Venerable Ventures Ltd.

Venerable Ventures Ltd.

September 06, 2012 09:00 ET

Venerable Ventures Ltd. Announces Exploration Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) - Venerable Ventures Ltd. ("Venerable" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VLV) is pleased to provide an exploration update on its summer work activities at the Trout Property. The Company has completed 75 line kilometres of detailed induced polarization ("IP") geophysical surveying, sampled previously uncut drill core and collected rock chip samples from eight different backhoe trenches around and along strike of the original Discovery Zone gold-silver showing.

Seven priority targets have been identified for follow up work during a Phase One 2,000 metre drilling program which is expected to commence in mid-September. Three of the seven targets are drill ready. Four of the remaining targets will be investigated by additional soil geochemistry, rock sampling, geological mapping and prospecting before season closure. The target is epithermal gold mineralization associated with zones of silica-sulphide and surrounded by broader clay alteration.

Previous operators first located the Discovery Zone and nearby Camp Zone epithermal gold-silver showings in 1984. These historical showings occur inside the southwestern corner of what the Company believes to be two northeast trending parallel fault structures, forming the boundary of a 3 kilometre long by 1.2 kilometres wide graben structure. Fault structures such as these are considered ideal for hosting both bulk and high-grade bonanza-style epithermal gold deposition, as demonstrated by the following historical assays, however the Company notes that such assays have not been verified by the Company and should not be relied upon in an evaluation of the Trout Property:

Zone Type Gold
Year Company
Discovery Surface chip 13.86 94.0 5.0 1984 Kerr Addison
Discovery Drill core 1.59 na 70.2 1994 Cogema
Camp Surface chip 0.68 na 14.0 1987 Welcome North
Camp Drill core 0.56 na 31.0 1985 Kerr Addison
(na - assays not available)

The Company's objective is to test for similar Discovery and Camp Zone style mineralization to the northeast and within this graben structure. Here, mineralization may either be 'buried' by a thin veneer of post-mineral basalt rock or occur as near-surface silicified structures outside the cover rock. Previous operators have never tested for gold and silver mineralization along these two northeast trends.

The seven priority targets were identified using a combination of airborne magnetic trends, ultra-trace geochemistry and IP geophysical surveys specifically designed to identify drill targets below a thin 20 to 40 metre post-mineral basalt cap. Highlights include a new 730 metres by 450 metres IP resistivity / chargeability anomaly (Cap Zone) located within the graben feature one kilometre northeast of the Discovery Zone hidden beneath post mineral basalt rock, and drill core assays obtained from un-split historical core, returning assays of 0.45 g/t Au over 44.5 metres (Camp Zone).

Descriptions of these targets are listed below, all of which are considered consistent with the Company's exploration objective:

Num Name Status New Target Description Location Graben Structure
1 Cap Zone Drill ready 730m by 450m IP anomaly with co-incident Au-Ag-Cu-Hg in soil 1 kilometre NE of Discovery South fault
2 Camp Zone Drill ready Venerable collects additional assays from un-split historical core (hole 90-04) - 0.45 g/t Au over 44.52m 250 metres north of Discovery Zone South fault
3 Discovery Zone Drill ready Rock chip samples, 4.5 g/t Au, 22 g/t Ag over 3m flanking Discovery zone Discovery Zone South fault
4 T4 Ground proof 800m by 200m IP anomaly in area of highly brecciated felsic rocks 1.4 kilometres NE of Discovery showing South fault
5 T5 Ground proof 250m by 200m IP anomaly with co-incident gold in soil 2.3 kilometres NE of Discovery showing South fault
6 T6 Ground proof 500m by 300m IP anomaly 3.0 kilometres NE of Discovery showing North fault
7 T7 Ground proof Gold geochemistry anomaly 2.2 kilometres NNE of Discovery showing North fault

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Jim Cuttle, P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101. For more information see the Company's technical report entitled "Technical Report: Trout Property" dated March 23, 2011, available on SEDAR at

To view the Geochemical Maps, Drilling Location & Exploration Targets please click on the link below:

About the Company

Venerable is a Canadian natural resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties, with its primary focus on the Trout Property. Venerable holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in and to the Trout Property. The Trout Property is 65 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof, BC, on the Nechako Plateau, and covers an area of 7,179 hectares. The Trout Property is approximately 40km NNE of NewGold's Blackwater Project.



Ryan Sharp, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events related to the Company's proposed exploration plans at the Trout Property. Such forward-looking information can include statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company, such as the Company's ability to finance its planned exploration; the Company's ability to source the necessary infrastructure to effect its exploration plans; current economic conditions and the state of mineral exploration and mineral prices in general. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. The Company can offer no assurance that its exploration and development plans will be conducted in the time expected or at all. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

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