West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

November 15, 2007 11:00 ET

West Timmins to Initiate Drilling on Highway 144 Gold Property, Timmins, Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that drill testing is set to commence on its 100% owned Highway 144 Gold Property in Timmins, Ontario. The Highway 144 Property is located immediately south of the Company's Thunder Creek Property and less than 2.5 kilometres south of the Timmins West gold deposit which is currently undergoing advanced exploration and development. The Highway 144 Property covers 4.0 kilometres of the ultramafic-sediment contact that hosts the high-grade Thunder Creek and Timmins West gold discoveries. The Highway 144 Property forms part of the Company's West Timmins Gold Project which covers 114 square kilometres along the western extension of North America's # 1 gold producing district.

"Given the gold discoveries at Timmins West and Thunder Creek we eagerly anticipate the launch of the 2007-2008 Highway 144 drill program," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. "The contact environment has proven to be a very good host for gold mineralization along strike and we plan to undertake systematic testing of this target on the Highway 144 Property over the coming weeks."

The Porcupine Joint Venture identified three new zones of gold mineralization on the Highway 144 Property in late 2006, including an 8.00 metre zone grading 1.05 g/t gold in sedimentary rocks immediately east of the ultramafic-sediment contact (see NR07-01, January 18, 2007). This gold bearing structure is open along strike and to depth and will be the initial target of a 15 to 20 hole, 6,000 metre, drill program planned for the Property.

The Highway 144 Property was previously optioned to the Porcupine Joint Venture (Goldcorp Inc./Kinross Gold Corporation) and returned to West Timmins Mining unencumbered in August 2007.

Quality Control and Assurance

Drill results from the Highway 144 Property, as initially reported by the Company (NR07-01, January 18, 2007), were collected and analyzed under the care and control of Goldcorp Inc. as operator of the Porcupine Joint Venture. Halved diamond drill core was sampled on site at the Dome Mine in Timmins, Ontario by trained personnel employed by Goldcorp. Sealed samples were delivered to the preparation facilities of SGS Geochemical Laboratories in Sudbury, Ontario and then forwarded to SGS's lab facilities in Toronto, Ontario for analysis. Samples were analyzed for gold via standard fire assay - ICP finish using a 50 gram charge. For quality control purposes analytical standards were submitted into the sample stream once in every 20 samples. Mr. Darin Wagner (M.Sc., P.Geo), the Company's President, has acted as the non-independent qualified person for this news release. The drill core from the Property, and results reported, have been reviewed by the qualified person.

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. WTM currently has five drills testing high grade gold and base metal targets on its West Timmins and Montana de Oro Projects. In Timmins, Ontario, drilling continues to evaluate the new Thunder Creek gold discovery. At Montana de Oro, located in the heart of the Sierra Madre Belt, drilling is focussing on the La Dura polymetallic discoveries. 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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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