P. Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer of SNS Silver Corp. is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has supervised the technical preparation of this press release.

Silver Wheaton is our largest shareholder with 12%.

SNS Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is an exploration company, whose primary asset is the 100% owned Crescent Property, which hosts the historic Crescent Mine, located near Kellogg, Idaho. The Property is located in one of the largest silver districts in North America with over one billion ounces of silver produced. The property consists of 24 patented mining claims over approximately 350 acres, alongside 40 acres of surface rights. The Company currently has a comprehensive and well-funded drill program underway. Their main focus is on upper country core drilling on the Alhambra and South Veins, as well as restoration and extension of existing underground infrastructure.

The Company has not completed the work necessary to independently verify the classification of the mineral resource estimates and is not treating the mineral resource estimates as National Instrument 43-101 defined resources verified by a qualified person. The historical estimates should not be relied upon. The Crescent Mine will require considerable further evaluation, which the Company's management and consultants are in the process of completing.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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