Richfield's Hole BW 59 now at 509 Metres on the Blackwater Gold Project, BC

QUESNEL, BC, April 20 /CNW/ - Richfield Ventures Corp. (TSX.V:RVC) "Richfield" or the "Company" is pleased to announce that drilling has started on the Blackwater Gold Project in the Nechako Region of central BC. The final hole drilled last season, BW 59 is being deepened to 700 metres from its earlier termination depth of 329 metres. The hole is currently at 509 metres, and has intercepted similar volcanic lithologies, alteration and sulphide mineralization as that seen in the upper 329 metres. Hole BW 59 is located on ground optioned from Silver Quest Resources Limited, and returned an average grade of 1.25g/t Au over 329 metres, ending in 5 metres of 9 g/t Au (see news release dated January 5th 2010). Richfield has sent the first shipment of samples to the Stewart Group Assay Laboratory in Kamloops BC, with assay results expected in May 2010.

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Dirk Tempelman-Kluit Ph.D, FGAC, VP Exploration for Richfield Ventures Corp., and has been reviewed by Lindsay Bottomer, P.Geo., who is a "Qualified Person" as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

About Richfield Ventures Corp.

Richfield Ventures Corp. is a public mineral exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol RVC. Richfield has been actively acquiring and exploring mineral tenures in the Nechako Plateau regions of British Columbia.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Richfield Ventures Corp.

"Peter Bernier"

Peter Bernier, President

Certain statements in this press release may be considered forward-looking information, including those relating to "plans" of the company. Such information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors -- including the availability of funds, the results of financing and exploration activities, the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses and other risks -- that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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


For further information: For further information: Peter Bernier, President, Richfield Ventures Corp., 101-242 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 2M2, Toll Free 1-877-992-6644, Phone: (250) 992-6644, Fax: (250) 992-6643,,

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