Apoquindo Minerals Inc.
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Apoquindo Minerals Inc.

February 26, 2010 09:15 ET

Apoquindo Intersects 118m of 1.00% Cu Including 47m of 2.01% Cu at the Zafranal Copper-Gold Porphyry

- Hole ZFDDH10-007 intersects 118m (41-159m) of 1.00% Cu & 0.09 g/t Au, including 47m (42-89m) of 2.01% Cu & 0.13 g/t Au.

- Hole ZFRC10-047 intersects 171m (70-241m) of 0.53% Cu & 0.04 g/t Au, including 45m (96-141m) of 1.04% Cu & 0.07 g/t Au.

- Both holes expand the Main Zone.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2010) - Apoquindo Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM)(BVLAC:AQM)("Apoquindo" or "the Company") through its wholly owned Peruvian subsidiary, Minera KoriTambo SAC ("KoriTambo"), announces additional exceptional 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 3 RC holes and 2 diamond drill holes.

See drill plan map

http://www.apoquindominerals.com/s/Zafranal.asp

Hole No. From To Interval Cu% Au ppm
           
ZFRC10-047 70 241 171m 0.53 0.04
           
Incl. 96 141 45m 1.04 0.07
           
ZFRC10-048 56 101 45m 0.45 0.10
           
And 119 158 39m 0.77 0.07
           
ZFRC10-049 85 130 45m 0.51 0.06
           
ZFDDH10-011 114 171.90 57.90 0.43 0.09
           
And* 190 346.50 156.50 0.49 0.11
           
ZFDDH10-007 41 159 118 1.00 0.09
           
Incl. 42 89 47 2.01 0.13
           
* Hole ended in > 0.2% Cu mineralization.

Hole ZFRC10-047 was drilled northwards (-85 degree dip) from the same pad as previously reported ZFRC10-037 (100m @ 0.57% Cu & 0.09 g/t Au) and extends the enrichment blanket further to the north than previously recognized. Further step-outs to the north are planned along this section.

Hole ZFDDH10-007 was also drilled northwards (-55 degree dip) and is a 100m step-out north of Teck Cominco Peru S.A.'s ("Teck's") hole ZFRC04-007 (72m @ 1.08% Cu & 0.24 g/t Au), the westernmost mineralized hole identified during Teck's drilling campaign in 2004-2005. A high-grade enrichment blanket is underlain by significant hypogene copper mineralization here, suggesting that the Main Zone may extend further to the west and north. Step-outs to the west of ZFDDH10-007 and ZFRC04-007 have been completed and assay results are pending.

Drilling through early February has focused on a 1.2 km long segment of the 3.5+ km east–west trending intensely mineralized Main Zone; one of six porphyry copper-gold targets within the Zafranal project. The Company continues an aggressive drill program at Zafranal with the plan to drill 40,000 meters that will include grid drilling the Main Zone, testing of the east and west extensions of the Main Zone, deep drilling on the Main Zone, and testing several of the satellite targets during 2010.

KoriTambo can acquire an initial 51% interest in the Zafranal copper-gold porphyry project from 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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