Alto Ventures Ltd.

Alto Ventures Ltd.

March 24, 2010 09:00 ET

Alto Re-Activates Alcudia Project in the Urban-Barry Gold Belt, Quebec, Summer Exploration Planned

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) - Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ATV) is pleased to announce that it is preparing exploration programs for its Alcudia property in the Urban-Barry gold belt of Quebec to commence this summer. The property lies adjacent to the Windfall Lake property from which drill intersections of 14.2 g/t gold over 52 m were reported recently.

Alto's history of exploration work on the Alcudia property includes surface IP geophysical surveying, geological mapping, and limited trenching, but no previous drilling. Results from the geophysical work have delineated a prominent northeast trend of IP Chargeability anomalies. There is a well established coincidence of gold mineralization to sulphides and northeast trending shear zones on the neighbouring properties (see map).

Surface prospecting and trenching programs in the past have located sheared and altered volcanic rocks containing structurally controlled sulphides and slightly anomalous values in gold and copper.

However, the greater part of the property is swampy and devoid of outcrops so most of the geophysical targets will be tested by diamond drilling.

The Company's exploration programs will start this summer with surface channel sampling of the previously trenched areas and a field assessment to determine if parts of the property can be drilled during the summer season. This will be followed by diamond drilling to test several of the key IP Chargeability anomalies (see map).

Mike Koziol, Alto's President and CEO says, "We held on to the Alcudia property for many years convinced that its geological and geophysical signatures are similar to the neighbouring properties from which drill intercepts containing significant gold values have been reported. Now with the recently announced success on the adjoining Windfall Lake property, we will be accelerating our exploration plans."

Mike Koziol, P.Geo., P.Eng., Alto's President and CEO is the Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the content of this news release.

About Alto Ventures Ltd.

Alto Ventures Ltd. is a gold exploration and development company with a portfolio of highly prospective properties in the Canadian Shield. The Company is currently active in Quebec where it is focussed on its gold projects in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt and in Ontario in the Beardmore and Shebandowan gold districts.


Mike Koziol, P.Geo., P.Eng., President and CEO

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