Gravity West Mining Corp.
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Gravity West Mining Corp.

February 20, 2008 03:01 ET

Gravity West Cuts More Sulphide Zones and Stakes Additional Ground at Drake Hill Sibley Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2008) - Livio Susin, president of Gravity West Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GRW), is pleased to announce the completion of the Phase 1 diamond drilling program on the company's Voltaire Lake property, 150 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The last two drill holes encountered sulphide mineralization of the same type as the copper-nickel and palladium-bearing zones in drill hole VL07-03A, reported in the January 16th, 2008 news release.

As a result of these findings, more ground has been strategically staked.

Upon completion of a ground geophysical survey now underway in this Drake Hill zone, a Phase 2 drill program will commence in May 2008.

Phase 1 Diamond Drilling Completed: The 10,000 ft. diamond drilling contract that commenced in September is now complete. Thirteen holes have been drilled. The highlight of the program was the discovery of copper, nickel and palladium mineralization at Drake Hill, in drill hole VL07-03A. Drill holes VL07-04 and -05, also in the Drake Hill area, intersected massive sulphides in a geological environment that appears to be prospective for VMS-type mineralization. Analysis showed anomalous values in copper, nickel, zinc, platinum and palladium.

Diamond drill hole VL08-12 was drilled at -50 degrees from the same collar as the -60 degree hole VL07-03A. It cut 89 metres of pyroxenite mineralized with disseminated to interstitial sulphides. This contrasts with the 13 metres of mineralized pyroxenite in hole VL07-3A (of which a 1 metre section assayed 1.22 g/T palladium). The drill hole then passed through 42 metres of alternating mafic volcanics and granitic intrusives, followed by a 23-metre section of heavy to massive pyrrhotite and pyrite with minor amounts of chalcopyrite. Bands of graphitic material indicate a probable sedimentary origin for the sulphide unit.

Diamond drill hole VL08-13 was drilled at -70 degrees, also from the same collar. It cut two separate sections (12 metres and 11 metres respectively) of a magmatic breccia mineralized with disseminated to streaky to locally massive pyrrhotite, pyrite and chalcopyrite, of similar character to the 10.75 metre section in hole VL07-03A (which included 2 metres of 0.87% Cu and 0.15% Ni, and averaged 0.34% Cu and 0.08% Ni over the whole intersection). The first mineralized breccia zone in hole VL08-13 correlates well with the intersection in VL07-03A, while the second, 11 metre, interval was 60 metres further down the hole, beyond the end of the earlier hole.

Additional Strategic Ground Staked: Following the Drake Hill discovery, Gravity West has staked 13 additional claims, comprising 205 claim units of 16 hectares each. These claims are located immediately south of the mineralized zone intersected in drill holes VL07-3A, VL08-12 and VL08-13. This brings the Voltaire Lake property to a total area of 33,100 hectares or 81,760 acres.

Geophysical Surveys Under Way: Horizontal loop electromagnetic surveying is in progress over the cluster of airborne conductors at Drake Hill. This survey, being conducted at 100 metre line spacing, will provide a more complete definition of the conductors identified in the VTEM® airborne survey, which was flown in 2007 with a 250-metre line spacing. A gravity survey is also planned, which is expected to help define the extent of the pyroxenite that hosts the palladium mineralization at Drake Hill. The pyroxenite appears to correlate with a 1,000 by 750 metre magnetic anomaly. However, widespread disseminated magnetite in the overlying Nipigon diabase sill interferes with the magnetic signatures of basement rocks, making interpretation of magnetic data somewhat unreliable.

Phase 2 Diamond Drilling to Commence in Spring 2008: The company plans a second 10,000 ft. diamond drilling program, focussed mainly on the Drake Hill area, to commence in early- to mid-May. The break will allow for completion of ground geophysical surveys and analysis of samples now being taken from holes VL08-12 and -13, leading to a more efficient use of drill footage. The contractor's camp remains in place, avoiding the cost of demobilizing and remobilizing.

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Derrick Strickland, P.Geo., a director of the company and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Livio Susin, President and Director

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