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ASHBURTON EXPOSES UPPER VEIN WIDTHS OF ONE METER ASSAYING 47.9 G/T GOLD AND POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL GOLD ZONES AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA

ASHBURTON EXPOSES UPPER VEIN WIDTHS OF ONE METER ASSAYING 47.9 G/T GOLD AND POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL GOLD ZONES AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.



October 28, 2010, VANCOUVER, B.C.



– ASHBURTON VENTURES INC.
(ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton”
or the “Company”)


announces
further results from samples taken along the Upper Vein area of its Deep Creek
Project located 112 kilometres north of Elko, Nevada. The latest field program produced,
among other very notable results, a channel sample over one meter in width along
the furthest southern end of the Upper Vein assaying at 47.9 g/t gold which
appears to penetrate the softer clastic sedimentary units of the Paleozoic
Schoonover Formation. Numerous samples of vein material have been assayed as
shown in the table below.

This
new set of results has extended the Upper Vein southward for a total length of approximately
640 meters. The data has also revealed that the Upper Vein is actually a
network of veins occurring dominantly in the Precambrian McCoy Group
metasediments (see news release dated
October 14, 2010
), but also extending southward into Paleozoic sedimentary
rocks identified as the Schoonover Formation.

In
addition to the Upper Vein sampling, a float sample of vein material was also taken
from above the Upper Vein area which assayed at 28.90 g/t gold. This result is
particularly encouraging, as it indicates that additional gold-bearing veins
must occur above the known trace of the Upper Vein.

“We
are very excited with Ashburton’s latest set of results at its Deep Creek
project in Nevada. The fact that the Upper Vein is now over 640 meters in
length and up to one meter in width, and that the country rock surrounding it
is also carrying gold values, is extremely encouraging,” states Mike England,
Company president. “In addition, float samples of vein material with high gold
values have been confirmed above the Upper Vein, meaning an additional gold-bearing
zone, or zones, are yet to be discovered.”

Based
on the encouraging results of the Upper Vein area, a program of further
sampling, detailed structural mapping, and high resolution geophysics is
planned for the coming months, to aid in selecting targets for drilling in early
2011.

The
latest sampling program focused on obtaining assays northward for the Upper
Vein, and extending the Upper Vein southward through prospecting. The southward
prospecting identified the Upper Vein in poorly consolidated sedimentary rock
interpreted to be the Schoonover Formation. Two Upper Vein samples in the
Schoonover Formation have continuous widths of 1.0 and 1.2 meters, and gold
contents of 47.9 and 42.5 g/t Au, respectively.

Sampling
the Upper Vein northward proved to be difficult as the vein is poorly exposed
due to loose surface cover, but where possible, channel widths of 0.15 meter
were chiselled from the rock until sample weights exceeding one kilogram were
obtained. Discontinuous vein widths mostly less than one meter were assayed,
with values ranging from near detection limits up to 0.94 g/t Au.  A summary of all assay results for the Upper
Vein is provided below, and a map showing their spatial distribution can be
viewed at www.ashburtonventures.com.          

VEIN SAMPLES – UPPER VEIN AREA

Au Content, (g/t)

Sample Weight (kg)

Approx. Vein Width (m)

Latest Results

47.9

3.04

1

42.5

2.34

1.2

0.94

6.34

0.9

0.73

5.78

0.9

0.72

4.54

0.9

0.56

4.2

1.5

0.52

6.33

<1

0.35

4.4

0.5

0.09

0.67

0.5

0.05

1.57

0.5

Reported on October 14, 2010

1180

1.78

<1

355

1.04

0.2

355

1.04

0.2

94.3

2.37

0.2

56.3

3.19

0.15

40.1

2.10

0.6

16.75

0.97

0.2

9.79

2.47

0.4

7.03

3.01

0.4

2.91

2.35

0.4

Company
geologists also chiseled composite bedrock channel samples northward in the
Upper Vein, from areas roughly 0.45-0.91 meters in length and 0.1-0.2 meters in
width along lines spaced approximately 20 meters apart over a total distance of
80 meters. Visible gold was not observed during collection, but assays up to 2.30
g/t Au were obtained.

