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November 12, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has commenced the second phase of drilling at the Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The reverse circulation drill program will initially focus on the Northern and Southern Segments of the Dialafara Zone in areas of high grade gold drill intercepts with the aim to establish zone continuity.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. ("Delta") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (RGT - TSX.V).

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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

October 19, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has begun final preparations for the next phase of drilling at the Mali Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The rainy season in Mali has been longer than normal, delaying start-up of the program. Drilling is scheduled to commence within the first two weeks of November, weather permitting.

Initial reverse circulation drilling will concentrate in the Northern Segment of the Dialafara Zone in the area where high grade gold intercepts were encountered in 2008 and spring 2009 drill programs. The Company also plans to drill other targets on the property.

Appleton currently has working capital of approximately $1.6 million, sufficient funds to carry out this drill program and at least one follow up drill program.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. ("Delta") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (RGT - TSX.V).

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

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., President and 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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

August 12, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has entered into an Advisory Services Agreement with Byron Capital Markets, a division of Byron Securities Ltd. of Toronto. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Byron will act as a nonexclusive business advisor for an initial 4 month term, renewable on monthly basis after the initial term, at a fee of $10,000 per month. The agreement may be terminated by either party upon 30 days written notice.

Byron Capital Markets, a division of Byron Securities Limited, is a Toronto-based institutional investment dealer focused on small and mid market capitalization companies primarily in the energy and mining sectors.  Byron is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and provides companies with a full range of investment banking and advisory services to assist them through their various stages of development and growth.

Under the terms of the agreement, Byron will introduce Appleton to capital market participants  and other strategic investors; provide strategic advice to maximize shareholder value; assist with advice on Appleton's strategic external growth initiatives; make introductions and structure relationships with strategic business partners; assist Appleton with structuring any potential transactions; and assist with any potential financing.

Appleton President Tim Henneberry states "We are very pleased to enter into this advisory business relationship with Byron to assist us in moving our Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa forward." Information on the Manalo Gold Project can be found on the Company's website: www.appletonexploration.com.

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 f or 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 SED AR.

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 24, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) provides clarification on the high grade intercept in MDL-09-056 on Manalo reported in news release 09-07 dated June 15, 2009.

The reported 10 metre intercept is composed of 4 metres of abundant quartz, followed by 3 metres of metasediment followed by a further 3 metres of abundant quartz from the interval of 53 to 63 metres. The 10 metre interval stands out from the surrounding rock out as a distinct geological zone of alteration and concentration of quartz veining. The individual one metre descriptions and assays are as follows:

 

Metre
from
Metre
to
Rock
type
Quartz vein
fragments
Description
Sample
number
gpt
Au
gpt Au
check
53
54
SSI*
90%
Oxidized, coarse qtz fragments
720428
0.80
54
55
SSI
90%
Oxidized, coarse qtz fragments
720429
0.06
55
56
SSI
50%
Oxidized, coarse qtz fragments
720430
0.14
56
57
SSI
60%
Oxidized, coarse qtz fragments
720431
0.01
57
58
SSI
/
720432
0.01
57
58
Duplicate
720433
0.01
58
59
SSI
/
720434
0.03
59
60
SSI
/
720435
0.05
60
61
SSI
95%
White, coarse qtz fragments, trace of oxidation
720436
1895
1455
61
62
SSI
1%
720437
0.47
0.46
62
63
SSI
90%
Coarse qtz fragments, trace of oxidation
720438
25.1
Three metre interval
640.19
493.89
Ten metre interval
192.17
148.17

*Rock Type SSI is a meta siltstone; qtz is quartz

As part of the QA/QC protocols from ALS Chemex in Bamako samples 720436 and 720437 were re-assayed. Sample 720433 was a duplicate of sample 720432 and forms part of Appleton's internal QA/QC protocols.

The entire 10 metre section is included within the 455 metallic screen check assays currently underway as reported in news release 09-09.

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

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., President and 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.


