Artha Resources Corporation

Artha Resources Corporation

March 18, 2010 09:15 ET

Artha to Re-Commence Exploration at the Pirquitas and Rare Earth Properties in Argentina

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - Artha Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AHC) -

The Company is pleased to announce that exploration will commence on the Pirquitas and Vallecito properties, adjoining to the north, east and west of Silver Standard's Pirquitas Mine. Additionally, an aggressive rare earth exploration program will also begin on Artha's wholly-owned Susques project. All three projects are located in Northwest Argentina in the provinces of Jujuy and Salta provinces in Northern Argentina (Map 1). Exploration teams are expected to be on the ground by late March.

The work programs will consist of three geological teams and a geophysics team. The key work programs will be prospect level mapping at a scale of 1:10 000 where systematic surface sampling will be completed. The Vallecito and Pirquitas properties have already demonstrated their potential with reconnaissance work completed in December 2009 delineating coincident geochemical and geological anomalies. These anomalies are consistent with both epithermal low sulphidation precious metal mineralization at Pirquitas and replacement silver-base metal mineralization at Vallecito. Both these prospects will have further detailed mapping completed as well as induced polarization geophysics to ascertain any depth continuity of mineralization as well as defining drilling targets.

In addition to the extensive program on the Pirquitas and Vallecito properties follow-up mapping and sampling will begin on the Susques rare earth projects along with reconnaissance work and target generation on the Salta properties. The Susques rare earth projects in Jujuy will also be worked on with a rare earth specialist geologist leading the programs. The previously identified mineralized vein structures will be assessed in detail to determine the scale and dimensions of these highly encouraging targets.

Charles Straw, B.Sc., Chief Executive Officer, is the qualified person under NI 43-101 responsible for the technical information in this news release.

Artha was founded by a team of mining industry professionals with a proven track record in project generation, exploration, mining and finance. The team's primary goal is to build Artha into a world class mining company, focused on the discovery, development and mining of economic minerals deposits globally.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Todd McMurray, President

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