Far West Mining Ltd.
TSX : FWM

Far West Mining Ltd.

September 17, 2007 12:00 ET

Far West Mining Provides an Update on the Scoping Study on the Santo Domingo Copper Project in Chile

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Far West Mining Ltd. (TSX:FWM) is pleased to report that the AMEC-Chile scoping study on the Company's Santo Domingo property in Chile has commenced.

The results for the scoping study, which began in early September, are expected sometime in the first quarter of 2008. In addition to establishing preliminary economic parameters for the production of copper concentrate, the study will examine the possibility of recovering iron. COREM of Quebec is soon to commence the metallurgical test work. A process similar to that recently announced by CMP (Cia Minera del Pacifico) to recover iron from Candelaria's tailings is being considered. CMP is constructing a plant, pipeline, dewatering system and port facility to recover and ship iron from Candelaria.

Drilling is anticipated to recommence on the Santo Domingo property in the fourth quarter of 2007 and will be targeted to test possible extensions of the Estrellita deposit as well as other known geophysical and geological targets on the 200 square kilometre property.

For more detailed project information visit the Company website at www.farwestmining.com.

The in-house qualified persons are Robert E. Hindson, P. Eng., Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Far West, and Rick N. Zimmer, P.Eng., Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and director of Far West who have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

Far West Mining Ltd. is an international mineral exploration company engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties. The Company has current operations in Chile (100% Far West) as well as in Argentina and Australia in collaboration with its strategic alliance exploration partner BHP Billiton.

FAR WEST MINING LTD.

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

For further information investors should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This news release uses the terms "inferred resources", "indicated resources", "measured resources", and "mineral resources". The Company advises investors that although these terms are recognized and required by Canadian securities regulations (under National Instrument 43-101 "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects"), the US Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize these terms. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into reserves. In addition, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, or economic studies except for a Preliminary Assessment as defined under National Instrument 43-101. Investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

The TSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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