Everton Resources Inc.

Everton Resources Inc.

January 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Everton and Linear Intersect 1.27% Copper Over 15.0 Meters, 1.23 g/t Gold Over 14.0 Meters and 83.72 g/t Silver Over 22.0 Meters From Diamond Drill Holes on Ampliacion Pueblo Viejo Project,...

...Dominican Republic - Drilling to Resume Immediately

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2010) - Everton Resources Inc., (TSX VENTURE:EVR)(FRANKFURT:ERV) and its partner Linear Gold Corp. (TSX:LRR) are pleased to announce the results of the second phase of the core drilling program recently completed at the La Lechoza Prospect on the Ampliacion Pueblo Viejo property, located in the Dominican Republic. The second phase of drilling, conducted in November and December 2009, totaled 9 holes for 761 meters. Highlights of drilling results include:

Hole   From
APV09-17   28.15 39.50 11.35     0.52  
  Incl. 28.25 33.00 4.85     0.89  
APV09-19   6.5 23.5 17.0       0.59
APV09-21   13.8 26.5 12.7     0.88  
  Incl. 22.5 25.0 2.5     1.29  
APV09-22   0.0 30.5 30.5   16.2    
  Incl. 12.5 27.5 15.0   26.35    
    32.0 52.5 20.5     1.30  
APV09-23   0.0 14.0 14.0 1.23   0.18  
    20.0 35.0 15.0     1.27  
  Incl. 26.5 30.5 4.0     2.28  
APV09-24   0.0 22.0 22.0   83.7    
  Incl. 9.5 15.5 6.0 0.35  greater than 300(i)    
(i) assay finish still pending

This phase of drilling intersected multiple intervals of massive to disseminated sulphides mineralization in a sequence of mafic to intermediate volcanics. The mineralization is believed to be in part a volcanogenic massive sulphides (VMS) system. Multiple mineralized intervals up to 40 meters wide of disseminated to massive sulphides mineralization with associated anomalous values were encountered in hole APV09-24 between 27.0 m and 67.0 m. Values up to 6.4 g/t gold, greater than300 g/t silver, 3.7% copper and 1.16% zinc were intersected during this drilling phase. Sulphides identified include pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite and secondary minerals chalcosite, covellite and Cu-oxides.

These results add to the first drilling campaign of 2009 performed in the summer (June-September, results reported in press release dated November 8, 2009), in which several intervals of massive, semi-massive and disseminated sulphides mineralization were intersected with values up to 1.7 g/t gold, 16.9 g/t silver, 2.33% copper and 6.24% zinc. The mineralized system between La Lechoza and La Lechoza West prospects now defines a strike length of over 1.8 km long. (see map on www.evertonresources.com)

Additional reconnaissance work carried out has defined three previously undocumented mineralized zones in the Lechoza Target, denominated as Central Gossan, Jasper Field and Pon Hill. Rock and soil auger samples collected at these locations have yielded values up to 5.8 g/t gold, 34.8 g/t silver, 0.71% copper and 0.11% zinc (in rocks), 6.1 g/t gold, 12.8 g/t silver, 4091 ppm copper and 7814 ppm zinc (in soils) in auger grid sampling.

The third phase follow-up drilling program is starting immediately and will be testing the targets along the 1.8-km long La Lechoza corridor. This drilling phase is part of the 8,000-meter program announced in June 2009. Concurrently, a mineralogical study using portable infrared spectrometer (PIMA) will start this month and will concentrate on determining hydrothermal alteration patterns associated with high-sulphidation epithermal mineralization at the Southern sector of the Ampliacion Pueblo Viejo concession. The purpose of this study is to assist in vectoring follow-up exploration drilling efforts.

This press release was reviewed by, and all fieldwork was performed under the supervision of, Marc L'Heureux, P.Geo. and VP Exploration of Everton, who acts as Everton's Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

Everton recently acquired Hays Lake Gold Inc., a private company with various options to acquire a 38 km2 consolidated land package located in the Shoal Lake area, near Kenora, Ontario. The Shoal Lake Gold Project is comprised of two significant high grade gold deposits: Duport and Cedar Island. Everton is actively exploring in the Dominican Republic adjacent to the US$2.7 billion Pueblo Viejo project, currently being developed by the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corporation (60%) (NYSE/TSX:ABX) in partnership with Goldcorp (40%) ("Goldcorp") (NYSE:GG)(TSX:G). Pueblo Viejo is estimated to contain 22.4 million ounces of gold, 455 million pounds of copper and 131.3 million ounces of silver. The Company is also exploring in the Opinaca region of James Bay, Quebec where the Company has amassed one of the largest land claims adjacent to Goldcorp's Eleonore gold deposit, which currently hosts an estimated mineral resource of 5.3 million ounces of gold.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of Everton's plans, objectives, strategies, expectations and intentions. The words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Everton, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause Everton's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Everton's views as of the date of the release. While Everton anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change, it specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Everton or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice.

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