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Press Release

May 11, 2012

Hellix Margarita Drill Program Results

HELLIX VENTURES INC. (HEL:TSX.V / HLLXF:OTC) -Vancouver, BC- Frank Underhill, President, announces check assay results received from an independent assay laboratory on Hole HVM12-05 from the drill program completed this year on its Margarita gold project in southern Arizona. Initial results on all twelve holes were received from Skyline Laboratories in Tucson, Arizona and announced on April 18, 2012.

The check assays were prompted by doubts expressed by Hellix technical personnel at the lack of anomalous gold values from the original assays of Hole HVM12-05 in which the split core showed strong similarities to the near surface core from other holes drilled on the Main Margarita zone which returned higher gold values.

The values in Table 1 below show one gold mineralized five foot interval of Hole HVM12-05 from the initial testing of the core by Skyline. The values in Table 2 utilize check assays from ALS Minerals in Reno of the same hole showing a twenty-five foot interval from surface averaging 3.70 grams gold per metric tonne.

TABLE 1
ASSAY FROM INITIAL LABORATORY TESTING

Hole ID
From (ft)
To (ft)
Length (ft)
Length (m)
Au (g/Mt)
Au oz/t
HVM12-05
0
5
5
1.5
.45
0.013

TABLE2
CHECK ASSAYS FROM SECOND LABORATORY TESTING

Hole ID
From (ft)
To (ft)
Length (ft)
Length (m)
Au (g/Mt)
Au oz/t
HVM12-05
0
25
25
7.6
3.70
.108
Including
0
5
5
1.5
1.60
.047
Including
5
10
5
1.5
6.20
.181
Including
10
15
5
1.5
4.37
.127
Including
15
20
5
1.5
5.33
.155
Including
20
25
5
1.5
100
.029

 

For the check assays, select pulp samples from HVM12-05 were shipped from Skyline Laboratories in Tucson, Arizona directly to ALS Minerals in Reno, Nevada by Skyline employees as requested by Hellix. ALS Minerals in Reno, Nevada (an ISO accredited lab) tested the pulps for gold via fire assay with gravimetric finish. Two standards and one blank were included for QA/QC purposes.

The Company intends to re-assay select pulps from mineralized intersections on all the holes by a third independent assay lab as an audit confirmation of the originally reported assays.

Management is pleased with the results so far, particularly on the Main Margarita zone. As at this date, all holes in this zone show a minimum of twenty feet of continuous anomalous gold at or near surface. All results from the latest check assays will be announced when received.

The technical portion of this release has been reviewed by Qualified Person Laurence Sookochoff, P. Eng

 

HELLIX VENTURES (HEL – TSX.V) is engaged in the identification, acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver properties in North America.  Hellix has no debt (other than short-term trade payables), and has positive cash flow from fossil fuel production in Western Canada.  All transactions stated or referred to herein are expressly subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval as well as all other applicable regulatory body approvals. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HELLIX VENTURES INC.

Frank Underhill
President

HELLIX VENTURES INC. 
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