Gitennes Update on Peru Copper-Silver Project



    VANCOUVER, April 16 /CNW/ - Gitennes Exploration Inc. (TSX-GIT) is
pleased to report that geologists working for the Company have recently
completed a brief mapping and sampling programme on the TotoRoko Property.
Results are highly encouraging, with the mineralized zone being traced in
patchy outcrop along a 3,500-metre strike length. The property has been
increased in size to 5,000 hectares. TotoRoko is a grassroots prospecting
discovery made by the Company and is located in west-central Peru.
    Copper-silver-gold mineralization at surface is oxidized, with secondary
minerals such as matrix-filling and disseminated chrysocola and malachite
occurring within highly metasomatized, Jurassic-aged volcanic tuffs and
related sediments. Recent work suggests that this mineralization is confined
to a bedded tuff unit that dips down-slope at forty degrees and maybe 10 to 50
metres thick. Additional zones are likely present.
    A new area of copper-silver mineralization has now been found at least
1,500 metres further northwest than the original showings. This new zone shows
similar characteristics, with copper-bearing, silicified volcanic rocks
enveloped by an epidote-garnet-magnetite skarn. Mineralization appears to
strike in a north-westerly direction into an area of anomalous stream sediment
anomalies that has not been prospected. The 1,500 metre "gap" between the two
prospects has also not been prospected in detail. Bedrock exposure is poor
within this gap, but mineralized float is present, suggesting that in-fill
work could confirm the potential continuity of the prospective mineralization.
    New chip channel results from scattered outcrops within these two
mineralized zones include the following significant copper - silver results:

    
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       Sample length
                 (m)          Zone          Cu %      Ag (g/t)        Au ppb
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 5.0            NW          2.79          23.3           136
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.5            NW          1.33          63.7           206
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.0            NW          1.24           4.8             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.5            SE          1.97          45.0           663
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 2.0            SE          1.38          29.8             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.0            SE          1.06          25.7             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.0            SE          1.73          34.4             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 6.0            SE          1.58          32.7           204
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 2.0            SE          1.37          25.2             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 3.0            SE          0.54          56.4             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.5            SE          0.79          42.6             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 1.5            SE          0.94          17.0             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                 6.0            SE          0.83          24.3             -
       ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The zone remains open to the northwest and the southeast. The widespread
occurrences of mineralized float suggest that other zones will be found on the
property.
    Exploration work at TotoRoko is expected to continue over the next few
months, including detailed mapping, sampling and geophysical surveys.
    Work at TotoRoko is supervised by A. Fernandez-Baca (P.Geo). Analytical
services are provided by ALS Chemex in Lima, Peru. The technical information
in this release has been reviewed by J. Blackwell (P.Geo), a Qualified Person
as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    information herein.




For further information:

For further information: Jerry Blackwell, President, Suite 2390 - 1055
West Hastings Street, Box 60, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2E9, Tel: (604) 682-7970,
Fax: (604) 682-7903, email: info@gitennes.com, website: www.gitennes.com

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