West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

October 12, 2006 09:30 ET

El Rodeo Trenching Yields Significant Gold Grades and Widths for West Timmins Mining

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) ("West Timmins" or the "Company") announced today that initial trenching of the El Rodeo Zone on the Montana de Oro Project, Sonora, Mexico has encountered good grade gold mineralization and widths. Four trenches across the trend of the El Rodeo Zone all successfully exposed a portion of the mineralized sequence over a strike length of 425 metres. The trenches are centrally located within a 1,300 metre gold mineralized trend defined by previously reported soil sampling and mapping. All trenches terminated in anomalous gold mineralization and drilling is planned to test the full width and strike extent of this promising new discovery.

Gold mineralization at El Rodeo is associated with strongly elevated silver (Ag), copper (Cu) and lead (Pb) values (Table 1) all of which appear to increase in abundance, relative to gold grade, to the north along the mineralized zone.

"The trench results confirm our earlier sampling results and the continuous nature of the El Rodeo Zone," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "Drill testing of this exciting new target is expected to commence within the next 30 days as a drill rig becomes available."



Table 1: Surface Channel Sample Results El Rodeo Zone
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Trench Line Width Au Ag Cu Pb
# # Metres g/t g/t % %
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1 0 N 9.80 4.60 27.80 0.10 0.55
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Including 4.50 9.91 32.02 0.13 1.06
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Including 0.90 48.10 47.90 0.15 1.01
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2 0+50 N 11.75 2.16 43.14 0.21 0.98
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Including 4.75 4.32 62.95 0.23 1.68
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3 1+00 N 3.20 5.01 120.00 0.41 1.06
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Including 1.30 10.75 159.00 0.51 1.64
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4 4+25 N 8.00 3.83 116.86 0.40 1.68
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Including 3.10 7.60 210.53 0.40 2.17
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Including 0.95 15.60 241.00 0.26 3.76
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The El Rodeo Zone was discovered by West Timmins through systematic exploration of its 99 square kilometre Montana de Oro Project. El Rodeo is one of 13 gold systems located within the Montana de Oro Project area which sat dormant within the Mexican National Mineral Reserve for 25 years until auctioned to West Timmins in late 2004. The Montana de Oro Project is located in the heart of Sierra Madre Gold Belt, 40 kilometres southwest of Glamis Gold's (TSX:GLG) El Sauzal Deposit (Proven and Probable Reserves of 15.82 million tonnes @ 3.29 g/t gold and 3.72 g/t silver) and 30 kilometres south of Palmarejo Silver and Gold's (TSX VENTURE:PJO) Palmarejo-Trogan Project.

Quality Control:

Analytical results reported herein are for continuous channel samples collected from bedrock, sealed on site and transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Hermosillo, Mexico by the staff of Minera Cascabel S.A. de C.V., who act as consultants for the Company in Mexico.

All samples were pulverized to greater than 85% passing through a 75 micron screen. Samples were analyzed for gold by standard fire assay with AA finish. Rock samples returning in excess of 10 g/t gold were re-analyzed by standard fire assay with gravimetric finish. In additional all samples underwent 41 element ICP analysis. Silver, lead and copper samples returning values greater than 100 ppm, 1% and 1% respectively were reanalyzed by fire assay with ICP finish to confirm the higher values. Darin Wagner, P.Geo and President of the Company, is the qualified person under NI43-101 for this news release.

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

West Timmins Mining Inc. is focused on exploring and developing large, district scale gold projects in North America. West Timmins Mining is the largest land holder in the West Timmins mining camp, adjacent to the historic Timmins Gold Camp in Ontario, Canada. There it is exploring aggressively on a number of gold occurrences. West Timmins Mining Inc. is also active in the Sierra Madre gold belt in Mexico with a number of large projects under exploration, including the Montana de Oro project in the state of Sonora. West Timmins is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the TSX as WTM.

On behalf of the Board of West Timmins Mining Inc.

Darin W. Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer

For further detail on West Timmins Mining Inc. please refer to prior disclosure at www.SEDAR.com.

The securities described in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any U.S. state securities laws, and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from such registration requirements. Reference is made to properties that Company does not own and has no right to mine. We advise all investors that the SEC mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. All investors are advised that mineral deposit on adjacent or nearby properties are not necessarily indicative of the potential of the properties controlled by West Timmins Mining.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable under Canadian and U.S. securities regulation, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including "will", "expected to", "plans" and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the company's annual information form as filed with the Canadian securities regulators which are available at www.sedar.com. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.


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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
    or
    West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Erin Airton
    Communications & Strategic Planning
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    or
    West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Wayne O'Connor
    Chairman
    (416) 364-6420
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com