La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

April 20, 2011 09:30 ET

La Quinta Finds 10 g/t Gold at Its Easter Project, Nevada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2011) -La Quinta Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) ("La Quinta") is pleased to announce that trenching on its Easter project, Lincoln County, Nevada, on the West Vein target uncovered a sheared epithermal quartz vein 22 ft (6.77 m) thick that contained an average of 0.025 oz/ton (0.85 g/t) gold values where intersected. The vein includes two outer zones with thicknesses of 5 ft @ 0.031 oz/st (1.54 m @ 1.07 g/t) and 2 ft @ 0.034 oz/st (0.62 m @ 1.15 g/t). The trench was excavated along 190 ft (58.5 m) following contour on a steep hillside, to intersect the projected strike of vein fragments found by reconnaissance sampling in 2010. Four additional zones of 5 ft thicknesses contained gold values 0.010-0.023 oz/st, in silicified and clay-altered tuffs in the hanging wall of the West Vein. Preliminary metallurgical studies are planned for all intervals containing gold values greater than 0.01 oz/st. There are no previous records of metallurgical studies on mineralization from the West Vein area. La Quinta's contractor has now completed reclamation of this area, as well as reclamation of the 2010 drilling program area.

Additional geological reconnaissance was made along strike 1,600 ft west (500 m) of the area of trenching, in the Extension target. Reconnaissance samples taken 500 ft westerly from the trench site returned gold values from a zone of thinly banded quartz-adularia-sericite veins of 7.32 g/t and 10 g/t (0.21 oz/st and 0.29 oz/st). The zone of mineralization is interpreted to be a shoot raking to the west within the West Vein system. The shoot appears to be 200-300 ft in strike length and 80-100 ft in width. Depths of mineralization are anticipated to be similar to those identified below the indicated resource at the Main Vein. Follow-up detailed sampling is planned for this area during 2011. There are no records of drilling having ever been performed on this area. Silver and other trace element analyses are pending for both reconnaissance and trench samples.

The information contained in this news release has been reviewed, approved and deemed relevant by Walter Martin, (President of the Company) C.P.G., a qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. He was also responsible for sampling and fieldwork protocols. Samples were and are being analyzed at ALS Minerals in its Reno, NV and North Vancouver, BC facilities.

About La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta is a junior precious metals exploration company actively seeking mineral opportunities for the benefit of our stakeholders. Currently the Company is focused on exploring for gold and silver on its Easter Project and Black Jack properties in Nevada. The Easter Project is underlain by an epithermal quartz-adularia vein stockwork system hosted 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. The resultant 121 holes and five adits were used to outline a 43-101 compliant resource of 2.6 million tons at 1.3 g/t gold (0.038 oz/t) and 14 g/t silver (0.4 oz/t) within an area of gold mineralization with a strike length of at least 6,450 feet (1,966 m) and drill-defined widths up to 90 feet (27.4 m). Significant prior intercepts include up to 0.194 oz. Au / ton over 90 feet (6.6 g/t over 27.4m true thickness) (including 0.549 oz. Au / ton over 15 feet [18.8 g/t over 4.5m]) and 0.084 oz. / ton over 110 feet (including 0.534 oz. Au / ton over 5 feet) [2.88 g/t over 33.5 m w/internal 18.3 g/t in 1.52 m]. The Black Jack property, an early-stage exploration target in NE Nevada, consists of old mine workings that contain silver- gold-base metals veins hosted in Ordovician limestones that overlie nearby Cambrian shale. No resource has been identified on this property.

On behalf of the board

Glen Watson, CEO and Director

This document includes 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.

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