Gitennes Exploration Inc. - Timeline on 2011 Exploration at Urumalqui

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Gitennes Exploration Inc. (TSXV-GIT) is pleased to advise shareholders that its earn-in partner on the Urumalqui Project, AndeanGold Ltd., is anticipating to begin drilling before the end of March 2011.


AndeanGold's Peruvian affiliate, PeruGold S.A. is in receipt of the voucher from Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines the approving its Declaration of Environmental Impact Study ("DIA") application. The DIA authorizes the Company to undertake a 3,000-metre drill programme on the Project. Drilling will focus on infill drilling to a depth of 200 meters along the central and south eastern segments of the Urumalqui Vein, which cover one-kilometre of the 1,500-metre long outcropping Urumalqui Vein where the majority of Gitennes' three previous drilling programs occurred. The programme is intended to achieve an overall drill hole spacing of approximately 50 metres over the 1.0 kilometre vein strike, to a depth of 200 metres. AndeanGold plans to commission a resource estimate upon completion of this program.


PeruGold has also signed water assignment agreements with several surface owners in the Project area and has applied for a water permit with the Peruvian Local Water Authority ("ALA") for the utilization of the assigned water rights. The granting of the water permit was dependent on an approved DIA, so the water permit from ALA should be issued by the end of February 2011. PeruGold has also signed surface-use agreements with the key surface owners controlling lands covering the Urumalqui Vein and has leased land and built a core storage facility.


Gitennes granted an option to AndeanGold (Gitennes News Release dated February 1, 2010) whereby its Peruvian affiliate, PeruGold. can earn a 60% interest by:

   
a) Expending $3,000,000 of qualifying expenditures on the Project over a four - year term,
      b) Completing 3,000 metres of drilling by the end of the second year of the Term and 7,000 metres of cumulative drilling by the end of the third year of the Term, and
      c) AndeanGold issuing Gitennes 80,000 shares in four tranches of 20,000 shares. Gitennes may elect to receive cash in lieu of shares, with the amount not to exceed $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 with respect to the first, second and third year anniversary date payments, respectively. If the market value of the shares on the respective payment dates exceeds the maximum cash payment amount on such date, the difference will be paid in equivalent shares.


Urumalqui is an epithermal vein which is mineralized with potentially economic silver and gold mineralization. Gitennes acquired the properties by staking in 2002 and explored it jointly with Meridian Gold Inc. until mid-2005, upon which Gitennes assumed 100% ownership. Work on the property since January 1, 2003 includes grid-controlled soil sampling, IP and magnetic geophysics surveying, three phases of core drilling (approximately 7,336 metres in 47 holes) and preliminary metallurgical testing. A technical report on the Project, dated March 30, 2009 is available under the Company's
disclosure filings at www.sedar.com.


The technical information in this release has been reviewed by J. Blackwell (P.Geo.), a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.



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SOURCE Gitennes Exploration Inc.

For further information:

Jerry Blackwell, President


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