ECU Silver Mining Inc.

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

September 16, 2005 12:11 ET

ECU Silver Mining Inc.-Press Release

TORREON, COAHUILA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 16, 2005) - ECU Silver Mining inc. (TSX VENTURE:ECU)

ECU Silver Mining Inc. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the San Mateo vein was reached yesterday. Assay results from the vein are expected to be received within two weeks. The vein was encountered about 5 meters from the projection from upper levels, 150 meters below them, and was preceded by a 20 meters wide alteration zone that contained mineralized thin veinlets.

This confirmed the geological model observed above, namely a sulfide/calcite-rich vein injected in a fault zone and surrounded by a wide alteration zone. Should the assays from the vein material yield results similar to those obtained from the above levels; this will prove to be a significant event for the Company. It will allow the Company to open a second mine to diversify the feed for the mill, and also reduce in-situ transport costs as the extraction will be directly from the stopes through the main adit and furthermore, it will improve overall gold recoveries by flotation while maintaining the high recoveries we already achieve for silver, lead and zinc.

The assay results will be published as soon as available.

Mr. Michel Roy, P. Geo., a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101, prepared the technical information disclosed in this news release.

Statements in the release that are "forward-looking statements" are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statements to actual results or changes in our expectations.

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