January 21st, 2016, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces it has completed an initial examination of the Elon Lithium Property in Clayton Valley, Nevada.  A geological crew conducted surface sediment sampling, collecting a series of samples from ten 3 m deep holes distributed across the property.  The crew noted that a drill rig is completing a hole approximately 800 m east of the southeast corner of the property on adjoining ground held by Pure Energy Ltd. Samples will be sent to ALS Minerals in Reno, Nevada, results will be announced once received. 

“Completing the first work program on Elon as our neighbor’s drill so close to our boundary indicates to us we are in the right neighborhood and we eagerly look forward to our initial results.” stated Michael England, CEO of Ashburton Ventures. 

Assay results from the recently completed drill program on the Buckingham graphite project in Quebec are expected to arrive in the near term and will be press released once interpreted. 

Roger Hulstein, B.Sc., P.Geo., a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and is responsible for the accuracy of the technical information in this press release.

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

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Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

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