West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

October 18, 2007 08:00 ET

West Timmins Mining Intersects Zinc-Rich Massive Sulphide Mineralization at La Dura West

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that drilling of the La Dura West discovery on the Company's Montana de Oro Project has intersected a 26.45 metre (86.76 foot) wide zone of sphalerite-pyrite-chalcopyrite-bearing breccia, including a 3.10 metre interval of massive sphalerite-pyrite mineralization. This intercept occurs at a down-hole depth of 39.65 to 66.10 metres in hole LC07-14, the second hole of the current program.

The first hole of the current program, LC07-13, also intersected 17.90 metres of sphalerite-pyrite-chalcopyrite-bearing breccia, including a number of 0.30 to 1.80 metre wide zones of massive sphalerite-rich sulphide mineralization. Both holes were collared to follow up and expand on the La Dura West discovery announced June 14, 2007. Discovery hole LC07-07 returned 18.35 metres (60.32 feet) grading 5.15% zinc, 0.45% copper, 25.65 g/t silver and 0.50 g/t gold including a 0.95 metre wide massive sphalerite-pyrite interval which graded 27.22% zinc (see news release NR07-18).

The Company also reported that it had received preliminary results from an induced polarity ("I.P.") survey of the La Dura West area which outlines a strong chargeability feature coincident with La Dura West sulphide breccia and footwall gold zone. The I.P. anomaly can be traced for over 450 metres north-northwest through the survey area and remains open to the south, west and to the northwest beyond the limits of the current survey.

"The reported intercepts in holes LC07-13 and LC07-14 represent the thickest and most strongly mineralized portions of the La Dura West system observed to date," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "The correlation between the known zones of mineralization and the I.P. survey is also very positive."

A new plan map and cross-sections for the La Dura West area, as well as photographs of the massive sulphide intercept in hole LC07-14, are available on the Company's website at www.westtimminsmining.com. Drilling is ongoing in the La Dura West area and a second drill is anticipated to arrive on site within the next few weeks. Assay results will be released as they are received by the Company.

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. Silver, zinc, copper and lead values in excess of 100 ppm, 1%, 1% and 1% respectively were re-analyzed 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. Based on currently available information the intercepts in holes 13 and 14 are interpreted to represent 103 and 107% of true thicknesses respectively.

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, reviewed the results contained herein and received independent verification of the results reported.

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

West Timmins is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. West Timmins Mining currently has five drills testing high grade gold and base metal targets in Canada and Mexico. Follow up drilling continues on the Company's Thunder Creek gold discovery in Timmins and on the La Dura polymetallic discoveries, part of Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, 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, P. Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer

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