Robert T. Boyd, President and CEO of Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. (”Ashton” or the ”Corporation”), is pleased to report that a 71.3 tonne sample collected from the Renard 9 kimberlitic body on the Foxtrot property in north-central Quebec has returned 31.9 carats of diamonds, giving the sample an estimated diamond content of 45 carats per hundred tonnes (”cpht”). The two largest diamonds, a 1.7 carat clear pale yellow octahedron and a 0.63 carat clear colourless octahedron, are shown in the photograph displayed on Ashton’s website at http://www.ashton.ca/projects_quebec_photo_gallery_diamonds.html.
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Ashton Mining of Canada Inc.
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