La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

June 07, 2007 11:01 ET

La Quinta Identifies New Areas of Gold Mineralisation in Mexican Exploration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - La Quinta Resources Corp. ("La Quinta" or "LAQ" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) today reported results of its work to date on its La Virgen/Sanson project (formerly known as Orofino,) in the Mexican South Sonora gold belt.

During the early part of 2007, La Quinta carried out a surface sampling, geological mapping and soil sampling program on the numerous mineral occurrences on the 5,000 hectare property with a view to identifying targets for follow-up reverse circulation drilling in 2007.

A program of bulldozer trenching and surface mapping and sampling over known areas of mineralisation has recently been concluded. In the existing old pit at La Perla, near the centre of the Company's claims, chip sampling returned an intersection of 30 metres averaging 3.19 g/t Au and 83.2 g/t Ag. At La Perla, the mineralization appears to occur in a propylitically altered series of dacitic to andesitic porphytitic volcanics affected by structurally controlled gold-bearing lenses.

Similarly, on the adjacent La Perlita target, one trench returned 4.30 g/t Au over 12 metres. Here the recent work has clearly identified an anomalous zone of mineralisation extending some 500 metres in length by up to 40 metres in width.

In the La Virgen / Quelitoso area, the Company has exposed a zone carrying 6 metres grading 3.12 g/t Au, 157 g/t Ag, 2% Pb and 1% Zn.

On the El Gato - Virgen 5 target, trenching identified a zone of gold mineralization grading 1.01 g/t Au close to a prior Teck Minera hole which included 15 metres at 2.5 gpt gold; 35 metres down the hole.

As part of its initial exploration efforts on the property, the Company also carried out a program of soil sampling at 100-metre spacing over an anomalous surface alteration zone in the centre of the property, which has been recognised over at least two kilometers. This program has identified two separate areas of overlain gold and zinc anomalies. One anomaly extends a minimum of 700 metres by 200 metres and averages 1500 ppm Zn with good gold credits and the second measures 1200 metres by 300 metres, averaging 500 ppm Zn, again with gold credits. These structures are trending NW-SE and are open to the South.

Michel Cormier, the Company's newly appointed President and COO; a Geological Engineer with long experience in successful gold exploration, both in North America and in French speaking Africa, visited the property recently. Following his visit, he commented: " I am impressed with the results of the program to-date and am excited by the future opportunities this project brings to the Company. All these anomalous gold showings warrant further work and we have agreed a program which will allow us to rapidly understand and extend the known mineralisation and which should lead to an initial drill program in the near future.

We intend to undertake an immediate program of ground geophysics, including magnetometer and IP surveys to better define the orientation of the first drilling program. At the same time we will carry out a further trenching program and a detailed geological mapping and sampling program to extend the recently identified zones of high grade mineralisation. On the major soil anomalies, we intend to trench and sample bed rock in a search for hidden gold and base metals targets, which will also be backed up with geophysics and an extension of the soil geochemistry to the South. All this work is aimed at extending known gold mineralisation and modeling structural continuity, leading to a drill program, which we would hope to be able to start in August 2007."

Mapping, trenching and soil sampling was carried out by the Company's contract geologists. Samples were transported to the Hermosillo preparation facilities of iPL Labs of Vancouver, (International Plasma Labs Limited,) where drying, crushing, pulverizing and splitting took place. Sub-samples were then sent to iPL in Vancouver for acid digestion followed by gold, silver and multi-element ICP assaying. Blanks and Standards were inserted into the sample batches as appropriate by the Laboratory.

Michel Cormier, geol.-eng.(Quebec, Lic. # 31542,) has visited the property and reviewed the sampling methodology, sampling results, the program to date and the information supporting the present press release. He is acting as the Qualified Person in respect of the requirements of NI-43-101 for this Press Release.

Because of the success of this sampling and surface trenching program the Company has extended its current exploration area by staking an additional 600 hectares to the SE of the claim block. La Quinta is very encouraged by its current results in Mexico and looks forward to a favorable drill program in the near future.


Malcolm JA Swallow, Chairman and CEO

SEC 12G file # 82-35061

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