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Endeavour Silver Intersects High-Grade Silver-Gold Mineralization at its Guanacevi and Bolañitos Operations

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR, NYSE: EXK) is pleased to report continued high-grade drill results from its 2021 exploration program at the Guanacevi Mine in Durango State, Mexico and the Bolañitos Mine in Guanajuato State, Mexico. Exploration drilling is ongoing at both operations and will continue in 2022.

Highlights from Recent Drill Results

Guanacevi

  • 1.97 gpt Au and 1,254 gpt Ag for 1,412 gpt AgEq over a 3.22 m ETW, including 3.6 gpt Au and 2,690 gpt Ag for 2,978 gpt AgEq over 0.2 m (UCM-67), extending the El Curso orebody along strike

  • 4.36 gpt Au and 1,450 gpt Ag for 1,798 gpt AgEq over a 3.18 m ETW, including 7.97 gpt Au and 4,568 gpt Ag for 5,206 gpt AgEq over 0.31 m (SCSU-11), extending the Santa Cruz South (SCS) orebody to depth

Bolañitos

  • 8.08 gpt Au and 151 gpt Ag for 797 gpt AgEq over a 1.67 m ETW, including 89.6 gpt Au and 880 gpt Ag for 8,046 gpt AgEq over 0.08 m (BS-04), on a new discovery, the Tepetateras vein, located south of current workings

  • 1.26 gpt gold and 241 gpt silver for 342 gpt AgEq over a 0.96 m ETW (BS-03), on the Lulu vein, south of current workings

Abbreviations include: gpt: grams per tonne; Au: gold; Ag: silver; ETW: estimated true width; m: metre; HW: hanging wall. Silver equivalents are calculated at a ratio of 80:1 silver:gold.

Dan Dickson, CEO, commented, “We continue to see exceptional drilling results within the El Curso and the Santa Cruz Sur systems at our Guanacevi silver mine. We have been operating at Guanacevi for more than 15 years and these encouraging results support our view that we can continue to extend the mine life.”

Mr. Dickson continued, “Endeavour was built on the drill bit and exploration will continue to be a cornerstone of our strategy as we pursue our vision of being a premier senior silver producer.”

At Guanacevi, underground drilling continues to expand down plunge extensions of the El Curso and the Santa Cruz South (SCS) orebodies (view Guanacevi longitudinal sections). From January through October, more than 14,000 metres in 38 holes have been drilled at Guanacevi from underground.

At Bolañitos, surface and underground drilling has intersected multiple mineralized structures near current workings (view Bolanitos longitudinal sections). Tepetateras is a new area south of Bolañitos situated 1.7 kilometres from Endeavour Silver’s historic Golondrinas Mine. Since the beginning of the year, over 11,500 metres in 59 holes have been drilled at Bolañitos identifying mineralization in structures near current workings.

Guanacevi - El Curso drill results are summarized in the following table:

Hole

Structure

From

True Width

Au

Ag

AgEq

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(gpt)

UCM-65

Santa Cruz

219.50

2.45

1.77

736

878

Including

222.85

0.25

5.05

1,973

2,377

UCM-66

Santa Cruz

306.90

2.72

1.62

550

680

Including

311.30

0.29

3.64

1,376

1,667

UCM-67

Santa Cruz

295.15

3.22

1.97

1,254

1,412

Including

301.90

0.23

3.60

2,690

2,978

UCM-68

Santa Cruz

280.50

1.49

0.56

374

419

Including

282.95

0.42

1.18

887

981

UCM-69

Santa Cruz

295.15

2.00

0.84

338

405

Including

297.70

0.21

1.56

567

692

UCM-71

Santa Cruz

281.45

1.58

0.52

187

229

Including

282.10

0.25

1.83

550

697

UCM-74

Santa Cruz

363.85

1.11

0.53

156

198

Including

365.30

0.23

1.31

372

477

UCM-80

Santa Cruz

260.60

1.90

6.64

1,977

2,508

Including

261.90

0.42

15.35

5,320

6,548

UCM-84

Santa Cruz

260.30

0.92

0.57

309

354

Including

261.20

0.39

1.12

578

667

Note: Drill holes UCM-70, UCM-72, UCM-73, UCM-75, UCM-76, UCM-77, UCM-78, UCM-79, UCM-81, UCM-82 returned no significant results

Guanacevi - SCS drill results are summarized in the following table:

Hole

Structure

From

True Width

Au

Ag

AgEq

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(gpt)