Country
rock samples were also collected along the southward extension of the Upper
Vein, including one sample in highly variable lithologies of the Schoonover
Formation that are capped by Tertiary volcanics. A composite channel sample of
these variable lithologies returned a 0.1 g/t Au result, which suggests that
enhanced gold values may extend beneath the volcanics.

A
summary of all assay results for country rock and float in the Upper Vein area is
provided below, and a map showing their spatial distribution can be viewed at

www.ashburtonventures.com.


COUNTRY ROCK AND FLOAT
– UPPER VEIN AREA


Au Content (g/t)


Sample Weight (kg)


Approx. Distance from
Vein (m)


Sample Type


Latest Results

28.90

2.81

12

Float

2.30

1.59

0.2

Country Rock

2.10

7.1

1.8

Country Rock

2.03

6.52

0.9

Country Rock

1.59

6.15

0.9

Country Rock

1.31

1.93

<1

Country Rock

0.97

4.39

2.7

Country Rock

0.89

4.74

0.9

Country Rock

0.67

4.63

3.6

Country Rock

0.35

5.4

0.9

Country Rock

0.30

3.57

0.9

Country Rock

0.14

6.7

0.9

Country Rock

0.10

3.06

14

Country Rock

0.05

4.24

0.9

Country Rock

0.05

5.65

0.9

Country Rock

0.02

5.04

0.9

Country Rock

0.02

3.45

0.9

Country Rock


Reported on October 14th,
2010

10.8

2.54

0.46

Country Rock

Samples
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.

In
sampling the Upper Vein area, care has been undertaken to collect unbiased
representative samples, but samples containing coarse gold can have an inherent
nugget effect. For the most recent sampling in the Upper Vein area, samples in
which visible gold was noted or which appeared to have the potential for coarse
gold to be present, were subjected to the ALS Chemex protocol Au-SCR21. This
protocol assays the pulp and coarse fraction at a 100 micron square mesh
cutpoint to determine the total gold content of the sample. This assay approach
is considered industry best practice for samples suspected of having a coarse
gold component, and the reported results are the total gold contents using this
protocol. 

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.

Ashburton
Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral opportunities
for the benefit of all its stakeholders. For more information visit the
Company’s website located at www.ashburtonventures.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michael England, President


For further
information contact:

Telephone:
(604) 683-3995









Forward-Looking Statement:
Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that
involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton
Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently
anticipated in such statements. Neither the 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 UP TO 1,180 G/T GOLD FROM ONGOING UPPER VEIN ROCK SAMPLES AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA

ASHBURTON ANNOUNCES UP TO 1,180 G/T GOLD FROM ONGOING UPPER VEIN ROCK SAMPLES AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.



October 14, 2010, VANCOUVER, B.C.



– ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the “Company”)

announces
further results from samples taken along the Upper Vein area of its
Deep Creek Project (see PR dated October 5, 2010) located 112 kilometres
north of Elko, Nevada. The latest bulk grab samples on the Upper Vein
have produced results of up to 1,180 g/t gold as seen in the table
below. In addition to samples taken along the main vein, a

1.5 m channel
sample of the McCoy Creek Group

of country rock perpendicular to the Upper Vein returned a value of 10.8 g/t gold. 


During
the course of this latest field program it has been determined that the
Upper Vein extends beyond the previously reported 400 meters (1,300
feet) by approximately 240 meters (800 feet) further south for a total
of approximately 640 meters (2,100 feet). In addition, quartz vein float
samples from above the Upper Vein have also been found to be bearing
visible gold and indicate that rather than being a single vein, the
Upper Vein area of Deep Creek is actually a stockwork of veins found in a
zone of limonitic quartz stockwork and breccias hosted in the
Precambrian McCoy Group metasediments.

