Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

September 21, 2005 14:06 ET

Southern Silver to Explore Large Copper/Gold/Silver Project in Durango, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 21, 2005) - Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSV)(FWB:SEG) reported today the company has signed a Letter of Understanding to acquire a 100 percent interest in the Santo Domingo (El Coyote) project in Durango, Mexico. The project consists of four mineral concessions totaling 5,496 hectares and is located about 195 kilometers north-northeast of Durango City, Durango, Mexico. Prior to formalizing the acquisition, Southern will conduct an on site due diligence review of these four structurally-controlled, high-grade copper-gold-silver-lead-zinc mineralized prospects.

Historical exploration included a modest surface sampling program that identified multiple strongly-developed fault/vein zones with rock-chip assays grading +1% copper and accompanied by anomalous gold, silver, lead and zinc. In addition, scattered rock-chip samples collected over a large area returned highly anomalous arsenic, antimony and molybdenum values. Although much of the project area is dominated by the widespread copper mineralization, samples collected across multiple 1-5 metres wide vein/fault zones have yielded values of 100 to 789 g/t silver and 0.2 to 13.3 g/t gold, 1% to 5.8% copper and anomalous lead and zinc.

In 2000, Mount Isa Mines (MIM) conducted reconnaissance geologic mapping, rock-chip and stream-sediment sampling, limited I.P. and magnetic surveys and nine widely-spaced reverse-circulation drill holes that returned long intervals of anomalous but sub-economic copper mineralization.

Subsequent surface evaluation indicates that multiple well-developed, northwest-trending fault zones cut upper-plate quartzites within a zone measuring about 500 metres wide and two kilometres long. This target area as well as the high-grade-mineral potential of fault/vein zones in the area of the vertical reverse-circulation drilling program was not evaluated or drilled by MIM.

Rob Macdonald, (P.Geo.), is the Qualified Person responsible for reviewing the technical results reported in this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Lawrence Page, President

Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Southern Silver Exploration Corp. relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

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