La Quinta Resources Corporation
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La Quinta Resources Corporation

December 15, 2010 09:30 ET

La Quinta Resources Announces Trenching Program at Easter Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - La Quinta Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LAQ) ("La Quinta" or "The Company") is pleased to report that it has filed for permits to conduct a trenching program on its Easter Project located in S.E Nevada. The program is expected to better define the orientation and thickness of veins carrying gold and silver in the West Vein area.

In September 2010, La Quinta's technical crew sampled outcrops and shallowly buried extensions of the West Vein during a reconnaissance effort to identify extensions of mineralization westward from the Main Vein area. The West Vein is located approximately 0.5 mi (0.66 km) west of the drill – indicated resource in the Main Vein area, outside the limits of prior drilling. Reconnaissance rock chip samples of poorly exposed quartz veins taken during the program contained as much as 3.5 g/t gold (0.1 oz/t) and 21 g/t silver (0.6 oz/t). Trenching through shallow hillslope cover is expected to refine potential drill targets in this previously undrilled area.

La Quinta anticipates receipt of approval to commence the program by mid-January.

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, and La Quinta's President.

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

La Quinta Resources Corp.

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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