VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Andover Ventures Inc. ("Andover" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AOX)(OTCBB:AOVTF)(FRANKFURT:R2X) announces today that Kennecott Exploration Company, a division of Rio Tinto, has notified Chief Consolidated Mining Company ("Chief") (78.5% controlled by Andover) that it has budget approval for its 2011 work program at the Big Hill project area. The 2011 work program will include drilling.

Kennecott also presented to Chief a report titled, "Summary of Exploration Activities, Big Hill Property, East Tintic Mining District, Utah". This report outlines Kennecott's 2010 exploration activities which included geophysical surveys, surface sampling, mapping and historic data compilation. During Q4 of 2010 Kennecott Exploration (KEX) spent a total of $600,258.00 in exploration activities over the Big Hill project area.

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Andover Ventures is a precious and base metal exploration and development company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Andover Ventures holdings are located in the historic East Tintic Mining District, Utah, USA, and the polymetallic rich Ambler Mining District, located in Alaska, USA.

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