A team of
Company geologists have also completed an additional round of bedrock
sampling along the Upper Vein area of Deep Creek. Bedrock samples were
collected as composite chips over an area measuring from 0.45 meters
(1.5 feet) to 0.91 meters (3 feet) in length and 0.15 feet (0.5 feet) to
0.30 meters (1 foot) in width along lines spaced approximately 20
meters (65 feet) apart. The sample lines, perpendicular to the strike of
the upper vein, covered a distance of approx 80 meters to the north of
the outcrop which marks the start of the Upper Vein.

Results are pending.  

Additional ground has now been staked.

In
addition to gold values, a random check for silver on one sample yielded
828 g/t Ag which has now lead the Company to begin a re-assaying
program on previous samples for further evaluation of potential silver
content.

Latest round of assays from the Upper Vein include these highlights to date:

  • 1,180 g/t gold and 828 g/t silver from a 2.37 kilogram vein chip sample
  • 355 g/t gold from a 1.04 kilogram vein chip sample
  • 16.75 g/t gold from a 0.97 kilogram vein chip sample

A summary of bulk grab samples plus one channel sample reported to date is provided below:


Metres From Southern Outcrop


Sample Weight, kg


Au content, g/t


Sample Description

0

1.04

355

vein chip sample, with visible gold

0

2.54

10.8

1.5 m channel sample of country rock perpendicular to above sample

9

1.78

1,180

vein chip sample on a splay 12 metres east of the Upper Vein

30

3.19

56.3

vein chip sample, with visible gold

34

2.37

94.3

vein chip sample, with visible gold

49

3.01

7.03

vein chip sample,  no visible gold

52

2.47

9.79

vein chip sample,  no visible gold

55

2.35

2.91

vein chip sample,  no visible gold

70

2.10

40.1

rock chip material with no visible gold

405

0.97

16.75

vein chip sample, with visible gold

Further
sampling of the Upper Vein area is underway. Investors should note that
sampling in the Upper Vein area has been undertaken with care to collect
unbiased representative samples, but samples containing coarse gold
should be considered to have an inherent nugget effect.

President
Mike England states “These recent samples further demonstrate the
significant potential of the Upper Vein area and how it could greatly
enhance what we already have in the Range Front Structure.”

The Range Front Structure

The Range
Front Structure is located roughly 450 meters west of the Upper Vein.
Drilling on the Range Front Structure will be better guided in phase 2
once all the new data obtained in a deal from Newmont Mining Corp (see
PR dated Sept 7, 2010) has been sufficiently analyzed. At that time the
Company will undertake to confirm historical drilling in which a
historical resource of 70,000 ounces of gold in 1.1 million tons, and a
historical reserve of 477,000 ounces in 7.5 million tons was estimated.
Both the reserve and resource estimates are historical, and a qualified
person has not done sufficient work to classify either the historical
reserve or the historical resource estimate as current mineral
resources, therefore these historical reserves should not be relied on
and do not have currently demonstrated economic viability.

A
location map is attached showing the rough location of the Upper Vein
area in relation to the Range Front Structure. All rock and drill core
samples are being 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.

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.

Ashburton
Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral
opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders. For more
information visit the Company’s website located at www.ashburtonventures.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michael England, President


For further information contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995





Forward-Looking Statement:

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information
that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of
Ashburton Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those
currently anticipated in such statements. Neither the 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 UP TO 94.3 G/T GOLD FROM UPPER VEIN ROCK SAMPLES AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA

ASHBURTON ANNOUNCES UP TO 94.3 G/T GOLD FROM UPPER VEIN ROCK SAMPLES AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.



October 5, 2010,
VANCOUVER, B.C.




– ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)
 (“Ashburton” or the “Company”)


is
pleased to provide an update on its summer exploration program at the Deep
Creek Project, located 112 kilometres north of Elko, Nevada.  In addition to the summer drill program, the
Company also conducted a reconnaissance exercise on a vein system, now referred
to as the ‘Upper Vein’, located roughly  450 metres east of the Range Front Structure,
with assays returning the following highlights to date:


·        



94.3 g/t gold from a 2.37 kilogram vein
chip sample, with visible gold present;         





·        



56.3 g/t gold from a 3.19 kilogram vein
chip sample, ten metres further along the vein strike,


     with visible gold present;


·        



40.1 g/t gold from a 2.10 kilogram vein
chip sample, with visible gold present, as reported in the Company’s news
release dated September 15, 2010.


