Endeavour Silver Corp.

Endeavour Silver Corp.

March 08, 2005 17:12 ET

Endeavour Silver Corp.: Additional High Grade Silver Vein Drill Intercepts from North Porvenir Zone, Santa Cruz Property, Durango, Mexico


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FOR: ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: EDR

MARCH 8, 2005 - 17:12 ET

Endeavour Silver Corp.: Additional High Grade Silver
Vein Drill Intercepts from North Porvenir Zone, Santa
Cruz Property, Durango, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - Endeavour
Silver Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EDR) announces that drilling has returned
several additional high grade silver vein intercepts from the North
Porvenir Zone on the Santa Cruz property in Durango, Mexico.

Drill results include 956 gpt silver over 2.25 m (27.9 opt Ag over 7.4
ft) in hole NP16-2 and 352 gpt silver over 9.05 m (10.3 opt Ag over 29.7
ft) in hole NP17-2, two of the most northerly holes drilled to date. The
North Porvenir zone remains wide open to the north, at depth, and to a
lesser extent to the south.

Three drill rigs are currently working at North Porvenir to extend and
delineate this exciting new high grade silver discovery on 50 m hole
spacings. Current drill results are as follows:



Hole From Length Silver Gold Silver Eq.
(No.) (m) (m) (gpt) (gpt) (opt)
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NP 11A-1 327.70 0.90 240

NP 11B-1 331.80 5.50 510 1.18 17.1
including 331.80 3.25 693 1.45 23.0

NP 11B-2 382.10 1.80 250
and 386.20 2.60 341
and 393.25 0.90 586

NP14-2 240.40 3.15 565 2.65 21.5
including 241.15 2.10 814 4.00 31.3

NP15-2 239.90 5.25 316

NP16-1 194.75 3.05 293 0.32 9.1
and 201.25 1.10 217 0.10 6.5

NP16-2 217.35 1.10 225
and 220.40 1.10 472
and 227.10 2.25 956

NP17-1 202.50 0.80 130 0.20 4.2

NP17-2 231.95 9.05 352 1.15 12.4
including 233.55 4.35 452 0.91 14.9


A new interim resource estimate is currently being prepared for the
Santa Cruz property and should be available shortly. Not all of the
drill holes will be included in this new resource estimate as gold assay
results are still awaited for several holes.

Godfrey Walton, M.Sc, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person supervising the
Phase 1 surface drilling and underground sampling programs on the Santa
Cruz property. He has instituted a Quality Control sampling program of
blanks and duplicates to monitor the integrity of all assay results. All
drill core is split by Endeavour personnel at the Guanacevi camp and
then driven to Durango where it is couriered to the Chemex lab in
Hermosillo. Core samples are dried, crushed, split and a 30 gram sub
sample is taken for analysis. Gold and silver are determined by fire
assay with an atomic absorption (AA) finish.

Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EDR) is a small-cap exploration and
mining company focused on aggressively expanding its portfolio of high
grade silver-gold properties, reserves and production in Mexico. Canarc
Resource Corp. (TSX:CCM) holds a minority shareholding in the Company.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.

Bradford J. Cooke, Chairman and CEO

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    Hugh Clarke
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    investorrelations@edrsilver.com
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