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ASHBURTON RELEASES OUTCROP SAMPLING RESULTS FROM BUCKINGHAM, ANNOUNCES DISCOVERY OF NEW LUMP VEIN GRAPHITE ZONE

ASHBURTON RELEASES OUTCROP SAMPLING RESULTS FROM BUCKINGHAM, ANNOUNCES DISCOVERY OF NEW LUMP VEIN GRAPHITE ZONE 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

December 22md, 2015, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”)  is pleased to announce its latest outcrop sampling assay results and the discovery of a new lump-vein graphite-bearing zone at its Buckingham Graphite Project in Southern Quebec.

A total of 18 outcrop samples were taken from two areas: (1) a newly-discovered lump-vein bearing graphitic zone located approximately 300 metres northeast along strike from the current drilling area and; (2) in and around the zone of current drilling.

New Lump-Vein Bearing Graphitic Zone Sampling

Nine outcrop samples were taken from the newly discovered location 300 metres north of the current drilling area and consist of a mixture of disseminated and lump-vein samples. Graphitic showings were sampled over approximately 80 metres in this area, including an exposure consisting of fractured pegmatite measuring at least 30 metres across and containing crystalline lump-vein graphite in fractures. Lump vein samples from this area assayed up to 68.0% Cg and sampling highlights from this area are shown in Table 1.

Drilling Area Sampling

9 outcrop samples were taken in and around the area of current drilling and consist entirely of disseminated graphite. The positive assay results in this area provide further evidence of continuity of mineralization between drilling locations and projection of mineralization identified in drill intervals towards the surface. Highlights from sampling in this area are shown in Table 2.

Readers may refer to the maps available on the Ashburton website for sample locations and drilling:

http://www.ashburtonventures.com/?page=project&id=1003

The company also wishes to update readers that assay results from the current drilling campaign are expected in early January.

Table 1.  Lump-Vein Bearing Graphitic Zone Sampling Highlights:

Sample ID

Mineralization Type

Northing

Easting

Cg %

36566

Disseminated

5055065

460612

14.3

36568

Disseminated

5055041

460605

12.2

36569

Lump vein

5055017

460603

36.0

36570

Lump vein

5055014

460602

68.0

36571

Lump vein + wall rock

5054988

460597

8.82

Table 2.  Drilling Area Outcrop Sampling Highlights:

Sample ID

Mineralization

Type

Northing

Easting

Cg %

01501

Disseminated

5054897

460586

13.3

01502

Disseminated

5054641

460483

17.1

01505

Disseminated

5054516

460474

20.1

01506

Disseminated

5054528

460461

21.7

01507

Disseminated

5054533

460463

28.6

01508

Disseminated

5054540

460541

18.5

01509

Disseminated

5054554

460446

22.6

01510

Disseminated

5054556

460454

26.4

Samples were treated at SGS Lakefield, Ontario, using method number GE/GO/GC_CS and code A05V. Graphitic carbon was determined by multistage furnace treatment and infrared detection on LECO instrumentation.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Case Lewis, P.Geo., Director of Ashburton and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About the Buckingham Graphite Project

The Buckingham Graphite Project consists of 28 claims located in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec and covers an area of 1,683 hectares. The property is located 1.7 kilometers north of the historic, producing Walker Graphite Mine. Helicopter-borne magnetic and time-domain electromagnetic surveys located a historic conductor, and further resolved a second parallel conductor to a length of 300 meters (see Cavan release, September 24, 2013). Historic airborne electromagnetic surveys have identified additional conductors striking over a large portion of the Buckingham Graphite Project.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with mineral projects in Canada and Nevada, USA.

If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770
www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

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 HITS 148 METRES OF GRAPHITE MINERALIZATION AT BUCKINGHAM IN THIRD DRILL HOLE

ASHBURTON HITS 148 METRES OF GRAPHITE MINERALIZATION AT BUCKINGHAM IN THIRD DRILL HOLE 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

December 14th, 2015, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces it has encountered a final total of 148 metres of graphite mineralization in its third drill hole (BH15-03) at Buckingham.

Further to the Company’s press release dated December 10, 2015 in which partial results from the third drill hole (BH15-03) at Buckingham were announced, the drill hole reached its target depth of 224 metres over the weekend, yielding a final total of 148 metres of graphite mineralization across the entire drill hole. The drill hole terminated in mineralization at 224 metres depth.

BH15-03 was collared 100 metres southwest of the original discovery hole, BH15-01. Disseminated flake graphite was intersected from 30 to 80 metres, and within the interval of 95 to 220 metres, a total of 98 metres carried disseminated flake graphite. Occasional narrow vein graphite was noted in the lower 100 metres of the hole.

The fourth drill hole at Buckingham, BH15-04, is now underway.

