BonTerra Resources Inc.

July 12, 2011 15:17 ET

BonTerra Assays 114.00 Grams/Tonne Gold, Eastern Extension, Quebec

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) -

BonTerra Resources Inc. / BONTERRA ASSAYS 114.00 GRAMS/TONNE GOLD, EASTERN EXTENSION, QUEBEC . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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BONTERRA ASSAYS 114.00 GRAMS/TONNE GOLD, EASTERN EXTENSION, QUEBEC

Vancouver, BC - July 12, 2011: BonTerra Resources Inc. (TSX.V: BTR; FSE: 9BR) (the "Company", "BonTerra") has received complete assays for hole number BA- 11-24 on the Eastern Extension Property (the "Property"). In addition, the Company has received partial assays for holes BA-11-29 and BA-11-10. Hole BA- 11-29 has since been deepened with additional assays pending.

Highlights of the Drill Holes

* BonTerra has returned its highest gold assay to date at 114.00 G/T gold. * A partial gold intercept for BA-11-29 assayed 8.1 metres at 14.17 G/T gold. * The Company continues to intercept gold at depths greater than 300 metres.


Table 1: Table of Significant Assays

+-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | Drill | From | To | Length | Gold | | Hole | (m) | (m) | (m) | (g/tonne) | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | BA-11-10 | 313.50 | 314.00 | 0.50 | 1.38 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | BA-11-10 | 336.50 | 337.00 | 0.50 | 1.69 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | BA-11-24 | 144.80 | 153.00 | 8.20 | 3.02 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | Including | 144.80 | 147.00 | 2.20 | 6.13 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | Including | 152.00 | 153.00 | 1.00 | 5.69 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | BA-11-29 | 190.00 | 198.10 | 8.10 | 14.17 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | Including | 194.00 | 195.00 | 1.00 | 34.40 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | Including | 194.00 | 197.50 | 3.50 | 32.74 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+ | Including | 196.80 | 197.50 | 0.70 | 114.00 | +-----------+--------+--------+--------+-----------+

Table 2: Location of the Drill Holes Disclosed in this News Release

+----------+-------------+-------------+----------+-----------+-----------+ | DDH | Northing | Easting | Depth | Azimuth | Dip | | Number | (UTM NAD83) | (UTM NAD83) | (metres) | (degrees) | (degrees) | +----------+-------------+-------------+----------+-----------+-----------+ | BA-11-10 | 456236 | 5428225 | 510.05 | 158 | -70 | +----------+-------------+-------------+----------+-----------+-----------+ | BA-11-24 | 456140 | 5428118 | 351.25 | 182 | -55 | +----------+-------------+-------------+----------+-----------+-----------+ | BA-11-29 | 456204 | 5428128 | 198.10* | 160 | -50 | +----------+-------------+-------------+----------+-----------+-----------+ * BA-11-29 has since been deepened

Qualified Person

This technical content of this press release has been reviewed and accepted by Thomas Clarke, Pr.Sci.Nat., a Director of BonTerra. Mr. Clarke is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

The drill program and sampling is being supervised on behalf of the Company by Geologica Inc. of Val d'Or, Quebec. These are sample results taken from mineralized intervals of the drill holes. Depths and lengths are core lengths and not true widths. Gold intercepts disclosed in this news release are significant gold intercepts and not all the samples were submitted for fire assay. Samples were submitted to ALS Chemex of Val d'Or, Quebec for crushing, pulverizing and fire-assay for gold. Samples fire-assaying greater than 10 grams per tonne gold are then fire-assayed with a gravimetric finish. Assay samples are taken from drill core, sawed in half along the core axis. One half is sent to ALS Chemex Laboratories and the other half retained by the Company for future reference. The Company applies a full quality assurance and quality control program (QAQC) system for every batch of samples submitted to the lab (gold standard, sample duplicate and blank).


About BonTerra Resources

BonTerra is a Canadian gold exploration company focused continuing to expand the known gold zone on its Eastern Extension property, part of the world famous Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Quebec. BonTerra has a total of four properties in the Urban-Barry belt, all gold exploration targets. BonTerra's Eastern Extension, Lavoie, Urban-Barry and Anderson properties are located approximately 170 km NE of Val-d'Or and 125 km SW of Chibougamau in the Urban, Barry and Bailly townships in Québec.

Other Companies Exploring in the Urban-Barry Gold Camp

Neighboring companies in the region are Metanor, Amseco, Beaufield, Eagle Hill, Glen Eagle, Urbana, Freewest and Key Gold. The Company has an option to earn 100% of the Eastern Extension property from Abitex Resources subject to a 2% NSR.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD BONTERRA RESOURCES INC. /s/ Mitchell Adam Mitchell Adam President, Director

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