SOURCE: Weststar Resources Corp.

Weststar Resources Corp.

December 18, 2009 03:30 ET

Positive Results From Soil Sampling Program at Yukon Properties

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of its reconnaissance (and preliminary) soil sampling program conducted on both its Golden Fox and McKinnon properties in the Yukon. These properties are located adjacent to and north of the White Gold Play, in western Yukon. Here, Underworld Resources has been actively drilling a gold resource within felsic intrusive rocks.

The Golden Fox property has an area of 10.5 km2 and is adjacent to the eastern boundary of Underworld Resources Inc.'s White Gold property. The Company carried out 11.5 line kilometers of soil samples/silts along three distinct drainage areas in the north, central and south parts of the claim area. A total of 135 soil/silt samples were collected along drainages at approximately 50 meter intervals.

Analytical results from silts from the Golden Fox property suggest an anomalous area covering 850 meters in length with elevated gold values to 30 ppb.

The McKinnon property, situated approximately 45km north of the White Gold property includes an area of 13.5 km2. The Company carried out a soil sampling program over 11.5 line kilometers, obtaining 168 soil samples. Soil samples, at 50m intervals, were collected from two widely spaced parallel lines which traverse the claim area from North to South over a distance of approximately 5 kilometers. In addition, silts were collected along drainages in the northwest corner of the claim block. All samples were delivered for multi-element ICP analysis at Eco Tech Laboratory of Kamloops, BC.

An anomalous zone approximately 1,600 meters in length is demonstrated by samples with elevated Au values to 70ppb and associated arsenic with up to 240ppb.

The McKinnon property has had intermittent work since 1899 when explorers first found disseminated gold within a conglomerate sequence. Assessment reports from various authors suggest either a paleoplacer source for gold or possibly tectonic and related to a fault structure and/or a carbonaceous rich portion of an extensive conglomeratic unit. Volcanic units in the area include andesitic flows and also rhyolite and therefore analogies may be drawn with Underworld Resources geology and accompanying gold mineralization within felsic rocks.

The next phase of work contemplates current and historical data compilation over the winter months and mobilizing a soil sampling crew at first melt. A 100 meter grid soil sampling program will concentrate on infilling between these new anomalies and will be combined with geological mapping and rock sampling to target follow up backhoe trenching.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the Company by Stuart Fraser, P. Geol, a qualified person.

The Company also advises that it has closed its private placement announced on December 2, 2009, for total gross proceeds of $365,000. The private placement consists of 7,300,000 units at $0.05 per unit. Each unit consists of one common share and one transferable share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable into one additional common share at a price of $0.10 per share until December 15, 2011. Proceeds of the placement will be used for general working capital.

For its efforts in finding certain placees, the Company paid a total of $28,000 in finders' fees and issued a total of 560,000 share purchase warrants to the finders authorizing the holders to purchase one common share for each warrant held at a price of $0.10 per share until December 15, 2011.

All securities issued under the placement are subject to hold periods expiring on April 16, 2010.

The Company also advises that it has agreed, subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange, to settle $63,138.91 in debt owed to an arm's length creditor of the Company by way of the issuance of 973,413 common shares at a price of $0.07 per share.

About the Company: Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) is a mineral exploration company focused on discovering and advancing mineral properties by utilizing modern geological science to evaluate historical known discoveries. Weststar offers the potential for rapid corporate growth and asset appreciation. Weststar's portfolio is currently focused in Canada and holds Coal, Lithium, Copper and Gold properties.

On Behalf of the Board

Mitchell Adam, President
Weststar Resources Corp.

For additional information please contact the Company at 1-604-669-9330 or email: info@weststarresources.com

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release." WARNING: The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward looking" statements. Actual results could differ materially from those described in the news release as a result of numerous factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.

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