June 24, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has received gold assay results from the final drill holes of its spring 2009 drilling program on the Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa.  The final drill holes principally focused on the southern segment of the 3 kilometre long Dialafara gold soil anomaly.

The Company conducted reconnaissance level aircore drilling to step back and broadly test the southern segment of the Dialafara gold soil anomaly, which covers an area of 1.8 kilometres x 300 metres. To date the southern segment has received only limited and selective cluster drilling. Five 200 metre long transects of multiple shallow, angled aircore drill holes prospected for additional gold-bearing structures to those discovered by previous drilling. The transects were spaced 200 to 500m apart to cover a strike length of 1.5km of the anomaly and totaled 54 holes. The drilling has been successful in identifying corridors of  quartz veining on the southernmost four transects and provides a framework for follow-up closer spaced drilling. Highlights include: AC-09-93 on Transect 5 with 1.50 gpt Au across 8.0 metres, AC-09-61 on Transect 2 intersecting 7.53 gpt Au over 1 metre and AC-09-75 on Transect 4 intersecting 0.72 gpt Au over 3 metres.

Also within the southern segment of the Dialafara gold anomaly two additional RC holes were drilled to test the southeast projection of holes MDL-09-053 and MDL-09-054, which encountered 10 metres of 1.53 gpt Au and 10 metres of 5.03 gpt Au, respectively, reported in NR 09-06. Holes MDL-09-057 and MDL-09-058 encountered abundant quartz throughout their lengths. Hole MDL-09-057 was abandoned at 51 metres due to poor ground conditions. Hole MDL-09-058 was collared immediately behind Hole MDL-09-057 and was completed to a depth of 87 metres. Hole MDL-09-057 returned a 3.0 metre interval of 0.81 gpt Au. Hole MDL-09-058 returned a 9.0 metre interval grading 0.72 gpt Au. Further drilling will be required before estimates of true thickness can be made.

Results from the lower core segment of Hole MDL-09-056, the upper part of which was reported in NR 09-07 last week have been received. The drill core section of this hole tested the down dip extension in MDL-08-036, which was 16 metres of 15.64 gpt Au. The interpreted down dip extension in MDL-09-056 returned 11.5 metres grading 1.27 gpt Au from 138.2 to 149.7 metres in the hole.

Appleton President Tim Henneberry states "We have made great progress on Manalo's evaluation in terms of new significant gold intercepts and geological understanding from our spring 2009 drill program. Once the rainy season is over in Mali we plan to return for a fall 2009 drill program on the Dialafara anomaly as well as the other large gold anomalies on the Manalo permit."

The Company has instructed Mr. Christopher J. Wild, P.Eng., the project QP, to initiate a check assay program on all significant mineralized zones encountered during the spring 2009 drilling program, including MDL-09-056, to verify anomalous results.  ALS Chemex in Bamako, Mali will complete metallic assays on approximately 455 individual samples from the program with final results expected to be provided to the Company in mid July. At that time the Company intends to provide a complete summary of the program.

Maps of the current exploration program are available for viewing on the Company's website at www.appletonexploration.com.

The drilling program was conducted under the supervision of Mr. Christopher J. Wild, P. Eng., a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.  QA/QC protocols of standards, duplicates and blanks were incorporated in the sampling program. Assaying is being completed by ALS Chemex in Bamako, Mali.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. ("Delta") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (RGT - TSX.V).

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

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., President and 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.



 

June 16, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) reports that Karl Kottmeier has stepped down as a director of the Company.   The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his services to the Company.

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

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

June 15, 2009- Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has received fur ther gold assay results from the 2009 reverse circulation drilling program on the Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. MDL-09-056 has returned 192 grams per tonnes Au (6.17oz/t) over a 10 metre quartz rich zone including 640 gpt Au (20.58oz/t) over 3 metres. These values were confirmed in the lab QA/QC checks, which gave values of 148 gpt Au over 10 metres, including 493 gpt Au over 3 metres. Appleton has requested a second re-assay of the pulps, a resplit of the coarse rejects and also has submitted a second split from the original reverse circulation field samples for the 3 metre interval.

