Q3 is often not considered exciting — after all, it is partially made up of July and August, two months that are generally seen as aadull time for the resource markets.a However, that's not to say companies simply go dormant during that period; in fact, many find plenty of things to do. To showcase that point, here's a look at some of the silver juniors that made progress on their projects in the third quarter of this year. Started drilling Midway through July, Dolly Varden Silver (TSXV: DV)abegan drillingaat its British Columbia-based Dolly Varden property with the goals of: defining a new silver resource estimate around the existing Torbrit workings, demonstrating that Torbrit is part of a larger volcanogenic massive sulphide system and continuing to gather geotechnical information in the hope of finding an Eskay Creek-type deposit at Red Point. The companyaannouncedaassays from the first four holes of the program on September 11. The news brought shares of Dolly Varden up to $0.185; currently they are trading at $0.15. On September 17,aSan Marco Resources (TSXV:SMN) announced that it had begun drilling at its La Buena gold-silver-base metals project in Mexico. Its intention was to target the Julia zone, which "hosts a large scale, geophysical target, elevated rock geochemistry and prospective geology," according to the company'sapress release. Shares of the company rose to $0.14 on the news, but have since sunk down to $0.09. The next day,aKootenay Silvera(TSXV:KTN)aresumedadrilling at its flagship Promontorio silver project in Mexico, stating, "[t]wo drill rigs have been deployed and are currently operating at the site." Kootenay also noted that the drilling was to be part of itsa2013 drill and resource expansion program at the project, stating that at least 5,000 meters would be completed in the current phase.