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Firestone Ventures Inc

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Firestone Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce that the May, 2007 surface exploration program consisting of prospecting and soil sampling at the Company’s Torlon Hill zinc-lead project in Guatemala has defined a zinc and lead soil anomaly extending 400 metres south of the previously drilled area.
The soil grid covers approximately 300 metres by 500 metres on the gently sloping south end of Torlon Hill in an area that has undergone limited or no previous exploration. A total of 69 soil samples were collected every 50 metres on east-west lines 50 metres apart. Twenty of the 69 soil samples yielded values above 500 ppm zinc up to a maximum value of 2,690 ppm zinc (0.27%). Coincident with the anomalous zinc values were anomalous lead values. Twenty-two of the soil samples yielded values above 500 ppm lead to a maximum value of 10,750 ppm lead (1.07%). Silver values were generally low (less than 1 ppm), but ranged up to 5 ppm (5 grams/tonne silver).
“The soil grid covers an area targeted for drilling this fall and certainly provides confidence that there is additional zinc potential on Torlon Hill beyond the previously drilled area. We are also pleased with the high lead numbers,” says Lori Walton, President of Firestone Ventures Inc.
A zinc soil geochemistry map, drill hole location map, table of significant drill intersections, drill hole specifications, news releases, a longitudinal section sketch, FAQ sheet and photos are available at
The road-accessible Torlon Hill project is located 18 road kilometres northwest of the city of Huehuetenango, near the Pan-American Highway in western Guatemala.

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