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October 26, 2010.  Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) is pleased to announce the discovery of a new mineralized zone (Hilltop Structure) during recent aircore (AC) drilling at the Sirabada Prospect on the Manalo Gold Project.

Highlights include:

  • 0.88 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 10 metres in MSAC-10-009
  • 2.29 g/t gold over the bottom 4 metres in MSAC-10-019
  • Up-dip extension of mineralization in MSAC-10-020 displays 2 intervals (Table 1).
  • Drill holes MSAC-10-009 and 019/020 are 220 metres apart along strike.
  • The new trend lies 200 metres west of and parallel to the main Sirabada structure.
  • Sirabada hosts an extensive hard rock artisanal mine site, covering an area more than 200 x 400 metres

Table 1           Highlights from Hilltop Structure

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Au g/t

MSAC-10-009

0

10

10

0.88

MSAC-10-019

55

59

4

2.29

MSAC-10-020

6

14

8

0.77

and

24

33

9

0.79

All reported assays are by screen metallics method.

Aircore drilling tested several targets on the Sirabada and Mansaya Prospects.  At Sirabada, 34 drill holes totalling 2103 metres cut 3 fences across the western side of the extensive soil geochemical anomaly.  Five holes also tested under the main Sirabada structure, returning several low-grade intervals (see Table 2).

Table 2           Highlights from Sirabada Main Structure

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Au g/t

MSB-10-022

31

33

2

0.96

and

57

63

6

0.30

MSB-10-023

39

45

6

0.73

and

65

68

3

0.80

All reported assays are by screen metallics method.

At Mansaya, 52 aircore drill holes totalling 1784 metres were completed in 3 fences across a broad soil geochemical anomaly.  Results are pending.

Dialafara Southern Segment

The 2009/10 drill campaign on the Dialafara Southern Segment returned numerous significant intervals.  Recent re-interpretation of those results and the host structures suggests that mineralization is controlled by a series of northeast-trending extension veins intersecting a northwest-trending contact between a coarse sandstone unit and fine mudstone units.  These structural intersections host long intervals of gold mineralization perhaps in an en echelon and stacked arrangement.  Table 3 highlights the previously released results from the Dialafara Southern Segment.

Table 3           Highlights from Dialafara Southern Segment

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Au g/t

MDL-07-001

71.0

80.0

9.0

*9.57

MDL-07-002

87.0

93.0

6.0

*29.07

MDL-07-011

53.0

66.0

13.0

*2.43

MDL-09-053

39.0

51.0

12.0

0.55

MDL-09-054

37.0

54.0

17.0

0.95

MDL-09-058

14.0

26.0

12.0

0.89

MDL-09-068

86.0

112.0

26.0

0.51

MDL-09-072

60.0

73.0

13.0

0.44

MDL-09-073

68.0

82.0

14.0

2.06

and

93.0

124.0

31.0

3.76

MDL-10-086

47.0

108.0

61.0

0.95

MDL-10-088

93.0

119.0

26.0

1.04

MDL-10-089

64.0

76.0

12.0

1.03

MDL-10-097

51.0

65.0

14.0

0.68

MDL-09-099

27.0

80.0

53.0

1.62

MDL-10-108

70.0

72.0

2.0

4.01

MDL-10-110

108.0

118.0

10.0

3.68

*   Assayed by 30g FA/AA finish

All samples were initially analyzed by 50 gram fire assay.  Samples identified in potentially mineralized zones or than returned anomalous (>0.10 g/t) gold values were re-assayed by screen metallics analysis.  Previous work suggests that Manalo hosts moderate coarse gold.

Quality Control and Assurance

The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization.  Individual gold assays have not been cut but high grade samples have been separately reported in the table above.  Samples are reverse circulation cuttings collected using a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. All samples are assayed by fire assay (50 gram charge).  Zones of quartz veining and limonite were submitted for check assays by the screen metallic method in order identify the presence and significance of coarse gold in samples. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank, and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks.  Both Christopher J. Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo., director of Appleton, are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest grow ing gold produc ing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

August 11, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) is pleased to announce the remaining results from recent reverse circulation (RC) and aircore (AC) drilling on the southern segment of the Dialafara Prospect on the Manalo Gold Project, Republic of Mali, West Africa.  Highlights include 10 metres of 3.68 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 10 metres of 0.75 g/t Au.  These new results, in conjunction with previous drilling to date, now define a minimum 625 metre strikelength trend of encouraging gold mineralization.