President and CEO Michael England states “The success of the first three holes drilled at Buckingham gives us so much information to work with and the fact holes one and three ended in mineralization makes upcoming exploration that much more intriguing.”

About the Buckingham Graphite Project

The Buckingham Graphite Project consists of 28 claims located in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec and covers an area of 1,683 hectares. The property is located 1.7 kilometers north of the historic, producing Walker Graphite Mine and covers the northern extension of a graphitic zone beginning on Caribou King Resources’ Buckingham Property. Helicopter-borne magnetic and time-domain electromagnetic surveys located a historic conductor, and further resolved a second parallel conductor to a length of 300 meters (see Cavan release, September 24, 2013). Historic airborne electromagnetic surveys have identified additional conductors striking over a large portion of the Buckingham Graphite Project.

The company wishes to advise readers that this is a preliminary visual analysis only and no assay results have yet been received. These intervals in this release are apparent thicknesses, true widths have not been determined as of yet. Further data is needed to determine true widths and will be reported once obtained.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Case Lewis, P.Geo., director of Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with mineral projects in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770
www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

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 COMPLETES SECOND HOLE, STARTS THIRD, INTERSECTS GRAPHITE IN BOTH AT BUCKINGHAM

ASHBURTON COMPLETES SECOND HOLE, STARTS THIRD, INTERSECTS GRAPHITE IN BOTH AT BUCKINGHAM 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

December 10th, 2015, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that it has completed the second hole and is currently drilling the third hole in its drilling campaign at the Buckingham Graphite Project. The company also announces that it has again identified several broad intervals of flake graphite mineralization, as well as some veins, from visual analysis at both drill locations.

The Ashburton geological team reports that visual analysis now completed of the second and third holes (BH15-02 and BH15-03) which target a large anomaly identified by an airborne time-domain electromagnetic survey (TDEM) (completed by Cavan in mid-2013), has revealed similar flake and vein graphite mineralization as found in the its first hole BH15-01 (see PR dated December 1, 2015). This fence of three holes are spaced 100 metres apart and together span 200 metres along strike.

The third hole (BH15-03), which is still in progress at 136 meters depth (of a target depth of ~200 metres), was collared 100 metres southwest of the original discovery drill hole (BH15-01) and so far has intersected approximately 82 metres of flake graphite mineralization along with some vein graphite included. Flake graphite was intersected from 30 to 80 metres, and within the interval of 95 to 136 metres, a total of 32 metres carries disseminated flake graphite. The Company will be releasing more drilling updates as well as a plan map and additional photos in the near future.

The second hole (BH15-02), was collared 100 metres northeast of the original discovery hole (BH15-01) and targeted Trench 22C which previously yielded channel sample results up to 21.6% Cg over 14.5 metres (Cavan Ventures release, July 17, 2014). This hole intersected a total of approximately 46 metres of disseminated flake graphite mineralization from 48 to 62 metres and encountered further graphite mineralization from 106 to 116 metres, 163 to 173 metres, and 188 to 200 metres, where the hole terminated in mineralization at 200 metres. The hole intersected a relatively broad northeast-trending pegmatite dike, which, although being largely unmineralized itself, is believed to be the heat source driving vein-type graphite mineralization observed in some intervals of core in all three holes drilled to date. This pegmatite dike has been mapped at surface and appears to be localized around hole BH15-02 and tapers to the north, suggesting that holes drilled further north along strike may intersect lithologies more closely resembling those encountered in BH15-01. The intervals of pegmatite that were encountered will be analyzed for rare earth metals.

President and CEO Michael England states “This initial drilling program supports our team’s prediction that the geophysical conductor is caused by graphite mineralization over a very large area, with three holes now encountering graphite mineralization over 200 meters of spacing.”

Initial core samples are being prepped and anticipated to be sent within one week to the lab for analysis. The system is open on all directions and appears to be trending northeast along a distinct trend identified from the airborne TDEM survey and previous trenching. The company wishes to advise readers that this is a preliminary visual analysis only and no assay results have yet been received. These intervals in this release are apparent thicknesses, true widths have not been determined as of yet. Further data is needed to determine true widths and will be reported once obtained.

The Buckingham Graphite Property consists of 28 claims in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec which cover an area of 1,683 hectares. Exploration on the southern part of the claim group has yielded assay results as high as 21.6% Cg (graphitic carbon) over 14.5 metres from channel samples and purity results up to 96.1% Ct (total carbon) from large flake fractions (see Cavan releases, July 17, 2014 & May 28, 2015).

