ASHBURTON CREATES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE AND PREPARES TO COMMENCE RADON SURVEY AT SIENNA WEST URANIUM PROJECT, ATHABASCA BASIN, SASKATCHEWAN
June 10th, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces it has formed an alliance and will be working closely with Alpha-Track Uranium Services (Osoyoos, B.C.) to commence a radon cup survey on its Sienna West project. Sienna West covers an area of historic Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) lake sediment samples that range from 3.9ppm to 7.69ppm uranium, with the distance between the two lakes that were sampled being approximately two kilometers. This program is expected to commence in 14 days.
The use of radon detectors to identify uranium mineralization was an integral step leading to the Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AMW) and Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: FIS) Patterson Lake South (PLS) discoveries. As stated in their May 6, 2013 news release; “Fission Uranium Corp., the operator at PLS, and its 50-per-cent joint venture partner Alpha Minerals Inc., have released results from an extension of the previous radon survey in January to February, 2013, that led to the target selection of the first high-grade holes drilled at zones R390E and R780E at Patterson Lake South, including hole PLS13-038.”
Radon is derived from uranium and thorium, but is a gas and has much greater mobility than uranium and thorium, which are fixed as solids in minerals. Radon migrates upward to the surface through fractures in rocks, and between grains of soil. The amount of radon and the ease with which it moves upward determines how much radon is detected at the surface. If radon is present and has open space to move through, it can travel a great distance before it decays, and be detected at the surface above a uranium occurrence.
The technical contents of this release were approved by Dr. Tom E. McCandless, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report, and Dr. McCandless has not verified the technical data disclosed in this release.
Ashburton Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders.
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Michael England, President
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