Appleton's president Tim Henneberry stated "Appleton management continues to be very excited with the drill results from our Manalo Gold Project. We are getting a better handle on the geology controlling the gold mineralization, now have a considerable strikelength of gold mineralization in the Dialafara South Segment target and have many untested anomalies and targets throughout the Manalo Permit that warrant our attention. "

New results are from the last 11 RC holes, MDL-10-100 to MDL-10-110 on the Dialafara South Segment and aircore drilling along its northwest projection, part of the 37 hole 4,300-metre RC drill program and 67 hole 3,771-metre AC drill program conducted during March and April, 2010. Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo project from Rockgate Capital Corp.

Table 1           Highlights

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Au g/t

MDL-10-100

77

78

1

3.17

MDL-10-102

49

59

10

0.75

incl

49

53

4

1.45

MDL-10-103

86

87

1

2.83

and

91

92

1

0.47

MDL-10-104

23

24

1

0.32

and

44

47

3

1.00

and

58

62

4

0.20

and

103

105

2

0.79

MDL-10-108

46

47

1

47.40

and

70

72

2

4.01

MDL-10-109

50

51

1

0.70

MDL-10-110

3

5

2

0.63

and

82

90

8

0.67

and

108

118

10

3.68

Six RC holes, MDL-10-100, 101, and 107 to 110, explored 100 to 280 metres to the northwest of MDL-10-099 which intersected 1.45 g/t Au across 61 metres, as reported in our news release dated July 15, 2010.  Many of the best gold intercepts in the Dialafara South Segment, like that in MDL-10-099, occur within a trend of quartz veining along and proximal to the northwest-trending sandstone-mudstone contact.  MDL-10-107 to 110 encountered significant quartz veining in the coarse sandstone unit adjacent to the contact.  MDL-10-110 intersected 3.68 g/t Au over 10 metres. Hole MDL-10-110 is 200 metres northwest of hole MDL-10-099. More drilling is proposed for this area. MDL-10-100 and 101 did not reach the key sandstone-mudstone contact but explored veining in the mudstones, encountering weak veining with sporadic gold values.

Five RC holes, MDL-10-102 to 106, tested the 300 metres between the central Dialafara artisanal workings (MDL-10-086 and 099) and the southeast workings (MDL-09-073).  All 5 holes tested quartz veining in the mudstones immediately northeast of the key sandstone-mudstone contact, intersecting quartz veining and sporadic gold values.  The drilling did not reach the key sandstone-mudstone contact. Drill testing of the key contact zone in this area is planned.

The northwest projection of the Dialafara Southern Segment was explored by four widely spaced lines of aircore drilling. This drilling identified several gold-bearing structures associated with mudstone-sandstone contacts.  Near MDL-10-017, aircore hole MAC-10-125 intersected 15 metres assaying 0.55 g/t Au and MAC-10-126 intersected 5 metres of 0.43 g/t Au (by 50g Fire Assay).  Almost 200 metres west, MAC-10-133 and 134 intersected 9.0 metres of 0.20 g/t Au and 6.0 metres of 0.18 g/t Au, respectively, in a new significant quartz vein trend associated with a sandstone-mudstone contact.  That quartz veining is traceable to the northwest for over 300 metres, and may represent the fold-repeated contact found at the Dialafara Southern Segment. Drilling is proposed for this potential repetition of the mineralized structure.

Quality Control and Assurance

The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization.  Individual gold assays have not been cut but high grade samples have been separately reported in the table above.  Reverse circulation and aircore cuttings collected used a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. All samples were initially analyzed by 50 gram fire assay.  Samples identified in potentially mineralized zones or that returned anomalous (>0.10 g/t) gold values were reassayed by screen metallics analysis in order identify the presence and significance of coarse gold in samples. All reported assays in this report are by screen metallics methods unless otherwise stated.  Previous work suggests than Manalo hosts moderate coarse gold. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank, and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks.  Both Chris Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo., director of Appleton, are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

Appleton is awaiting results from aircore drilling completed in June 2010 on the Sirabada and Mansaya Prospects approximately 8 kilometres south and southeast of Dialafara South.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

July 15, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) is pleased to announce results from a further thirteen reverse circulation (RC) holes focused on the southern segment of the Dialafara Prospect on the Manalo Gold Project, Mali, West Africa.  These new results, in conjunction with previous drilling to date, now define a minimum 450 metre strikelength trend of encouraging gold mineralization. The latest results include: 61 metres of 1.45 grams per tonne (g/t) Au, 27 metres of 1.50 g/t Au and 3 metres of 26.88 g/t Au.

