Kent Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KEX

Kent Exploration Inc.

December 23, 2009 14:38 ET

Kent Receives Updated NI-43-101 Report on Ivanhoe Creek

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire – Dec. 23, 2009) - Kent Exploration Inc. (the "Company" or "Kent") (TSX VENTURE:KEX) reports that it has received an updated NI-43-101 Technical Report on its 100% optioned Ivanhoe Creek gold property in Elko County, Nevada.

The report, which was prepared by Reliance Geological Services of Vancouver, was commissioned to review past work, report on results from the Ivanhoe Creek 2007 diamond drill program, and assess the Property's potential to host epithermal, low-sulphidation, vein-style gold-silver mineralization similar to Newmont's nearby Midas gold mine, and Great Basin Gold's adjacent Hollister mine, which has recently commenced production with a reported March 2009 resource of approximately 2.6 million ounces of gold and 13 million ounces of silver, and to make recommendations regarding the placer claims that have been staked to cover the reported, approximately 2,000,000 ton, near surface, Bentonite deposit.

Of the proposed 1,525 meter diamond drill program conducted by Senator Minerals Inc during 2007, only 791 meters of BTW drilling, which intersected anomalous gold and silver mineralization, were drilled prior to the program being suspended due to adverse lithological conditions and equipment failures, and only two holes reached the targeted depth of 250 meters. The report recommends completion of the balance of the 2007 drill program using HQ drill core size.

The Company president, Graeme O'Neill, was interviewed recently on the Company's prospects for 2010 by Ted Ohashi of Ticker Talk, a presentation of IPE Investment Pitch Enterprises and the interview can be viewed on their website at;

http://www.investmentpitch.com/media/561/Kent_Exploration_Inc._TSX.V__KEX/

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 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.

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