La Quinta Resources Corporation

La Quinta Resources Corporation

September 14, 2011 09:30 ET

La Quinta Resources Drilling at Carruthers Pass Massive Sulfide Project, B.C.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - La Quinta Resources Corporation ("La Quinta" or "The Company") (TSX VENTURE:LAQ)(FRANKFURT:LQK) is pleased to report that that diamond drilling on the Carruthers Pass volcanogenic massive sulfide project is underway. Drilling is targeting three areas initially. Full Force Drilling of Peachland, B.C. has been contracted to drill up to 1,000 m (3,250 ft) NQ core in this helicopter – supported program. Sampling of visibly altered and mineralized intervals is in progress.

Initial drilling targeted massive sulfide mineralization approximately 10 m x 7 m where exposed. The exposure is interpreted as a boulder by former operators. The angle drilling intersected 3 m (10 ft) thickness of copper-dominant massive sulfide in contact with metagabbro, beneath which was unconsolidated material. The Company believes this exposure to be a detached slab; its massive sulfide is thicker than any horizons reported by previous operators. Quarter-split samples of this core have also been submitted to ALS Minerals. During due-diligence review of the project, the Company sampled this slab to confirm historical values reported in prior technical reports. Values from those grabs are as follows:

Sample No. Sample Au g/t (oz/st) Ag g/t (oz/st) Cu % Zn %
080711-01 Massive pyrite w/ chalcopyrite, top 3.84 (0.112) 147 (4.3) 2.43 2.90
080711-02 Sulfide-rich shale + gouge, W side 0.85 (0.025) 111 (3.2) 1.81 6.46
080711-03 Massive pyrite w/ chalcopyrite, bottom 3.38 (0.099) 82 (2.4) 1.49 4.21

The values compare favorably with historic sampling reported previously at this site:

Sample No. Cu (%) Zn (%) Ag (g/t) Au (g/t)
62692 1.12 7.05 56 2.100
72638 2.62 2.99 >99 0.169
63454 3.13 4.50 >99 0.458
Govt-A 4.44 4.48 250 3.170

In addition to the drilling, an Induced Polarization surface survey ("IP") is underway over and outlier to the drill sites. Scott Geophysics is the contractor for these IP surveys.

Mr. Geoffrey Goodall, P. Geo., an independent qualified person as defined under Standard for Disclosure of Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") has supervised field activities including chain-of-custody protocols.

The information contained in this news release has been reviewed, approved and deemed relevant by Walter Martin, the Company's President, C.P.G., a qualified person as defined under Standards for Disclosure of Mineral Projects (National Instrument 43-101).

The Carruthers Pass project is under option from Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CRB) ("Cariboo Rose"). Under the terms of the LOI, the Company can acquire 90% of the project from Cariboo Rose over a six (6) year term by spending $2 million in work commitments on the project, and making payments of $470,000 cash and issuing 2 million shares of the Company's common stock to Cariboo Rose. The Company further has opportunity to acquire the remaining 10% interest from Cariboo Rose at fair market value. The project is subject to a 2.5% royalty, which may be reduced to 1% royalty by purchase from the underlier, Phelps Dodge Corporation of Canada, Limited for $1.5 million.

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 the Easter Project and on its 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. The Carruthers Pass property is a massive sulfide project with copper, gold and silver located 70km south of Kemess copper-gold mine. The project consists of 8 claims covering 3,250 hectares. No resources have been identified in either the Black Jack or Carruthers Pass properties.

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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