U.S. Silver Corporation

U.S. Silver Corporation

March 26, 2008 10:16 ET

U.S. Silver Corporation Is Pleased to Announce the Hiring of Senior Level Geologists

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - U.S. Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:USA) ("U.S. Silver" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Nickel and Jeffrey Moe.

Gregory Nickel rejoins the team at the Galena Mine as the Senior Exploration Geologist. Mr. Nickel will be responsible for underground exploration at the Galena, Coeur and Caladay mines. Mr. Nickel has previous experience at the Galena Mine as a mine geologist from 1988 through 1991. Mr. Nickel assisted the restart of the property during 1995 through 1997 as Chief Geologist and served as Chief Engineer through year 2000. Mr. Nickel was most recently employed by AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc. as a consulting hydrogeologist for private, municipal and mining clients. Mr. Nickel has a degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, is a registered Professional Engineer, and brings 20 years of diverse mining, engineering, geology, and hydrogeology experience to U.S. Silver.

Jeffrey Moe joins U.S. Silver as a Senior Mine Geologist at the Galena Mine. Prior to joining U.S. Silver, Mr. Moe was employed by Sterling Mining Co. as the Chief Geologist at the Sunshine Mine. He also worked as a mine and exploration geologist at the Sunshine Mine from 1995 through 2000. He has a Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Montana, and is a candidate for a PhD in Geology from Dartmouth College. Mr. Moe has more than 20 years of experience in mining geology, data management, and computer aided design. He will be responsible for geologic modeling in support of production and exploration programs, as well as data management, quality assurance/quality control, and estimation of ore reserves for the company.

US Silver currently employs over 200 people at its Silver Valley mining complex in addition to approximately 60 contract staff. Employment levels will continue to grow as production levels increase through 2008.


U.S. Silver, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the Galena, Coeur, Caladay and Dayrock silver-lead-copper mines in Shoshone County, Idaho, with the Galena mine being the second most prolific silver producer in U.S. history. Total silver production from U.S. Silver's mining complex has exceeded 210 million ounces of silver production since 1953. U.S. Silver controls a land package now totaling approximately 18,000 acres in the heart of the Coeur d'Alene Mining District. U.S. Silver is focused on expanding its production from existing operations as well as exploring its extensive Silver Valley holdings.

Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at www.sedar.com.

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Contact Information

  • U.S. Silver Corporation
    Bruce Reid
    Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 848-0858
    U.S. Silver Corporation
    Vance Loeber
    Investor Relations
    (604) 805-3530
    Website: www.us-silver.com