Far West Mining Ltd.
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Far West Mining Ltd.

July 09, 2010 09:00 ET

Far West Mining Announces Appointment of Richard Mundie to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) - Far West Mining Ltd. (TSX:FWM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Mundie to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Mundie has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and held senior leadership positions in key resource companies in British Columbia and overseas.

From 2005 to 2007, he was Vice President, Asia Affairs and Chief Representative (China), for TeckCominco. In this role, he was active in the international mining community and participated in several joint programs to build stronger relationships with the Chinese government.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Mundie held the position of Vice President – Commercial for a period of ten years with TeckCominco. In this role, he was responsible for marketing the company's commercial mineral products, in Europe, South America, United States, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Among his responsibilities was the negotiation of the northeast British Columbia's coal marketing agreements, including transportation and port agreements as well as annual commercial contracts.

Mr. Mundie is a graduate of University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Mundie is a director of three other resource companies in British Columbia.

Rick Zimmer, President and CEO, stated "Far West is extremely pleased to have someone so well qualified in the mining and metal marketing business with international experience join our board. We look forward to working with Richard as we move the Santo Domingo project forward."

Far West Mining Ltd. is an international mineral exploration company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties in Chile, and Australia.

FAR WEST MINING LTD.

Richard N. Zimmer, President & CEO

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