West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

October 28, 2009 08:00 ET

WTM Drilling Extends North Zone Gold System, Returns Multiple High Grade Intercepts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2009) -

- Highlights include 7.67 g/t gold over 4.50 metres

- Seven separate gold bearing structures intersected over 325 metres strike length

- High-grade 4500 (NL2) Zone also extended

West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) ("WTM" or the "Company") today announced that recently completed drilling has confirmed the presence of multiple gold-bearing structures along the North Zone gold trend and has successfully intersected the mineralized system for over 325 metres along strike. All seven gold mineralized structures identified to date remain open down dip, and in several cases they remain open along strike for further expansion. The North Zone Trend is located on the Company's 100% owned Thorne Property, part of the West Timmins Gold Project, in Timmins, Ontario.

Highlights from the most recent drill program include intercepts of 7.67 g/t gold over 4.50 metres, including 17.55 g/t gold over 1.50 metres, and 8.01 g/t gold over 1.10 metres from the 4500 (or North Lower (NL) 2) Zone and 12.64 g/t gold over 0.60 metres, 6.31 g/t over 0.90 metres and 3.37 g/t over 6.10 metres from the North Zone (see table below). These results continue to confirm the high-grade nature of both of these mineralized structures which have been significantly extended by the current program.

North Zone Gold Trend Results

HoleSectionFromToIntervalGoldZone
Number (metres)(metres)(metres)(g/t) 
GS-09-334325 E 263.00 318.00 46.00 0.61 NU2
   387.00 388.60 1.60 2.33 North
   443.60 447.00 3.40 2.07 
including  446.60447.000.407.06 
  459.50464.004.507.674500 (NL2)
including  459.50461.001.5017.55 
  522.50524.001.506.38NL3
   Terminated above NL3
GS-09-364450 E 97.00 98.00 1.00 1.84 North
   Terminated above NL1, NL2, NL3
GS-09-374475 E75.9076.800.906.31North
   95.50 96.20 0.70 4.83 NL1
  138.30139.000.709.43 
  156.90158.001.108.014500 (NL2)
GS-09-384475 E25.1026.901.806.39NU2
   144.50 147.00 2.50 1.87 North
  159.10160.000.906.79NL1
   290.00 291.00 1.00 2.54 4500 (NL2)
GS-09-394525 E 30.50 31.30 0.80 2.57 NU2
   86.00 87.00 1.00 1.54 North
  110.00113.003.005.38NL1
   173.00 174.00 1.00 3.19 4500 (NL2)
GS-09-40  Lost in Overburden
GS-09-414325 E 54.80 65.00 10.20 1.28 NU2
   211.00 212.00 1.00 1.58 North
  248.80249.500.709.694500 (NL2)
   315.50 316.00 0.50 0.67 NL3
GS-09-424150 E Collared in Footwall to North Zone
   101.00 103.00 2.00 2.09 4500 (NL2)
GS-09-434200 E 26.00 32.00 6.00 0.61 NU2
  68.0069.501.505.58NU1
   88.80 92.50 3.70 3.81 North
including  89.5090.100.6012.64 
   Terminated Above NL2 and NL3
GS-09-444200 E 99.00 105.10 6.10 3.37 North
including  101.00102.001.006.88 
   231.70 237.50 5.80 3.62 4500 (NL2)
including  235.00236.001.005.55 
GS-09-454475 E Collared in Footwall to North Zone
   91.00 96.00 5.00 1.45 4500 (NL2)

* Due to uncertainties in zone orientations, true widths are not known at this time; all values are uncut

Drilling has now traced, at shallow depths, seven (North Upper (NU) 3, NU2, NU1, North, North Lower (NL1), NL2 and NL3) sub-parallel gold mineralized structures along the North Zone Trend. Based on these results and the reinterpretation of historic data the NL2 Zone appears to correlate with the historic high-grade 4500 Zone on the Thorne Property. The North and 4500 (NL2) Zones are the most continuous and highest grade of the seven gold mineralized structures and both typically occur in the hanging wall to quartz-feldspar porphyry dykes. The majority of the holes completed during the current program were collared in the footwall to the NU3 structure.

Steeply plunging chutes of greater grade/thickness appear to be located at flexures or folds along these generally east-west striking zones. In addition to the results reported today a significant amount of historic drill data is present along North Zone Trend which allows the tracing of the gold mineralized structures to vertical depths of 250 to 400 metres. All zones remain open to depth.

Additional drill results remain pending from the Thorne, Wakemac and Beach (Probe Option) Properties in Timmins.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported are from halved drill core samples collected from WTM's 100% owned Thorne Property, part of the Company's West Timmins Gold Project. Core samples were collected by employees and consultants in the employ of the Company and are subject to the Company's quality control program. Sampling was conducted on site at the Company's exploration office in Timmins, Ontario and sealed samples were transported to Swastika Labs preparation facilities in Swastika, Ontario for the North Zone results reported. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay- ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Gold values in excess of 3.0 g/t were re-analyzed to confirm reproducibility. The remaining half of the drill core is stored on-site at the Company's Timmins exploration office.

For quality control purposes blank, duplicate 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 the intervals reported and, has verified that the reported results meet the Company's quality control standards.

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

WTM is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold projects in the major gold camps of North America. On August 27, 2009 the Company announced that it had entered into a Business Combination Agreement with Lake Shore Gold Corp. (LSG:TSX) whereby, pending shareholder approval, all of the outstanding shares of West Timmins Mining will be exchanged for shares of Lake Shore Gold at a ratio of 0.73 of a share of Lake Shore Gold for every 1 share of WTM held. Upon the successful completion of the Business Combination Agreement, West Timmins Mining will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lake Shore Gold and the combined companies will control a dominant land position, consisting of over 125 square kilometres of mineral exploration and development rights, in the quickly emerging West Timmins Gold District.

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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