La Quinta Resources Corporation
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La Quinta Resources Corporation

September 16, 2010 09:30 ET

La Quinta Resources Announces Completion of Its Initial Drilling Program at Easter Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) - La Quinta Resources Corporation ("La Quinta" or "The Company") (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) is pleased to report that it has completed the initial phase of drilling on its Easter Project located in S.E Nevada.

La Quinta drilled 2,290 ft of reverse circulation percussion drilling in 11 drill holes sited in the outcrop of the Main Vein at Easter. Hole depths ranged from 200 ft – 225 ft. Assays are pending. The placement of the holes was designed to be integrated with the recently completed 43-101 compliant resource calculation. The drilling focused on the core area of mineralization in the Main Vein, with an outcrop approximately 1,000 ft in strike length as well as on part of a flexure segment on the west side. The main outcrop is exposed as much as 200 ft above the valley floor with widths of 30 ft to more than 100 ft. This program is designed to sample the previously unsampled exposed part of the Main Vein in multidimensional aspect. It will integrate pending assay results from holes drilled through the footwall into the Main Vein with assays from an existing sample grid that covered the face of the Vein. Technical personnel limited the program to 11 holes in the field to dovetail best with the existent sample grid, rather than drill the 16 sites permitted.

Mineralization of the rhyolitic crystal tuff host rock includes quartz-adularia veining and replacement of the tuff, as well as propylitic alteration in the footwall. These types of alteration are similar to that found at numerous volcanic hosted gold–silver deposits in Nevada, e.g., Round Mountain, Rawhide and Ken Snyder.

The information contained in this news release has been reviewed, approved and deemed relevant by Walter Martin, C.P.G., a qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

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 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 and drill-defined 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). 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.

SEC 12G file#82-35061

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