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September 17, 2009, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce the results from the late-July soil sampling program on their Valley prospect in the Yukon Territory near Underworld Resources’ White Gold property.  The Ashburton claims are adjacent to ground held by Underworld and ten kilometers north-northeast of the company’s Golden Saddle discovery.

Reconnaissance soil lines were surveyed across the Valley project area with samples collected every 50 meters on lines spaced 300 meters apart.  The lines roughly paralleled the dominant trend of the geography while cross-cutting the dominant trend of the geology.  Multiple gold soil anomalies, apparently paralleling the mapped geology, were detected on three adjacent soil lines with analyses ranging up to 90 ppb Au.

A second phase of soil sampling has been initiated at the Valley prospect to triple the sampling density to 50-meter centers on lines spaced 100 meters apart in the areas of the anomalies.  Samples will be collected from eight new lines with the intention of better delineating and hopefully expanding on the 600 meters plus of apparent strike already identified by the anomalous samples.

Pending results of the follow-up soil sampling, a trenching program followed by a drill program is anticipated for next spring.

Work on the Ashburton ground is being directed by David Hedderly-Smith, Ph.D., P.G.  Dr. Hedderly-Smith has done work in similarly aged rocks in east central Alaska, 100 kilometers to the northwest, off and on since the 1970s, and is a Qualified Person as defined by N.I. 43-101.  He has approved the information in this press 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

Neither 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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