West Timmins Mining Inc.
TSX : WTM

West Timmins Mining Inc.

October 21, 2008 08:00 ET

1,500 Metre Long Gold-Bearing Zone Identified on WTM's Universo Project

Second Gold Zone Averages 1.13 g/t Gold, with Grades to 7.70 g/t Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2008) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announces that on-going exploration on its 100% owned, 350,000 hectare Universo Project has outlined two extensive zones of gold mineralization, including one which can be traced for over 1,500 metres on surface. The Universo Project adjoins the recent Camino Rojo gold discovery in Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi States, Mexico.

Gold mineralization has been identified for over 1,500 metres along a NW trending fault zone which can be traced in isolated outcrops emerging from extensive pediment cover (see photos at http://www.westtimminsmining.com/main/?universoGoldProject). All 36 chip, channel and grab samples collected along this trend returned anomalous gold mineralization averaging 0.45 g/t gold and 1.56 g/t silver. The gold mineralized zone is characterized by strong silica/jasperoid development, a trace element suite characteristic of "Carlin-type" disseminated gold deposits and a structural/geologic setting similar to the large disseminated gold deposits of Central Nevada, U.S.A. At least three other, parallel gold mineralized structures have been identified on the Universo Project, or adjacent properties, trending NW toward the recent Camino Rojo discovery.

Ten kilometres to the south, gold mineralization of similar character has been identified in three areas flanking a large pediment covered plain. The southern anomaly, centered on a 140 x 100 metre zone of silicification, returned an average grade of 1.13 g/t gold and 1.14 g/t silver from twenty-three surface rock chip and channel samples including individual samples grading as high as 7.70 g/t gold. Six samples collected from an isolated outcrop ridge 590 metres to the east averaged 0.50 g/t gold and weakly anomalous silver. Anomalous gold mineralization, averaging 0.22 g/t gold, was also detected in two isolated outcrops 940 metres to the north, bordering the same area of pediment cover.

"The identification of two potentially large gold-bearing systems within the southern portion of the Universo Project area continues to highlight the potential of this district scale gold project," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "With these discoveries, the commencement of production at the nearby Penasquito deposit and the growth of the adjacent Camino Rojo Zone this portion of Central Mexico is emerging as an important new bulk tonnage gold district."

Additional sampling and surface trenching in both areas is planned and prospecting activities will continue throughout the Company's recently acquired land package in the Universo area focusing on a number of colour anomalies identified during a recent helicopter reconnaissance program.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported herein are from surface outcrop samples collected from the Company's Universo Project. Sampling was conducted on site by trained personnel and sealed samples are transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Chihuahua, Mexico by employees of consulting firm Minera Cascabel S.A. de C. V. on behalf of West Timmins Mining. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay-ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Samples additionally underwent 34 element ICP-MS analysis. Silver, zinc, copper and lead values in excess of 100 ppm, 1%, 1% and 1% respectively were re-analyzed by fire assay. For quality control purposes blank and analytical control standards were inserted into the sample sequence at irregular intervals. Mr. Darin Wagner (M.Sc., P.Geo), the Company's President, has acted as non-independent qualified person for this news release. The qualified person has visited the project site, examined several of the outcrop localities, reviewed the available technical information for the project, and has verified that there were no significant discrepancies with respect to the quality control samples submitted for analysis along with the surface samples.

About West Timmins Mining Inc. (www.westtimminsmining.com):

WTM is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. In August of 2008 the Company announced the start of a 22,000 metre drill program targeting recently discovered high-grade gold mineralization on its Thunder Creek Property in Timmins, Ontario. WTM also has five exploration projects in Mexico, highlighted by the Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico where the Company is expanding the La Dura Copper Porphyry discovery and the high-grade Lluvia de Oro gold-silver Project in Chihuahua, Mexico. West Timmins Mining is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM.

On behalf of the Board of West Timmins Mining Inc.

Darin W. Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer

For further details on West Timmins Mining Inc. please refer to prior disclosure at www.sedar.com. The securities described in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any U.S. state securities laws, and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities regulation, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including "will", "expected to", "plans", "planned" and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the Company's annual information form as filed with the Canadian securities regulators which are available at www.sedar.com. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.

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