Gitennes acquires options on two BC exploration projects

VANCOUVER, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - Gitennes Exploration Inc. (TSXV: GIT) has entered into option agreements to buy 100% interests in two prospective mineral properties situated in southern British Columbia.

Riddle Property: This property covers a portion of a Tertiary alkaline volcanic feature that has rare-earth mineralization within a two metre-thick unit of tuff and sandstone. A limited amount of rare earth-related exploration was done in 2000, which was mostly rock sampling and trenching. Samples returned values of 2550 to 3130 ppm lanthanum, 582 to 676 ppm neodymium, 3260 to 4340 ppm cerium as well as elevated europium and samarium. Uranium and thorium values are very low, however barium is extremely high. The mineralized zone appears to be bedding parallel and shallowly dipping, and the target horizon may extend at least 1000 metres at shallow depths.

Elsewhere at Riddle zones of silicified volcanic breccia are associated with areas of bleached and altered tuff. These areas have been previously explored for gold with only limited encouragement. The relationship between these area and the rare earth mineralization is not known, however the Company intends to examine the total potential of the property especially in light of the evolution in knowledge of similar geological settings such as Bear Lodge, Wyoming.

Riddle is accessible by all-weather highways and seasonal roads and trails from Penticton or Vernon, BC.

Keg Property: The Keg covers an area of hydrothermally altered diorite and volcanic rock located at the northern end of the Guichon Batholith near Ashcroft, BC. The Guichon is host to Teck's Highland Valley copper mine, one of the largest open pit, bulk-mining copper mines in the world. The Keg Property has had very little exploration, with the last episode possibly in 1968 to 1971. There is evidence of at least three drill holes from this period but no property-wide geochemical or geophysical survey.

The geological feature of interest at Keg is a series of gossans exposed in deep ravines that are the product of weathering sericite schist containing disseminated pyrite. Malachite has been noted however copper values in the gossan are low. The gossans are not evident from afar; this is likely the reason for the nearly four decades of inactivity.

To the south the Keg gossans appear to pass beneath a much younger cover of Tertiary Kamloops Group basalt and shale. The area beneath this cover where the pyritic alteration is projected to continue is a potential target for disseminated or porphyry copper-type mineralization.

Keg is accessible by road from Ashcroft.

Agreements: Both properties are under option-to-purchase agreements with arms-length vendors. The terms are four years in length and include payments totalling $100,000 as follows: $10,000.00 initial payment on signing the option agreement, followed by a second $10,000.00 payment after six months, then payments of $20,000.00 each on or before the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th anniversaries of signing. Gitennes will own a 100% interest in the properties subject to a 1% net smelter returns royalty.

Planned Exploration: The Company anticipates some preliminary examination and logistical work to be completed during June. Detailed work will commence once meetings are held with First Nations groups living in the area of the two properties, followed by obtaining any necessary permits from Government. It is anticipated that both properties will require geological mapping, soil geochemical and possibly geophysical surveys prior to drilling.

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

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

DISCLAIMER: This news release includes certain statements, other than historical information, that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the companies are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Gitennes believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include general economic, market or business conditions, and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Historical information necessarily is not current and is provided for your reference only. No warranty whatsoever is made that any of the historical information is accurate, precise, or up-to-date. For more information on Gitennes and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any of the securities of Gitennes in the United States.

SOURCE Gitennes Exploration Inc.

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