Alto Ventures Ltd.
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 Thu Jun 23, 2011
Summer Program Started At Miner Lake, Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Belt, Ontario

 Vancouver, B.C., June 23, 2011. Alto Ventures Ltd. (ATV: TSX-V) is pleased to announce that its summer exploration program has started at Miner Lake in the Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Belt. The objective of this surface work is to better define targets for a diamond drilling program scheduled to start in July. The surface work includes geological mapping, outcrop washing and saw-cut channel sampling.

Mike Koziol, President & Director of Alto, states, "Exploring the Miner Lake property has been very exciting. The recognition that gold occurs in wide sulphide-bearing shear zones and breccias rather than in narrow quartz vein settings is encouraging as this style of mineralization is favourable for the formation of large deposits. We are looking forward with great anticipation to the drilling program that will follow in July."

Gold mineralization at Miner Lake is associated with extensive zones of shearing and areas of hydrothermally altered breccias in a quartz-diorite to a diorite intrusive plug and the surrounding volcanic rocks. Pervasive sulphide mineralization of pyrrhotite, pyrite and chalcopyrite occurs throughout the intrusive, including some zones of mineralization that exceed 60 m in width. Surface sampling by Alto in 2009 and 2010 has confirmed the widespread distribution of gold including wide zones up to 19 m averaging 1.78 g/t gold and 0.11% copper in saw cut channels and up to 25.2 g/t gold in grab samples (see Alto News Release dated May 26, 2010). The size potential of the shear and breccia zones is not yet known but the intrusive body that hosts the gold has surface dimensions of 2.5 km by 1km and gold mineralization has been found at numerous locations within the intrusive, and recently near its boundaries (see figure below).

The Miner Lake property had been subject to sporadic exploration work prior to Alto's 2010 program and the areas of gold mineralization have not been drilled previously. The property is located only 50 road kilometres from the Town of Beardmore and is easily accessible to drilling and other exploration work all year-round.

Mike Koziol, P. Geo., P.Eng., Alto's President and Director is the Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the content of this news release.

About Alto Ventures Ltd

Alto Ventures Ltd. is an exploration and development company with a portfolio of highly prospective Canadian gold properties. The Company is developing advanced projects at its Destiny gold property in Quebec and its Coldstream gold property in Ontario. Further exploration activities are planned on its Beardmore-Geraldton gold properties, the Oxford Lake gold project in Manitoba and the Chilko gold project in British Columbia. For more details regarding the Company's projects, please visit our website at


Richard J. Mazur, P. Geo.,

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For further information contact:

Mike Koziol,
President and Director
Unit 8 -- 1351D Kelly Lake Rd
Sudbury, ON., P3E 5P5
Tel: 705-522-6372
Fax: 705-522-8856
Email: [email protected]

Rick Mazur,
CEO & Director
910-475 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2B3
Tel: 604-689-2599
Fax: 604-689-3609
Email: [email protected]

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