Minco Silver Corporation
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Minco Silver Corporation

October 25, 2006 17:38 ET

Minco Silver Releases Final Assay Results of the Drilling Program Completed on Its Fuwan Silver Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) - Minco Silver Corporation (the "Company" or "Minco Silver") (TSX:MSV) is pleased to release the assay results for the final 11 holes drilled on its Fuwan Silver Project. To date in 2006, the company has completed 8,500m drilling in 34 holes (Phase I and II) on the Fuwan project. The current drilling program focuses on the west side of the deposit in a 700m by 500m area. The drilling grid over the major Fuwan silver zone has been increased to 80mx160m.

The company also announces that Phase III drilling program has started on the Fuwan Silver Project. About 8,000 meters will be drilled in the center of the deposit from section 35 from the West to section 12 to the East to increase the grid of drilling to 80m by 80m. Geotechnical, hydrological studies, metallurgical testing, and environmental assessment will be initiated shortly. A subsequent pre-feasibility study will be initiated in the first half of 2007. Minco Silver plans to apply for a mining license for the project during the second half of 2007. The Company is working aggressively to bring the project to production at an early date.

Out of 34 holes (total 8,500 meters) drilled so far this year, the assay results for the final 11 holes are summarized in table 1, highlighted by holes FW0019 returning 8.85 meters grading 338.47 gm/t silver and FW0035 returning 5.0 meters grading 439.55 gm/t silver.



Table 1 Average Grade of Drill Holes

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Average Grade
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Hole From (m) To (m) (m) Ag(g/t) Au(g/t) Pb(%) Zn(%)
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FW0011 154.97 156.97 2.00 267.3 0.12 0.08 0.18
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178.63 179.30 0.67 70.00 0.04
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FW0019 223.92 232.77 8.85 338.47 0.09 0.52 0.78
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234.27 236.97 2.70 64.36 0.27 0.15 0.61
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FW0022 235.20 235.70 0.50 68.00 0.08
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FW0024 86.50 87.60 1.10 234.00 0.18 0.1 0.08
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89.90 93.05 3.15 75.30 0.16 0.11 0.56
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103.07 104.79 1.72 126.40 0.13 0.08 0.28
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FW0027 255.30 255.90 0.60 92.00 0.10 0.12 0.17
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FW0030 181.53 182.53 1.00 281.50 0.51 0.44 1.82
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210.00 216.36 6.36 228.30 0.04 0.51 0.34
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FW0032 95.87 96.68 0.81 855.00 0.31 0.49 1.79
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132.20 133.65 1.45 98.25 0.28 0.36 0.31
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FW0033 135.31 135.89 0.58 228.00 0.03
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138.99 139.79 0.80 112.50 0.18 0.04 0.42
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143.20 143.66 0.46 498.00 0.07 0.27 0.27
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165.39 166.37 0.98 88.00 0.03 0.03 0.04
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FW0034 87.80 89.80 2.00 161.80 0.44 0.08 0.20
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92.80 94.80 2.00 131.50 0.29 0.10 0.09
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97.70 98.70 1.00 65.27 0.20 0.09 0.03
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FW0035 65.00 66.60 1.60 114.90 0.29 0.26 2.76
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73.80 78.80 5.00 439.55 0.22 0.40 0.99
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111.10 113.25 2.15 269.50 0.16 1.30 8.26
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117.60 118.50 0.90 181.00 0.13 1.08 4.84
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FW0020 No Mineralization
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Complete assay results for the 23 holes (including silver, gold, lead, and zinc) previously released (news releases dated March 3, May 10, August 15, and October 2) are summarized in table 2.



