ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX VENTURE:ABR)(FRANKFURT:ARB) has announced high silver assays for samples taken along the Upper Vein area of its Deep Creek Project located 112 kilometres north of Elko, Nevada.
Samples from the Upper Vein were previously reported to have gold contents as high as 1,180 g/t, with visible gold observed in several samples (see news releases dated October 5th, 14th and 28th, 2010).
"The high silver assays at Deep Creek add an additional, exciting component to the economics of the project," states Mike England, Company president. "We are very encouraged by these high assays, and will continue to assess the silver potential of the veins at Deep Creek as an important part of its total precious metals package."
Samples from Deep Creek are prepared and analyzed for gold by ALS Chemex Laboratories, North Vancouver, British Columbia, using the fire assay protocols Au-AA24, Au-AA25, and Au-GRA22 that provide detection ranges of 0.005-10, 0.01-100 and 0.05-1000 ppm gold, respectively. Silver assays were obtained using the aqua regia digestion protocol Ag-AA46, with a detection range of 1-1,500 ppm silver.
The technical contents of this release were approved by Ashburton director and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Dr. Tom McCandless, P.Geo.
Source: ASHBURTON VENTURES INC.