Kent Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KEX

Kent Exploration Inc.

November 04, 2009 13:08 ET

Kent Exploration Inc.: Alexander River Exploration Program Commences, NI-43-101 Report Commissioned

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2009) - Kent Exploration Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KEX) reports that it has commissioned Dr. Gerald Ray, Ph.D. P.Geol, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument NI-43-101, to conduct a NI-43-101-compliant technical report on the Alexander River property.

Phase I field exploration operations on the Alexander River property, which is to include identifying potential diamond drill locations, has commenced and will continue until December 15th, recommencing after the Christmas/New Year break, approximately the first week of January, 2010. Field work on the Alexander, Lyell and Paparoa prospects is expected to continue until late April 2010. The exploration program is under the direction of Ms. Nancy Reardon, M.Sc. P.Geol., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument NI-43-101.

The 2,669 ha Alexander River gold prospect lies in the southern portion of the prolific Reefton Gold Field, where historic production is reported to be in excess of 10 million ounces of placer gold and 2 million ounces of lode gold, is the location of the historic Alexander River gold mine, with a strike of approximately 2 km, that reportedly produced 41,091 ounces of gold from 47,726 tonnes of quartz prior to closing in 1943 due to labor shortages.

The Alexander River prospect, which Macraes Mining, in a 1993 filing with Crown Minerals NZ, reported an inferred gold resource of 4,000,000 tonnes at 5+ g/t au (643,000 ounces/au) lies approximately 25 km southeast of Reefton, on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand and 20 km southeast of Oceana Gold's approximately 50,000 oz/year Globe Progress gold mine.

The Company advises that it is treating the inferred resource as a historic resource. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historic resource as a current mineral resource; accordingly the historic resource should not be relied upon.

Kent Exploration Inc is a junior exploration company that has executed an Agreement with Teck Australia to enter into 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 Midas-style 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.

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

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    Graeme O'Neill
    President
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