Great Western Mining Corporation plc
LSE : GWMO

June 19, 2008 02:00 ET

Great Western Mining Corporation Expands Area Under Claim by 53%

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                                                                                      19 June 2008
                                                 
                               GREAT WESTERN MINING CORPORATION PLC
                                     ("GWMC" or the "Company")
                                                 
                 GREAT WESTERN MINING CORPORATION EXPANDS AREA UNDER CLAIM BY 53%

Great Western Mining Corp  PLC, the Dublin based mineral exploration  company, is pleased to
announce the expansion of its gold, silver and uranium prospect in Mineral County, Nevada.

Highlights -

    *       25 individual contiguous area claims have been added to the area claims already staked;
    *       This brings the total number of claims to 72 covering approximately 5.75 square
            kilometres;
    *       Market validation by industry participants of GWMC's test results to date;
    *       A competent Persons Report is currently being compiled.
    

A  further 25 individual contiguous area claims have been added to the 47 area claims already
staked, bringing the total of 72 claims to approximately 5.75 square kilometres.

GWMC began its exploration program in the area two years ago. Following recently announced bulk
sample test  results (24 April 2008, which confirmed the presence of uranium, gold and silver),
there has been a significant increase in staking in the immediate vicinity by American  and
Canadian exploration groups.

While providing a considerable degree of competition for GWMC, this also represents market
validation by industry participants of GWMC's test results to date.

A competent Persons Report is currently being compiled and is expected to include a suggested
drilling program to delineate the extent of the polymetalic deposit of Gold, Silver and Uranium.


             The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

                                                 
                                             --ENDS--




For media enquiries, please contact:

Nick Rome / Michael Kinirons, Bishopsgate Communications
Tel +44 207 562 3350

For further information on investor relations please contact:

Liam McGrattan, Investor Relations Director
Tel. +353 1 856 1700 Mobile +353 87 274 5427
Or
Emmett O'Connell, Chairman, Great Western Mining Corporation
Tel. +353 51 565 844 or +353 1 856 1700

Corporate Adviser: St Helen's Capital Plc
Duncan Vasey / Barry Hocken
Tel. +44 207 628 5582

www.greatwesternmining.com


Note to Editor:

Great Western Mining Corporation plc is an Irish based exploration company, quoted on the PLUS
Market.  The company, which concentrates on gold, silver and uranium exploration, is based in
Nevada, USA. Its headquarters are in Dublin.

The Great Western Mining Corporation holds 72 gold, silver and uranium lode claims in  the  area
near Marietta, Mineral County, Nevada. This US state consistently ranks as one of the leading
geologically prospective and pro-mining legal jurisdictions in the world today. Crucially, it is
also extremely stable from a geo-political perspective.

Furthermore, as nuclear power usage expands rapidly across the globe, demand for the world's
limited uranium resources will expand rapidly, pushing up the price for uranium ore.

The company plans to build a varied portfolio of uranium ore claims in politically secure areas.


                                                 


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