North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

April 16, 2007 08:00 ET

North American Tungsten Appoints Geologist for Investor Relations, Corporate/Business Development Position

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Toni Williamson, B.Sc. (Hons), to the position of Investor Relations and Corporate/Business Development. In this role, Ms. Williamson will be responsible for the design and implementation of the Company's Investor Relations program as well as corporate business development activities for the Company's 100% owned Cantung Mine and Mactung Project.

"We are extremely pleased to appoint Ms. Williamson to this key position. Our focus has been to build a world-class mining team that has in-depth knowledge of the tungsten market. Ms. Williamson's academic qualifications and experience in the mining industry will assist the Company to develop and expand the Tungsten projects that we have to date as well as use her skills and attributes to develop a strong investor relations program," stated Stephen Leahy, Chairman and CEO of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

Ms. Williamson obtained her undergraduate degrees majoring in Geology from the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has successfully submitted her PhD in Geology at James Cook University, Australia, and is expected to graduate in the coming months. Previous to commencement with NTC, she was employed as an Exploration Geologist by Ivanhoe Mines Mongolia Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IVN) based at the Advanced Stage Drilling Kharmagtai Camp, west of the Cu-Au porphyry Oyu Tolgi Deposit, southern Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Ms. Williamson also has experience in the petroleum and coal industry, working in both governmental and private consulting agencies throughout Australia.

"Ms. Williamson's strong geological background and professional experience specializing in different commodity sectors of the mining industry over several continents makes her the perfect choice to work with our company to aid investor relations whilst developing a successful business and corporate model that can bring the Company to the next level."

The Company further announces the granting of 125,000 stock options to Ms. Williamson, exercisable at $1.41 per share, expiring April 16, 2012, pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan. The options will vest as to one-quarter in three months, one-quarter in six months and one-half in twelve months.

About North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. is a publicly listed resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of Tungsten and other related mineral properties in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory. The Company is currently in production at the Cantung Mine and owns 100% of the Mactung project, which borders the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada. The Cantung Mine has a 43-101 compliant indicated resources of approximately 3M tons grading at 1.21 %WO3 (3.5M STU'S); 734,000 tons of inferred resources grading at 0.74 %WO3 (543,000 STU's); and approximately 1M tons of probable reserves grading at 1.17 %WO3 (1.2M STU'S). The Mactung Project is 43-101 compliant, with an indicated and inferred mineral resource estimate confirming that it is the largest undeveloped high grade tungsten-skarn deposit in the world.


Stephen M. Leahy, Chairman & CEO

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