McLaren Resources Inc.

McLaren Resources Inc.

December 23, 2010 18:57 ET

McLaren Commences Exploration Program on Blue Quartz Property, Timmins, Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2010) - McLaren Resources Inc. (CNSX:MCL)(FRANKFURT:3ML) ("McLaren" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the company has commenced with its exploration program on the Blue Quartz property. The purpose of the work program is to test for further gold mineralization both along strike and to depth below the underground workings of the Blue Quartz Mine which is situated on the Painkiller Lake fault.

McLaren has an exploration team based in Timmins, which has extensive experience on Canadian Shield hosted gold deposits. The drilling is being carried out by Norex Drilling of Porcupine Ontario. The company plans on providing further work program updates in the New Year. 

The Blue Quartz property is located in the gold producing area 70 km east of Timmins where several current and past producing mines are located. The property is reported to have produced gold from high grade veins during the 1920s and 30s. The property consists of 25 patented mining claims, covering 400 hectares situated on gold mineralized geological structures within the Abitibi Greenstone Belt located in the north central part of Beatty Township. The property is approximately 8 kilometers northwest of the producing Black Fox Mine, 12 kilometers northwest of the producing Hislop Mine and 14 kilometers northwest of the former producing Ross Mine.

The Company also announces that it has granted 375,000 options exercisable at price of $0.20 per share, expiring December 15, 2015.

McLaren Resources Inc. is a Canadian based junior exploration company engaged in the exploration of mineral properties with a focus on gold in Canada.

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