Update on Oromonte Projects Including A New Gold Zone At Pangui

    NELSON, BC, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Oromonte Resources Inc. (ORR:TSX-V; OF6:FRA)
is pleased to provide an update on its exploration projects in southeast
Ecuador. Highlights include:

    -  Reconnaissance mapping, prospecting, soil sampling and rock sampling
       on the Pangui anomalies;
    -  A regional stream sediment sampling program in the northern part of
       the Pangui concession;
    -  Reconnaissance field work within the Marissa Project; and
    -  Initiation of reconnaissance field work within the Virgen del Cisne

    Oromonte's exploration crews are conducting the geological field work
permitted at each stage of the required environmental studies, ultimately
aimed at identifying drill targets and assessing the Company's potential
mineral resources. In addition, the Company has hired an experienced
Ecuadorean geologist to manage the Company's social and environmental
initiatives to ensure local communities are familiar with our projects and
modern mining methods, have an opportunity for input through community
consultations, and support the exploration activities. As well as holding the
mining rights, it is very important that cordial working relationships are
established with local communities and that permission is obtained from local
land owners before any exploration is started in Ecuador.


    San Andres Anomaly

    A new gold zone related to a major N-S fault structure in the southwest
part of the Pangui concessions was discovered during the follow-up of stream
sediment anomalies identified earlier in the program. Gold occurs in
quartz-adularia veins with colloform and coxcomb textures, disseminated pyrite
and locally graphite. The veins cut granitic rocks and adjacent sediments.
Some placer gold is being recovered by independent miners from the main stream
crossing the gold zone. So far only a few rock chip and soil samples have been
taken from this zone and the anomalous results are listed in the tables shown

                           SAN ANDRES ROCK SAMPLING
                 SAMPLE   Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu ppm    Mo ppm
                 PA-070    0.84   34.6      567       102
                 PA-339    0.11    0.079     25         1
                 PA-349    0.1     0.098     45  (less than) 1
                 PA-071    0.32    0.61      80         4
                 PA-077    0.13    0.13     165         2

                         SAN ANDRES SEDIMENT SAMPLING
                 SAMPLE   Au ppb  Ag ppb  Cu ppm    Mo ppm
                PASE-124   248     114      56   (less than) 1
                PASE-127   158     121      33   (less than) 1
                PASE-104   178     208     122   (less than) 1
                PASE-131   203      51      18   (less than) 1

    More prospecting and sampling will be required to determine the size and
grade of this zone.

    La Yona Anomaly

    The La Yona (Cu-Mo-Au-Ag) anomaly is hosted in a 1.0 by 0.5 km Tertiary
porphyry which intrudes Jurassic to Cretaceous granodiorite. Mineralization
within the La Yona porphyry consists of Qtz-Py-Cpy stockwork veins with
associated argillic and silica alteration zones. As nearly all of the area
underlying this regional anomaly is covered by a thick layer of residual soil
with little outcrop, the most feasible technique that can be used to prospect
the anomaly is soil sampling. Recent follow up work was conducted on a grid
which was cut over the area interpreted to be underlain by the La Yona
porphyry (1.6km by 0.6km). This work consisted of soil sampling, prospecting,
mapping and rock chip sampling of any outcrops within the grid area. Soil
samples were taken at intervals of 50m along lines 100m apart. Anomalous
values from this soil grid together with other types of anomalous samples from
La Yona are listed in the table below.

                            LA YONA ROCK SAMPLING
                 SAMPLE   Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu ppm    Mo ppm
                 PA-113    0.69    2.7     180         22
                 PA-195    0.71   33.0     192        221
                 PA-200    0.1     3.29     48        171


                          LA YONA SEDIMENT SAMPLING
                PASE-075   175     140      71          4
                PASE-084   237      36      26   (less than) 1
                PASE-081   144      49      43   (less than) 1


                            LA YONA SOIL SAMPLING
                 SAMPLE   Au ppb  Ag ppb  Cu ppm    Mo ppm
                  2003       9     121     110         23
                  2085      20     276     222         10
                  2230      18     285     301         12

    Muchime Anomaly

    This anomaly was identified by earlier stream sediment sampling and
prospecting. Outcrops of porphyry cut by quartz veinlets with pyrite and
locally barite were discovered during follow-up prospecting. Anomalous gold
values were returned from some of the rock chip samples collected from these
outcrops (see table below). More work is expected to be conducted on this
anomaly after preliminary exploration has been completed over the rest of the
Pangui concession.