Table 2 Summary of Previously Released Assay Results

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Average Grade
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Hole From (m) To (m) (m) Ag(g/t) Au(g/t) Pb(%) Zn(%)
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FW 0002 128.55 130.55 2.00 64.50 0.07 0.06 0.25
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133.55 135.60 2.05 71.40 0.10 0.10 0.16
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147.34 152.73 5.39 129.80 0.04 0.10 0.36
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165.35 166.15 0.80 1280.00 0.22 0.08 1.50
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191.25 191.75 0.50 380.00 0.12 0.07 9.83
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195.04 208.00 12.96 234.20 0.26 0.05 1.64
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227.04 228.45 1.41 98.00 0.07 0.02 0.02
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FW 0003 242.70 251.80 9.10 284.10 0.27 0.24 0.46
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257.00 264.10 7.10 74.40 0.07 0.09 0.39
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292.30 293.30 1.00 894.00 0.03 1.44 0.69
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FW 0004 285.38 287.86 2.48 190.50 0.06 0.14 0.16
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300.23 302.65 2.42 106.80 0.05 0.07 0.12
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FW 0005 236.57 252.42 15.85 516.90 0.25 0.10 0.27
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FW 0006 129.95 137.25 7.30 261.20 0.16 0.11 0.46
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FW 0007 95.00 98.00 3.00 168.00 0.17 0.04 0.12
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115.76 118.16 2.40 1183.40 0.22 0.21 0.50
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FW 0008 178.00 179.40 1.40 116.30 0.22 0.34 3.21
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181.87 182.27 0.40 468.50 0.02 0.11 0.07
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FW 0009 167.16 167.88 0.72 103.00 0.16 0.06 0.13
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178.15 182.05 3.90 221.40 0.05 0.04 0.31
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232.55 236.28 3.73 292.50 0.08 0.31 0.94
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FW 0010 226.50 227.60 1.10 57.00 0.09 0.03 0.01
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250.90 254.90 4.00 183.90 0.04 1.26 0.67
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288.65 289.35 0.70 62.10 0.09 0.17 0.70
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FW 0012 128.16 134.03 4.48 253.90 0.15 0.31 0.11
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140.37 146.65 6.28 155.60 0.12 0.10 0.49
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201.00 203.20 2.20 154.00 0.20 0.20 1.08
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FW 0013 237.00 243.00 6.00 575.20 0.41 0.57 2.36
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256.10 265.40 9.30 270.60 0.10 0.36 3.35
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FW 0014 236.92 240.62 3.70 143.50 0.12 0.09 0.48
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266.15 271.02 4.87 76.10 0.04 0.18 0.84
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287.00 288.20 1.20 228.00 0.07 1.27 0.52
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FW 0015 42.29 43.09 0.80 118.00 0.10 0.60 0.53
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50.40 52.44 2.04 81.60 0.10 0.12 0.35
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55.59 56.69 1.10 152.0 0.09 0.04 0.04
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FW 0016 250.37 250.90 0.53 325.00 0.11 0.36 1.17
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268.56 270.14 1.58 136.20 0.27 0.24 0.23
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FW 0017 97.32 98.32 1.00 271.00 0.16 0.12 0.28
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113.73 114.73 1.00 391.00 0.11 0.27 2.06
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158.70 161.68 2.98 166.20 0.07 0.49 1.36
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FW 0018 154.84 158.14 3.30 251.90 0.14 0.17 0.40
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161.10 162.10 1.00 128.00 0.13 0.09 0.55
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183.10 183.90 0.80 322.80 0.26 0.48 3.18
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195.45 197.45 2.00 90.90 0.01 0.04 0.11
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208.35 209.15 0.80 1930.50 0.11 1.08 2.21
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256.43 256.73 0.30 192.50 0.08 0.76 2.23
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FW 0021 71.91 80.01 8.10 152.60 0.24 0.16 0.16
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91.10 92.10 1.00 620.50 0.10 0.47 3.20
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95.50 99.93 4.43 176.20 0.15 0.36 0.70
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110.80 111.16 0.36 2100.00 0.14 9.31 5.80
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FW 0023 281.20 282.00 0.80 66.00 0.04 0.043 0.14
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319.00 319.70 0.70 235.00 0.04 0.140 0.21
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FW 0026 285.06 295.14 10.08 295.80 0.47 0.20 0.67
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301.14 306.39 5.25 236.40 0.06 0.42 0.80
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FW 0028 277.11 277.47 0.36 292.00 0.06 0.13 0.68
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289.01 289.49 0.48 152.00 0.04 0.11 0.16
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FW 0029 268.87 270.92 2.05 97.10 0.11 0.08 0.21
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289.06 289.46 0.40 1413.00 0.18 0.95 2.44
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FW 0031 108.20 114.00 5.80 55.30 0.38 0.05 0.24
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149.97 150.27 0.30 1095.00 0.07 1.59 0.76
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Samples were prepared and assayed at PRA Kunming lab (Process Research Associates Ltd.) with supervision of a certified BC assayer. Silver was assayed with fire assay and AAS or gravimetric finish. Assay results were further checked at PRA's Vancouver lab as an external check. Reference materials were inserted by Minco staff geologists as a further assay control.

This news release has been reviewed and approved for release by William Meyer, P.Eng. Chairman of the Board, and designated Qualified Person.

About Minco Silver

Minco Silver Corporation is a TSX-listed company focusing on the acquisition and development of silver dominant projects in China. The Company is the exclusive vehicle for pursuing silver opportunities in China pursuant to a strategic alliance agreement between Minco Mining and Metals Corporation (TSX:MMM)(AMEX:MMK) and Silver Standard Resources (TSX:SSO).

For more information on Minco Silver and its properties, please visit the website at www.mincosilver.ca.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Ken Z. Cai, President & CEO

Certain terms or statements made that are not historical facts, such as anticipated advancement of mineral properties or programs, productions, sales of assets, exploration plans or results, costs, prices, performance are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated, expected or implied. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; metals price volatility, volatility of metals production, project development risks and ability to raise financing. The Company undertakes no obligation and has no intention of updating forward-looking statements.


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