Kent Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KEX

Kent Exploration Inc.

March 26, 2010 09:00 ET

Corporate Update: Kent Commences IP Survey on Alexander River Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2010) - Kent Exploration Inc. (the "Company" or "Kent") (TSX VENTURE:KEX), reports that it has engaged Zonge Engineering to conduct an IP Survey on the Company's Alexander River Gold Project, located in the highly prolific Reefton Gold Field on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

The IP Survey has commenced and covers the area where a trenching and sampling program, conducted under the direction of the Company's senior consulting geologist Ms. Nancy Reardon, M.Sc., P.Geol., has been completed. Significant assay results from the trenching program, as reported in the Company's news release KEX2010-02, which can be viewed on the Company's website at http://www.kentexploration.com/news/2010/KEX2010-02.pdf, included trench "F", 3.2m at 24.6 g/t Au including 1.9m at 40.38 g/t Au, trench "A", 6.4m at 6.87 g/t Au including 3.2m at 12.91 g/t Au, trench "K", 8m at 10.56 g/t Au including 2.9m at 20.2 g/t Au, and trench "M", 12.8m at 4.5 g/t Au including 4.1m at 9.13 g/t Au.

The 2,669-hectare Alexander River gold prospect encompasses the historic Alexander gold mine, which reportedly produced 41,091 ounces of gold from 47,726 tonnes of quartz prior to closing in 1943 due to war induced labor shortages. An auriferous halo of sulphide-hosted mineralization which exists around the early mined reefs, as reported in a report filed with Crown Minerals NZ in 1993, has a historic resource potential of approximately four million tonnes grading more than five grams per tonne gold, for approximately 643,000 ounces of gold.

The Company advises that a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as a current mineral resource, the Company is not treating the historical estimates as a current mineral resource and the historical estimates should not be relied upon.

GNAWEEDA GOLD PROJECT, DRILLING ONGOING

The Company reports that it has completed five diamond drill holes consisting of approximately 1,137 meters on the Turnberry Zone at Gnaweeda and the drill has been moved to the Bunarra Zone, where diamond drilling is ongoing. The first phase of the drill program is expected to be completed early in April.

The Company will be exhibiting at the Cambridge House "Calgary Resource Investment Conference" April 10-11, at the Calgary Convention Center.

Kent Exploration Inc is a junior exploration company that has an Option Agreement to earn 100% of Teck's interest in Chalice Gold Mines Limited's Gnaweeda Gold Project in West Australia and has acquired the Alexander River, Paparoa and Lyell gold projects in the highly prolific Reefton gold field in New Zealand.

The Company has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Silver Hills property, a silver/ lead/ zinc prospect in south-eastern British Columbia, and has a 100% interest in the Courtney Lake property, a silver/ lead/ zinc prospect in north-east Saskatchewan. The Company has a 100% interest in Coal Prospecting Permits covering approximately 92,000 ha in east-central Saskatchewan, a 100% interest in a mining lease option on the Flagstaff Mountain property, a gold/silver/zinc/barite prospect in eastern Washington state, a 100% interest in the mining lease option on the Ivanhoe Creek property, a Midasstyle gold/silver target in Nevada's Carlin Trend, and 50% of a 100% interest in the Ivanhoe Creek placer claims covering a bentonite deposit.

This News Release has been prepared on behalf of the Kent Exploration Inc. Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents. The content of this release has been reviewed and approved by Marvin A. Mitchell, P. Eng. A qualified person as defined by National Instrument NI-43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Graeme O'Neill, President

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information

  • Kent Exploration Inc.
    Graeme O'Neill
    President
    604-684-3394 or Toll free: 1-866-399-6539
    1-888-282-7763 (FAX)
    www.kent-exploration.com