·        



9.79, 7.03, and 2.91 g/t gold sampled on
an additional three samples with no visible gold noted


The Upper Vein

The Upper Vein
is hosted in carbonate, phyllite, and slate units of the Proterozoic McCoy
Creek Group. The results of the reconnaissance exercise during the summer
program, which produced the initial rock grab sample  of 40.1 g/t gold as noted above, has lead the
Company to now focus extra efforts on the Upper Vein

. 

Sampling is still
ongoing and the Company has deployed two additional geologists to carry out the
increased sampling program. 

Subsequent
investigation of t

he Upper Vein has shown it to be striking
north-northwest with an apparent measured length of 400 metres and widths of up
to 0.6 metres in some exposures, although the vein is not continuously
exposed. 

The majority of
samples assayed to date are from the northern area and cover only approximately
10% of the total length of the Upper Vein.  Results are pending from samples currently at
the lab having been taken from both ends of the Upper Vein as well as a 1.5
meter channel sample of the McCoy Creek Group perpendicular to the Upper Vein.

A summary of
samples reported and pending to date is provided below:


Metres From Southern Outcrop


Sample Weight, kg


Au content, g/t


Sample Description

0

>1

pending

vein chip sample, with visible gold

0

>2

pending

1.5 m channel sample of country rock perpendicular to above
sample

9

>2

pending

vein chip sample on a splay 12 metres east of the Upper Vein

30

3.19

56.3

vein chip sample, with visible gold

34

2.37

94.3

vein chip sample, with visible gold

49

3.01

7.03

vein chip sample,  no
visible gold

52

2.47

9.79

vein chip sample,  no
visible gold

55

2.35

2.91

vein chip sample,  no
visible gold

70

2.10

40.1

rock chip material with visible gold

405

>2

pending

vein chip sample, with visible gold

Further
sampling of the Upper Vein area is underway to better define the distribution
of gold in both the veins and country rock. 
Investors should note that sampling in the Upper Vein area has been
undertaken to with care to collect unbiased representative samples, but samples
containing coarse gold should be considered to have an inherent nugget effect.

President
Mike England states “We are extremely encouraged
by these results and continue to believe that the Deep Creek Project is worthy
of our increased attention and efforts.  While
we continue to review the data recently acquired from Newmont
(see news
release dated September 7, 2010), it
appears that we should now consider both the Upper Vein and the Range Front
Structure in planning our future work programs. 
We now have a very exciting sampling program underway on the Upper Vein
and are optimistically awaiting results from the samples which are currently
pending at the lab.

”




The
Range Front Structure







The
other part of the summer exploration program was the five-hole drilling program
along the Range Front Structure, which has been completed for a total of 740
metres.  The core from this drilling
program has been submitted to ALS Chemex Laboratories, North Vancouver, for assay and approximately
half of the assay results have been received and reported in the Company’s news
release dated September 15, 2010.  Drilling
on the Range Front Structure was undertaken to confirm historical drilling in
which a historical resource of 70,000 ounces of gold in 1.1 million tons, and a
historical reserve of 477,000 ounces in 7.5 million tons was estimated.  Both the reserve and resource estimates are
historical, and a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify
either the historical reserve or the historical resource estimate as current
mineral resources, therefore these historical reserves should not be relied on
and do not have currently demonstrated economic viability.  The partial assays for drill core received to
date suggest that the gold mineralization within the Range Front

S
tructure is at approximately the
same meterage intervals, with similar grades, as the historical data.

All
rock and drill core samples are being 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.

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.

Ashburton
Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral opportunities
for the benefit of all its stakeholders. For more information visit the
Company’s website located at www.ashburtonventures.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michael England, President


For further
information contact:

Telephone:
(604) 683-3995









Forward-Looking Statement:
Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that
involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Ashburton
Ventures Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently
anticipated in such statements. Neither the 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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