Nitinat Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : NZZ

September 29, 2011 10:07 ET

Nitinat Announces Results from its Work Program and Commencement of Drilling Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - Nitinat Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NZZ) ("Nitinat") is pleased to announce the results from the initial phase of the 2011 field work program on its 100% owned Jasper Property. The work program was designed to follow up on the positive results from the 2010 program.

The Jasper Property is located on west-central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and consists of 10 mineral claims covering 6,615 hectares. Historical and recent exploration work from 1956 to 2010 has discovered numerous occurrences of stringer and massive base metal sulphide minerals including chalcopyrite, sphalerite and galena within a co-incident quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration zone.

The geochemistry results have been received for 12 rock samples taken from outcrops from five (5) targets at the Jasper Main Grid area. The results for key elements are as follows:

Target Sample Type Width metres Length metres Au g/t Ag g/t Cu % Pb % Zn %
Upper Camp Creek Road select grab 1 1 0.207 61.45 8.15% 0.01% 0.02%
select grab 0.5 1 0.121 7.88 0.09% 0.01% 0.05%
select grab 0.15 1 0.019 3.04 0.34% 0.01% 0.01%
select grab 0.75 1 0.041 34.4 8.38% 0.01% 0.02%
Pan North select grab 0.5 1 0.136 48.20 7.34% 0.14% 16.00%
select grab 0.5 1 0.047 7.15 1.18% 0.01% 4.21%
Upper Pan select grab 0.5 2 0.214 34.49 5.93% 0.04% 0.11%
Pan South continuous representative chips 1.25 6 0.042 17.68 0.95% 20.07% 9.61%
0.9 0.087 6.68 0.27% 0.52% 3.71%
0.5 0.072 7.75 0.39% 6.71% 9.11%
Log Sort continuous representative chips 2 2 0.035 2.50 0.64% 0.01% 0.05%
2 0.055 3.10 0.43% 0.06% 0.06%

Based on these results, Nitinat will commence a drilling program of approximately three (3) holes in October, 2011. The drilling program is designed to follow up on the positive results from the 12 rock samples.

All rock samples were taken by, or under the supervision of, Jacques Houle, P.Eng. and sent to, and analyzed by, Inspectorate Mining and Exploration Services Ltd. of Richmond, B.C. using 4-acid digestion and 50 element ICPMS, ore grade assay AA for over limit Cu, Pb, Zn, and 1AT fire assay AAS for Au.

All five (5) targets are known from previous work on the Jasper Property documented in previous reports and news releases by Inspiration Mining Corporation.

The Upper Camp Creek Road Target consist of several steeply-dipping, narrow (0.1-1.0 m. thick) quartz-sulphide veins containing varying amounts of pyrite, chalcopyrite and bornite hosted by altered volcanic rocks exposed in blasted and mechanically trenched outcrops along logging roads. The Log Sort Target consists of a gently north-dipping, 2 m. thick zone siliceous, sulphidic and chloritic volcanic breccia containing varying amounts of pyrite, chalcopyrite and malachite exposed over 2 m. length in a mechanically trenched outcrop. Neither is considered a high priority target at this time.

The Pan North Target consists of fault-bound segments of gently west-dipping to flat-lying semi-massive sulphides containing pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and bornite hosted by sericitic and siliceous volcanics, exposed in blasted and mechanically trenched outcrops along logging roads. The Upper Pan Target consists of chloritic and sulphidic volcanics containing pyrite and chalcopyrite in a 0.5 m. thick steeply west-dipping shear zone, exposed over 2 m. in a hand-trenched outcrop. The Pan South Target consists of a gently northwest-dipping, 0.5 – 1.25 m. thick quartz-calcite-sericite-sulphide vein containing pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite and galena hosted by chloritic volcanics and exposed over 6 m. in a mechanically trenched outcrop along a logging road. Three representative chip samples taken across the vein structure averaged 0.063 ppm gold, 12.07 ppm silver, 0.61% copper, 10.91% lead and 7.51% zinc over 0.9 m. thickness. The three Pan targets together are considered a priority target for diamond drilling initially by three 50-100 m. steep, east-trending holes at 50 m. spacing from the Caycuse Main Road, requiring a $50,000 budget. Additional drilling may be proposed conditional upon the results of the initial drilling.

The field work program is being supervised by Jacques Houle, P.Eng., a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Houle has reviewed the contents of this news release.

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