Vena Resources Inc.

Vena Resources Inc.

May 19, 2009 12:26 ET

Vena Discovers Significant Gold Dissemination Near Surface at Azulcocha Polymetallic Mine

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2009) - Vena Resources Inc. ("Vena" or the "Company") (TSX:VEM)(LIMA:VEM)(FRANKFURT:V1R) is pleased to announce that after an extensive review of the geochemical, geophysical, surface sampling and drill data, there is confirmation of a significant presence of disseminated and stockwork gold within the near surface footwall sandstone units of the Azulcocha mine. The best intercept to date is 16.9 meters of 2.46 gpt Au within the sandstone as seen below on the longitudinal section and the cross section of DDH - S18.

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The gold mineralization appears to be related to a later mineralizing event than the emplacement of the Azulcocha base metal deposit.

Results of a surface diamond drill program consisting of 29 holes totaling 2,810.5 meters confirms the potential for gold mineralization in the Azulcocha mine. Based on the results of 10 holes over a strike length of 240 meters in an east-west direction it has been determined that gold mineralization occurs in disseminated form as well as in stockwork structures related to the regional Cochas-Gran Bretana fault and is hosted in the foot wall.

Gold mineralization has been encountered from the outcrop area of the Azulcocha base metals deposit to the 80 working level. The potential to discover gold mineralization is open in an east-west direction along the Cochas-Gran Bretana fault and to depth. Exploration through diamond drilling and underground development would be possible from the existing levels of the Azulcocha mine.

The Goyllarisquizga Formation sandstone is recognized as a favorable host for both disseminated and high grade gold mineralization in northern Peru where it is the host rock of the Santa Rosa, Virgen and La Arena deposits. This type of mineralization has not been a target for exploration at the Azulcocha mine previously and the potential exists to find a significant gold deposit on the property. This is a virgin discovery.

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All of the recent and historical drill holes within the sandstone are being studied in detail prior to planning an exploration program targeted specifically to evaluate the sandstone-hosted gold mineralization. Preliminary metallurgical testing will form a part of the study.

The drilling program was supervised by William R. Henkle, Jr. P.Geo., Vena's Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Core samples were cut with a diamond saw, with one-half of the core placed in sealed bags and shipped to SGS in Lima, Peru, an ISO certified assay laboratory. The program included an extensive quality control program for assaying which included the systematic use of standards, blanks, and field duplicate samples. Secondary laboratories were also used for check assaying.

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