The intercept appears to be a new zone 50 metres to the east of the intercept in previously reported drill hole DL-36 of 15.64 gpt over 16.0 metres. The azimuth of MDL-09-056 was drilled perpendicular to the interpreted trend of mineralization in this sector of the permit and at a dip of -55o. The intercept is near surface, between 53.0 and 63.0 metres down hole. Company geologists are working on interpretations and correlations with other holes. Assays for the remaining holes for the 2009 reverse circulation program are pending.

"With such a spectacular near surface intercept, the Manalo project is looking extremely encouraging" states Appleton President Tim Henneberry.

The drilling program is being conducted under the supervision of Mr. Christopher J. Wild, P. Eng., a Qualified Person as def ined in National Instrument 43-101. QA/QC protocols of standards, duplicates and blanks are being incorporated in the sampling program. Assaying is being completed by ALS Chemex in Bamako, Mali.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. ("Delta") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (RGT - TSX.V).

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

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., President and 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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


June 3, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) has received its first gold assay results from the 2009 drilling program on the Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The first fifteen reverse circulation holes with selective coring all intersected gold mineralization. DL-09-041 returned 36.4 gpt Au over 1 metre; DL-09-042 returned 2.55 gpt Au over 7.5 metres; and DL-09-054 returned 5.03 gpt Au over 10 metres. The 2009 drill program continues.

The main thrust of the 2009 drilling program has been to further evaluate the large (3km x 0.5km) Dialafara gold soil anomaly, which has previously produced drill intercepts such as 15.64 gpt Au across 16.0m and 29.07 gpt Au across 6.0m. Additional reconnaissance footage has been allocated to test previously untested sub-parallel gold soil anomalies.

The drilling has focused on the northern and southern segments of the Dialafara Anomaly. Holes DL-09-041 to DL-09-052 concentrated on the 700 metre long northern segment to follow up drill intercepts of 15.64 gpt Au across 16.0m, 1.61 gpt Au across 16.0m and 2.26 gpt Au across 10.0m. These twelve angled holes encompassed 1272 metres of reverse circulation drilling and 264 metres of core drilling. Holes DL-09-053 to DL-09-055 concentrated in the southern segment of the Dialafara Anomaly to follow up drill intercepts of 29.07 gpt Au across 6.0m, 9.57 gpt Au across 9.0m and 1.71 gpt Au across 19.0m.

Northern Segment Drilling

Dialafara Drill Highlights - Northern Segment

DH
Sample From (m) To (m) Length (m) Au (gpt)
DL-09-041
RC 48.0 49.0 1.0 36.40

Core 108.5 109.5 1.0 1.21

Core 118.2 121.3 3.1 0.88
DL-09-042
Core 125.7 126.7 1.0 5.48

Core 132.2 139.7 7.5 2.55

Including 136.7 137.7 1.0 10.92
DL-09-043
RC 33.0 38.0 5.0 1.09

Including 35.0 36.0 1.0 4.85
DL-09-044
RC 43.0 46.0 3.0 0.90
DL-09-045
RC 27.0 28.0 1.0 0.65
DL-09-046
RC 94.0 95.0 1.0 1.18

RC 139.0 144.0 5.0 1.34
DL-09-047
RC 51.0 54.0 3.0 0.31
DL-09-048
RC 43.0 49.0 6.0 0.67

RC 70.0 71.0 1.0 1.12

RC 95.0 96.0 1.0 1.30
DL-09-049
RC 66.0 77.0 11.0 1.14
DL-09-050
RC 58.0 62.0 4.0 0.61
DL-09-051
RC 25.0 26.0 1.0 0.32
DL-09-052 RC 21.0 24.0 3.0 1.89

