Andover Ventures Inc.

Andover Ventures Inc.

December 12, 2007 12:24 ET

Andover Extends Strike Length 500 Meters in Zone Averaging 35.5 Meters Thick at SUN

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2007) - Andover Ventures Inc. ("Andover" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AOX)(FRANKFURT:R2X) announces assay results from the final drill holes completed during the 2007 work/drill program at the Company's flagship property, SUN, a volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit located in the Ambler Mining District in Northwestern Alaska. All twenty completed drill holes have now been released from the 2007 exploration season, including those released October 11, 2007, October 31, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

The three remaining drill holes, (SUN 07-20, SUN 07-21 and SUN 07-22) contained herein were the southern most fence of holes drilled in 2007. The results, along with the previously released drill holes, have outlined a 500 meter long newly discovered 50-100 meter wide thickened zone that averaged 35.5 meters (116.5 ft) thick. This highly prospective thickened zone is open to the south for at least a further 150 meters (492 ft) towards a fault that currently bounds the main SUN mineralized zone. Andover's 2007 drill program intercepted six (6) fold thickened intercepts over the 500 meters, which average 35.5 meters thick hosting an average grade of 1.05% Cu, 0.81% Pb, 3.26% Zn, 42.9gm/t Ag and .176gm/t Au. All of the 2007 drilling at Sun was designed to be within 30 degrees of being perpendicular to bedding; hence these thicknesses should all be reasonably close to true thickness.

This thickened zone was not considered in the Main SUN resource calculation completed in January 2007.

The 2007 work program has extended the Main SUN deposit 300 meters to the Northeast and has discovered a new lower "HOT" zone ranging, 8.6 meters to 30.0 meters thick.

This new lower "HOT" zone is open in both directions and was not included in the January 2007 Main SUN resources calculation.

In addition, 39 separate massive sulfide zones were intercepted during the 2007 drill season which average 6.82 meters (22.4 ft) thick over a strike length of 1400 meters (4593 ft) to a depth of 250 meters (820 ft). Average grade was 1.5% Cu, 1.0% Pb, 3.85% Zn, 63.1 gm/t Ag and .266 gm/t Au.

Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver and Gold analysis for the mineralized intercepts received from Alaska Assay labs in Fairbanks, Alaska, are included in the table below. The core samples were sawed and half the core was sent to Alaska Assay Labs in Fairbanks Alaska for a 30 element ICP-AA analysis with gold and silver fire assayed with an AA finish. Base metal overlimits were wet assayed. Check assays are being done at ALS Chemex labs in Vancouver, British Columbia. Blanks and standards were inserted with each sample shipment.

from to thickness Cu Pb Zn Ag Au
Hole No. (m) (m) (m) (%) (%) (%) (gm/t) (gm/t)
-------- ---- ------- --------- ---- ---- ---- ---- -----
Sun 07-20 151.28 161.30 10.02 1.20 1.50 7.50 61.7 0.203
Includes 153.00 157.96 4.96 1.00 2.70 13.60 93.1 0.198
And 183.50 192.80 8.70 2.70 0.30 1.70 34.6 0.131
Sun 07-21 197.82 210.31 12.49 1.70 0.70 3.30 81.0 0.227
Sun 07-22 166.00 197.50 31.50 0.80 0.80 3.00 35.5 0.121
Includes 166.00 177.50 11.50 1.40 2.10 7.80 89.5 0.298
Includes 191.10 197.95 6.85 0.90 0.20 0.80 10.4 0.043
And 203.60 205.40 1.80 1.50 0.10 0.30 31.0 1.107

Bill Ellis, Project Manager for SUN states, "The discovery of the new fold thickened zone, 500 meters to the south of the Main SUN deposit coupled with the extension of the main SUN deposit 300 meters to the North towards the Picnic Creek area; open in both directions, provides strong motivation for an early start for the planned 2008 drill program. The size and scope of the SUN deposit keeps getting better and better."

Andover also wishes to announce that Mr. Manfred A. Schauer has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Schauer was born and educated in Germany and spent 20 years as an international banker, 15 years of which were as Regional Treasurer Asia Pacific for the Deutsche Bank group based in Hong Kong. Mr. Schauer now runs his own consultancy and investment business based in New Zealand.

The contents of this release were prepared by Bill Ellis, Project Manager of the SUN, and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101
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