SCSU-01

Santa Cruz

98.50

1.74

1.26

326

426

Including

99.30

0.27

3.44

650

926

SCSU-02

Santa Cruz

95.20

2.57

1.14

533

624

Including

95.20

0.64

1.69

1,290

1,425

SCSU-03

Santa Cruz

122.85

1.17

0.18

120

135

Including

123.50

0.71

0.19

148

164

SCSU-04

Santa Cruz

159.30

1.86

1.39

608

720

Including

159.80

0.34

2.30

1,037

1,221

SCSU-05

Santa Cruz

157.05

1.12

0.20

109

125

Including

157.85

0.46

0.38

130

161

SCSU-08

Santa Cruz

224.90

1.00

0.13

95

105

Including

225.80

0.33

0.15

111

123

SCSU-10

Santa Cruz

179.10

0.98

2.08

52

218

Including

179.85

0.24

4.15

63

395

SCSU-11

Santa Cruz

136.50

3.18

4.36

1,450

1,798

Including

138.60

0.31

7.97

4,568

5,206

SCSU-12

Santa Cruz

136.00

1.26

1.54

341

464

Including

136.00

0.48

3.11

672

921

SCSU-14

Santa Cruz

173.35

2.17

0.26

193

213

Including

173.35

0.67

0.35

218

245

Note: Drill holes SCSU-06, SCSU-07, SCSU-09, SCSU-13 returned no significant results

Bolañitos - South drill results are summarized in the following table:

Hole

Structure

From

True Width

Au

Ag

AgEq

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(gpt)

BS-01

HW Cabrera Carrica

154.20

1.36

0.41

169

202

Including

155.30

0.48

0.24

213

233

BS-02

HW Cabrera Carrica

190.25

1.17

0.77

52

114

Including

190.25

0.31

1.86

165

314

BS-03

Lulú

74.30

0.96

1.26

241

342

Including

74.30

0.11

2.94

789

1025

BS-04

Tepetateras

137.70

1.67

8.08

151

797

Including

140.25

0.08

89.58

880

8046

BS-05

Lulú

20.80

0.93

0.28

104

126

Including

22.00

0.13

1.46

386

502

BS-09

Tepetateras

178.10

3.39

2.63

82

292

Including

186.50

0.10

16.65

95

1427

BS-10

Tepetateras

181.45

0.95

1.01

43

124

Including

182.70

0.29

2.34

116

303

BS-13

Tepetateras

238.65

1.09

1.73

5

143

Including

240.05

0.19

6.02

11

493

BS-15

Tepetateras

151.50

1.39

1.22

119

216

Including

153.40

0.29

3.52

238

520

BS-16

Cabrera Carrica

182.80

1.00

0.22

87

104

Including

182.80

0.77

0.25

102

122

BS-19

Tepetateras

99.60

1.39

1.43

217

331

Including

99.60

1.10

1.80

258

402

Lulú

107.50

1.03

0.14

327

338

Including

107.80

0.80

0.15

331

343

Note: Drill holes LS-01, LS-02, LS-03, LS-04, BS-06, BS-07, BS-08, BS-11, BS-12, BS-14, BS-17, BNU-01, BNU-02, BNU-03 returned no significant results

Bolañitos - Belén drill results are summarized in the following table:

Hole

Structure

From

True Width

Au

Ag

AgEq

(m)

(m)

(gpt)

(gpt)

(gpt)

BL1S-6

HW Belén

176.25

1.11

1.16

20

113

Including

176.55

0.33

2.12

28

198

Belén

236.15

1.62

1.39

33

144

Including

236.15

0.31

4.11

113

442

BL0.5S-1

HW Belén

97.00

1.06

2.49

73

272

Including

97.00

0.30

6.62

160

690

Note: Drill holes BL1.5-1, BL1.5-2, BL0.5-3, BL4.5S-1 returned no significant results

Silver equivalents are calculated at a ratio of 80:1 silver:gold. All widths are estimated true widths.

Qualified Person and QA/QC - Dale Mah, P.Geo., Vice President Corporate Development of Endeavour Silver, is the Qualified Person who reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release. A quality control sampling program of reference standards, blanks and duplicates has been instituted to monitor the integrity of all assay results. All samples are split at the local field office and shipped to SGS Labs, where they are dried, crushed, split and 250 gram pulp samples are prepared for analysis. Gold is determined by fire assay with an atomic absorption finish and silver by aqua regia digestion with ICP finish, over-limits by fire assay and gravimetric finish.

About Endeavour Silver – Endeavour Silver is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that operates two high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. Endeavour is currently advancing the Terronera mine project towards a development decision, pending financing and final permits and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico, Chile and the United States to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer. Our philosophy of corporate social integrity creates value for all stakeholders.

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