The drilling in the northern segment of the Dialafara Anomaly demonstrates the presence of multiple steeply dipping northwest trending quartz-gold bearing structures for an approximate strike length of 700m within Birimian sediments.  The drill results correlate well with the previous two intersections of 1.61 gpt Au over 16 metres in DL-08-032 and 2.26 gpt Au over 10 metres in DL-08-036. Drilling in the area of the deeper silicified zone mineralization in DL-08-036 (15.64 gpt Au over 16 metres) intersected 2.55 gpt Au over 7.5 metres in DL-09-042. All holes were drilled at -55 suggesting the widths reported are approximately 70% to 75% of true width. The grades intercepted are comparable to grades at producing gold mines in Birimian rocks of Western Africa.

03-June-2009_NR

 

Southern Segment Drilling

Dialafara Drill Highlights - Southern Segment

DH Sample From (m) To (m) Length (m) Au (gpt)
DL-09-053 RC 43.0 53.0 10.0 1.58
DL-09-054 RC 36.0 54.0 18.0 3.32
Including 36.0 46.0 10.0 5.03
Including 36.0 39.0 3.0 10.37
DL-09-055 RC 13.0 14.0 1.0 1.18
RC 18.0 19.0 1.0 1.40

Three reverse circulation holes were completed in the southern segment of Dialafara Anomaly with highlights shown above. Preliminary mapping has shown that the Dialafara South Area exhibits two dominant trends: the dominant NNW trend and a secondary NE trend. Previous drilling concentrated on the secondary structural trend. Holes DL-09-053 and DL-09-054 were drilled to the south and DL-09-055 was drilled to the north to intersect both the NNW and NE structures. All three holes intersected abundant quartz throughout their length. DL-09-053 intersected 1.58 gpt Au over 10 metres and DL-09-054 intersected 5.03 gpt Au over 10 metres. Further drilling will be required before estimates of true thickness can be made.

Drilling in the Dialafara southern segment is still in progress. Five transects of angled reverse circulation drilling  will be completed across the full width of the 1700 metre long by 400 to 600 metre wide gold-in-soil anomaly to prospect for additional quartz-gold bearing structures and assist in correlating mineralized intercepts in this wide gold soil anomaly.

Reconnaissance RC Drilling

The reconnaissance RC program consisted of a number of lines or fences consisting of a continuous series of angle holes across the width of the gold-in-soil anomaly. The objective of the program is to prospect for gold bearing quartz structures that may be the source of the gold anomaly. Results have been received for three lines.

Drill Transect Line NW 1 consisted of 11 angled holes totaling 582 metres located 800 metres north of the Dialafara Zone where soil values reach  +1 gpt Au. Holes AC-09-01 through AC-09-06 intersected gold with hole AC-09-01 encountering a 29.0 m zone of mineralization with values to 0.82 gpt Au over individual 1 metre samples. Hole AC-09-03 intersected 1.25 gpt Au and 1.23 gpt Au each over 1m. Further drilling is required to follow up on these excellent results.

Drill Transect Lines NE 1 and NE 2 tested the Dialafara East Anomaly, a 1.0km long gold soil sub-parallel anomaly located 2.2km northeast of the Dialafara Zone. Two lines, spaced 450 metres apart were completed; Line NE 1 - 16 holes, 4 28 metres and Line NE 2 - 14 holes, 374 metres. The last two holes on Line NE 2 intersected gold mineralization of 3.04 gpt Au across 2.0 m and 0.25 gpt across 7.0m.

The drilling program is being conducted under the supervision of Mr. Chris Wilde, P. Eng., a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.  QA/QC protocols of standards, duplicates and blanks are being incorporated in the sampling program. Assaying is being completed by ALS Chemex in Bamako, Mali.

The assay results from the northern and southern segments of the Dialafara Anomaly are very encouraging and demonstrate multiple gold bearing quartz structures that have gold grades similar to those from producing Western African Birimian gold mines. Additional drilling will be required to establish zone correlation and grade continuity.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. ("Delta") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (RGT - TSX.V).

