Far West Mining Ltd.

Far West Mining Ltd.

August 10, 2005 12:28 ET

Far West Mining Ltd. Announces Phase II Drilling in the Santo Domingo Sur Area in Chile is Scheduled to Commence on August 20

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - Far West Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FWM) is pleased to announce that drill road and pad construction is underway in preparation for the planned Phase II drilling program to be carried out in the Santo Domingo Sur Area. Drilling is scheduled to commence on the 20th of August.

Candelaria Project / Chile

4a3 Target - Santo Domingo Sur Area

During the most recent drilling campaign (April/May 2005), six holes placed in the Santo Domingo Sur Area to the east of a well defined NNW structure intersected significant, manto style Iron Oxide Hosted Copper-Gold (IOCG) mineralization. The drill results were previously reported in Far West Mining Ltd.'s news release of July 21, 2005, which is available on the company's web site.

The 6,000m reverse circulation (RC) drill program planned for the next phase of drilling will permit the completion of fifteen 300m holes which will be drilled on a grid basis (100m separation) to the north and east of the holes previously completed in an attempt to expand the mineralized area of interest.
A drill plan showing the location of the Santo Domingo Sur Area and completed and proposed drill hole locations will be posted on the company website.

Far West is an international mineral exploration company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties with current projects in Chile, Argentina and Australia in collaboration with its exploration strategic alliance partner BHP Billiton.

The in-house qualified persons responsible for the Projects are Robert E. Hindson, P. Eng., Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Far West, and J. Patricio Varas, P. Geo. Vice-President and a director of Far West, both of whom have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.


Robert E. Hindson, P.Eng., President and C.E.O.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information

  • Far West Mining Ltd.
    Robert Hindson
    President & C.E.O.
    (604) 602- 9144
    Far West Mining Ltd.
    Patricio Varas
    Vice President
    (604) 602- 9144