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September 2009

ASHBURTON VENTURES EVALUATES RESULTS OF GEOPHYSICAL WORK COMPLETED ON THE CHUKUNI PROPERTY IN RED LAKE, ONTARIO

ASHBURTON VENTURES EVALUATES RESULTS OF GEOPHYSICAL WORK COMPLETED ON THE CHUKUNI PROPERTY IN RED LAKE, ONTARIO 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.










September 29, 2009





, VANCOUVER, B.C.



– ASHBURTON VENTURES INC.


(ABR-TSX:V)
(“Ashburton” or the “Company”)


announces that results
from the Induced Polarization survey have now been received by their consultant
for the Chukuni Property in Red Lake, Ontario.   Compilation of the data has identified five potential
drill targets based on coincident chargeability/resistivity anomalies.  The potential targets include chargeable/resistive
zones in the interpreted fold nose of the Howey Diorite, the Diorite/Mafic
Volcanic contact plus sulphide bearing zones within the Mafic Volcanic unit to
the north of the Howey intrusive.   

A follow up work program is now underway to
prioritize the targets via prospecting over the geophysical anomalies.  Where outcrop is lacking soil sampling will
be undertaken to evaluate the anomalies.

The Chukuni
property lies 3.5 km south of Goldcorp’s Red Lake-Campbell Mine Complex, currently
one of Canada’s largest and richest Archean gold deposits. Goldcorp’s Red
Lake-Campbell Mine Complex produced 629,000 ounces of gold in 2008.

Ashburton
Ventures Inc. has an option agreement with Solitaire Minerals Corp (SLT-TSX:V)
to acquire a 60% interest in the Chukuni Property consisting of 3 claims,
covering 2,035 acres in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario. 

Mr. Andrew Tims,
P.Geo will be operating as the Company’s qualified person under National
Instrument 43-101. Mr. Andrew Tims has reviewed the technical content of this
news release and confirms its accuracy. Mr. Andrew Tims is independent of the
Company.

Ashburton also
wishes to correct details in it press release dated August 20th,
2009. The release stated Finders’ fees consisting of 30,000 broker warrants and
$30,000 in cash was paid when the actual amount should have read 300,000 broker
warrants and $30,000 cash was paid in relation to its $300,000 private
placement it had closed on that date.

Ashburton
Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy
opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

ON BEHALF OF
THE BOARD

 


“Michael England”

___________________________

Michael
England, President


For further information
contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995





The TSX Venture Exchange has not
reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of
this release.



ASHBURTON VENTURES INITIAL GROUND PROGRAM IDENTIFIES 600+ METER GOLD ANOMOLY AT WHITE GOLD AREA, YUKON

ASHBURTON VENTURES INITIAL GROUND PROGRAM IDENTIFIES 600+ METER GOLD ANOMOLY AT WHITE GOLD AREA, YUKON 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

ASHBURTON VENTURES INITIAL GROUND PROGRAM IDENTIFIES 600+ METER GOLD ANOMOLY AT WHITE GOLD AREA, YUKON

September 17, 2009, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (“Ashburton” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results from the late-July soil sampling program on their Valley prospect in the Yukon Territory near Underworld Resources’ White Gold property.  The Ashburton claims are adjacent to ground held by Underworld and ten kilometers north-northeast of the company’s Golden Saddle discovery.

Reconnaissance soil lines were surveyed across the Valley project area with samples collected every 50 meters on lines spaced 300 meters apart.  The lines roughly paralleled the dominant trend of the geography while cross-cutting the dominant trend of the geology.  Multiple gold soil anomalies, apparently paralleling the mapped geology, were detected on three adjacent soil lines with analyses ranging up to 90 ppb Au.

A second phase of soil sampling has been initiated at the Valley prospect to triple the sampling density to 50-meter centers on lines spaced 100 meters apart in the areas of the anomalies.  Samples will be collected from eight new lines with the intention of better delineating and hopefully expanding on the 600 meters plus of apparent strike already identified by the anomalous samples.

Pending results of the follow-up soil sampling, a trenching program followed by a drill program is anticipated for next spring.

Work on the Ashburton ground is being directed by David Hedderly-Smith, Ph.D., P.G.  Dr. Hedderly-Smith has done work in similarly aged rocks in east central Alaska, 100 kilometers to the northwest, off and on since the 1970s, and is a Qualified Person as defined by N.I. 43-101.  He has approved the information in this press release.

Ashburton Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD                                                     

___________________________

Michael England, President

For further information contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

ASHBURTON ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON LITHIUM PROJECT IN NEVADA PLUS BULLION HILLS RESULTS

ASHBURTON ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON LITHIUM PROJECT IN NEVADA PLUS BULLION HILLS RESULTS 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

ASHBURTON ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON LITHIUM PROJECT IN NEVADA PLUS BULLION HILLS RESULTS

September 15, 2009, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (“Ashburton” or the “Company”) announces it has completed its due diligence with respect to the newly acquired “HY” claims (see PR dated August 19, 2009) and have now finalized the agreement to acquire a 100% interest in 37 federal mining claims with known occurrences of lithium in Churchill and Pershing Counties, Nevada.

The Company is now preparing to do an initial ground program commencing within the next 10 days which will consist of a first-pass assessment of the property including geologic mapping and reconnaissance sampling.

The “HY” claims cover approximately 740 acres (300 hectares) and were the subject of  reconnaissance surveys in the late 1970’s  and a preliminary work project in the 1980’s. The original reconnaissance and follow up program was directed by geologist Jay W. Santos. This work included 242 shallow auger holes to test the lithium dispersion below the feed source. Commercial analytical laboratories showed total lithium contents ranging from 86 to 1480 ppm from rock and soil samples in the auger holes. The majority of the reconnaissance analyses were done in house and are not part of this release. The higher grade zones appeared to be related to the clay content of the holes. A resistivity survey of a small portion of the property was contracted out, results of which showed two well defined zones of lower resistivity at depth, possibly indicating a brine or clay-rich zones.

This transaction is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

David Hedderly-Smith, Ph.D, P.Geo is an advisor to Ashburton, a Qualified Person as defined by N.I. 43-101, and has approved the information in this press release. The property has not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report, and Dr. Hedderly-Smith has not verified the technical data disclosed in this release.

Ashburton also announces that drill assay results have been received for the Bullion Hills Property,  located 240 kilometers northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, in the historic Circle Mining District. Drilling tested a granitic pluton exposed on the property, and adjacent metasediments. Eight holes totaling 440 meters were drilled to a maximum length of 90 meters (~300 feet), and assayed for Au at roughly 1.5-meter intervals. Values up to 0.6 g/t Au were obtained in the pluton with similar values obtained in the metasediments, with the highest interval being 2.2 g/t Au over 1.2 meters.

Ashburton Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD                                                     

___________________________

Michael England, President

For further information contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995

ASHBURTON DROPS OG PROPERTY

ASHBURTON DROPS OG PROPERTY 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.







ASHBURTON DROPS OG PROPERTY



September
4th, 2009, VANCOUVER, B.C.




– ASHBURTON VENTURES INC.


(ABR-TSX:V) (“Ashburton” or the “Company”)

announces it has decided not to pursue its option with Full Metal
Minerals to acquire 60% of the OG property located in the Yukon.  In
consideration of the monies owed to Full Metal Minerals for the drill
program conducted on the OG property, Ashburton will issue to Full
Metal Minerals 3 million shares plus pay $100,000, subject to TSX
Venture Exchange approval.

ON
BEHALF OF THE BOARD


“Michael England”

___________________________

Michael
England, President


For further information
contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995








Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.









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