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

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., President and 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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


April 3, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX – TSX.V) reports that Karl Kottmeier has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Kottmeier has over 15 years of experience in the junior equities markets in both Corporate Finance and Investment Advisor roles with McDermid St. Lawrence/Raymond James and Leede Financial Markets, directly participating in raising over $100 million in equity capital for public companies. He is currently President and director of Rockgate Capital Corp., Northrock Resources Inc., Falkirk Resources Inc., Durango Capital Corp., and Rockridge
Capital Corp.

The Company also reports that it has granted 1,125,000 stock options to directors, officers, and consultants of the Company, at an exercise price of $0.14 per share, expiring on April 3, 2014, 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:
Tim Henneberry: (604) 694-0741

For Investor Relations Information contact:
Contact Financial Corp.
604.689.7422 | Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

 

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April 2, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX – TSX.V) reports that pursuant to an agreement whereby the Company may acquire up to a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project in Mali (news release dated February 20, 2009), the Company has paid the initial cash payment of US$25,000 and has issued 500,000 units to Delta Exploration Inc. 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 $0.27 per share, prior to April 1, 2011. The securities are subject to a four month hold until August 2, 2009.

The Company also reports that it has closed a non-brokered private placement of 10,010,654 units, priced at $0.07 per unit for gross proceeds of $700,746. 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 $0.10 per share, prior to April 1, 2010. Securities issued pursuant to the private placement are subject to a four month hold until August 2, 2009. Finders’ fees totalling $65,575 have been paid in conjunction with the private placement. Proceeds of the private placement will be used for general working capital and for acquisition and exploration expenditures on the Manalo Gold Project.

 

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


For further information, please contact:
Tim Henneberry: (604) 694-0741

For Investor Relations Information contact:
Contact Financial Corp.
604.689.7422 | Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

 

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo. , President, CEO & Director of the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined in
National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

March 24, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX – TSX.V) reports that the Company has amended the non-brokered private placement offering previously announced on February 20, 2009, to increase the number of units offered from 10,000,000 units to 10,010,655 units, priced at $0.07 per unit, for gross proceeds of $700,746, subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange.

All other terms and conditions of the offering remain the same, with each unit being comprised of one common share and one warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share at an exercise price of $0.10 per share for 12 months. Finders’ fees and/or commissions may be paid in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange policies.

Securities issued pursuant to the private placement are subject to a four month hold period.

Proceeds of the private placement will be used for general working capital, acquisition and exploration expenditures on the Manalo gold project.

 

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


For further information, please contact:
Tim Henneberry: (604) 694-0741

For Investor Relations Information contact:
Contact Financial Corp.
604.689.7422 | Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

 

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo. , President, CEO & Director of the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined in
National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

February 20, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX – TSX.V) has signed a Letter of Intent to earn a 100% interest, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. (“Delta”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (RGT – TSX.V) in the Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, Africa. The agreement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

Appleton may earn an initial 65% interest by making cash payments of US$50,000 over the next six months, issuing 1.5 million units over the next two years and completing US$2,500,000 in exploration over the next three years. The units are to be issued in three equal tranches and will consist of one common share of Appleton and one 24 month warrant, with each warrant being exercisable at 200% of the 10-day average closing price of the shares ending on the trading day preceding the date of issuance of the units, subject to any minimum price requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange. The first year exploration commitment is US$500,000.

Appleton may earn the remaining 35% interest by making a one time cash payment of CDN$1,500,000 to Delta. At Delta’s sole discretion, Delta may elect to receive the payment in the equivalent value of Appleton units. Appleton must also deliver an independent feasibility study or arrange for production financing prior to the 8th anniversary of TSX Venture Exchange acceptance.

Appleton also has the option to purchase one half of the NSR (1%) for CDN $1,000,000 within the first 12 months of production.

