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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Appoints Vice President, Corporate Development

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - January 31, 2013 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Marcio Fonseca (P.Geo.) to the newly created position of Vice President, Corporate Development. In his new position, Mr. Fonseca will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing all aspects of SilverCrest''s corporate development opportunities designed to accelerate the Company''s growth and enhance its shareholder''s value. Mr. Fonseca''s responsibilities will be to forge new and strengthen existing relationships with institutional and retail investors, source and evaluate opportunities for corporate and property acquisitions, develop and implement corporate financial strategies and raise the corporate profile of the Company in the general investment community through marketing and presentation of the Company''s assets and plans for growth

Mr. Fonseca has more than 20 years of experience in international mine finance, corporate and project evaluation. Most recently Mr. Fonseca was a Division Director in Macquarie Metals and Energy Capital (Canada) ltd, where he developed a successful career over the last 9 years, focused on equity and debt financing for the mining sector. Mr. Fonseca has been directly involved in successful mining financings for the development of mining projects worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Fonseca held corporate positions in business development, project development, operations and exploration with Vale and Phelps Dodge in Latin America. Mr. Fonseca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from The Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil, Specialization in Engineering Economics from Fundação Dom Cabral-Brazil and an MSc in Mineral Project Appraisal from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. Mr. Fonseca''s experience combines valuation, financing, operations and project management. Mr. Fonseca will be part of the SilverCrest''s team, helping to create a solid foundation for growth.
J. Scott Drever, President of the Company, commented: "We are delighted that Mr. Fonseca has chosen to join SilverCrest''s senior management team. Mr. Fonseca''s broad skill set and experience in international mining finance and project development will be extremely valuable in the advancement of the Company''s position as a mid-tier precious metals producer."
The company also announces the grant of incentive stock options to purchase 350,000 common shares of SilverCrest which are exercisable at $2.60 per share, have a five year term and are subject to vesting in accordance with applicable Company policies.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Announces Updated La Joya Resources

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - January 29, 2013 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce an updated resource estimation for the La Joya Property in Durango, Mexico. The updated Inferred Resources are summarized as (refer to tables below for details);