About the Buckingham Graphite Project

The Buckingham Graphite Project consists of 28 claims located in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec and covers an area of 1,683 hectares. The property is located 1.7 kilometers north of the historic, producing Walker Graphite Mine and covers the northern extension of a graphitic zone beginning on Caribou King Resources’ Buckingham Property. Helicopter-borne magnetic and time-domain electromagnetic surveys located a historic conductor, and further resolved a second parallel conductor to a length of 300 meters (see Cavan release, September 24, 2013). Historic airborne electromagnetic surveys have identified additional conductors striking over a large portion of the Buckingham Graphite Project.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Case Lewis, P.Geo., director of Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with mineral projects in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995
Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770
www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

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 AMENDS OFFERING

ASHBURTON AMENDS OFFERING 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

December 4th, 2015, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that, further to its news release of November 6th, 2015, the Company has increased its non-brokered private placement to 6,666,666 non-flow through units ("NFT Units") (previously 3,333,333 NFT Units).  The non-brokered private placement of 13.33 million flow through units ("FT Units") remains unchanged.  The price of each NFT Unit and FT Unit remains at $0.015 per Unit for combined aggregate proceeds of $300,000.

All other terms of the Offering remain the same.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with active mineral programs in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Michael England”

Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995

Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770

www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

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 SETS OPTIONS

ASHBURTON SETS OPTIONS 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

December 4th, 2015th, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that it has granted a total of up to 1,500,000 stock options to directors and consultants of the company, exercisable at a price of $0.05 per share for a period of two years from the date of grant.

The options have been granted in accordance with the company's stock option plan.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with active mineral programs in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please send an email to [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.ashburtonventures.com

ASHBURTON COMPLETES FIRST HOLE, INTERSECTS GRAPHITE AT BUCKINGHAM

ASHBURTON COMPLETES FIRST HOLE, INTERSECTS GRAPHITE AT BUCKINGHAM 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

December 1st, 2015, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that, at the request of IIROC, the Company wishes to clarify the following disclosure. The Company announces that it has completed the first hole in its first-ever drilling campaign at the Buckingham Graphite Project and has identified several broad intervals of flake graphite mineralization from visual analysis.

The Ashburton geological team reports that visual analysis completed of drill core from BH15-01, which targets a large anomaly identified by an airborne time-domain electromagnetic survey (TDEM) (completed by Cavan in mid-2013), has revealed a total of approximately 80 metres of flake graphite mineralization over three major intervals.

The hole collared into disseminated flake graphite mineralization from 3 meters to 14 meters and encountered further graphite mineralization from 70 meters to 100 meters. A third interval of disseminated flake graphite begins at 170 meters and continues until 204 meters. The hole then terminated at 209 meters in a unit of pegmatite containing scattered centimetre-scale graphitic veins, for an additional 5 metres containing “vein-type” mineralization.

These graphitic zones are believed to be the continuation of graphite mineralization exposed in trenches previously completed by Cavan Ventures in 2013, which uncovered graphite mineralization at surface directly above the current drill hole trace. Mineralization in BH15-01 occurs primarily within several discrete – and particularly distinct – metaconglomerate layers within a larger quartz-feldspar paragneiss-dominated metamorphic unit. Lesser intervals of pegmatite observed within this sequence exhibit vein-type graphite in centimetre-scale veins.

Initial core samples are immediately being sent to the lab for analysis. The system is open on all directions and appears to be trending northeast along a distinct trend identified from the airborne TDEM survey and previous trenching. The company wishes to advise readers that this is a preliminary visual analysis only and no assay results have yet been received.

The drill rig is now turning at the next location which targets Trench 22C, which previously yielded channel sample results up to 21.6% Cg over 14.5 metres (Cavan Ventures release, July 17, 2014).

President and CEO Michael England states, “This visual evidence from the first hole at Buckingham is highly encouraging. We now move on to our second drill hole location and feel we are well positioned for an exciting finish to the year and a strong start to 2016."

The Buckingham Graphite Property consists of 28 claims in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec which cover an area of 1,683 hectares. Exploration on the southern part of the claim group has yielded assay results as high as 21.6% Cg (graphitic carbon) over 14.5 metres from channel samples and purity results up to 96.1% Ct (total carbon) from large flake fractions (see Cavan releases, July 17, 2014 & May 28, 2015).

About the Buckingham Graphite Project

The Buckingham Graphite Project consists of 28 claims located in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec and covers an area of 1,683 hectares. The property is located 1.7 kilometers north of the historic, producing Walker Graphite Mine and covers the northern extension of a graphitic zone beginning on Caribou King Resources’ Buckingham Property. Helicopter-borne magnetic and time-domain electromagnetic surveys located a historic conductor, and further resolved a second parallel conductor to a length of 300 meters (see Cavan release, September 24, 2013). Historic airborne electromagnetic surveys have identified additional conductors striking over a large portion of the Buckingham Graphite Project.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Case Lewis, P.Geo., director of Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration with mineral projects in Canada and Nevada, USA. If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Michael England”

Michael England, President

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995

Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770

www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

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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