Gravity West Mining Corp.
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Gravity West Mining Corp.

January 22, 2008 12:49 ET

Gravity West Resumes Drilling New Drake Hill Copper-Nickel-PGE Discovery at Voltaire Lake

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) - Livio Susin, president of Gravity West Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GRW) is pleased to announce that diamond drilling has resumed on the company's Voltaire Lake property, 150 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Drilling was suspended in December for a midwinter break. At that point, hole VL07-10 was at a depth of 354 metres. This hole, the last of a series of holes designed to test the Black Sturgeon fault, will be completed to its target depth of approximately 400 metres before the drill is moved back to the "Drake Hill" area, where massive and disseminated sulphide mineralization with nickel-copper and palladium values was intersected in holes VL07-03A, -04 and -05 (see news release of January 16th, 2008).

The Voltaire Lake property comprises 54,000 acres in the western part of the Sibley basin. It covers a 35-kilometre length of the Garden Lake greenstone belt, which is completely covered by Sibley sediments and diabase sills, and (at its west end) by heavy overburden. It has never been seen, and has only minimally been explored for the mineralization it might contain. The Drake Hill nickel-copper-palladium discovery is the result of three of the first six diamond drill holes into this "hidden" greenstone belt. Hole VL07-03A is the only hole so far to test the 700-metre long conductor that reflects the massive sulphide zone containing the nickel-copper mineralization in hole VL07-03A.

The Drake Hill area contains 33 separate airborne conductors, with an aggregate length of about 12 kilometres, as well as three magnetic anomalies. The palladium-bearing drill intersection in DDH VL07-03A (1.22 grams/tonne Pd over 1.00 metre core length) was in a pyroxenite phase of a mafic to ultramafic intrusion at the edge of one of these magnetic anomalies, which measures approximately 1,000 by 750 metres.

A 3,000 metre diamond drilling program is planned for the Drake Hill area. Drill holes will be targeted to delineate and better define the extent of the mineralized zone intersected in DDH 07-3A, and will initially be guided by the airborne VTEM® survey results. As the program progresses, targets will be refined by ground horizontal loop, magnetic and gravity surveys to commence once the present line cutting program is complete.

Other operators in the vicinity of the Voltaire Lake property are seeing encouraging results from their exploration programs, with nickel-copper discoveries giving new life to an area that had a reputation based on its history as a gold mining district.

A new discovery of nickel mineralization by Benton Resources Corp. on its Ruby Hill showing, announced in a news release of November 23rd, 2007, gave assays up to 0.63% Ni. It is located 65 kilometres west of Drake Hill, on the same belt. In the Beardmore-Geraldton belt, which is essentially an eastward extension of the Garden Lake belt, with most of the intervening area covered by Lake Nipigon, Kodiak Exploration Ltd. has made a new nickel-copper discovery on its Sleeping Giant property (news release, January 8th, 2008) and Sage Gold Inc. is expanding its Jacobus nickel-copper deposit (news release, January 18th, 2008). These projects are 105 km and 100 km respectively from Drake Hill.

About the Sibley Basin

The Voltaire Lake property in the Sibley Basin is primarily a uranium exploration project, focussed on searching for uranium mineralization at the unconformity where the Proterozoic-age Sibley sediments rest on the older Archean basement rocks. Unconformity-related uranium deposits in the Athabasca basin of Saskatchewan and the Kombolgie basin of northern Australia are often extremely high grade and account for a large proportion of the world's uranium reserves.

Exploration for unconformity-type uranium involves identifying basement rock units that are chemical traps for uranium, as well as structures that can act as conduits for mineralizing solutions. In the Sibley basin, the favourable basement rocks are in the Archean greenstone belts, that contain graphite, sulphides and magnetite. Archean greenstone belts have proven to be prolific sources of gold, base metals (copper-zinc-gold-silver) and nickel-copper-PGE's. So as an added bonus, exploring for uranium in the Sibley basin gives the chance of discovering any of these other types of mineral deposit.

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Derrick Strickland, P.Geo., a director of the company and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Livio Susin, President and Director

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