ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX VENTURE:ABR) (FRANKFURT:ARB) has provided additional assays for its Deep Creek Project located 112 kilometres north of Elko, Nevada.
New samples from the Upper Vein have assayed 148 g/t and 68.4 g/t gold, which extend the higher gold content zone (>10 g/t Au) five meters southward along strike, for a total extent of 35 meters. Considered with previous assays, the results indicate continuity in gold content along select portions of both veins that will be targeted for follow-up sampling and drilling in the 2011 exploration program. The Waterfall Vein, with an outcrop length of over 200 meters, has returned a second assay of 25.5 g/t Au, which with a previous assay of 20.5 g/t Au extends the higher gold content zone to roughly three meters along strike.
Upper Vein Area
The Upper Vein Area is located 700 meters north of the Waterfall Vein, with a north-northwest strike length of over 640 meters. Several previous assays of the Waterfall Vein indicate a high gold content zone (>10 g/t Au) of roughly 30 meters. Two new vein samples have assayed at 148 g/t and 68.4 g/t gold, and extend the high gold zone five meters southward for a total extent of 35 meters. Three samples of breccia located 375 meters north of the higher gold content zone and offset on north-south structures assayed at 0.10-0.19 g/t Au.
Waterfall Vein Area
The Waterfall Vein system strikes north-northwest with an approximate length of 200 meters (see news release, January 18th, 2011). A previous sample of the Waterfall Vein assayed at 20.5 grams per tonne gold over a 0.5 meter interval, and a new sample collected three meters north along the vein has assayed at 25.5 g/t Au over a 1.5 meter width. Together, the samples define a strike length of roughly three meters for higher gold content (>10 g/t Au) in the Waterfall Vein. Two samples of breccia located 80 meters north and offset from the Waterfall vein were also assayed at 0.37 and 0.44 g/t gold.
The technical contents of this release were approved by Dr. Tom McCandless, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Source: ASHBURTON VENTURES INC.