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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
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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.