Table 1           New Highlights from Dialafara Southern Segment

Hole Number

Zone

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

g/t Au

MDL-10-088

Dialafara South

0

12

12

0.32

 

Dialafara South

93

120

27

1.50

MDL-10-089

Dialafara South

0

9

9

0.35

 

and

64

77

13

0.97

 

and

86

102

16

0.29

MDL-10-091

Dialafara South

0

8

8

2.97

MDL-10-093

Dialafara South

78

81

3

2.24

 

and

99

101

2

2.22

MDL-10-096

Dialafara South

96

120

24

0.22

MDL-10-097

Dialafara South

50

67

17

0.60

 

and

94

97

3

26.88

 

including

94

95

1

78.00

MDL-10-098

Dialafara South

95

108

13

0.30

MDL-10-099

Dialafara South

24

85

61

1.45

Note:  All assays presented above are screen metallic assays

Drill results last reported on June 15, 2010 focused on testing the northwesternmost 250 metre strikelength of the Dialafara Southern Segment. The drill results reported in this release with holes MDL-10-087 through MDL-10-099 tested a 700 metre strikelength of the Dialafara Southern Segment, overlapping 150 metres with the previous reporting. These new results, in conjunction with previous drilling to date, now show good signs of lateral and downdip continuity to gold mineralization along a minimum 450 metre strikelength. Other drilling previously reported along this 450 metre strikelength include hole MDL-10-086 with 61 metres of 1.62 g/t Au hole and hole MDL-09-54 with 18 metres of 3.32 g/t Au.

The drill results above are part of the 4,300 metre, 37 hole RC drill program and 3,771 metre, 67 hole AC drill program conducted during March and April 2010.  Maps showing drill collar locations and tables of metre by metre results for each of the intervals tabled in this news release are available on the Manalo Current Exploration Page on the Company's website: www.appletonexploration.com. There are still 10 holes pending results from this campaign, all on the Dialafara Southern Segment.

The Company also wishes to announce that it has completed 39 aircore holes totaling 2,586 metres on its Sirabada target and 52 aircore holes totaling 1,784 metres on its Mansaya target, both of which are part of the Manalo Project. Results are pending from this program.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest from Delta Exploration Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp.

Quality Control and Assurance

All samples were initially analyzed by 50 gram fire assay.  Samples in high quartz intervals or those returning anomalous (>0.10 g/t Au) gold values were analyzed by screen metallic assay method, in order to identify the presence and significance of coarse gold in samples. All intercepts presented in this news release are screen metallic assay. The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization. Individual gold assays have not been cut, but high grade samples have been separately reported in the table above. Samples are reverse circulation cuttings collected using a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks.  Both Chris Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo., director of Appleton, are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's strategy, exploration programs, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

June 15, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) is pleased to announce initial results from its spring 2010 reverse circulation (RC) and aircore (AC) drill campaign on the northern and southern segments of the Dialafara Prospect on the Manalo Gold Project, Mali, West Africa.  Highlights include 31 metres of 2.79 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (uncut) in a broader interval of 61 metres of 1.62 grams per tonne gold (uncut).  Follow-up analysis by screen metallics methods returned 1.43 g/t Au over the 31 metre interval and 0.95 g/t  Au over the 61 metre interval, confirming gold mineralization.

Table 1           Highlights from MDL-10-086, Dialafara South Segment

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Fire

Assays

Au g/t

Check Screen Metallic Assays

Au g/t

MDL09-086

47

108

61

1.62

0.95

incl

47

65

18

0.65

0.73

incl

65

77

12

0.17

0.11

incl

77

108

31

2.79

1.43

incl

102

108

6

12.93

4.73

incl

106

107

1

57.30

2.29

The drill results above are part of the 4,300 metre, 37 hole RC drill program and 3,771 metre, 67 hole AC drill program conducted during March and April 2010.  Maps showing drill collars locations and tables of metre by metre results for each of the intervals tabled in this news release are available on the Manalo Current Exploration Page on the Company's website: www.appletonexploration.com.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest from Delta Exploration Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp.

