ASHBURTON RECEIVES HIGH SILVER ASSAYS FOR THE UPPER VEIN SYSTEM AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA

ASHBURTON RECEIVES HIGH SILVER ASSAYS FOR THE UPPER VEIN SYSTEM AT DEEP CREEK, NEVADA 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.



December 6th, 2010, VANCOUVER, B.C.



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


is
pleased to announce 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
). Silver assays for the same samples are as high as 828 grams per
tonne silver, as shown in the table below.


UPPER VEIN AREA – NEW SILVER ASSAYS


New Ag Assays,
grams/tonne


Prior Au Assays,
grams/tonne


Sample Weight, kg


Approx. Vein Width,
meters

828

1180

1.78

<1

249

355

1.04

0.2

123.5

94.3

2.37

0.2

38.4

56.3

3.19

0.15

38.3

40.1

2.10

0.6

30.2

16.75

0.97

0.2

18.8

47.9

3.04

1

13.2

42.5

2.34

1.2

7.6

9.79

2.47

0.4

6.4

2.91

2.35

0.4

5.5

7.03

3.01

0.4

1.7

0.94

6.34

0.9


                                      

“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.

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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