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Quaterra Discovers New Silver Zone at Nieves

Date : 11/14/2012 @ 7:00PM
Source : Marketwired

Quaterra Discovers New Silver Zone at Nieves


Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QTA)(NYSE MKT:QMM)(NYSE Amex:QMM) and its 50% joint-venture partner Blackberry Ventures I, LLC, today announced assay results from eight core holes totaling 3,060 meters completed between August and October 2012 at their Nieves silver property in northern Zacatecas, Mexico.

Hole QTA 190 intersected 0.8 meters of 1,865 grams per tonne (g/t) silver (54.5 oz/ton) which is part of a larger vein interval starting at 243.6 meters averaging 341 g/t silver (10.0 oz/ton). The hole was collared to test an induced polarization (IP) anomaly on the Orion vein, believed to be a westward extension of the Gregorio vein located two kilometers to the east. Holes QTA 191 and QTA 192, drilled 200 meters west and east of QTA 190, intersected 0.85 meters of 289 g/t silver and 1.1 meters of 284 g/t silver respectively. The new zone is open laterally and at depth.

"These results validate our belief that Nieves is a large, high-level hydrothermal system with potential to extend well beyond the limits of mineralization discovered to date," says Nieves Project Manager Hector Fernandez. "We have always thought that the vein system extends to the west, and hole QTA 190 confirms it."

Three holes (QTA 185-187) tested coincident IP and geochemical gold anomalies on the western extension of the Santa Rita vein. Holes QTA 186 and QTA 187 intersected 5.1 meter intervals averaging 0.7 g/t gold and 0.55 g/t gold respectively. The gold anomalies may represent the upper levels of deeper and as yet undiscovered silver mineralization.

Wildcat holes QTA 188 and QTA 189, drilled 2,000 meters further west from holes QTA 185-187 to test anomalous vein occurrences, did not intersect significant mineralization.

Dr. Thomas Patton is the qualified person responsible for the preparation and contents of this news release.

Exploration maps illustrating all of these features are posted on the Quaterra website. A table of drill-hole results is attached to this news release and posted on the Company's website. True thicknesses are about 80% of intercept widths reported.

Core samples were prepped and analyzed by ALS Chemex in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Vancouver, B.C., respectively. Property-specific standards were routinely submitted with each batch of samples. Samples were initially run using a conventional 35-element ICP analysis with an aqua regia digestion process. A 30-gram fire assay with gravimetric finish for gold and silver was run on all samples. ICP results are reported for silver values up to 100 g/t; fire assay results are reported for silver assays greater than 100 g/t. Samples containing more than 1% lead, copper or zinc were analyzed using AA with aqua regia digestion.

Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QTA)(NYSE MKT:QMM)(NYSE Amex:QMM) is a junior exploration company focused on making significant mineral discoveries in North America. The Company uses in-house expertise and its network of consultants, prospectors and industry contacts to identify, acquire and evaluate prospects in mining-friendly jurisdictions with the potential to host large and/or high-grade base and precious metal deposits.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Thomas Patton, President and CEO, Quaterra Resources Inc.

Some statements contained in this news release are forward-looking statements within the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements generally are identified by words such as the Company "believes", "expects", and similar language, or convey estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements, are included in filings by the Company with securities regulatory authorities. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time except in accordance with applicable securities laws. References may be made in this press release to historic mineral resource estimates. None of these are NI 43-101 compliant and a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify these historic estimates as a current mineral resource. They should not be relied upon and Quaterra does not treat them as current mineral resources.

Expanded information on the Company's projects is described on our website at www.quaterra.com or contact Lauren Stope at 604-641-2746 or email: info@quaterra.com.

To view the map associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/qmm14-F1.pdf.

November 2012 Nieves Drill Results: Holes QTA 185 to QTA 192


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           From       To  Interval       Au     Ag      Ag    Pb    Zn      
Hole        (m)      (m)       (m)  gfame/t    g/t  oz/ton     %     %  Area
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QTA185    17.35    18.45      1.10     0.59    0.1     0.0     0  0.01 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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QTA185   234.00   238.90      4.90     0.14    2.4     0.1     0  0.02 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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QTA185   238.25   238.90      0.65     0.35   15.3     0.4  0.01  0.04 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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QTA185   329.90   330.45      0.55     0.70   18.1     0.5  0.02  0.04 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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                                                       0.0                  
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QTA186    17.00    22.10      5.10     0.70    0.9     0.0     0  0.02 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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includes  17.00    19.50      2.50     1.13    1.1     0.0     0  0.01 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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QTA186   280.50   286.55      6.05     0.20   10.7     0.3  0.02  0.03 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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includes 283.90   284.40      0.50     0.77   43.6     1.3   0.1  0.17 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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QTA187    88.05    93.10      5.05     0.55    0.6     0.0     0  0.01 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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includes  88.05    90.00      1.95     1.03    1.0     0.0     0  0.02 Santa
                                                                        Rita
                                                                        West
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QTA188   no significant                                                5200E
             values                                                     line
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QTA189   no significant                                                5200E
             values                                                     line
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QTA190   167.45   183.60     16.15     0.04   30.6     0.9  0.03  0.08 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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includes 167.45   168.50      1.05     0.15  133.0     3.9  0.13  0.72 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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QTA190   243.60   248.30      4.70     0.08  340.9    10.0  0.21  0.15 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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includes 247.50   248.30      0.80     0.14 1865.0    54.5  1.15  0.69 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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QTA191   198.75   203.00      4.25     0.10   14.2     0.4     0  0.01 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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QTA191   209.00   225.00     16.00     0.05   21.9     0.6  0.01  0.02 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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includes 220.95   221.80      0.85     0.06  289.0     8.4  0.12  0.08 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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QTA192   156.85   158.50      1.65     0.14  191.6     5.6  0.01  0.16 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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includes 156.85   157.95      1.10     0.07  284.0     8.3  0.02  0.24 Orion
                                                                      (West)
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All holes drilled at 350 degree azimuth, -50 degree inclination.            

The TSX Venture Exchange and the American Stock Exchange have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

Contacts: Quaterra Resources Inc. Thomas Patton President and CEO 604-641-2758 Quaterra Resources Inc. Lauren Stope Manager Communications 604-641-2746info@quaterra.com www.quaterra.com



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