Dialafara South Segment

Twenty-nine RC drill holes totalling 3,328 metres tested along approximately 900 metres of the Dialafara South structure.  To date, results have been received for 5 holes from this area.  MDL-10-086, reported above, was collared under the central artisanal workings where mapping indicates the presence of northeast and northwest trending quartz veins in a stockwork.  MDL-10-086 is situated between holes MDL-09-053 and MDL-09-054, which returned 1.58 g/t Au over 10 metres and 3.32 g/t Au over 18 metres, respectively, in a west-northwest-trending quartz-rich structure.  Significantly, gold mineralization in MDL-10-086 extends 10 metres into rock without quartz veining.

In addition, four holes, MDL-10-074 to MDL-10-077, located about 150 metres northwest of MDL-10-086 in the northwest artisanal workings on the Dialafara South structure intersected weakly mineralized quartz veining proximal to the main structure. Their highlights are tabled below. These four holes are in the vicinity of previous drilling, which included 27 metres averaging 0.50 g/t Au from MDL-09-068.

Table 2           Other Highlights from Dialafara South Segment

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Fire

Assays

Au g/t

Check Screen Metallic Assays

Au g/t

MDL09-074

70

84

14

0.20

0.33

and

108

116

8

0.32

0.47

MDL09-076

33

39

6

0.28

0.54

and

69

70

1

1.81

5.43

Dialafara North Segment

MDL-10-079 intersected high-grade gold mineralization associated with quartz veining at the bottom of the hole. MDL-10-079 returned 6.54 g/t Au across 10 metres by fire assay and 2.30 g/t Au by screen metallics methods.  MDL-10-079 was collared 50 metres northwest of section MDL-09-046 and MDL-09-062, which intersected 2.80 g/t Au over 11 metres and 1.03 g/t Au over 9 metres, respectively.  MDL-10-080 was collared too far to the southwest so failed to reach the mineralized structure.  Thus, this mineralized zone remains open to the northwest, heading toward mineralization identified some 750 metres to the northwest.

MDL-10-081 to 085 tested 400 to 700 metres southeast of MDL-10-079, southeast of the Dialafara north artisanal workings.  MDL-10-081 was collared approximately 60 metres southeast of MDL-09-065, which intersected 7 metres of 34.97 g/t Au.

Table 3           Highlights from Dialafara North Segment

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Fire

Assays

Au g/t

Check Screen Metallic Assays

Au g/t

MDL-10-079

114

124

10

6.54

2.32

incl

118

124

6

10.75

3.82

incl

119

120

1

50.80

13.90

MDL-10-081

62

69

7

0.43

0.17

MDL-10-082

50

57

7

0.65

0.61

MDL-10-084

97

100

3

0.94

0.88

Dialafara North Segment - NW Step-out

One RC hole, MDL-10-078, was drilled to test low-grade mineralization intersected in aircore drilling in 2009.  MAC-09-001 intersected 0.17 g/t Au across 30 metres.  MDL-10-078 intersected anomalous gold values between 95 and 116 metres downhole, including 1.28 g/t Au over 2 metres.  A new fence of aircore drilling comprising 8 holes stepped 100 metres to the south, intersecting an 8 metre interval averaging 0.73 g/t Au in MAC-10-099.  This structure is on strike with Dialafara north segment mineralization.  MAC-10-096 also intersected 10.65 g/t Au over 1 metre in a 4-metre moderately quartz-rich structure.

All samples were analyzed by 50 gram fire assay.  Samples identified in potentially mineralized zones or that returned anomalous (>0.10 g/t) gold values were checked with screen metallics analysis.  Previous work suggests that Manalo hosts moderate coarse gold.

Quality Control and Assurance

The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization. Individual gold assays have not been cut but high grade samples have been separately reported in the table above. Samples are reverse circulation cuttings collected using a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. Samples are assayed by fire assay (50 gram charge). Zones of quartz veining and limonite were submitted for check assays by the screen metallic method in order identify the presence and significance of coarse gold in samples. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks.  Both Chris Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo., director of Appleton, are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's strategy, exploration programs, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.



June 9, 2010 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has commenced a new drilling program at its Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. This program will focus on the Sirabada and Mansaya gold targets and will be Appleton's first drilling pass on these targets.