  • Cutoff grade of 15 gpt silver equivalent (Ag Eq*,Global Case): 198.6 million ounces Ag Eq
  • Cutoff grade of 30 gpt Ag Eq (Base Case); 159.8 million ounces Ag Eq
  • Cut-off grade of 60 gpt Ag Eq (High Grade Case); 100.8 million ounces of Ag Eq
  • Cut-off grade of 0.05% WO3; 75.1 million pounds (35,700 tonnes) of tungsten
The Company believes that the 60 gpt Ag Eq portion of the deposit with an estimated tonnage of 27.9 million tonnes grading 112 grams per tonne Ag Eq* constitutes a priority area to be examined as a potential "Starter Pit" for initial conceptual operations that will be examined in the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) to be commenced shortly. The La Joya Property has excellent potential for additional resources with the deposits being open in most directions. Further infill and expansion drilling is recommended to increase and convert resources from Inferred to Indicated.
These resources have been independently estimated by EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., a Tetra Tech Company utilizing Company Phase I and Phase II drill results and surface sampling programs along with independently-validated historic data. Drilling to date has been relatively widespread in the Main Mineralized Trend (MMT) as well as the independent deposits of Coloradito and Santo Nino. The MMT which includes the Phase I and II drilling areas, has a length of 2.5 kilometres and an average minimum width of over 700 metres (see attached Figures - http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/svl129_F1-2.pdf).
The La Joya resource models separate the deposits into two broad categories based on the predominant mineralogy. The first category is comprised of silver, gold and copper mineralization (AgCu Rich Zone), with lesser amounts of tungsten (WO3), molybdenum (Mo), lead (Pb), and Zinc (Zn). The second category is predominantly tungsten and molybdenum mineralization (Contact Zone) with lesser amounts of Ag, Cu, Au, Pb, and Zn. The mineralogy of these categories is often gradational and overprinted in some areas. The AgCu Rich Zone generally lies spacially above the Contact Zone and generally follows the contours of the underlying intrusive, which outcrops in several areas. The summaries of the resource estimates below show the resources attributed to each of these mineralization categories for each of the current deposits, specifically, the MMT, Santo Nino, and Coloradito.
Investorideas.com Newswire * Silver equivalency includes silver, gold and copper and excludes lead, zinc, molybdenum and tungsten values. Ag:Au is 50:1, Ag:Cu is 86:1, based on 5 year historic metal price trends of US$24/oz silver, US$1200/oz gold, US$3/lb copper. 100% metallurgical recovery is incorporated until further information is available.
**Classified by EBA, A Tetra Tech Company and conforms to NI 43-101, 43-101CP, and CIM definitions for resources. All numbers are rounded. Inferred Resources have been estimated from geological evidence and limited sampling and must be treated with a lower level of confidence than Measured and Indicated Resources. Mineralization boundaries used in the interpretation of the geological model and resource estimate are based on a cutoff grade of 15 gpt Ag Eq using the metal price ratios described above.
Investorideas.com Newswire * WO3 is based on a standard calculation of tungsten (W) times 1.26. 100% metallurgical recovery is incorporated until further information is available.
** Classified by EBA, A Tetra Tech Company and conforms to NI 43-101, 43-101CP, and CIM definitions for resources. All numbers are rounded. Inferred Resources have been estimated from geological evidence and limited sampling and must be treated with a lower level of confidence than Measured and Indicated Resources. Mineralization boundaries used in the interpretation of the geological model and resource estimate are based on a cutoff grade of 200 ppm W.
Much of the Contact Zone resource is considered to be near-surface and potentially amenable to conventional open pit mining. This zone also contains gold, silver, copper and tin (as defined by geochemistry) which may add secondary value as a result of increased metal content.
These resource estimates are based on recent and historical information collected by SilverCrest Mines and previous operators (Luismin/Goldcorp) from 1979 to present. Phase II Company drilling comprising 78 holes (25,812.65 metres), the 26 holes Phase I Company drilling (5,753.70 metres) in addition to 18 validated historic drillholes (5,907.26 metres) were included in the geological database used as source data for the estimation. Drill hole spacing for the 122 holes (37,473.61 metres) used in the resource estimation is approximately 75 metres.
Based on available data and computer modeling, the current dominant mineralization at La Joya is hosted within numerous sub-vertical, near east-west striking structurally-controlled stockwork zones. These zones are considered to be semi-continuous along strike with true widths ranging from 15 to 50 metres using a cutoff grade of 15 gpt Ag Eq. Eight near-horizontal mantos (semi-continuous disseminated stratabound sulphides) have been modeled within the resource area, which are cross-cut by the stockwork zones and considered the second dominant mineralization. The La Joya deposits are currently interpreted to host three related styles of mineralization. Please refer to News Release dated October 17, 2011 for defined types of mineralization at La Joya.
Initial metallurgical test work as reported in the first Technical Report on the property dated February 20, 2012 suggests that the La Joya deposit may be amenable to conventional flotation processes for copper concentrating with high grade silver and gold components. Significant metallurgical test work is being completed by an independent qualified lab to confirm flotation amenability and fully determine recoveries. The nearby Sabinas Mine (Penoles), which is considered to be a similar deposit style to La Joya, has been in production for many years and is currently producing at an estimated rate of 4,000 tonnes/day and shipping flotation concentrate overseas.
The La Joya Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate was completed using Gemcom GEMS modeling software and is compliant with National Instrument 43-101 and conforms to guidelines and definitions established by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The resource is based on verified information from historical and recent company sources. The Mineral Resources include block models for the Main Mineralized Trend and Santo Nino located within Cerro Sacrificio, and for Cerro Coloradito. Solid boundaries for the mineralization were interpreted using a minimum 15 Ag Eq cut-off from drill holes composites. Raw assay data was composited to 2 metres and was interpolated into a 5 metre x 5 metre x 5 metre block size model using inverse distance squared methodology with multiple mineralized domains and search ellipses. The search ellipse ranges were based on geological field observation, geostatistical analysis and iterative interpolation. Grade caps of 550 gpt Ag, 5.5 gpt Au and 6.0 % Cu were determined from histogram analysis and applied after compositing. Grade interpolation within stratabound manto mineralization utilized an anisotropic search ellipse oriented along the interpreted trend of bedding with major and semi-major axis ranges of 75 metres and a minor axis range of 40 metres. Where manto grades exceeded 120 gpt Ag, 1 gpt Au, or 1% Cu, the search ellipse was limited to major and semi-major axis ranges of 40 metres, and a minor axis range of 20 metres. Grade interpolation within sub-vertical structurally-controlled stockwork zones utilized an anisotropic ellipse oriented along the interpreted zones with major and semi-major axis ranges of 80 metres and a minor axis range of 30 metres. A minimum of 2 composites, to a maximum of 15, were required to interpolate block grades with no more than 3 composites reporting from any one drill hole in manto mineralization, or no more than 3 composites reporting from any one drill hole in the stockwork zones. Based on limited laboratory and in situ testing, a value of 3 was applied as a specific gravity for all materials in the model. Using the definitions in the CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, all Mineral Resources have been classified as being Inferred based on the number of samples used for estimation relative to the deposit area and the overall confidence in interpretation from the widely spaced drill holes for this style of deposit. Inferred Resources should not be used as the basis for evaluation of economic viability of the project. Details of these criteria will be presented in the Technical Report to be filed on SEDAR.
The independent Qualified Persons for the La Joya resource estimation who have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release are James Barr., P.Geo., and Lara Reggin, P.Geo. both from the consulting firm of EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., a Tetra Tech Company and Ting Lu, P.Eng. (for Metallurgy) from Wardrop Engineering, a Tetra Tech Company. A Technical Report currently being prepared by the Qualified Persons and will adhere to the disclosure requirements of NI 43-101 and will be filed no later than 45 days from the date of this release.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
Published at Investorideas.com Newswire
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mining Stocks Investor Alert: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Exceeds 2012 Production Market Guidance, Announces Q4 Results and 2013 Guidance

