Lateegra Gold Corp.

Lateegra Gold Corp.

January 17, 2011 09:12 ET

Lateegra Expands Into Quebec

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Lateegra Gold Corp. ("Lateegra" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LRG)(FRANKFURT:LTGB) announces that it has executed a Letter of Intent with a group of prospectors by which it can acquire a 51% undivided interest (subject to an underlying net smelter royalty of 2% with an option to purchase 1% for $1 million) in a mineral exploration project known as the "B-14 Property" (the "Property"). The Property is located in Beschefer Township, north western Quebec. Pursuant to the terms of the proposed agreement, Lateegra can earn an undivided 51% interest by making cash payments totalling $25,000 and issuing a total of 3,000,000 shares over a one year period.

Lateegra has also entered into a letter of intent with Sea Green Capital Corp. whereby it can acquire the remaining 49% interest in the Property (subject to an underlying net smelter royalty of 1% with an option to purchase 0.75% for $500,000) for a total of $25,000 and 3,000,000 common shares to be paid and issued to Sea Green.

About the Property

The B-14 Property consists of 33 claims encompassing 5.3 sq km. and located approximately 2 km southeast of the Broullan Batholith and immediately south of Balmoral Resources Ltd.'s flagship Fenelon property, the focus of a recent $18 million financing. Further afield and 10 km northwest lays the Selbaie Mine (previous production of 57.5 million tonnes grading 0.56 g/t Au, 38 g /t Ag, 0.87 % Cu, and 1.85% Zn; MRNQ, DV 2001/01). The Property is underlain by hematized quartz-feldspar porphyry and albitized quartz diorite which intrude variably altered intermediate to mafic volcanic rocks. The following is the link to the map:

Hosting the gold-mineralized B-14 zone, discovered by Selbaie Mines in 1995, previous historic drilling results include 3.53 g/t gold over a core length of 28.6 m in hole B-6 drilled by Selbaie Mines Inc., and 4.86 g/t Au over 10 m in SBJ-06-01 drilled by Seagreen Capital Corporation. The B-14 zone has been traced over a strike length of 1 km following a volcanic sequence adjacent the intrusion and along a fault zone identified by Selbaie Mines and Soquem, extending vertically to a depth of at least 150 m below surface. The diorite intrusion, being in contact with the mineralized volcanics, is distinctly altered and contains up to 7.55% Na2O, 2235 ppm strontium and 1675 ppm barium (Michaud 1997; GM 60445).

Planned near-term exploration on the B-14 Property involves establishing grid lines, carrying out induced polarization and magnetometer surveys at a 50 meter line spacing (previous coverage was at a 200 meter spacing), followed by diamond drilling based on the assessment of the better defined geophysical targets. Exploration is expected to commence early this winter, as weather conditions permit.

"Lateegra is pleased to have acquired the B-14 Property representing an important addition to Company's expanding portfolio of quality gold projects in the Abitibi region of northern Ontario and Quebec," stated President and CEO Chris Verrico. "Altered porphyry systems are a feature of all of Lateegra's projects in Ontario and Quebec, including the DeSantis, Stoughton and Beschferer projects. Within the Abitibi region, these types of rocks are known to be associated with world-class gold deposits."


Christopher Verrico, President and CEO

Cautionary note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specifically noted, are considered speculative. The company has not filed a National Instrument 43-101 report on any property, but will do so as soon as the information is available. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary Note to US investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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