The Sirabada target is a 1500 metre long by 200 to 500 metre wide gold-in-soil anomaly.  The geochemical anomaly appears to represent multiple northwest trending linears associated with extensive artisanal workings. The strongest set of workings, which is currently 500 metres long and 50 metres wide, is associated with intense white clay-quartz alteration. This large target has received 2,335 metres of reverse circulation drilling in 21 holes by the previous operator, however, Appleton geologists believe that only two of those holes were properly oriented to test mineralization. The best intercepts from previous drilling were from MSB-08-013 with 0.49 gpt Au across 14 metres, 0.50 gpt Au across 8 metres and 0.54 gpt Au across 7 metres.

The Mansaya target consists of two gold-in-soil anomalous areas. The southern anomaly is 1200 metres long by 300 to 450 metres wide and has received eight reverse circulation holes totalling 774 metres by the previous operator. Hole MMS-08-018 returned 10.71 gpt Au over 3 metres. The northern anomaly is 1600 metre long by 200 metre wide. A total of 905 metres of reverse circulation were completed in 9 holes in this area. Holes MMS-08-007 through MMS-08-012 intersected a mineralized trend with the best results from MMS-08-008 with 0.80 gpt Au across 20 metres.

The drilling program will comprise approximately 2000 metres in the Sirabada target and 2700 metres in the Mansaya target. The Sirabada program will consist of 4 drill fences of air core drilling across the full width of the zone. The Mansaya program will consist of 6 drill fences of air core drilling focused on the southern gold anomaly.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's planned drilling programs and strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

June 1, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX – TSX.V) has commenced a follow up surface trenching program at its Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. This program will focus on the northern and southern segments of the Dialafara Z one and on the Mansaya Zone. Key trenching at this stage will expose the corridors of mineralization in strategic parts of these zones for added grade continuity and structural data to solidify interpretations of drill intercepts.

The trenching program will comprise of approximately 400 metres for the Dialafara Zone; 200 metres in the Northern Segment and 200 metres in the Southern Segment. The Mansaya trenching program will be approximately 200 metres.

Appleton completed 37 reverse circulation (RC) holes totaling 4,300 metres and 67 air core holes totaling 3,771 metres at Dialafara in March and April 2010. Assay results are pending. The last drill program completed at Mansaya was the spring 2008 program conducted by Delta Exploration Inc.

Drilling to date on the Manalo Property totals over 32,000 metres. Delta Exploration completed 15,474 metres in 159 holes over the entire property between 2006 and 2008. Appleton has completed three drill campaigns totaling 16,672 metres of Reverse Circulation and Aircore drilling in 232 holes, concentrating in the Dialafara Zone since May of 2009.

About Mali
Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
"R. Tim Henneberry"
R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.
President and CEO

For further information, please contact: For Investor Relations Information contact:
Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741 Contact Financial Corp. 604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.741

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's planned drilling programs and strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

April 29, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has completed the first phase of the spring 2010 drilling program at its Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. This phase focused on the northern and southern segments of the Dialafara Zone. Thirty seven reverse circulation (RC) holes totaling 4,300 metres and 67 air core holes totaling 3,771 metres were completed. Samples were shipped to ALS Chemex in Bamako, Mali at regular intervals throughout the program. Assay results are pending and expected before the end of May.

Dialafara Zone

The Dialafara Zone consists of a 3.7 kilometre long gold soil anomaly. The zone appears to be fault off-set, resulting in a 2 kilometre long northern segment and a 1.7 kilometre long southern segment.

Dialafara Northern Segment

Of the 2 kilometre long gold soil anomaly, drilling has defined gold mineralization in the Dialafara Northern Segment for a strikelength of over 600 metres to date, which locally occurs as multiple sub parallel zones across a 55 metre wide northwest trend. The Northern Segment is centred on a 200 metre long zone of artisanal workings. Previously reported drilling has returned several intervals between 0.30 gpt Au to 2.5 gpt Au over widths from 7 to 16 metres. In addition, higher grade drill intercepts had been encountered within the Northern Segment, including 640 gpt Au over 3 metres, 15.64 gpt Au over 16 metres and 35.67 gpt Au over 7 metres.

During the 2010 Phase 1 program seven reverse circulation holes totalling 852 metres were completed in the Northern Segment. An additional 16 air core holes totalling 938 metres were completed on the "32 Zone" immediately to the southeast of the Northern Segment, testing for a parallel structure.

