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October 18, 2016, VANCOUVER, B.C. ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces it has completed its summer drilling campaign (Phase 2) on the Buckingham  Graphite Property located in southwestern Quebec. Seven diamond drill holes were collared to investigate the northeastern extension of the 1,500 m long, geophysical conductor of which the southwest portion was investigated during the drilling program implemented in December 2015. Three additional holes targeted a sub-parallel, 300 m-long conductor, located 300 m to the west of the main conductor. Graphite bearing formations were intersected in eight of ten holes. A total of 1937 m of drill core was extracted yielding 1066 samples that were analyzed for Cg (including the QA/QC samples).

Mineralized intersections from assay results for each diamond drill holes are summarized in the following table and the location of the DDH presented in the figure below:

Hole ID

Easting

Northing*

Azimuth (°)

Plunge (°)

Depth (m)

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)#

Cg (wt. %)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-01

460688

5054841

318

-45

200

108

129

21

2.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

146

177

32

2.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

191

200

9

2.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-02

460727

5054891

318

-45

199

69

74

5

4.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

149

25

3.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-03

460726

5054890

356

-45

200

87

101

14

4.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

176

200

24

6.28

including

 

 

 

 

 

177

184

7

17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-04

460913

5055258

315

-45

200

41

49

8

2.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

122

28

3.88

including

 

 

 

 

 

106

116

10

5.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-05

460852

5055336

0

-45

200

29

34

5

1.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

165

170

5

1.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-06

460361

5055020

326

-45

199

2

72

70

5.18

including

 

 

 

 

 

11

25

14

12.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole ID

Easting

Northing*

Azimuth (°)

Plunge (°)

Depth (m)

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)#

Cg (wt. %)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-07

460284

 5054968

 324

-45

199

 

No significant result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-08

460762

5055173

164

-45

200

91

101

10

4.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

113

130

18

3.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

148

184

36

3.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-09

460327 

5054993 

 

 

141

 

No significant result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BH16-10&

460554

5054650

315

-45

199

48

79

32

2.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* UTM coord.: NAD83, Zone 18N

             

# Apparent thickness

               

& Incomplete hole

               

Best obtained drill intersections include:

  • 70 m @ 5.18 wt. % Cg including 14m @ 12.52 wt.% Cg (BH16-06)
  • 24 m @ 6.28 wt. % Cg including 7 m @ 17.90 wt. % Cg (BH16-03), 28 m @ 3.88 wt. % Cg (BH16-04) and 25 m @ 3.24 wt. % Cg (BH16-02).
  • Other drill holes provided intersections varying from 5 to 32 m with Cg concentrations ranging from 1.63 to 4.45 wt. % Cg (see table above).

Drilling of the principal 1,500m-long geophysical conductor provided significant Cg values throughout its entire length. Hole no. BH16-05 yielded the lowest assays due to the presence of a thick late-magmatic mafic sill devoid of graphite. The diamond drill holes encountered a variety of sedimentary rock types tectonized and metamorphosed during the Grenvillian orogeny, namely paragneiss and marble. Graphite is principally of the “flake type” and occurs in impure marble or intercalated carbonate-bearing garnet- and biotite±hornblende quartzofeldspathic gneisses in concentrations varying from 1 to 25%.  Highest concentrations are usually found at the contact between marble and gneisses.  Tremolite and diopside marble and skarn, quartzite, lamprophyre dykes, gabbro and amphibolite were observed as subordinate lithologies. Concurrently with the drilling program, limited prospection and mapping led to the discovery of subcroppings of mineralized marble, notably in areas that are yet to be drilled.

These excellent results obtained by Ashburton prompted the Company to implement the next step in the exploration of the Buckingham property. This will include a ground-based geophysics survey aiming to better define the known conductors and to find additional ones coupled with a more focused drilling program that should resume shortly after the hunting season.

All technical information for the Buckingham Graphite Project is obtained and reported under formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures and guidelines following the C.I.M. “Best Practices Guidelines” and National Instrument 43-101 standards of disclosure. The planning, execution and monitoring of Ashburton drilling programs on the Buckingham property were conducted under the supervision of Isabelle Robillard (MSc, geo) and Michel Boily (PhD, geo, Director of Ashburton) both qualified persons as defined by the National Instrument 43-101. Isabelle Robillard has supervised the drilling program including the splitting and sampling of the core material. Ashburton has implemented a QA/QC protocol for drilling, drill core sampling and assaying. The drill core (NQ size) was logged and then selected and sampled by I. Robillard, then cut in half with a core splitter at the project site. Half of the core is retained on site for reference purposes. Sample interval was chosen as one metre. The QA/QC protocol included the insertion and monitoring of appropriate reference materials, in this case high concentration (GGC-04) and low concentration (CDN-GR-1) certified graphite standards, blanks and duplicates, to validate the accuracy and precision of the assay results. Split core samples were directly transported in sealed bags from the drill site to the SGS Laboratory in Lakefield, Ontario for Cg assaying. Sampled were weighed, dried, crushed to 75% passing 2 mm, split to 250g and pulverized to 85% passing 75 microns. C (graphitic) was analyzed after roasting, HCl leaching, combustion and IR (LECO).

President and CEO Michael England stated: "We are very pleased by the success of this second drilling phase. We have achieved our main goal: demonstrating the continuity of the mineralization along the 1.5 km long conductor that we have extended 600 m to the NE. Also, we have confirmed the second subparallel 300 m conductor is mineralized and has a strong potential.”

Location of the DDH collared by Ashburton on the Buckingham property

About the Buckingham Graphite Project

The Buckingham graphite property consists of 18 claims located in ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec and covers an area of 1,082 hectares. The winter drilling program of 2015 returned assays of 4.07 wt. Cg % over 112 m (see PR dated February 11, 2016), 11.09 wt. % Cg over 16 m and 3.29 wt. % Cg over 88 m. (see PR dated June 23rd 2016).

The technical content of this news release was approved by Dr. Michel Boily, geo., director of Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The Buckingham property will be submitted to a NI43-101 Technical Report to be completed within the coming months.

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

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

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