Westminster Resources Ltd.

Westminster Resources Ltd.

July 21, 2009 15:42 ET

Westminster Resources Ltd.: Navojoa Gold-Copper Porphyry Project Status Report

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2009) - Westminster Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WMR) -

As at July 21, 2009 Westminster has completed approximately 3,000 meters of a planned 4,000 meter reverse circulation Phase I drill program on its gold-copper porphyry district scale property near Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico.

Exploration included geological mapping, soil sampling and an additional 15.8 kilometers of IP geophysical surveying along 5 grid survey lines. This work extended the IP chargeability anomaly previously identified on the Fafy concession by an additional 1,200 meters of strike length onto the adjoining Yori concession. The original IP anomaly as computer modeled covered an area of 2.5 kilometers by 1.5 kilometers. Geological mapping in the area of the expanded
geophysical anomaly has located outcrops of mineralization typical of porphyry deposit systems. The Fafy-Yori porphyry system target appears open to extension in all directions.

As a result of the recent H1N1 pandemic advisory the Navojoa project start was delayed by several weeks and consequently only 3,000 meters of the proposed 4,000 meter program was completed before the summer rainy season commenced. The property's first RC drill program of 14 holes was focused along existing and rehabilitated cattle ranch roads along the Fafy-Yori porphyry system trend. One short diamond drill core hole at a well mineralized gold-copper-arsenic-bismuth surface outcrop was also drilled.

Westminster President Glen Indra said, "We are most fortunate to have excellent cooperation from the surface rights landowners and to have completed a RC 14 hole drill program on this new discovery area so expeditiously. Our objective was to test the extensive leached capping, oxidized outcrops and their associated coincident IP survey anomalies as well as to test the new surface copper mineralization discoveries. We are encouraged by the geological interpretation and look forward to analytical results."

The Phase One exploration program is demobilizing and all samples are in the process of preparation and analyses at the ACME Laboratory facilities in Hermisillo and Vancouver, respectively. Results are expected in late Summer 2009. The program was conducted by the geotechnical staff of Minconsult Exploration Services Ltd., Vernon, British Columbia and supervised by P. Geol. Stuart Fraser and Chris Gallagher and professional Mexican geologist Rafael Gallardo. All exploration activity is undertaken in compliance with NI 43-101

Bruce Ballantyne, Project Manager said, "We are excited to have begun exploration in this newly recognized gold-copper porphyry system district. The short program just completed on this target will assist in our planning more aggressive programs on this and the other two, separate porphyry systems identified on the Navojoa Property. After the rainy season, in the fall of 2009, we intend to continue geophysical surveys and core and RC drilling on all priority targets".

The foregoing disclosure has been reviewed and verified by director Glen C. Macdonald, P.Geo., a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standard of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.



Glen C. Macdonald

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