Zonte Metals identifies new target area 4.5 kilometres to the northwest of the Pit Target from soil geochemistry at the Wings Point Gold Project


BEDFORD, NS, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Zonte Metals Inc. (TSXV: ZON) (the "Corporation" or "Zonte") is pleased to report it has identified a new target area from soil geochemistry which lies 4.5 kilometres to the northwest of the main Pit Target area.

A recent soil sampling program was carried out northwest of the Pit Target area following up on historic soil and till sampling programs dating back as far as the late 1980's. Sampling by Zonte was designed as a cursory first pass to test the potential in this area. The soil geochemistry data was successful in identifying a large arsenic-in-soil anomaly with intermittent elevated gold-in- soils. Two soil lines were completed in this area and on the southern line the arsenic-in-soil anomaly is nearly 500 metres in width with arsenic values up 1259 ppm. The northern line also displayed elevated arsenic and gold, with the anomaly at one location sitting 660 metres along strike from the anomaly on the southern line. Gold values were slightly anomalous and are consistent with values identified from the soil sampling over known mineralized zones in the Pit Target area, where arsenic appears most effective for identifying mineralization associated with bedrock as gold is only intermittently elevated. This target area will be referred to as the 4.5NW Target.

The 4.5NW Target area is open along strike and crews will infill and expand the soil sampling coverage to the north and south. Several other anomalies were identified between this area and the Pit Target area which require additional follow-up to assess the potential of these zones. Additional information and an image of the arsenic-in-soil anomaly can be found on the website at http://www.zontemetals.com/.

Update on the Pit Target

As previously noted the Corporation has identified two large induced polarization geophysical anomalies in the Pit Target area. The anomalies called the Western and Eastern Geophysical Anomalies are 1200 metres in strike length and up to 150 metres in width; and 600 to 700 metres in strike length and up to 120 metres in width, respectively. In both cases the anomalies are coincident with bedrock gold and arsenic mineralization exposed in the bottom of an operating gravel pit. On May 25, 2011 Zonte press released soil data outlining a third anomaly identified from arsenic-in-soils which is parallel and sits on the southern side of the Eastern Geophysical Anomaly. This third anomaly, measuring 700 metres in strike length and up to 100 metres in width, is also coincident with gold in bedrock which was identified along the access road to the gravel pit. Zonte has applied for a permit to trench along this and several other geochemical anomalies at which time it will then be able to define drill targets for the first phase drill program. The upcoming drill program will test the geophysical anomalies, the third arsenic-in-soil anomaly and any other target that merits drilling once the trenching has been completed.

Terry Christopher, President and CEO comments "After compiling historical data a number of interesting areas have emerged. Additional exploration is underway in these newly defined areas. The 4.5NW Target area was identified in an area where Noranda found elevated gold levels in till sampling in the late 1980's and is located near a large thrust structure making it a high priority target for Zonte."

About Zonte

Zonte Metals Inc. is a junior explorer focused on gold. Our model is to find projects with large scale potential and to that end the Corporation is actively reviewing and completing field due diligence on projects in the USA, Africa and South America.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking statements which include statements regarding the Corporation's future plans, as well as statements regarding financial and business prospects and the Corporation's future plans, objectives or economic performance and financial outlooks. The Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable but actual results may be affected by a variety of variables and may be materially different from the results or events predicted in the forward-looking statements. Readers are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

There can be no assurance that the exploration program will identify any priority targets. The actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in this news release. The time frames identified to work programs and other activities may vary significantly from actual completion of the proposed work programs.

In evaluating forward-looking statements readers should consider the risk factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Corporation does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

This news release has been reviewed and approved by Dean Fraser, P.Geol, and a "qualified person" under 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 of accuracy of this release.


For further information:

Terry Christopher
CEO and President
408 - 1550 Bedford Highway,
Bedford, NS,
B4A 1E6
Tel: (902) 405-3520

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