Bridgeport Ventures Inc.

Bridgeport Ventures Inc.

January 06, 2011 13:35 ET

Bridgeport Ventures Inc. Announces 1,500 Metre Drill Program at the Rosario Project in Chile

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) -


Bridgeport Ventures Inc. (TSX:BPV) ("Bridgeport" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has now acquired full access to the Simonetta property near Copiapo, Chile and that a minimum 1500 metre diamond drill program has commenced. Initial results from the drill program should be available by mid-February.

Bridgeport is currently completing a 24 line-km ground IP and magnetic survey on the adjacent Trillador and Tamara properties. Survey results are anticipated in early January and will be used in conjunction with the geological interpretation to define drill targets on those properties.

Bridgeport's CEO, Shastri Ramnath said, "We are pleased that we are moving forward on our Chilean copper-gold exploration properties, which are in a highly prospective geological environment, when the outlook for copper and gold prices is very positive."

About Bridgeport Ventures

Bridgeport Ventures Inc. (TSX:BPV) is a Canadian mineral exploration company with active gold and copper exploration in the Americas. The Company's strong technical team has a solid record of exploration and discovery and a reputation of mining development success. Additional information on Bridgeport can be found at:

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