Dialafara Southern Segment

Of the 1.7 kilometres long soil anomaly, drilling to date in the Dialafara Southern Segment has been focused on a 700 metre strikelength of the anomaly. There are three separate zones of artisanal workings along this 700 metre trend. The Southern Segment consists of a dominant northwest trending mineralized zone with multiple subsidiary northeast trending zones. The artisanal workings appear to extend up to 100 metres in a northeast direction. Previously reported drilling has returned several intervals between 0.30 gpt Au to 6.27 gpt Au over widths from 5 to 25 metres. In addition, higher grade drill intercepts had been encountered within the Southern Segment, including 29.07 gpt Au over 6 metres and 9.57 gpt Au over 9 metres.

During the 2010 Phase 1 program twenty-nine reverse circulation holes totalling 3,328 metres were completed in the Southern Segment. In addition, 43 air core holes totalling 2,361 metres were completed in the Southern Segment to test for strikelength expansion of the zone.

Quality Control and Assurance

All samples were sent to ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory, for assay. Standard, blank and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks. Both Chris Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo. are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's planned drilling programs and strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

April 5, 2010 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) reports that pursuant to the agreement dated February 20, 2009, whereby the Company may acquire up to a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project in Mali, the Company has issued 500,000 units to Delta Exploration Inc., being the first anniversary option payment.  Each unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share of Appleton at an exercise price of $0.32 per share, on or before April 1, 2012.  The securities are subject to a four month hold until August 2, 2010.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

March 22, 2010 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has commenced the spring 2010 drilling program at its Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. This phase of the drilling program will focus on the northern and southern segments of the Dialafara Zone. The total proposed drill program will consist of approximately 2,700 metres of reverse circulation drilling and 2,200 metres of air core drilling.

Dialafara Zone

The Dialafara Zone consists of a 3.7 kilometre long gold soil anomaly. The zone appears to be fault off-set, resulting in a 2 kilometre long northern segment and a 1.7 kilometre long southern segment.

Dialafara Northern Segment

Of the 2 kilometre long gold soil anomaly, drilling has defined gold mineralization in the Dialafara Northern Segment for a strikelength of over 600 metres to date, which locally occurs as multiple sub parallel zones across a 55 metre wide northwest trend. The Northern Segment is centred on a 200 metre long zone of artisanal workings. The drilling has returned several intervals between 0.30 gpt Au to 2.5 gpt Au over widths from 7 to 16 metres. In addition, the drilling has identified higher grade intercepts within the Northern Segment, including 640 gpt Au over 3 metres, 15.64 gpt Au over 16 metres and 35.67 gpt Au over 7 metres.

Approximately 800 metres of reverse circulation drilling is currently planned on this target.

Dialafara Southern Segment

Of the 1.7 kilometres long soil anomaly, drilling to date in the Dialafara Southern Segment has been focused on a 700 metre strikelength of the anomaly. There are three separate zones of artisanal workings along this 700 metre trend. The Southern Segment consists of a dominant northwest trending mineralized zone with multiple subsidiary northeast trending zones. The artisanal workings appear to stretch up to 100 metres in a northeast direction. Drilling to date has returned several intervals between 0.30 gpt Au to 6.27 gpt Au over widths from 5 to 25 metres. In addition, the drilling has identified higher grade intercepts within the Southern Segment, including 29.07 gpt Au over 6 metres and 9.57 gpt Au over 9 metres.

Approximately 1900 metres of reverse circulation drilling is currently planned on this target.

Additionally, approximately 2,200 metres of air core drilling is planned within the Dialafara Zone in efforts of extending strikelengths of mineralization.

Quality Control and Assurance

All samples will be sent to ALS Chemex in Bamako an ISO 17025 certified laboratory for assay. Standard, blank and duplicate samples will be inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks. Both Chris Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo. are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa.  Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold, making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana.  AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

Grant of Stock Options

The Company also reports that it has granted 1,100,000 stock options to directors, officers, and consultants of the Company, at an exercise price of $0.20 per share, expiring on March 22, 2015, subject to the terms and conditions of the Company's stock option plan.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's planned drilling programs and strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

February 11, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) reports that pursuant to a letter of intent dated February 10, 2010, it has granted an option to Resource Hunter Capital Corp. ("Resource Hunter") to acquire an undivided interest of a minimum of 51% or a maximum of 75% in the Dora Gold Project, subject to a third-party 1.5% net smelter return royalty.  The 12,067 hectare Dora Gold Project is located in the Spences Bridge Gold Belt, approximately 20 kilometres south of Merritt, British Columbia.

