La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

April 22, 2010 10:32 ET

La Quinta Acquires Historical Data on its Easter Project in Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) - La Quinta Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) ("La Quinta"), is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of historical data developed on its Easter project in Lincoln County, Nevada from former owners and other sources. The data consists of multiple file boxes of assays, sample maps, geologic maps, and geophysical surveys, in addition to data from 121 drill holes including lithologic logs, assays and core. Most of the data has been digitized and include a GEMCOM model of the historic data.

Based on examination of the data, La Quinta has expanded the claim position acquired from Nevada Eagle Resources LLC from 20 lode claims to 70 lode claims in preparation for work during the 2010 field season. La Quinta believes that its claim position, approximately 1,446 ac (585 ha), now covers the entirety of the Easter epithermal gold-silver vein system.

La Quinta has engaged Applied Geosciences LLC of Reno, Nevada, to analyze and to update the GEMCOM model of the historical drilling to bring those modeling results into compliance with current NI 43-101 standards. Previous resource calculations not compliant with NI 43-101 by Homestake Mining (as reported by former JV partner World Wide Minerals on June 20, 1994) indicated a near surface historic resource of 3.35 million tons grading 0.065 ounces per ton gold (218,000 gold ounces) to depth of 200 feet. Subsequent drilling (84 holes) has also shown the system is open at depth and along strike; these later results will be incorporated into the updated model being prepared currently.

About La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral opportunities for the benefit of all our stakeholders. Currently the Company is focused on exploring for gold and silver on its Easter Project and Black Jack property in Nevada. The Easter Project is underlain by a quartz-adularia vein stockwork system within Tertiary volcanic rocks of the Caliente Caldron Complex of southeastern Nevada. Numerous drill programs were conducted over the past 27 years by several operators and 121 holes outlined an area of gold mineralization with a strike length of at least 6,450 feet and widths up to 90 feet. Significant prior intercepts include up to 0.194 oz. Au / ton over 90 feet (including 0.549 oz. Au / ton over 15 feet) and 0.084 oz. / ton over 110 feet (including 0.534 oz. Au / ton over 5 feet).

A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historic resource estimate as current mineral resources or to verify the analytical work as reliable. These do not meet current 43-101 standards and are presented here only as an indication of the amount of gold mineralization.

On behalf of the board,

Glen Watson, CEO and Director

This document includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words "potential", "plan", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "should", and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward-looking statements. Although La Quinta believes that their expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements.

SEC 12G file#82-35061

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