Silver Mines

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February 25, 2013 05:20 ET

Drilling Program commenced at Webbs Silver project

To:     Company Announcements Officer
        Australian Securities Exchange

25 February 2013
                            Drilling Program Commenced at Webbs Silver Project

Silver Mines are pleased to announce that a drilling program has recently commenced at the Webbs Silver
project.  The drilling program is designed to expand the existing high grade silver resource (Table 1).
This will be achieved by extensional drilling in areas where the deposit remains open at depth and along
strike as shown in Figure 1.  These targets are considered high priority as some of the widest and highest
grade intercepts are still open at relatively shallow depths of approximately 80-140m below surface as
demonstrated in Figures 2 and 3.

                             Table 1. Webbs Resource at 70g/t Ag lower cutoff
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             Resource      Tonnes        Ag         Cu        Pb         Zn           Ag
             Category        (t)       (g/t)       (%)        (%)       (%)          (oz)
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             Measured      194,000      364        0.29      0.75       1.67      2,270,000
            Indicated      775,000      245        0.26      0.70       1.49      6,105,000
             Inferred      522,000      201        0.27      0.71       1.61      3,373,000
           -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              TOTAL       1,490,000     245        0.27      0.71       1.56      11,748,000

It is anticipated that approximately 6,000m of RC drilling and up to 1,000m of diamond drilling will be
completed by the end of May. Following the drilling program and the assessment of results an updated
resource estimate is envisaged.
        
This drilling program follows the approval of Silver Mines' Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for
drilling activities at Webbs, by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment in late 2012.

The commencement of the drilling program follows Silver Mines recent successful capital raising.

Silver Mines looks forward to providing you with drilling results and further updates in the near future.

Please direct any queries regarding the content of this report to Charles Straw (CEO) on
+61 2 9253 0900 or cstraw@silverminesltd.com.au.

Competent Person Declaration
The information in this Document that relates to Exploration Results is based on information compiled by Mr
David Hobby, consulting Chief Geologist to SVL, who is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy. Mr Hobby has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of
deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as
defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration' for Reporting of
Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves'. Mr Hobby consents to the inclusion in the report
of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.

The information in this document that relates to Mineral Resources is based on information compiled by Mr
Robin Rankin, who is a Member of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and registered
as a Chartered Professional Geologist (CPGeo). Mr Rankin is Principal of independent geological consultancy
GeoRes Pty Ltd . He has sufficient experience, which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of
deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as
defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Minerals
Resources and Ore Reserves' (The JORC Code). Mr Rankin consents to and has provided consent to the
inclusion in this report of these matters based on the documentation in the form and in the context in
which it appears.

To view the figures accompanying this press release, please visit the following link:

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/855581.pdf

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