To acquire the minimum 51% undivided interest in the Dora Project, Resource Hunter will pay $25,000 to Appleton on or before the date of closing of Resource Hunter's Qualifying Transaction (the "effective date"); will issue an aggregate of 1,200,000 Units (each comprised of one common share and one warrant) on or before two years from the effective date; and complete expenditures on the Dora property in the aggregate of $1,100,000 on or before three years from the effective date.

To acquire the maximum 75% undivided interest in the Dora Project, Resource Hunter must fulfill the above requirements; issue to Appleton 500,000 additional Units; and make additional expenditures of $1,000,000 on or before four years from the effective date.

The proposed transaction is subject to (1) the approval by the Exchange, (2) Resource Hunter obtaining a legal opinion on title to the Property, (3) Appleton receiving third party consent from the original owner of the Property, and (4) the negotiation, execution and delivery of a definitive agreement.

Appleton completed over $750,000 in exploration on the Dora Project from 2006 through 2008, on programs of geochemical soil sampling, airborne geophysics, and excavator trenching. The property has several drill ready targets.

Appleton's president Tim Henneberry stated "Appleton management is pleased to put the Dora property to work through the option with Resource Hunter Capital Corp. This allows Appleton to continue to concentrate all of its efforts on our exciting Manalo Gold Project."

Appleton's main focus is the Manalo Gold Project in Mali, West Africa. The latest drill results (see News Release 10-01 dated February 8, 2009) included highlights of 25 metres grading 6.27 grams per metric tonne in hole MDL09-073 and 7 metres grading 34.97 grams per metric tonne gold in hole MDL09-065.

Apple ton has sufficient working capital on hand to fund its planned 2010 exploration programs. The next phase of drilling on the Manalo Gold Project is slated to begin in March.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:                (604) 694-0741         (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

              604.689.7422         604.689.7422 Toll Free               1.877.689.7411         1.877.689.7411

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of th is news release.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  These statements, however, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's projects, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company set out in the Company's MD&A filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.  Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

February 8, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) is pleased to announce that drilling in the area of high grade gold mineralization in the Dialafara southern segment has discovered a zone of continuous gold mineralization with drill hole MDL09-073 intersecting 25 metres of 6.27 grams per metric tonne (g/t) gold at a vertical depth of 88 metres. Check screen metallic assays of the same interval returned 25 metres of 4.56 g/t Au.

MDL09-073 was drilled on the same drill section line below three other holes.  MDL07-001 and MDL07-002, drilled in 2007, returned 9.57 g/t Au across 9.0 metres and 29.07 g/t Au across 6.0 metres, respectively, and MDL09-072 returned 0.44 g/t Au across 13 metres. The four intercepts align and form a moderately dipping zone of continuous gold mineralization. The drill results suggest the gold zone is thickening with depth. Link to a cross-section on our website with: http://www.appletonexploration.com/index.php/projects/manalo/113.html

Drill Section Highlights

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Fire

Assays

Au g/t

Check Screen Metallic Assays

Au g/t

MDL09-073

68

82

14

0.81

2.06

96

121

25

6.27

4.56

MDL09-072

60

73

13

0.06

0.44

MDL07-001*

71

80

9

9.57

NA

MDL07-002*

87

93

6

29.07

NA

* Historic data;  NA = Not available

It should be noted that hole MDL07-002 stopped in mineralization due to technical problems so does not represent a complete pass through the zone. The surface projection of the zone corresponds to an area of artisanal workings where multiple sub parallel veins have been shallowly mined within a 35 metre wide northeast trend.

Hole MDL09-073 also contains a 14 metre wide gold intercept, which is interpreted to be the start of an additional sub parallel zone on this section.

Appleton's president Tim Henneberry stated "Appleton management is very pleased with the drill results from our Manalo Gold Project. We are now seeing continuity in an impressive gold zone, thickening with depth. This success is the key to building resources and ounces of gold on the property. Furthermore, the medium and high grade intervals dispersed through the many large lower grade intervals on the Manalo property are common to mines in this region."

The drill results above are part of the 1,806 metre, 15 hole reverse circulation drill program conducted in Fall 2009 focused on the Dialafara target, Manalo Gold Project, Republic of Mali, West Africa where Appleton is earning a 100% interest from Delta Exploration Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp.

