ECU Silver Mining Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ECU

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

October 13, 2005 11:37 ET

ECU Silver Mining Inc.: Press Release

TORREON, COAHUILA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2005) - ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ECU)

ECU Silver Mining Inc. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has encountered a third mineralized vein in the Tres Aguilas area of the Santa Juana mine, on the 17th level. From a geological point of view it is identical to the CC vein and Santa Juana vein from which the Company currently extracts 100% of its production. The CC vein and the Santa Juana vein contain approximately 35% of the gold and 20% of the silver contained in the measured and indicated resources contained in the NI 43-101 compliant technical report and 49% of the gold and 30% of the silver of the indicated resources. Furthermore, they contain over 90% of the lead and zinc mentioned in the same report.

A drift is being driven along the vein and we expect advances of about 5 meters per day. Assays will be published as soon as available. The mineralization observed so far in the third vein is similar in nature to the CC vein and the Santa Juana vein and the Company expects to add production from this vein before the end of next month.

The Company also wishes to report that the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the proposal to issue 2,000,000 common shares of the Company as payment of an obligation, as per a contract signed in April 2000, related to the settling of litigations announced in a press release on November 10th, 2004, in which the issuance of said shares was stated and the price set at the prevailing market prices at that time

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

ECU Silver Mining Inc is a junior Gold, Silver, Zinc and Lead producer in the prolific mining district of Velardena, Mexico where historically over 500,000 ounces of Gold and 250,000,000 ounces of silver have been mined. Full scale profitable production began in May 2005 at the Company's Santa Juana mine. To ensure the Company is positioned for continued growth and expansion, and to take full advantage of the current record setting metals prices, the Company has a fully operational and debt free infrastructure in place, several months of planned production available from the current stopes, and ongoing exploration programs.

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.



Head Office
Rouyn-Noranda
Quebec, Canada
J9X 7C8
Tel : (819) 797-1210
Fax : (819) 797-1214

Corporate Office
J. I. Jimenez 663
colonia Los Angeles
Torreon, Coahuila,
Mexico, 27000
Tel: (01152)-871-717-8633
Fax: (01152)-871-718-5025


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