La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

January 10, 2007 14:00 ET

La Quinta-Commences Work on Multiple Gold-Silver Targets in Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2007) - La Quinta Resources Corporation ("La Quinta") (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) is pleased to announce that geologists and crews have been mobilised to its wholly owned Orofino Property in the Sonora Gold belt in Mexico. Work will commence by 15th January 2007, concentrating on initial surface sampling and trenching aimed at matching conditions on the ground to indicators in the recently developed GIS (Geographic Information System)/ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radimeter) model for the exploration area. Minera Teck S.A. (Teck Corporation) explored the Orofino Property in 1993. Several areas of mineralization including areas called El Orofino, Creston Colorado, La Perla, El Quelitoso and El Gato were at that time explored. Each of these areas is one to two kilometres distant from the others. The work to be initiated next week will include the El Gato (the Cat) area located 1 kilometre east of the La Perla pit, where Teck drilled a single R/C hole in 1993 that intersected 12.2 meters of 2.71 gpt gold within a significant colour anomaly. The results of this hole have only recently been obtained and are not believed to have been broadly known. Other significant intercepts by Teck included 7.6 metres grading 2.54 gpt Gold, plus 73 gpt Silver approximately 50 metres north of the La Perla Pit, which also requires follow up. Teck dropped the Orofino project subsequent to the 1993 program as gold prices declined and much of their reconnaissance work was never followed up.

Malcolm Swallow, La Quinta's Chairman stated that, "We are looking forward to getting started on Orofino, which we consider has excellent potential for near surface leachable gold production in the relatively near term. The earlier work by others when coupled with the use of satellite imagery and GIS modelling should allow us to rapidly focus on areas of interest and develop a significant mineral resource in the area."

In July of 2006, La Quinta signed an option to purchase the Orofino and La Perla gold Properties, totalling 414 Hectares, in the Sonora Gold belt in Mexico. In addition, the Company acquired the exploration rights to a further 4,844 Hectares surrounding the Orofino Project area. The area has been worked in the past for near surface leachable gold, with an old heap leach containing some 60,000 tonnes of material from the La Perla and Orofino areas reportedly grading around 6 grams per tonne. The surrounding area includes a large colour anomaly stretching in excess of 2 km off the existing La Perla / Orofino ground. In addition the Claim block includes a number of other discrete gold showings and also several abandoned previous gold workings. To complete the acquisition of the La Perla and Orofino ground, La Quinta must make payments totalling $1.06 million plus 1 million shares of the company both spread over 5 years. The properties are subject to a 2% NSR, with 1% capped at $1 million.

Elsewhere, La Quinta Resources is working to complete its due diligence program and then to rapidly move into a detailed and comprehensive exploration program on 7,010 square kilometres of the Twangiza - Namoya gold belt in Maniema and South Kivu Provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC.) More details of the Mexican Exploration initiative, the project in the DRC and the Company's other gold exploration projects in Canada, can be found on the company's web site at

On Behalf of the board

Malcolm JA Swallow, Chairman and CEO

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