Ateba Resources Inc.

Ateba Resources Inc.

May 06, 2010 13:53 ET

Ateba Samples 17.09 g/t Gold on Walsh Katrine Gold Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) - Ateba Resources Inc. ("Ateba" or the "Company") (CNSX:ATR) is pleased to announce that it has completed the first phase of a surface sampling program on its 100% optioned Walsh Katrine Gold property in the Kirkland-Larder Lake Gold Mining Camp of north eastern Ontario. The Property is located about 30 km northeast of Kirkland Lake and approximately 11 km north-northwest of the Kerr-Addison Mine in Virginiatown. A map and further information regarding the Walsh Katrine Gold property is available on the Company website:

The Company is following up on showings reported from the early 1900s and from more recently uncovered showings found in the 1990s. Documents from the early 1900s clearly show 4 quartz veins associated with a secondary structure.

"With this program of stripping, washing, sampling and assaying we have confirmed previously reported high-grade gold on the Property and are working toward a better understanding of the structures and gold-bearing vein sets," commented Bill Dickie, President and CEO."We intend to continue with surface stripping, sampling and mapping in preparation for a summer diamond drilling program."

A total of 37 samples were collected and delivered to Swastika Laboratories Ltd. for analysis. Highlights from the current program are as follows:

Sample Type Location Gold (g/t) Copper (ppm) Width (m)
Grab Trench #3 7.27 1950 --
Grab Trench #3 13.54 1810 --
Grab Trench #3 11.45 1117 --
Grab Trench #4 17.61 15 --
Grab Trench #5 6.99 711 --
Grab Waste Dump* 2.23 107 --
Channel #1 Trench #3 1.1 29 2.4
Channel #3 Trench #2 2.4 59 0.8

*the "Waste Dump" is a result of historical mining during the late 1920s.

The new trenches are numbered 1 through 5 as they proceed in a north-westerly direction from the old shaft area towards the pit previously referred to as the Gagne (now Trench #5). The distance from Trench #1 to Trench #5 is about 450 metres.

Highlights from historic assays reported from the same area include:

Year Location Au (g/t) Au (oz/t) Width (m)  Length (m)
1910/23 vein 1 8.40 0.25 -- 305
including   15.70 0.46 0.4 --
including   17.50 0.51 1.1 --
1910/23 vein 2 17.80 0.52 -- 61
including   23.00 0.67 0.2 --
including   81.20 2.37 0.2 --
1910/23 vein 3 38.02 1.11 -- 56
including   38.10 1.11 0.4 --
including   191.90 5.60 0.2 --
1910/23 vein 4 5.24 0.15 -- 81
including   13.40 0.39 0.1 --
including   7.20 0.21 0.6 --
1996 Gagne** 4.80 0.14 1.5 --

**the Gagne showing was discovered circa 1996 and is about 600 m northwest of the original pitting which predate the shaft on the Property. Additional grab samples from this showing assayed up to 15.82 g/t Au (0.46 oz/t Au) and 17.30 g/t Au (0.51 oz/t Au).

About Ateba Resources

In addition to the Walsh Katrine Gold Project, the Company also has a uranium property in Elliot Lake on which there is a historic uranium resource.

Technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Scott Jobin-Bevans (Ph.D., P.Geo.), who is a qualified person under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101.

For additional information on Ateba resources and its projects, please visit the Company's website at

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