January 11th, 2016, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces it has completed the first phase of drilling at its Buckingham Graphite Project in southern Quebec which consisted of five (5) holes totaling approximately 1,033 metres.

The five completed drill holes were aimed at testing targets generated by a combination of electromagnetic anomalies revealed by a TDEM (time-domain electromagnetic) survey and high-grade graphitic showings identified in trenches, which returned grades as high as 21.6% Cg (graphitic carbon) over 14.5 metres in channel samples (see Cavan Ventures Inc. release, July 17, 2014).

Holes BH15-04 and BH15-05, which were completed in late December, exhibit similar visual graphite mineralization as observed in the first three completed holes (BH15-01, -02, and -03).

Core samples have been shipped to SGS Canada Inc. in Lakefield, Ontario. The Company expects the first round of assays to be completed shortly and will release results as they are received.

President and CEO Michael England states, “Based on the visuals of the first five holes at Buckingham the Company is very encouraged and we look forward to receiving assay results soon.”

Purity tests on the property have yielded values as high as 96.1% Ct (total carbon) from large flake fractions (see Cavan Ventures Inc. release May 28, 2015).

About the Buckingham Graphite Project

The Buckingham Graphite Project consists of 28 claims located in Ranges VIII and IX, Buckingham Township, Quebec and covers an area of 1,683 hectares. The property is located 1.7 kilometers north of the historic, producing Walker Graphite Mine. Helicopter-borne magnetic and time-domain electromagnetic surveys located a historic conductor, and further resolved a second parallel conductor to a length of 300 meters (see Cavan release, September 24, 2013). Historic airborne electromagnetic surveys have identified additional conductors striking over a large portion of the Buckingham Graphite Project.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Mr. Case Lewis, P.Geo., director of Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

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