SOURCE: Alton Ventures, Inc.

May 02, 2006 13:25 ET

Geological Report on Maun Lake Claims Received

RICHMOND, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 --The Board of Directors of ALTON VENTURES, INC. ("Alton" or the "Corporation") (OTC BB: ALVE) today announced that the engineering report on the work performed in the first phase of the planned three phase exploration program on the Maun Lake Claims in northwestern Ontario in September, 2005 has been received by the Corporation.

The Board of Directors is in receipt of the Geological Report on the Phase I Exploration Program on the Maun Lake Mining Claims Property. In the report, the author, N.C. Carter, P.Eng., reports that the phase I program undertaken in September 2005 did not return the results we were initially seeking. The program consisted of the establishment of a full grid of the area, an airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey of the Claim including an area one kilometre north, south, east and west of the claim boundaries, the taking of a number of rock, till and geological samples and 470 feet of diamond drilling on five selected targets.

During the drill program a new showing was located approximately 400 metres northeast of the area of drilling. Hole #3 was drilled to test a down dip extension of the mineralization in drill #2 and failed to show the continuity. Other holes did intersect several mineralized zones and while some continuity was confirmed along strike of the surface showings, it was not demonstrated well down-dip. In addition, our survey identified two electromagnetic conductive zones north and west of the current claim.

In view of the extension of favourable geology well beyond the boundaries of the current claim, plus the presence of several sulphide zones east, west and north of the claim, it was recommended that we should seek to acquire additional claims prior to the initiation of further work in the Maun Lake area. The staking of an additional 40 to 50 mining claim units extending east, west and north of the current claim is recommended at a cost of CA $18,000. The new claims should then be subjected to a two-phase exploration program at a cost of CA $230,000. If the staking of additional claims is concluded not to be an option it is recommended that no further work be undertaken and the property abandoned for lack of merit of the claim as presently owned.

Although the Board of Directors is reluctant to commit to an expenditure of CA $248,000 without better results from phase I, we will be approaching the broker-dealer community to determine the possibility of raising such capital to continue with the exploration program. At the same time, we will be seeking additional projects or other business opportunities for Alton.

About Alton Ventures, Inc.

Alton is a junior mineral exploration company headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada with a single exploration prospect.

For full details of Alton's results, management discussion and analysis of operations, please refer to the Company's SEC EDGAR filings at

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Brian C. Doutaz"


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