West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

December 02, 2008 08:00 ET

WTM Reports New High Grade Intercepts From the Golden River West Zone

High Grade Sub-Zone Returns 25.30 g/t gold over 1.50 metres and 12.75 grams over 1.00 metre

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2008) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that drilling on the Company's 100% owned Thorne Property in Timmins, Ontario has continued to expand the Golden River West Zone. The West Zone was intersected by all 7 holes completed during the current phase of the program and returned broad gold mineralized intercepts ranging from 13.00 to 45.10 metres, including 37.50 metres grading 1.60 g/t gold in hole GW08-28 (Table 1, below).

Importantly, this program further demonstrated the continuity of a significantly higher grade zone of gold mineralization, the High Grade Sub-Zone, which returned intercepts of 25.30 g/t gold over 1.50 metres and 12.75 g/t gold over 1.00 metres. The High Grade Sub Zone has to date returned gold grades ranging from 6.96 to 25.30 g/t over widths ranging from 1.00 to 4.50 metres (Table 2, below) and has been traced from surface to a vertical depth of 350 metres.

The West Zone continues to be open in all directions and the High Grade Sub Zone remains open to the west and down plunge. Results from an additional 17 drill holes testing the West Zone remain pending.



Table 1: Golden River West Zone Intercepts
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From To Interval Gold
Hole No. Easting Northing Metres Metres Metres g/t
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GW08-22 2550 E 450 N 327.90 348.50 20.60 0.84
Including 327.90 329.00 1.10 6.93
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GW08-23 2500 E 450 N 295.00 308.00 13.00 0.61
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GW08-24 2575 E 400 N 311.60 328.30 16.70 1.01
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GW08-25 2575 E 450 N 339.50 384.60 45.10 0.89
Including 341.00 344.50 3.50 3.04
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GW08-26 2195 E 360 N 245.00 279.50 34.50 0.37
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GW08-27 2195 E 410 N 297.50 328.30 30.80 1.25
Including 326.50 327.50 1.00 12.75
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GW08-28 2195 E 460 N 326.00 363.50 37.50 1.60
Including 356.00 357.50 1.50 25.30
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Note: All intercepts represent 105-115% of true thickness.


"WTM continues to be pleased with the results of the Golden River West Zone expansion program," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. "The higher grade gold intercepts from holes 27 and 28 indicate good continuity to the High Grade Sub-Zone which plunges through the west-central part of the West Zone and forms a promising high-grade stand-alone target."



Table 2: West Zone: High Grade Sub-Zone - Historic/Recent Result Summary
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From To Interval Gold
Hole No. Easting Northing Metres Metres Metres g/t
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TW97-76(i) 2250 E 200 N 67.00 80.50 13.05 1.93
Including 71.00 72.50 1.50 6.96
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TW97-72(i) 2225 E 250 N 118.00 139.25 21.30 1.59
Including 129.50 132.00 2.50 8.89
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TW97-47(i) 2200 E 300 N 141.50 192.50 51.00 1.00
Including 146.00 147.50 1.50 10.05
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TW97-48(i) 2200 E 350 N 207.50 225.50 18.00 3.03
Including 207.50 212.00 4.50 9.54
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GW08-27 2195 E 410 N 297.50 328.30 30.80 1.25
Including 326.50 327.50 1.00 12.75
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GW08-28 2195 E 460 N 326.00 363.50 37.50 1.60
Including 356.00 357.50 1.50 25.30
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TW97-90(i) 2195 E 560 N 350.40 384.00 33.60 1.00
Including 381.00 382.00 1.00 9.94
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(i) Results Previously Released; All Intercepts interpreted to represent
100-110% of true thickness


The Golden River West Zone, located 3.0 kilometres southeast of the WTM's recent high-grade Rusk gold discovery, is one of 11 known zones of gold mineralization which collectively comprise the 5.0 kilometre long Golden River Trend. All 11 zones of gold mineralization located along the Golden River Trend remain open to expansion.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported are from halved drill core samples collected from the Thorne Property, part of the Company's West Timmins Gold Project. Sampling was conducted by employees of the Company on site at the Company's exploration office in Timmins, Ontario. Sealed samples were transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Timmins, Ontario by WTM staff. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay- ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Gold values in excess of 3 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for greater accuracy. 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 regular 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 there were no significant discrepancies with respect to the quality control 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. The Company is in the midst of a multi-rig 22,000 metre drill program targeting recently discovered high-grade gold mineralization on its Thunder Creek Property in Timmins. WTM also has five exploration projects in Mexico, highlighted by the Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico 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

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