Apoquindo Minerals Inc.
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Apoquindo Minerals Inc.

March 19, 2010 09:00 ET

Apoquindo Expands High Grade Zone at Zafranal Intersecting 71m of 1.78% Cu and 0.35 G/T Au

- Hole ZFDDH10-013 intersects 71m (133-204m) of 1.78% Cu & 0.35 g/t Au, including 57.5m (138-195.5m) of 2.09% Cu & 0.41 g/t Au, high grade zone remains open to the north.

- Hole ZFDDH10-014 intersects 105m (40-145m) of 1.16% Cu and 0.12 g/t Au, including 64m (64-128m) of 1.55% Cu & 0.11 g/t Au, western extension remains open

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) - Apoquindo Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM) ("Apoquindo" or "the Company") through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera KoriTambo SAC ("KoriTambo"), announces continuing positive drill results from the Zafranal project located in the northwestern extension of the Southern Peru Copper Porphyry Belt near the city of Arequipa.

Today, the Company reports the drill results from 4 RC holes and 4 diamond drill holes. (See drill plan map: http://www.apoquindominerals.com/s/Zafranal.asp).

Hole No. From To Interval Cu% Au ppm
ZFRC10-053 190 304 114 0.58 0.11
And 329 350 21 0.30 0.08
ZFRC10-054 181 254 73 0.46 0.09
ZFDDH10-13 133 204 71m 1.78 0.35
Incl. 138 195.50 57.50 2.09 0.41
And 253 292 39 0.31 0.06
And 302 328.05 26.05 0.40 0.05
ZFDDH10-14 40 145 105 1.16 0.12
Incl. 64 128 64 1.55 0.11
And 152 194 42 0.47 0.06
And 216 256 40 0.33 0.05
ZFDDH10-15 66.6 129.6 63 0.57 0.17
And 187 275.15 88.15 0.44 0.15
ZFDDH10-16 148.3 203 54.7 0.61 0.13
And 275.75 351 75.25 0.82 0.07
ZFRC10-055 No Significant Results
ZFRC10-056 No Significant Results

Hole ZFDDH10-013 was drilled 100 metres east of previously reported drill hole ZFRC10-046 (70m @ 0.36% Cu), along the northern fence of drill holes completed to date. The significant copper intercept found here (71m @ 1.78% Cu) indicates that the high-grade core of the deposit remains open to the north.

Hole ZFDDH10-014 was drilled 100 metres north of previously reported drill hole ZFDDH10-12 (144m @ 0.68% Cu) and shows that the western extension of the Zafranal main zone remains open.

Holes ZFRC10-055 and ZFRC10-056 targeted one of two geophysical anomalies identified to the east of the Main Zone, over 1.1km east of the easternmost drill hole completed by the Company to date.

Tom Henricksen, Chief Geologist for Minera KoriTambo states, "We are very pleased with these results. Hole 13 (ZFDDH10-013) contains the best grade based on combined Cu-Au that the Company has announced to date."

KoriTambo can acquire an initial 51% interest in the Zafranal copper-gold porphyry project from Teck Cominco Peru S.A. ("Teck"), subject to Teck's right to earn-back to a 60% interest. The agreement also provides options for KoriTambo to increase its interest to 60% and to 100% if Teck does not exercise its earn-back right.

The Company has established a rigorous QA/QC program at Zafranal which includes the insertion of blanks, duplicates and certified standards into the sample stream. Core is photographed on site and subsequently sawed in half, with one half sent for analysis and the other half stored for future reference and assay verification. RC chips are split twice on site using a riffle splitter, with 25% of the sample being sent to the laboratory for assay and the rest stored for future verification purposes. All Zafranal samples are shipped to ALS Chemex´s sample preparation facility in the city of Arequipa, where they are crushed and pulverized. Prepared samples are shipped to ALS Chemex´s certified laboratory in Lima where they are analysed for gold, copper and multi-element ICP.

Dr. Tom Henricksen, consultant geologist of the Company and Chief Geologist for Minera KoriTambo, the Company's Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101, has approved the information contained in this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Turner, President and CEO

ABOUT APOQUINDO: The Company is a Canadian based mineral exploration company whose principal purpose is the acquisition and development of base metal deposits in South America. Through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera Koritambo SAC, the company is developing the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry Project located in the Southern Peru Cu-Porphyry Belt. Please refer to www.apoquindominerals.com for further information regarding the Company and its projects.

Management and directors have extensive experience working for the world's largest mining companies as well as several junior exploration companies. Apoquindo Minerals has offices in Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and Vancouver, Canada.

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