Highlights for the Fall 2009 program include:

Drill Hole

From

(m)

To

(m)

Length

(m)

Fire Assays Au g/t

Check Screen Metallic Assays

Au g/t

MDL-09-059

24

27

3

0.07

0.51

82

87

5

0.05

0.54

116

131

15

0.17

0.47*

 

MDL-09-060

44

51

7

0.10

0.48

 

MDL-09-061

23

28

5

0.11

0.53

 

38

47

9

0.52

0.77*

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-062

39

48

9

1.35

1.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-065

67

74

7

34.97

9.95

including

69

70

1

190.00**

26.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-066

36

40

4

0.50

0.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-067

25

38

13

0.15

0.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-068

18

19

1

3.28

3.44

 

47

48

1

0.48

0.54

 

54

58

4

0.46

0.65

 

86

112

26

0.53

0.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-072

60

73

13

0.06

0.44

 

102

104

2

3.63

2.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDL-09-073

68

81

14

0.81

2.06

 

96

121

25

6.27

4.56

including

96

111

15

8.57

4.45

including

104

105

1

99.30***

28.38

including

116

121

5

5.35

5.27

*    intercept correlated to high grade intercept in MDL09-056 reported in NR 09-11 August 11, 2009

**  two fire re-assays of this sample both returned >100 g/t Au

*** two fire re-assays of this sample returned 32.6 and 35.9 g/t Au

Note: Compositing used 0.3 g/t Au cut-off and <3m internal dilution

Drill collar location maps and two cross-sections, all with preliminary zone interpretations, are posted on the Company's website using the following link - http://www.appletonexploration.com/index.php/projects/manalo/113.html

Within the Dialafara northern segment, drill holes MDL09-059, MDL09-061 and MDL09-063 were focused around the high grade intercept in MDL09-056. The drilling helped extend the zone laterally and vertically albeit with low grade values. Holes MDL09-060, MDL09-062 and MDL09-067 were drilled to help define sub parallel gold zones adjacent to the two intercepts in MDL08-036. Multiple sub parallel gold-bearing zones are apparent across a 55 metre wide northwest trend in this area. Holes MDL09-064 through MDL09-066 were drilled under the centre of a 200 metre long northwest trending zone of artisanal workings. Hole MDL09-065 returned a grade of 34.97 g/t Au across 7 metres at a vertical depth of 65 metres. Check screen metallic assays of this same interval returned 7 metres of 9.95 g/t Au. The mineralized trend has been intercepted to date in 6 holes over a strike length of 175 metres with the best intercept from MDL09-065.  MDL09-065 is the southernmost hole of these 6 holes.

Within the Dialafara southern segment, drilling was conducted in three areas of artisanal workings along a strike length of 700 metres. The multiple veins at these sites demonstrate blow-out clusters of northeast trending gold-bearing veins linked by a northwest trending dominant mineralized structure. MDL09-068 explored one area under a series of northeast trending sub parallel veins that have been shallowly mined at surface across a 67 metre wide trend and returned a drill intercept of 26 metres of 0.53 g/t Au. Hole MDL09-069 was drilled below the 18 metres of 3.36 g/t Au intersected in MDL09-054 corresponding to the dominant mineralized structure in that area. Holes MDL09-070 through MDL09-073 were drilled under artisanal workings covering a 130 metre by 90 metre area dominated by a series of northeast trending shallowly mined veins where the continuous gold zone has been discovered.

Quality Control and Assurance

The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization. Individual gold assays have not been cut but high grade samples have been separately reported in the table above. Samples are reverse circulation cuttings collected using a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. Samples are assayed by fire assay (50 gram charge). Zones of quartz veining and limonite were submitted for check assays by the screen metallic method in order identify the presence and significance of coarse gold in samples. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks. The three highest fire assay values between 46.2 and 190 g/t Au show good reproducibility from 2 subsequent fire assay checks. Both Chris Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo., director of Appleton, are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.

Screen Metallic Comparisons

Screen metallic assaying of lower and intermediate grade fire assayed samples showed similar to better values than original fire assay values. Frequently, screen metallic assaying identified low grade zones undetected by original fire assaying. The three original high grade fire assay samples between 46.2 g/t Au and 190 g/t Au returned 28.38 g/t Au and 26.51 g/t Au, respectively, by screen metallic assay methods, demonstrating the local affects of coarse nuggety gold on the property.

The Company has begun preparation for a follow up drill program expected to commence before the end of March.

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

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