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May 30th, 2013, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces work programs for its uranium prospects, the Sienna North and West projects, set to commence in the coming weeks in the Athabasca Basin. First phase plans for both Athabasca Basin Uranium exploration Projects include conducting a property wide reconnaissance and exploration program comprised of grid based (cut and surveyed grid lines/stations) geophysical (scintillometer) surveys, soil sampling, springs sampling (radon), and float prospecting (U3O8). The Phase I exploration program will allow Ashburton to assess current property conditions (access potential, swamp/muskeg, and lithological exposure) as well as conduct uranium exploration activities which will culminate in the planning and outlaying of a follow-up Phase II exploration program as well as the commencement of permit applications towards diamond drill testing of each of the Sienna North and West Projects.
A number of historic regional airborne surveys are available in the public domain for the property areas and on a more detailed level, a bid is currently out with Aeroquest for Sienna North/West Property based airborne surveys (in conjunction with a larger survey of other contiguous property holders). Airborne anomalies located from review of such surveys will be considered high-priority targets for the Phase II program.
The technical content of this release was approved by Paul D. Gray, P.Geo. Mr. Gray is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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.