West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

January 29, 2007 08:00 ET

West Timmins Mining Intersects Additional High-Grade Gold-Silver Mineralization at El Rodeo Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 29, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that it has successfully intersected the El Rodeo Gold-Silver Zone in three additional drill holes, extending the strike length of the zone to 425 metres. Drilling has also intersected a second parallel high-grade gold-silver bearing quartz breccia zone 36 metres into the hanging wall of the El Rodeo Zone. This newly discovered breccia zone returned 21.98 g/t gold and 154.55 g/t silver over a core length of 1.10 metres in hole ER06-02. The El Rodeo Zone is one of 13 zones of precious and base metal mineralization identified to date on the Company's Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico.

"The El Rodeo system continues to demonstrate high grade gold and silver values. The discovery of a second, parallel quartz breccia zone with similar gold and silver grades indicates substantial untested potential within the mineralized system," said Darin Wagner, President of West Timmins Mining. "The Company has arranged for a second diamond drill to accelerate testing of the El Rodeo system both along strike and below the very shallow depths probed to date."

All four diamond drill holes collared to date to test the El Rodeo Zone have intersected the host quartz breccia zone and returned strongly anomalous to high grade gold, silver, copper and lead values. Drill core recoveries through the mineralized sequence varied from 70 to 90%. Including drill hole ER06-01, reported previously, (Table 1) the El Rodeo Zone has now been intersected along strike at vertical depths of less than 35 metres, for 425 metres and remains open along strike in both directions and at depth.

Hole Line From To Interval Au Ag Cu Pb
# # Metres Metres Metres g/t g/t % %
ER06-01(i) 50 N 42.70 47.50 4.80 9.58 121.78 0.28 1.30
Including 42.70 43.85 1.15 33.05 402.00 0.23 4.45
ER06-02 0 N 23.30 24.40 1.10 21.98 154.55 0.25 0.49
59.50 60.30 0.80 0.19 1.60 0.03 0.09
ER06-03 100 N 42.70 45.40 2.70 2.65 62.85 1.21 0.08
Including 43.60 43.90 0.30 21.50 392.00 6.75 0.31
ER06-04 425 N 26.00 30.20 4.20 0.19 5.53 0.04 0.11
(i) Results for hole ER06-01 previously released; intercepts are
interpreted to represent 107% of true width.

West Timmins has also completed six diamond drill holes testing the FR (Fronteriza-Montana de Oro) gold system located 3.2 kilometres southeast of El Rodeo for which results are pending. Surface sampling has returned anomalous gold values (greater than 0.5 g/t gold) over an area of 1000 x 420 metres from the FR system.

The airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey of the Montana de Oro Project announced previously has commenced and is expected to be completed within three to four weeks. In addition, West Timmins has initiated a regional stream sediment sampling and prospecting program covering the entirety of the expanded 270 square kilometre Montana de Oro Project.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported herein are from halved drill core samples collected from the Company's Montana de Oro project. Core sampling is conducted on site by trained personnel and sealed samples are transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Hermosillo, Mexico by employees of consulting firm Minera Cascabel S.A. de C. V. on behalf of West Timmins Mining. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay-ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Samples additionally underwent 34 element ICP-MS analysis in by ALS-Chemex on a rush basis. Gold values in excess of 3 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for greater accuracy. Silver, copper and lead values in excess of 100 ppm, 1% and 1% respectively were repeated by fire assay. The remaining half of the drill core is stored in a secure facility on the project site. For quality control purposes blank and analytical control standards were inserted into the sample sequence at regular intervals and no significant discrepancies are reported. Mr. Darin Wagner (M.Sc., P.Geo), the Company's President, has acted as qualified person for this news release.

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

West Timmins Mining Inc. is focused on exploring and developing district scale gold projects in North America. West Timmins Mining is the largest land holder in the West Timmins district, adjacent to the 70 million ounce Timmins Gold Camp in Ontario, Canada. The Company is currently drill testing a number of high priority targets on its West Timmins Gold Project. West Timmins Mining Inc. is also active in the Sierra Madre gold belt in Mexico, home to the Company's Montana de Oro and Yoquivo gold-silver projects. Drill testing is on-going on the Montana de Oro project. West Timmins 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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Contact Information

  • West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Darin W. Wagner
    President & CEO
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com