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August 2013

ASHBURTON RADIOACTIVE BOULDERS WITH UP TO 1800 CPS AT SIENNA WEST URANIUM PROJECT, WESTERN SASKATCHEWAN

ASHBURTON RADIOACTIVE BOULDERS WITH UP TO 1800 CPS AT SIENNA WEST URANIUM PROJECT, WESTERN SASKATCHEWAN 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

August 28th, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce completion of phase one exploration at its 100%-owned Sienna West claims, located roughly 40 kilometers southwest of the Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AMW) and Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: FIS) Patterson Lake South discovery. Numerous boulders encountered during the program measured well over 200 counts per second (cps) with some from 1,500 to 1,800 cps as measured on a hand-held radiation detector. The program also included the placement of 40 radon detector cups that will be retrieved for radon analysis in thirty days.

Historic Geological Survey of Canada lake sediment samples collected from two lakes at Sienna West range from 3.9-7.69 ppm uranium, ranking these samples in the top 98th percentile of 909 samples collected over roughly 16,000 km2 of northwestern Saskatchewan (Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 1642, 1988, 100p.). The lakes are separated by two kilometers and suggest that the elevated uranium values are not an isolated occurrence.

The Sienna West claims cover 1,090 hectares and are part of the Sienna Uranium Project that includes a 147 hectare claim contiguous with the northern boundary of the Patterson Lake South Project that is presently under advanced exploration by Alpha Minerals Inc. and Fission Uranium Corp. (see news release, March 14, 2013). 

Preliminary reports from the field indicate that the radioactive boulders are rounded, measure 25-40 centimeters in diameter and consist of crystalline basement rocks and some uncertain lithologies. Radiation counts for most of the boulders exceed 200 cps with several in the range of 1,500-1,800 cps (measured with a RS-125 Super-Spec, Radiation Solutions Inc.). Roughly 20 anomalous boulders were sampled for uranium assay. Further details including field radiation measurements will be provided upon return of the geologists from the field.

Through an alliance with Alpha-Track Uranium Services (see Ashburton news release, June 10, 2013), forty radon detector cups were deployed across the property. The cups will be retrieved in thirty days and shipped to the lab for analysis. Radon surveys and uraninite boulders were an integral part of identifying uranium mineralization at the Alpha Minerals Inc. and Fission Uranium Corp. Patterson Lake South discovery (see Alpha Minerals news release, May 6, 2013).

President Mike England states, “The anomalous boulders encountered on this site visit are very encouraging, but coupled with the impressive lake sediment uranium values that occur over two kilometers, this property boasts some significant uranium potential. We are excited to see the radon results as well as the boulder assays in the coming weeks, in anticipation of defining drill targets as the next stage of exploration at Sienna West.”

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michael England, President

For further information contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995

Forward-Looking Statement:
Some of the 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 BEGINS EXPLORATION AT SIENNA WEST URANIUM CLAIMS IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN

ASHBURTON BEGINS EXPLORATION AT SIENNA WEST URANIUM CLAIMS IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

August 13th, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces the start of exploration on its Sienna West uranium claims that are part of the Sienna Uranium Project in northern Saskatchewan. Recently completed exploration on the Sienna claims in the Athabasca Basin identified several boulders with radioactivity measuring greater than 200 counts per second on a hand-held radiation detector (see Ashburton news release, August 8, 2013). The Sienna West claims are located 40 kilometers southwest of the Sienna claims and have Geological Survey of Canada lake sediment samples with as high as 3.9–7.7 ppm uranium (see Ashburton news release, March 14, 2013).  

The Sienna claims are accessible by road, but due to limitations for immediate access the claims will be worked via a fly-camp and traversed by foot for the bulk of the program. Through an alliance with Alpha-Track Uranium Services (see Ashburton news release, June 10, 2013), radon detector cups will be deployed and a hand-held radiation detector will be used in the field to identify boulders of high radioactivity. Radon surveys and uraninite boulders were an integral part of identifying uranium mineralization at the Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AMW) and Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: FIS) Patterson Lake South discovery (see Alpha Minerals news release, May 6, 2013).

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.

President Mike England states “We were very pleased with our discovery of radioactive boulders at our Sienna claims, where very little was previously known with respect to uranium potential. We are just as excited to begin our work at Sienna West, where positive results at this location would represent a truly new grassroots uranium discovery.”

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

Forward-Looking Statement:
Some of the 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 DISCOVERS RADIOACTIVE BOULDERS AT SIENNA URANIUM PROJECT, ATHABASCA BASIN, SASKATCHEWAN

ASHBURTON DISCOVERS RADIOACTIVE BOULDERS AT SIENNA URANIUM PROJECT, ATHABASCA BASIN, SASKATCHEWAN 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

August 8th, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces it has completed the first phase of exploration on its Sienna uranium project in the Athabasca Basin. Fifteen radon cups were deployed along an east-west transect on the southeastern claims, and several boulders with scintillometer counts as high as 360 counts per second (cps) were also discovered. The boulders have basement rock lithologies similar to those reported by Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AMW) and Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: FIS) in the early stages of the Patterson Lake South uranium discovery (see Alpha Minerals news release, December 14, 2011).

Nine of ten boulders recorded over 200 counts per second (cps) as measured on a hand-held radiation detector (RS-125 Super-Spec, Radiation Solutions Inc.), with four boulders exceeding 300 cps. The boulders range from 60-120 cm in diameter, and include psammite, garnet granulite, feldspathic gneiss, and granite. Samples were collected from nine of the boulders and will be submitted for assay with results expected in the coming weeks.

Through an alliance with Alpha-Track Uranium Services (see Ashburton news release, June 10, 2013), fifteen radon detector cups were deployed along an east-west transect over 3.5 kilometers at 200-500 meter spacing. The cups will be collected in the coming weeks, and radon cups will then be deployed on the western Sienna claims. The western Sienna claims cover an area of historic Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) lake sediment samples that range from 3.9–7.7 ppm uranium (see Ashburton news release, March 14, 2013). Radon detectors were an integral step in identifying uranium mineralization at the Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: AMW) and Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: FIS) Patterson Lake South discovery (see Alpha Minerals news release, May 6, 2013).

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Michael England, President

For further information contact:

Telephone: (604) 683-3995

Forward-Looking Statement:
Some of the 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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