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - January 16, 2013 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) (the "Company") is pleased to announce full year and Q4 production figures for 2012 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico and provide production and cost guidance for 2013.

2012 Operating Highlights for Santa Elena
  • Produced 579,609 ounces of silver in 2012, exceeding market guidance by 33% of original estimation of 435,000 ounces of silver.
  • Produced 33,004 ounces of gold in 2012, just below market guidance of 33,500 ounces.
  • Produced 2.37 million ounces of silver equivalent using a Ag:Au average ratio of 54.3:1.
  • In Q4 surpassed "One Million Ounces of Silver" produced project to date plus a quarterly record of 153,863 ounces silver.
  • Crusher throughput averaged 3,162 tonnes per day, 26% above the daily designed capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day.
  • Completed Phase II leach pad construction on schedule and on budget adding 2 years of capacity.
  • Installed new conveyor and stacker system for ore transport to the leach pad reducing operating costs.
  • Secured major long lead time items for construction of a new conventional 3,000 tpd CCD processing facility during 2013.
  • Underground decline development progressed to approximately 1,050 metres in length.
  • Completion of approximately 30,000 metres of drilling which;
    1. confirmed and detailed underground resources to be converted to reserves,
    2. discovered the new high grade "El Cholugo" gold and silver zone adjacent to the Main Mineralized Zone currently being mined and
    3. extended the Main Mineralized Zone more than 200 metres along strike and down plunge.
J. Scott Drever, President stated; "2012 was a very successful year for SilverCrest that marked our first full year in commercial production. Management congratulates our operating team for delivering on its commitments and meeting or exceeding our production targets. Santa Elena exceeded silver initial production guidance by 33% and produced 2.37 million silver equivalent ounces in 2012. We look forward to another exciting year at Santa Elena, remaining focused on continuing steady production, optimizing operations, and ensuring the expansion plan to double metal production in 2014 is kept on schedule and within budget."
During the fourth quarter of 2012, Santa Elena operations produced a record 153,863 silver ounces or 17% more than the same quarter in 2011. Silver production continues to set quarterly records due to improvement in recoveries and higher grade ore being loaded on the Phase II leach pad. Gold production of 7,831 ounces was consistent with budget but 18% below the same quarter in 2011. Open pit tonnes and grades continue to reconcile closely with the geological block model and mine plan. All aspects of operations continue to function well. The crushing circuit had an excellent fourth quarter with average throughput of 3,355 tonnes per day, 3% below the same quarter in 2011 and 34% above the daily design capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day.
Investorideas.com Newswire In 2012, virtually all operating parameters exceeded those of 2011 with the exception of the gold grade and gold ounces delivered to the pad. During the year the cut off grade was reduced from 0.38 gpt Au eq. to 0.20 gpt Au eq. (applies a 55:1 Ag:Au ratio, metallurgical recoveries, operating costs and current metal prices) which provided more reserve tonnes but with a lesser reported gold grade. In addition, much of the planned mining in 2012 was scheduled in a portion of the open pit which was of a lower grade when compared to those gold grades mined in 2011. Gold, along with silver grades are anticipated to increase in 2013.
2013 Operating Targets and Capital Expenditure Guidance
  • Produce 625,000 ounces of silver and 33,000 ounces of gold (2.4 million ounces of silver equivalent, Ag:Au 55:1) with consistent production levels expected each quarter.
  • Estimated cash cost of $8.50 per silver equivalent ounce (Ag:Au 55:1).
  • Major Capital Expenditures Estimates for Santa Elena Mine;
    • Expansion Capital - Mill facility: $53.2 million
    • Expansion Capital - U/G Mine Development: $ 7.8 million
    • Expansion Drilling and PFS $ 3.5 million
    • Sustaining Capital: $ 1.0 million
  • Estimated Exploration Expenditures;
    • La Joya - drilling and PEA: $ 6.5 million
    • La Joya - Property Acquisition Payment: $ 4.0 million
The Company is targeting 2013 year end for the completion of the new mill facility with commercial production expected in the first quarter of 2014. Exploration expenditures may be adjusted throughout the year depending on success.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Contact:
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
Fred Cooper
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
info@silvercrestmines.com
www.silvercrestmines.com
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
Published at Investorideas.com Newswire
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Expands Santa Elena Deposit; More High Grade Intercepts 13m @ 1.6 gpt Au and 324.8 gpt Ag Including 1m @ 5.1 Au and 2,840 gpt Ag

