Endeavour Silver Updates Development Progress and Improves Operating Metrics of the El Compas Gold-Silver Mine Project in Zacatecas, Mexico

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Vancouver, Canada – February 20, 2018 – Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR) reports an update on development progress and improved operating metrics for the El Compas gold-silver project, located in Zacatecas state, Mexico.

Highlights of Development Progress and Current Activities at January 31, 2018:

  • Zero lost time accidents since the start of construction – safety inductions and training well underway with 167 workers currently on site
  • Plant refurbishment 90% complete – the plant grinding, flotation, and thickening circuits, power-line, electrical, plumbing, and administration office are complete or nearly complete
  • Other plant items scheduled for completion and commissioning in March include the mobile crushing unit, conveyors, filters, modified plant lease agreement, laboratory and tailings facility
  • Mine power line and mine portal infrastructure both complete, mine access road 75% complete, mine development to access ore approximately 60% complete
  • Main mine access ramp has advanced 233 metres and an additional 100 metres is required to reach the El Compas orebody, scheduled for March
  • The Company still awaits the explosives license, which is expected to be received in February – initial production rescheduled to start in April but commercial production remains on track for July 31, 2018
  • 6,600 metre exploration program planned in 2018 to follow up Misie-Karla-Karla HW and Calicanto veins discoveries last year
  • Click HERE to view the January 31, 2018 photographic update for the El Compas Project

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