Hellix Ventures Inc.
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Hellix Ventures Inc.

June 05, 2012 15:25 ET

Hellix Margarita Final Audit Drill Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - HELLIX VENTURES INC. (TSX VENTURE:HEL)(OTCBB:HLLXF) - Frank Underhill, President, announces final audit assay results from its Margarita gold project in southern Arizona. Hellix completed a total of twelve vertical HQ size diamond drill holes to a maximum depth of 100 feet to confirm historic near surface test results.

Initial assays from Hole HVM12-05 were doubted by Hellix technical personnel and check assays were performed on pulps from that hole. Results were much higher on the check assays performed by the second independent laboratory and were reported in news release dated May 11, 2012. Hellix decided to check all holes by a third assay lab as an audit confirmation.

The values in Table 1 below show gold mineralized intervals of both the final audit and the initial assay results. The highest value obtained was 10.5 g/Mt (0.31 oz/t) from Hole HVM12-08 over five feet in the initial assay, while the same five foot interval returned 12.1 g/Mt (0.35 oz/t) in the audit assay.

Table 1
Hole ID From
(ft)
To
(ft)
Length
(ft)
Length
(m)
FINAL
AUDIT
Au
(g/Mt)
INITIAL
ASSAY
Au
(g/Mt)
INITIAL
ASSAY
Au
(oz/t)
HVM12-01 0 7 7 2.1 No recovery
HVM12-01 10 35 25 7.6 0.63 0.75 .022
Including 15 20 5 1.5 1.01 1.27 .037
HVM12-01 50 55 5 1.5 0.33 0.34 .010
HVM12-01 70 75 5 1.5 0.78 0.79 .023
HVM12-02 20 25 5 1.5 0.76 0.66 .019
HVM12-03 5 10 5 1.5 4.06 3.33 .097
HVM12-03 10 16 6 1.8 Stope
HVM12-03 20 40 20 6.0 0.92 1.04 .030
Including 20 25 5 1.5 1.62 1.75 .051
Including 35 40 5 1.5 0.76 1.03 .030
HVM12-03 45 50 5 1.5 4.27 4.82 .141
HVM12-04 0 20 20 6.0 0.60 0.71 .021
Including 5 10 5 1.5 1.02 1.26 .037
HVM12-04 45 50 5 1.5 0.53 1.51 .044
HVM12-04 26 32 6 Stope
HVM12-04 65 75 10 3.0 <.05 0.93 0.27
Including 70 75 5 1.5 <.05 1.37 .040
HVM12-05 0 25 25 7.6 3.60 0.09 <.01
Including 0 5 5 1.5 1.78 0.45 0.013
Including 5 10 5 1.5 5.45 <.03 <.01
Including 10 15 5 1.5 4.44 <.03 <.01
Including 15 20 5 1.5 5.52 <.03 <.01
HVM12-06 20 40 20 6.0 3.16 2.99 .087
Including 25 30 5 1.5 4.83 4.48 .131
Including 30 35 5 1.5 6.64 6.19 .181
HVM12-07 0 20 20 6.0 1.25 1.12 .032
Including 15 20 5 1.5 3.71 3.26 .095
HVM12-07 65 70 5 1.5 0.50 0.38 .011
HVM12-08 0 5 5 1.5 1.28 1.37 .040
HVM12-08 20 40 20 6.0 4.57 3.97 .115
Including 20 25 5 1.5 3.06 3.19 .093
Including 25 30 5 1.5 12.1 10.50 .306
Including 30 35 5 1.5 1.14 1.27 .037
Including 35 40 5 1.5 1.99 0.93 .027
HVM12-09 20 25 5 1.5 0.64 0.58 .017
HVM12-09 42 63 21 6.4 1.63 1.47 .043
Including 42 45 3 .9 3.20 3.00 .088
Including 55 60 5 1.5 1.57 1.75 .051
Including 60 63 3 .9 3.99 3.22 .094
HVM12-10 5 10 5 1.5 1.17 0.96 .028
HVM12-10 20 30 10 3.0 0.49 0.52 .015
HVM12-11 5 10 5 1.5 0.26 0.34 .010
HVM12-12 No reportable intercepts

The variation between the initial assays and the final audit results on the 20-plus foot continuous mineralized intervals is an average of less than 5% not including the initial assay errors from Hole HVM12-05. Hellix is now satisfied that the assay results from the audit confirm the presence of the surface or near surface mineralized zone intervals as reported from both the initial assay lab (exception of Hole HVM12-05) and the second check lab. Mineralized zone comparisons of Hole HVM12-05 first check assays and final audit assays (3.70 g/Mt and 3.60 g/Mt respectively) showed a negligible distinction.

In summary, the five holes in the Main Margarita Zone averaged 1.78 g/Mt (0.052 oz/t) over continuous intervals of 20-plus feet of at surface or near surface mineralization. Now that these final assay results are in, Hellix will be filing an application with the appropriate government agencies for a drilling permit to continue with the delineation of the Margarita mineral zone.

ASSAY PROCEDURES

For the audit assays, select pulp samples from all holes were shipped from the initial assay lab and the check assay lab to the third test facility in Canada (an ISO accredited lab) as requested by Hellix. The pulps were tested for gold via fire assay with gravimetric finish. Standards and blanks were included in pulps for each hole for QA/QC purposes by Hellix in addition to the lab independent internal standards for QA/QC.

The technical portion of this release has been reviewed by Qualified Person Laurence Sookochoff, P. Eng.

HELLIX VENTURES (TSX VENTURE:HEL) is engaged in the identification, acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver properties in North America. Hellix has no debt (other than short-term trade payables), and has positive cash flow from fossil fuel production in Western Canada. All transactions stated or referred to herein are expressly subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval as well as all other applicable regulatory body approvals.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HELLIX VENTURES INC.

Frank Underhill, President

The forgoing is for informational purposes only, and is not to be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities in any jurisdiction. It may contain forward-looking statements. While the data compiled by management is from sources deemed to be reliable, actual future results may vary materially. Hellix Ventures Inc. does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement and will not be responsible for any loss arising from the use of this information. Historically reported results may not be NI 43-101 compliant and therefore caution should be used in relying on such statements.

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