Weststar Resources Corp.

Weststar Resources Corp.

January 25, 2007 18:50 ET

Weststar Intersects Significant Copper and Gold Values on Axe Project, B.C.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 25, 2007) - Weststar Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WRC) (the "Company") is pleased to report assay results from the first phase of drilling on its Axe property near Princeton, BC confirm the discovery of a potentially large, high grade, copper-gold mineralized zone associated with the porphyry-style mineralized resource of the previously delineated West Zone.

The drill program was completed in late fall of 2006 and consisted of five diamond drill holes aggregating 683 meters.

Significant mineralization was encountered in holes A06-02, 03, and 05 as shown in the table below. In the West Zone, hole A06-02 returned a 4.5 meter intersection grading 2.22% copper and 0.72g/t gold within a broader 45 meter intercept (126-171 meters) that averages 0.53% copper and 0.15g/t gold.

According to Chris Dyakowski, President and CEO of Weststar, "This is one of the best intercepts ever reported from the Axe property and is particularly significant given the fact it is coincident with a very strong chargeability anomaly that appears to be getting stronger at depth. Equally as intriguing is the apparent increase in copper and gold grades the deeper the zone is tested by drilling."

Hole A06-02 ended in a well-mineralized 12.5 meter zone (202.5-215 meters) which graded 0.65% copper and 0.22g/t gold, while A06-03 returned a 106.5 meter intercept (18-124.5 meters) grading 0.20% copper and 0.15g/t gold. A06-05 returned 14.5 meters (11-25.5 meters) averaging 0.36% copper and 0.29g/t gold.

From 25.5-75.0 meters, the copper content in A06-05 is weakly anomalous but the gold content improves substantially to average 1.29g/t. Included within this zone is a 7.5 meter intercept averaging 4.87g/t. The last 52 meters of this hole were not sampled initially due to lack of visible mineralization. As there were significant gold values assayed earlier in the hole, these missing samples have since been collected and submitted for assay.

Hole A06-01 was drilled to test the northern extension of the West Zone at depth and terminated at 33 meters due to bad ground. A06-02 tested the central portion at depth and was drilled to target depth of 215 meters. A06-03 tested the southern extension at depth to a target depth of 198 meters. A06-05 was a re-drill of A06-01 in the northern extension and again encountered bad ground, terminating early at 127 meters.

All holes in the West Zone were anomalous to well mineralized throughout, with significant intercepts of both copper and gold. A06-04 in the north zone was only weakly mineralized. All drill core from the holes in the West Zone were in a highly altered and sheared alkalic granodiorite.

"These results are highly significant and represent an entirely new style of mineralization on the Axe property," stated Mr. Dyakowski. "This is regarded as a new discovery, classically in an old mining camp and associated with an established resource. Most importantly, not only are the copper values grading significantly higher at depth, so are the gold values - none of which had ever been reported in earlier programs."

"Chalcopyrite is the principal copper mineral of the West Zone, contributing significantly to the overall copper content, however copper also occurs as chalcocite, bornite, native copper, cuprite and malachite," he observed. Exactly how the gold occurs remains unknown but it is suspected to be free gold associated with sulphide mineralization, typical of porphyry style gold/copper deposits.

Mr. Dyakowski confirms that there appears to be, "a zonal distribution of both metals, similar in nature to the gold/copper zoning at Mount Milligan and Fish Lake, two major porphyry deposits in central British Columbia." However, further analytical work including petrographic studies and drilling will be required to provide a better understanding of this relationship.

The Axe property was developed in the early 1970's and early 1980's by Amax and Cominco. From this work, an indicated resource of 39MT (million tons) grading 0.38% copper at a cut-off of 0.25% copper is indicated in four zones documented in a July 14, 2006 report by John R. Kerr, P. Eng. The property contains an additional inferred resource of 32 MT grading 0.38%. The West Zone contains indicated resources of 9.1MT at 0.37% copper (included in the above total). Gold was not detected or analyzed for in previous programs. The resource of the West Zone is located to a depth of only 100 meters (deepest drill hole), and all three new holes are anticipated to add significantly to this existing resource.

Follow-up exploration plans remain to be firmly established for the Axe property but will certainly involve a major drill program. As the target amount of drilling was not completed in 2006, sufficient funds remain in the Company's treasury to complete a comprehensive quality control and assay assurance program, and input all historical and current drill data into a resource modeling computer program.

"IP results indicate significant targets in down-dip extensions of both the Adit Zone and the South Zone. The current results renew optimism that drilling these targets will result in similar discoveries," said Mr. Dyakowski.

The Axe project is located in southern BC close to the mining centers of Merritt and Princeton. The geologic environment is in the north/south trending belt of Triassic Nicola Group of volcanic rocks between the Similco Mine and the prolific Afton/Highland Valley Mine area. The property consists of 21 mining claims (119 claim units) totaling 2,900 hectares. The area has been logged, and no major permitting obstacles can be seen to restrict a large open-pit mining operation in this area.

Weststar is currently in the second year of a four year option agreement with Bearclaw Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BRL), whereby Weststar can earn a 65% interest in the property.

Analytical analyses of samples from the current program were completed at Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Vancouver, BC. Quoted intercepts are based on fire assays for gold and full assays for copper. The Company is currently completing a comprehensive quality assurance/quality control program including duplicate samples that formed part of the sampling protocol in addition to the laboratory's own quality assurance program. The field program was supervised by John R. Kerr, P. Eng., who is an independent qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements as set out in National Instrument 43-101, and has been reviewed by the Company's qualified persons, John R. Kerr, P. Eng. and Chris Dyakowski, P. Geol., President and CEO of Weststar Resources Ltd.

2006 Drill Results
Axe Property, British Columbia

From To Length
Hole Number (meters) (meters) (meters) Cu Content Au Content Comments

(West Zone) 5.0 33.0 28.0 Anomalous Nil Terminated
to 0.20% due to
stuck rods

(West Zone) 9.5 15.0 5.5 Anomalous Nil
15.0 37.5 22.5 0.21% 0.14 g/t
37.5 78.0 40.5 Anomalous Anomalous
78.0 87.0 9.0 0.27% 0.07 g/t
87.0 91.5 4.5 Anomalous Anomalous
91.5 108.0 17.5 0.18% 0.10 g/t
108.0 126.0 18.0 Anomalous Anomalous
126.0 171.0 45.0 0.53% 0.15 g/t
171.0 177.0 6.0 Anomalous Anomalous
177.0 186.0 9.0 0.18% Anomalous
186.0 202.5 16.5 Anomalous Anomalous
202.5 215.0 12.5 0.65% 0.22 g/t End of Hole

A06-03 18.0 124.5 106.5 0.20% 0.15 g/t
124.5 198.0 74.5 Anomalous Anomalous End of Hole

(North Zone) 10.0 110.0 100.0 No significant End of Hole
Terminated due to
bad grounds

A06-05 11.0 25.5 14.5 0.36% 0.29 g/t
25.5 75.0 49.5 Anomalous 1.29 g/t
75.0 127.0 52.0 Assays incomplete End of Hole
Terminated early due
to bad grounds

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