Ashburton Ventures Inc.

Ashburton Ventures Inc.

December 06, 2010 11:51 ET

Ashburton Receives High Silver Assays for the Upper Vein System at Deep Creek, Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2010) - ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX VENTURE:ABR)(FRANKFURT:ARB) ("Ashburton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce high silver assays for samples taken along the Upper Vein area of its Deep Creek Project located 112 kilometres north of Elko, Nevada. Samples from the Upper Vein were previously reported to have gold contents as high as 1,180 g/t, with visible gold observed in several samples (see news releases dated October 5th, 14th and 28th, 2010). Silver assays for the same samples are as high as 828 grams per tonne silver, as shown in the table below.

New Ag Assays, grams/tonne Prior Au Assays, grams/tonne Sample Weight, kg Approx. Vein Width, meters
828 1180 1.78 <1
249 355 1.04 0.2
123.5 94.3 2.37 0.2
38.4 56.3 3.19 0.15
38.3 40.1 2.10 0.6
30.2 16.75 0.97 0.2
18.8 47.9 3.04 1
13.2 42.5 2.34 1.2
7.6 9.79 2.47 0.4
6.4 2.91 2.35 0.4
5.5 7.03 3.01 0.4
1.7 0.94 6.34 0.9

"The high silver assays at Deep Creek add an additional, exciting component to the economics of the project," states Mike England, Company president. "We are very encouraged by these high assays, and will continue to assess the silver potential of the veins at Deep Creek as an important part of its total precious metals package."

Samples from Deep Creek are prepared and analyzed for gold by ALS Chemex Laboratories, North Vancouver, British Columbia, using the fire assay protocols Au-AA24, Au-AA25, and Au-GRA22 that provide detection ranges of 0.005-10, 0.01-100 and 0.05-1000 ppm gold, respectively. Silver assays were obtained using the aqua regia digestion protocol Ag-AA46, with a detection range of 1-1,500 ppm silver.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Ashburton director and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Dr. Tom McCandless, P.Geo.

Ashburton Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders. For more information visit the Company's website located at


Michael England, President

Forward-Looking Statement:

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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