Vena Resources Inc.
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Vena Resources Inc.

February 25, 2010 15:25 ET

Vena Resources Announces 2010 Development Program for Azulcocha

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - Vena Resources Inc. (TSX:VEM)(LIMA:VEM)(FRANKFURT:V1R)(OTCBB:VNARF) is pleased to announce the series of steps the Company will be undertaking to advance the Azulcocha zinc mine to a production phase and to expand the known indicated resources.

Based on previous drill programs conducted by Vena as well as historical drilling information, the Company is planning to increase known underground resources by focusing on two areas - an area above level +115 and drill testing the possible extension of the known ore body below level -40. A total of 380 metres of cross cuts at level -40 are required in order to construct three drill stations that will be used to execute 11 underground diamond drill holes totalling 1,160 metres as shown below. Permitting process is underway.

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Two drill holes that were not part of the existing NI 43-101 compliant resource discovered a new mineralized zone east of the known ore body. DDH-40-07 intersected 10 metres of 15% Zn and DDH-S29 intersected 5.75 metres of 8% Zn. These drill intersections combined with historical information about this eastern area make it an excellent drill target to significantly increase resources. Four holes in the east zone of the proposed program have been designed to test the downward continuity of the East zone and also investigate a possible coalescence with the Main zone at depth.

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Metallurgical tests are underway to improve the recovery of zinc and gold from the tailings and several tons of tailings material is being tested to help with the final design of the mill facility. The Company is considering re-processing approximately 1 million tonnes of existing tailings and mine resources from level +115 in the short term.

Azulcocha West Drill Program - Vena is expecting permits for the upcoming Azulcocha West drill program by mid march. Glencore, the Company's joint venture partner, will execute the program and complete results should be available before the JV option expires in May 2010.

Azulcocha Surface Exploration - Surface geological mapping and geochemical sampling conducted during the last six months have identified two favorable horizons within the limestones that form the hanging wall of the Azulcocha deposit. The stratigraphically lower horizon (Pucacoto Norte) is characterized by injections of jasperoid and pervasive calcite veining. The other horizon (Pucacoto Sur) is characterized by extensive zones of brecciation.

The areas where these horizons are cut by northeast-southwest trending tensional faults are the loci of sulfide mineralization of which the best example is the Fierro Mina fault/ vein with values up to 46.02% Zn, 1.87% Pb, 210.7 gpt Ag and 0.31 gpt Au. These structures appear to be the feeders to the Azulcocha deposit and future exploration will focus on exploring the areas where the structures intersect the Cochas-Gran Bretana fault at depth.

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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.

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Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, such as estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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