Arizona Silver Exploration Inc.(TSXV: AZS)is pleased to announce it has commenced access road and drill site preparation for the second phase of drilling in 2017 on our 100 % owned Ramsey Silver Project located in La Paz County, Arizona. A drilling contract has been signed and an RC drill rig is scheduled to arrive on site the week of September 18th.

Planned Drill Program

A 5000-ft. (1500-metre) drilling program is planned to test two targets on the property.

Ramsey Mine Extension: Five holes in two fences will be drilled on patented land from within the large silica alteration zone atop Ramsey Hill to the southeast of the old Ramsey Mine workings to test for continuity of silver, (with lead and zinc) mineralization identified by historic underground drilling from the old Ramsey Mine workings and intersected in our 2016-2017 surface drilling program. The last two drill holes (R1706 and R1707) of the phase 1 drilling program in early 2017 intersected 44.2 metres of 62.5 gpt Ag and 53.3 metres of 37.3 gpt Ag respectively, beginning at a depth of approximately 50 metres vertically below the surface. These holes, and the earlier silver-bearing intercepts reported from the 2016 drilling program, lie beneath a large zone of silicic and iron-stained altered rock measuring at least 250 metres by 700 metres before the altered zone is covered by Quaternary and Pliocene alluvial gravels. This large area of alteration is highly prospective for the continuation of silver mineralization encountered in drill holes R1706 and R1707 at relatively shallow depths below the surface.

Western IP Anomaly: One hole is planned to test the large western IP anomaly at the center of the IP anomaly along IP Line 1. The drill site is located about 1000 metres west of the old Ramsey Mine workings. A large IP response was detected in an April 2017 survey along three IP lines across a distance of over 500 metres squared, and it is open ended. Geophysical modelling of this anomaly indicates it is likely sourced from a sulphide-bearing body at least 500 metres long, 500 metres wide, and 500 metres thick. The anomaly is shallowest on Line 1, starting at about 100 metres depth, and deepens to the north where it is about 200 metres deep on lines 2 and 3. An initial vertical hole to a depth of 250-300 metres is planned to identify the source of the IP response. If the hole successfully identifies sulphides as the source, and contains silver and/or base metal values, drilling will continue from this pad to the extent possible to start to quantify the dimensions of the mineral system and a core rig will be brought in to be able to obtain core to observe the details of the mineral system.

Geologic modelling of the Ramsey Mine silver mineral system currently suggests the Ramsey Mine and associated surface alteration and broad silver mineralization encountered in drilling to date is floored in a flat fault, possibly a detachment fault, which may have slid off the IP anomaly located about 1000 metres to the west, and which may represent the original roots of the Ramsey Mine silver mineral system and associated alteration. A good example of a similarly displaced mineral system is the San Manuel-Kalamazoo copper porphyry deposit near Tucson, where the Kalamazoo deposit slid approximately 2000 metres down a flat fault and off the top of the San Manuel deposit.

The Ramsey silver mineral system appears to be very large and is wide-open to the east and south, where no previous drilling or mine development has occurred.

Please take a moment to view our web site with images of the geology and core

Greg Hahn, President and CEO and a Certified Professional Geologist (#7122) is the Qualified Person under NI43-101 responsible for preparing and reviewing the data contained in this press release.



Greg Hahn, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Stark

Chairman and Director

Contact: (604) 833-4278

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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements in relation to the timing, cost and other aspects of the 2017 program on the Ramsey property; the potential for development of the mineral resources; the pot