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Results And Grades Are Favorable From Samples At Its Gold Hills, Project Brazil

Ardent Mines Ltd.,a precious resources exploration, development, and mining company focused on advancing its two gold properties in Brazil, announced that results obtained from chemical analysis of its systematic sampling review of the identified vein and host rocks at the Gold Hills (GH)-01 Target area returned positive grades for all samples collected on the ore zone.

In the traditional quartz vein ore samples, three returned values over 20 grams of gold per ton. Those grades were in areas that were initially expected to be around 15 to 20 g/ton.

In addition to the high grades confirmed in the traditional quartz vein type ore, the Company has confirmed its hypothesis on the mylonite/breccia rock inside of the mineralized zone, as tests returned grades consistently a little over 1 gram per ton on average. There were also positive results from the host rock (or lateral zone), with samples returning grades of 1.4g/t of gold and 0.25g/t of gold.

Mr. Luciano Borges, geologist and President of Ardent Mines, commented, "Our recent advances in understanding the mineralization, confirming our exploration model hypothesis and identifying that the previous historical exploration and exploitation data was restricted only to the quartz vein type ore, leads us to believe that there is not only the potential for substantially more gold both in the already inferred area at the GH-01 Target zone, but also for the whole project."

Sampling channels, which were made by cutting across the whole roof of the tunnel samples, was executed in order to test the average of a package including material from both the rich quartz veins and the supposedly barren host rock. Those samples also returned positive results, with grades up to 8 grams per ton. The average grades obtained for each type of material checked on that sampling package are shown in the following table:

Gold assays of rock samples were completed by Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, an IS0 9001:2008 accredited facility.

Field Test Yields Gold Visible to Naked Eye

Given the confirmation by the laboratory analysis, the Company's field team expedited a field test of a sample collected on an outcrop composed of pure mylonite/breccia material, located between the GH-01 and GH-02 Targets. That field test - a simple hand panning of the material obtained through a manual crushing of a small amount of rock collected at the outcrop - provided many small particles of gold visible to the naked eye. As a result of the favorable field and lab tests, the Company's technical team broadened the Gold Hills Project by expanding the exploration priorities to include neighbor host rocks.

Expanding Exploration Area

During the course of the systematic densification of the geological information grid built to cover the area between the GH-01 and GH-02 Targets, the field test revealed the existence of a different type of gold mineralization, apparently related to pegmatite veins. Such discovery is particularly important because it expands the type of rocks and structures with gold potential not yet described within Ardent's property, and, it is similar to known occurrences located southwest of our property which historically and currently are exploited by small scale artisanal miners.

Mr. Borges noted, "Although, as expected, the grades on the host rocks are lower than those found in the quartz veins, it is critical to note that these rocks also contain gold which ultimately can substantially expand the volume of ore, both on the mineralized zone and the lateral host rock, forming a 'mineralized package' much thicker than the quartz veins alone. Given that there are a vast number of non-tested outcrops of host rock identified in the region, we are expanding our exploration area."

Over the last three weeks, the Company has focused on its infrastructure in preparation for the recently contracted drilling campaign for its newly expanded exploration program, which is expected to commence in the next week.

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