SNS Silver Completes 32,000 Feet of Drilling at the Crescent Mine

    TSX-V Trading Symbol: SNS

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - SNS Silver Corp. ("SNS" or the "Company")
(TSX-V: SNS) reports that 32,000 feet of surface drilling has now been
completed, and assay results are pending. The remaining 8,000 feet of surface
drilling is expected to be completed prior to the winter season.
    At the beginning of November, Kettle Drilling ("Kettle") will move its
state-of-the-art U8-PHC core drills underground, with a depth capacity of over
4,000 feet, to begin the 100,000 foot underground drilling program. Throughout
the winter, Kettle will continue to work seven days a week with two, 12 hour
shifts per day.
    United Mine Services ("UMS") has installed a refuge chamber at about
2,200 feet inside the Big Creek No. 4 Tunnel in accordance with Mine Safety
and Health Administration ("MSHA") regulations. The rehabilitation of the Big
Creek No. 4 Tunnel has now reached approximately 2,500 feet, including the
installation of rail and electrical systems. The Big Creek No. 4 Tunnel
connects with the Hooper Tunnel and will be used for ventilation and a
secondary escape way, along with providing access for underground drilling.
    Atlas-Fausett ("Atlas") is currently preparing the second drill station,
located 3,000 feet inside the Hooper Tunnel. Atlas is also continuing to work
on the rehabilitation of the Hooper tunnel, which is currently 5,100 feet
inside the Tunnel, with ventilation and power soon to be restored.

    For more information, please visit SNS' newly updated website at:

    (SNS: TSX-V) is an exploration mining company, whose primary asset is the
100% owned Crescent Mine located in Kellogg, Idaho - one of the largest silver
districts in North America with over one billion ounces of silver produced.
The property consists of 24 patented mining claims over approximately
350 acres, alongside 15 acres of surface rights. The Company currently has a
comprehensive and well-funded drill program underway. Their main focus is on
upper country surface drilling and underground drilling on the Alhambra and
South Veins, as well as restoration of the Hooper Tunnel, drifting and

    Historical resource estimates quoted herein are based on data and reports
obtained and prepared by previous operators. The Company has not completed the
work necessary to independently verify the classification of the mineral
resource estimates and is not treating the mineral resource estimates as
National Instrument 43-101 defined resources verified by a qualified person.
The historical estimates should not be relied upon. The Crescent Mine will
require considerable further evaluation, which the Company's management and
consultants are in the process of completing. The TSX Venture Exchange has not
reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
of this news release.

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For further information:

For further information: SNS Silver Corp., David Greenway, Vice
President, Corporate Development, (604) 689-0896 or Toll Free 1-800-663-4567,
Email:, Website:

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