The road accessible Manalo project lies within the Archean Birimain Greenstone Belt of western Africa and consists of three exploration permits totalling 150 square kilometres. The main Manalo permit totalling 75 square kilometres has just been renewed and the other two permits Block 1 and Block 2 are awaiting confirmation of renewal by the government of Mali. The project lies 100 kilometres southwest of Bamako, the capitol, in southwestern Mali.

Delta Exploration Inc. has been exploring the Manalo project since 2004. Property wide airborne geophysics, property wide soil geochemistry and follow up ground geophysics has been conducted, which resulted in the discovery of six gold mineralized areas: Dialafara, Dialafara Nord, Manalo Nord E, Manalo Sud E, Mansaya and Siribada. A total of 15,115 metres of aircore and reverse circulation drilling (156 holes) and 363 metres of diamond drilling (3 holes) has been completed on the property to date.

The following exploration results have been reported by Delta Exploration Inc. in news releases dated January 15, 2008, April 17, 2008, and July 9, 2008.

Dialafara is a 3 kilometre, northwest trending zone consisting of two, steeply dipping quartz vein zones based on 40 drill holes totalling 4,469 metres. The southernmost section has been drill tested along a length of 1,300 metres and to depth of approximately 85 metres. The northernmost zone is offset approximately 500 metres to the east and has been drill tested along a length of 520 metres to depth of 110 metres. Drill intersections to 29.1 gpt Au over 6 metres have been recorded from the vein zones.

Of particular interest is MDL-08-036 which intersected 15.64 gpt Au over the bottom 16 metres in a silicified meta-psammite, mineralized with 2-3% fine grained pyrite.

A strong and persistent, northwesterly striking quartz vein system has been traced by quartz vein rubble crop for approximately 2 kilometres at Dialafara Nord. A total of 974.3 metres were drilled in a series of 8 holes. Drill intersections to 18.65 gpt Au over 1 metre have been recorded from this zone.

Manalo Nord Est consists of a northwesterly striking steep westerly dipping quartz vein zone that has been traced for a length of 500 metres before it trends off the Manalo property to the north. A total of 4,614 metres in 57 holes have tested the zone. Drill intersection highlights include: 18.48 gpt Au over 11 metres in MMN-06-029 and 12.06 gpt Au over 6 metres in MMN-07-012.

The northwesterly striking Manalo Sud Est quartz vein system has been traced 600 metres. Eleven holes totaling 1,057 metres were completed. The best intersection was 0.73 gpt Au over 5 metres from MSE-08-005.

The Mansaya area consists of two gold-in-soil anomalous areas. A total of 905 metres in 9 holes were completed in the north zone. A meta-psammite horizon shows consistent quartz sericite alteration and 1-2% pyrite. Holes MMS-08-007 through MMS-08-012 intersected this horizon with the best intersection of 0.80 gpt Au over 20 metres in MMS-08-008, suggesting a possible bulk tonnage target. Eight holes totaling 774 metres were completed in the southern area, which is more a vein zone. MMS-08-018 returned 10.71 gpt Au over 3 metres, the best value from the 8 holes.

The Sirabada zone consists of an area of extensive artisanal mine workings associated with intense clay alteration. Quartz veins and a pervasively seriticitized psammitic unit were intersected. A total of 2,335 metres were drilled in 21 holes to test gold-in-soil and chargeability anomalies. The results to date indicate gold is erratically distributed throughout the Sirabada zone. The best intersection was 2.61 gpt Au over 2 metres in MSB-08-013.

Appleton also announces that it has arranged a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units, priced at $0.07 per unit, for gross proceeds of up to $700,000, subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share at an exercise price of $0.10 per share for 12 months.

Finders fees and/or commissions may be paid in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange policies.

Securities issued pursuant to the private placement may be subject to a four month hold period. Proceeds of the private placement will be used for acquisition and exploration expenditures on the Manalo project.

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


For further information, please contact:
Tim Henneberry: (604) 694-0741

For Investor Relations Information contact:
Contact Financial Corp.
604.689.7422 | Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

 

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo. , President, CEO & Director of the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined in
National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.