Freewest Resources Canada Inc.
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Freewest Resources Canada Inc.

November 16, 2009 12:00 ET

Freewest Resources Canada Inc., Spider Resources Inc., and KWG Resources Inc., Provide Drilling Update on the Big Daddy Chromite Prospect

- Strike and Depth of Big Daddy Chromite Prospect expanding to northeast and beyond 250 metres depth

- Hole FWR-09-43 encounters 93 metres of chromite mineralization, including 76 metres of Massive Chromite

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire – Nov. 16, 2009) - Freewest Resources Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FWR)("Freewest"), Spider Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SPQ)("Spider"), and KWG Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KWG)("KWG") are pleased to provide an exploration update on the drilling at the Big Daddy Chromite property. Since starting the current exploration program on September 23, 2009, twenty drill holes totaling 5,776 metres, have been completed and two more holes are underway. These holes have continued to expand and delineate the Big Daddy Chromite prospect (a magmatic chromium deposit type) along strike and to depth. The total amount of drilling in the current campaign is estimated to be 11,000 metres in 28 drill holes, designed to test the entire geophysically inferred strike length of the Big Daddy prospect on the property to a depth of +/- 250 metres at an optimum drill density of 100 metres, being the depth and density for a preliminary pit optimization review.

Drill Program

Drilling has progressed significantly since the last report of October 14, 2009, when holes up to FW-09-31 were reported up to and including section 2000 metres East. Originally, holes were spaced at 100 metre stations along lines 200 metres apart, but now spacing has been tightened to 100 metres by 100 metres. Two of the newly reported holes were drilled on Section 2100 metres East, thus extending the strike length to at least Section 2100 metres East (see drill plan http://spiderresources.com/pressreleases/SPQPR20091110DDHCollars300dpi.png). Drilling continues to successfully encounter chromite mineralization in each section. Since the start of the project in 2006 chromite mineralization has been established between section 900 metres East to and including section 2100 metres East, for an inferred strike length of 1300 metres thus far. Drilling will continue to explore the chromite mineralization towards the northeast, where faults are interpreted to have offset Big Daddy from the Probe "Creek Zone" and Freewest's "Black Thor". In addition, drilling has commenced on a coincident magnetic and electromagnetic anomaly, that straddles the border between the Big Daddy property with four claims held by Freewest due north of the Big Daddy Property.

Assay QA/QC protocol

Samples are continuously being sent out for analysis and are being tracked through a chain of custody process from the time they leave the base camp at McFaulds Lake until they arrive at the laboratory, then during the analytical process that involves preparing the samples at Actlabs facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario through final processing at their facility in Ancaster, Ontario. Once final assays are received from the lab, the analytical results (including the labs internal quality control data) are reviewed and processed by an independent Quality Assurance, Quality Control protocol established at the onset of the program. Once the QA/QC process is completed, the final approved assays are entered into a master assay data file where the results are initially compared to the lithological record for each drill hole and then weighted averages are calculated over appropriate core lengths. Averages will be reported once the final results for a complete hole are available. At present there are no complete holes with assays to report.

Summary of Drill results (since last report)
 
DDH IDCompletedLineSta #Az.DipLength
(m)
Mineralization Highlights (visuals)
FW-09-32Oct 15 / 0921 E1850 N15050291.593.7 - 97.0  thick beds massive Cr in dunite 180.9 - 186.0  Massive Cr  (5.1m Cr) 186 0 - 206.6  intermittent beds massive Cr in dunite
FW-09-33Oct 20 / 0915 E1800 N15050267195.0 - 205.6  Massive Cr  (10.6m Cr) 207.6 - 221.0  Massive Cr  (13.4m Cr)
FW-09-34Oct 18 / 0914 E1900 N15050468315.6 - 315.9  Massive Cr (0.3m Cr)
334.0 - 351.9  Massive Cr  (17.9m Cr)
354.5 - 360.0  Massive Cr  (5.5m Cr)
383.0 - 415.3  Massive Cr  (32.3m Cr)
FW-09-35Oct 26 / 0916 E1800 N15050429348.0 - 356.5  Massive Cr  (8.5mCr)
365.0 - 398.6  Massive Cr (33.6m Cr)
FW-09-36Oct 17 / 0915 E1700 N150501929.8 - 19.5 Massive Cr  (9.7m Cr)
24.9 - 28.5 Massive Cr  (3.6m Cr)
33.0 38.0 Massive Cr  (5.0m Cr)
47.65 - 96.0 Massive Cr  (48.35m Cr)
FW-09-37Oct 20 / 0913 E1700 N15050171100.0 - 114.0  Massive Cr  (14.0m Cr)
FW-09-38Oct 29 / 0921 E1900 N15050423263.0 - 266.0  Massive Cr  (3.0m Cr)
372 - 378  Massive Cr (6.0m Cr)
388.2 - 388.8  Masive Cr  (0.6m Cr)
390.55 - 398.0  Massive Cr  (7.45m Cr)
FW-09-39Oct 31 / 0917 E1850 N15050328119.1 - 137.8  Massive Cr  (18.7m Cr)
FW-09-40Oct 31 / 0917 E1750 N1505017581.8 - 83.6  Massive Cr  (1.8m Cr) 
87.4 - 102.2 Massive Cr ( 14.8m Cr)
FW-09-41Nov 10 / 0917 E1950 N15050490.5262.5 - 265.3  Massive Cr  (2.8 m Cr)
319.6 - 320.5  Massive Cr (0.9m Cr)
353.7 - 356.1  Massive Cr (2.4m Cr)
441.0 - 460.4 Massive Cr (19.4m Cr)
FW-09-42Nov 6 / 0919 E1750 N15050133.58.0 - 24.5  disseminated Cr
24.5 - 35.9  thin intermittent Cr beds
FW-09-43Nov 13 / 0919 E1850 N15050330224.5 - 243.0 Massive Cr (18.5m Cr)
243.0 – 260.0 intermittent Cr beds
260.0- 317.5 Massive Cr  (57.5m Cr)
FW-09-44in progress18 E1950N15050  
Abbreviations: Cr (chromite)

True widths of the chromite mineralization have yet to be determined, as this is typically done once the geometry (attitude, dip, strike) of the mineralized body is determined. The systematic drill pattern as planned is designed to better understand the Big Daddy Chromite Prospect along its entire strike length at regular intervals, as the chromite mineralized intersections are quite variable due to the geological nature of the intrusion. Once the current program is completed, an estimate of true width will be provided. At the current rate of drilling, it is anticipated that the field portion of the program will be completed in early December.

Qualified Persons

Spider's VP Exploration James Burns P.Eng., along with Neil Novak P.Geo., President of Spider, have prepared and reviewed this press release, both of which are Qualified Persons under Canadian Securities Guidelines.

About Freewest

Freewest is a well-financed mineral exploration company. It is actively exploring for gold, base-metals and chromite within eastern Canada. Corporate information can be accessed on the Internet at www.freewest.com. Freewest's shares are listed on Tier 1 of the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol FWR.

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