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - January 14, 2013 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) (the "Company") is pleased to announce results of further drilling at the Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Ninety four holes of a planned 100 holes have been completed to help re-categorize Indicated and Inferred Resources to Probable Reserves and expand current underground Resources (see attached Figure - http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/svl114-F1.jpg). This drill program continues to be extremely successful with several recent holes identifying multiple bonanza grade intercepts and the new El Cholugo high grade gold and silver zone. All holes included in this program will assist with Resource confirmation and reclassification to be included in the upcoming Pre-Feasibility Study for the Santa Elena Expansion Project.

J. Scott Drever, President stated; "We are extremely encouraged with the high grade silver intercepts that we are encountering and the fact that four of the high grade results are just on or well beyond our current resource boundary. Gold values and interval widths are also substantial which bodes well for the addition of resources in our upcoming Resource and Reserve revisions."
In this reported series, core holes SE-12-73 and 110 have intercepted further Bonanza grades of gold, greater than 34 gpt Au and/or silver, greater than 1,000 gpt Ag, ranging from 1.0 metre @ 4.47 gpt Au and 1,465 gpt Ag to 1.0 metres @ 5.07 gpt Au and 2,840 gpt Ag (see tables below). Results from Bonanza grade hole SE-12-62 were partially announced on Jan. 7, 2013 with a final intercept of 1.7 metre @ 42.59 gpt Au and 1,460 gpt Ag within 5.2 metres @ 15.34 gpt Au and 546.2 gpt Ag.
Holes SE-12-72, 73, 74, and 111 have intercepted an extension of strong mineralization along the Main Mineralized Trend to the east and at depth (see attached Figure - http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/svl114-F1.jpg). These intercepts are up to 200 metres beyond the boundary of current Resource estimates. This Expansion Area is currently approximately 300 metres long by 150 metres high by 5 to 13 metres thick and open to the east and at depth. These new intercepts will be included in the upcoming revised underground Resources and Reserves. Further drilling is underway to help delineate this area of expansion.
Assay values in this series of holes range from 0.7 gpt to 42.6 gpt gold and 51.1 gpt to 2,840.0 gpt silver. Mineralized intervals range from 2.8 metres to 28.2 metres. All mineralized drill intercepts are near true thicknesses. The most significant assay results in this series of holes are shown in the following tables;
Investorideas.com Newswire All sample analyses were completed by ALS Chemex in Hermosillo, Mexico and North Vancouver, BC.
Silver assays for Hole SE-12-62 pending in the news release dated January 7, 2012 are presented above. Hole SE-12-112 is absent in the above sequence as it is currently being drilled.
Approximately 33,000 metres of drilling have been completed to date in the program to assist with converting underground Resources to Reserves and expand total Resources. Results for the next series of holes will be released once compilation of results is complete. Three drills are currently on site to complete the in-fill program in early February, 2013. Further expansion drilling will be completed in Q1 2013. Revised Santa Elena Resources and Reserves are expected in Q1 2013 with subsequent reporting of the results of Pre-Feasibility Study for the Expansion Plan.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
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