                            MUCHIME ROCK SAMPLING
                 SAMPLE   Au g/t  Ag g/t  Cu ppm    Mo ppm
                 PA-1040   0.24    0.62     69          8
                 PA-1186   0.21    0.64     33         18
                 PA-1044   0.27    0.82     81         20
                 PA-1045   0.11    0.33    209          3

                         MUCHIME SEDIMENTS SAMPLING
                 SAMPLE   Au ppb  Ag ppb  Cu ppm    Mo ppm
                PASE-171   228      45      36   (less than) 1
                PASE-190   336      95      43          1
                PASE-174   197      49      21   (less than) 1

    Tundaya Anomaly - Molybdenum Porphyry

    Oromonte has now established working relationships with, and obtained
permission from, land owners in the Tundaya anomalous area enabling its
exploration program to proceed in the area. Follow up work in this anomalous
area is expected to be commenced shortly. This program will consist of
detailed prospecting, geological mapping, soil sampling and rock chip

    Guambime Anomaly

    A program consisting of prospecting, mapping and geochemical sampling is
expected to be commenced as soon as the community relations program is
completed in this area.

    Continuing Preliminary Exploration Within the Pangui Property

    Emphasis is being placed on completing stream sediment sampling and
preliminary prospecting with geological mapping and rock chip sampling in
geologically interesting areas over the remaining parts of the Pangui
concession. As soon as this phase of the program is completed, all the
identified anomalous areas within the Pangui property will be priority rated
for follow up on a priority basis.


    Located south of the City of Cuenca, an exploration program has recently
started on the 56,000 hectare Virgen del Cisne concession. This program will
be directed toward re-sampling previously documented mineral showings and
conducting regional geochemical silt sampling in the less populated areas of
the concession.


    Oromonte's 100% owned Marissa project consists of a 3025 hectare mining
concession located in the Azuay province, Ecuador, about 55 km south of
Cuenca. This concession was included in the acquisition of the Virgen del
Cisne properties and is being explored as a separate project. Marissa is
adjacent to the El Mozo high sulfidation gold deposit currently being explored
by Channel Resources. As of June 2005, Channel Resources reports (on website)
a project-wide Inferred Resource of 3.5 million tonnes with an average grade
of 2.3 grams gold per tonne using a 0.5 grams gold per tonne cut-off grade, or
approximately 250,000 ounces.
    A preliminary rock and stream sediment sampling program has successfully
identified a hydrothermal breccia in the central-west part of the concession.
The breccia is a northwest trending structure 800m long by 100m wide. It
consists of a siliceous matrix, silicified dacite porphyry fragments, late
stockworks of limonite/hematite veinlets, disseminated pyrite and locally
strong argillic alteration. Big boulders of vuggy silica with pyrite have also
been found in the southern part of the concession near the northern boundary
of the El Mozo concession. This silica may represent the northern extension of
the El Mozo deposit. A gold placer deposit about 600m long by 200m wide and 5m
thick occurs in the northeast part of the concession. Detailed geological
mapping, soil and stream sediment sampling, trenching and rock chip sampling
is currently being conducted on the property. Only a limited number of
analytical results have been received from the property to date.


    Exploration within our Chimbuza project has been temporarily halted until
the Company's environmental report has been reviewed and approved by
government. Geophysical work and preliminary drilling is expected to proceed
as soon as the environmental permits are obtained and the community
consultation process is completed.

    The Oromonte website describes the above projects more fully and includes
maps and photographs. www.oromonteresourcesinc.com.

    QA/QC Protocols

    Samples from the projects are sent to the ACME preparation facility in
Cuenca, Ecuador for processing and assayed by Group 1F-MS-15g in the ACME
laboratory in Vancouver British Columbia. If a rock sample yields more than 5
g/t Au a metallic fire assay Group 6-500 g is used, The quality control
protocols that are in place consists of insertion one blank at least every 30
samples, a field or lab duplicate every 30 samples and one of 3 different
certified reference standard material for every 30 rock samples; the insertion
of one standard for every 20 soil samples; and, the insertion of one reference
standard for every 20 stream sediment samples.
    The exploration programs are under the supervision of Oromonte's V.P.
Exploration and Mine Development, Alex Cruz. Mr. James Allan, Consulting
Geological Engineer, has been retained by Oromonte Resources Inc. to provide
QP services in Compliance with National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Allan has
reviewed the contents of this release for accuracy.

    About Oromonte

    Oromonte Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company engaged in the
acquisition, development and exploration of mining properties in Ecuador. The
Company has acquired mining concessions through lease and outright purchase
consisting of four consolidated properties namely: Chimbuza Property, Nambija
Property, Pangui Property, and Virgen del Cisne Property. These projects are
in early stage development with environmental studies and/or exploration
programs currently being implemented to identify drilling targets. The Nambija
property interests are now being transferred to Canuc Resources Corporation
subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
    The Company trades common shares and warrants on the TSX Venture Exchange
under the symbol ORR and common shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under
the symbol OF6.
    For further information you can visit the Company's website at:

    Cautionary Statement:

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed, and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
has approved nor disapproved the information contained herein. The News
Release includes certain "forward looking statements". All statements other
than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including,
without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and
reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of Oromonte,
are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can
be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from Oromonte's expectations are exploration risks detailed from
time to time in the filings made by Oromonte with securities regulations.

For further information:

For further information: Bruce Cottingham, CEO, Oromonte Resources Inc.,
Suite 206, 507 Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, V1L 4J2, Tel:
(250) 352-9923, Fax: (250) 352-9926

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