Vena Resources Inc.
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Vena Resources Inc.

March 24, 2010 03:00 ET

Vena Reports Additional Polymetallic Intersections at Esquilache

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) - Vena Resources Inc. (TSX:VEM)(LIMA:VEM)(FRANKFURT:V1R)(OTCBB:VNARF) is pleased to announce the final results of the recently completed diamond drill program at the Esquilache project located in southeastern Peru. As reported in the Company's press release of February 17, 2010, 13 diamond drill holes for a total of 2,550 meters tested multiple polymetallic targets at Cerro Mamacocha and a total of 973 samples were sent for assay. The table below includes significant intersections not previously reported and the recalculated values for three reported intersections using additional assays from the second phase of core splitting. All drill intercepts reported are down-hole lengths - not true widths.

Additional Esquilache Intersections
Drill Hole From
Ag gpt Au gpt % Cu % Pb % Zn
ESH-09-02 41.04 45.12 4.08 80.08 0.10 0.31 2.33 7.23
ESH-09-03 23.37 26.36 2.99 68.31 1.47 0.72 0.92 2.71
ESH-09-04 24.00 27.30 3.30 44.18 3.41      
  70.60 78.84 8.24   3.63      
including 71.40 73.44 2.04   6.91      
ESH-09-04B 32.30 33.03 0.73 194.57 1.37   2.07 0.97
  98.35 99.12 0.77 46.01 5.80   2.71 1.23
ESH-10-05 140.15 140.95 0.80 127.80 0.92 0.29 0.49 1.51
  227.35 227.80 0.45 164.70 0.92 1.31 6.76 2.38
ESH-10-06 47.10 52.52 5.42 332.28 0.82     0.85
ESH-10-14 127.05 127.55 0.50 298.00 1.44     0.50
ESH-10-20 159.3 168.16 8.86 108.14 0.05   0.98  
Note: Intersections in bold recalculated using additional assays

A second phase of diamond drilling at Mamacocha is being prepared to follow up on the most important intersections from the preliminary drilling and also test two additional priority zones. The program will explore the more than 200 meter gap between the Au/ Ag intersections in holes ESH-09-04 and ESH-10-06, i.e. the covered area between the Aydee/ Ivett workings and the Juan/ Santa Cruz workings to the southwest. The other two targets are the gold bearing argillic/ sericitic altered zones centered on the complex Estibina structure to the north of Cerro Mamacocha and the Cerro Mercedes/ Silvia structural corridor to the south of Cerro Mamacocha.

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Sampling and mapping of the Cerro Creston structures is in progress with the objective of identifying potential areas of bulk tonnage open-pitable mineralization as well as fine tuning a drill plan to test the high grade silver veins at depth.

This press release has been reviewed and approved by David Bent, P. Geo., Vena's Vice President of Exploration and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Vena's exploration and development programs are being supervised by Mr. Bent. All core samples will be prepared and analyzed by Inspectorate Services Peru SAC, an ISO certified laboratory in Lima, Peru. The program is designed to include a comprehensive analytical quality control routine comprising the systematic use of standards, blanks and field duplicate samples. A secondary laboratory will be used for check assaying.

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