BonTerra Resources Inc.

August 30, 2011 06:09 ET

BonTerra Continues Drilling in Advance of Gold Resource Calculation & Awaits Gold Assays for Eight Drill Holes

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Vancouver, BC - August 30, 2011: BonTerra Resources Inc. (TSX.V: BTR; FSE: 9BR) (the "Company", "BonTerra") continues drilling its Eastern Extension property ("the Property") which is situated 170km northeast of Val d'Or, Quebec. BonTerra is currently drilling BA-11-33, one of a series of up to nine (9) deep holes (550-700 metres deep each) in advance of the gold resource calculation on the Property. The Company anticipates drilling to be completed later in September. Once all gold assays are received, BonTerra anticipates having Geologica complete the NI 43-101 compliant gold resource calculation for the Eastern Extension. BonTerra anticipates drilling a grand total of roughly 15,000 metres and submitting about 7,000 drill core samples to be assayed for gold. All of this data is being input into the 3D model of the Property as the mineralized zones continue to be expanded.

BonTerra has also resampled secondary vein systems in some previously drilled holes including BA-10-01 and BA-10-02. These secondary systems are often seen to host gold as well as the primary target, the smoked mineralized veins.

Description of the Eight Drill Holes with Gold Assays Pending

* BA-11-10 is being extended to 600 metres in depth. This drill hole has led to the discovery of a new vertical ore shoot and had seven veins hosting visible gold ("VG"). This new ore shoot is open at depth and is being tested by a further four (4) drill holes.

* BA-11-25 and BA-11-26 were drilled under the lake in the west to expand the Peninsula zone. Of great interest to BonTerra is the intercepting a mineralized smoked quartz vein deep under Lac Barry.

* BA-11-27 was drilled along section with BA-11-16 in order to deepen the gold bearing veins in the east which BonTerra discovered earlier this year.

* BA-11-28 was originally drilled to 399 metres. This drill hole is being deepened to approximately 600 metres. The goal is to intercept two parallel vertical ore shoots which host smoked mineralized quartz veins.

* BA-11-29 was originally drilled to 199 metres and has since been deepened by nearly 100 metres. The Company has received partial assays and disclosed a partial intercept of 7.86 metres grading 14.60 g/t gold including 3.5 metres assaying 32.74 g/t and 0.70 metres assaying 114 g/t gold. This intercept was based on a limited number of samples. BonTerra expects to disclose an updated and thicker gold intercept once the remaining assays are received.

* BA-11-30 was drilled underneath the known gold mineralization in the Peninsula Zone with the intent to deepen said mineralization.

* BA-11-31 is of great interest to the Company as seven distinct highly mineralized smoked quartz veins were observed. Many of these veins are poised to deepen and greatly increase tonnage of the ore shoot recently discovered in BA-11-10.

* BA-11-32 was drilled to trace these new deep ore shoots. The Company is intrigued by the new discovery of four roughly parallel highly mineralized veins at great vertical depths. These deep veins are new and have the potential to exponentially increase the tonnage and add additional gold ounces to the upcoming gold resource calculation.

Thomas Clarke, Director states, "With BonTerra drilling roughly 15,000 metres on the Eastern Extension it should be very clear how highly we value this property. Our hard work as a team is now paying off in spades as we are now discovering mineralized ore shoots at greater depths. I anticipate releasing our first resource calculation in the not too distant future. This Resource calculation will be the culmination of a year in which we have worked steadily and methodically advancing this property."

Geological Characteristics of the Gold Bearing Veins on the Eastern Extension

The target for all drilling on the Eastern Extension property is smoky quartz veins mineralized with sulphides (pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite ± visible gold). Sulphides commonly compose 1-10% of the mineralized zones and can be as high as 50% locally. Alteration is most commonly silica, carbonate, chlorite, tourmaline and sericite. The combination of quartz veins, tourmaline, alteration types and sulphides is ideal for gold mineralization in the area. Sphalerite present in the quartz veins appears to be associated with the highest grade gold zones on the property to date.

Qualified Person

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

Location of the Drill Holes with Assays Pending 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* |     158.0 |       -70 |
| BA-11-25 |      456140 |     5428118 |   351.00 |     190.0 |       -55 |
| BA-11-26 |      456140 |     5428118 |   498.10 |     198.8 |       -55 |
| BA-11-27 |      456267 |     5428273 |   450.30 |     160.0 |       -52 |
| BA-11-28 |      456163 |     5428220 |  399.00* |     155.8 |       -52 |
| BA-11-29 |      456204 |     5428128 |   291.28 |     160.0 |       -50 |
| BA-11-30 |      456170 |     5428259 |   468.09 |     174.0 |       -52 |
| BA-11-31 |      456195 |     5428149 |   495.00 |     162.6 |       -52 |
| BA-11-32 |      456152 |     5428164 |   542.88 |     155.0 |       -65 |

* BA-11-10 and BA-11-28 are each being deepened to a total depth of approximately 600 metres.

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.

/s/ Thomas Clarke
Thomas Clarke

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