Gowest Amalgamated Resources Ltd.

Gowest Amalgamated Resources Ltd.
Newstrike Resources Ltd.

Newstrike Resources Ltd.

September 16, 2005 09:00 ET

Progress Report: Gowest-Newstrike Joint Venture on Wawa Gold Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 16, 2005) - Gowest Amalgamated Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GWA) and Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NR) -

Operator of the Joint Venture has completed 13 drill holes on the Wawa Gold Property. One core sample assayed 10.15 g/t gold and a few others returned assays in the order of 1 g/t. These values are not sufficiently encouraging to justify further exploration expenditure on the property.

The Joint Venture companies have decided not to renew their options on the Wawa Gold properties.

The writer is the qualified person responsible for the verification of the information and data used in this release and is satisfied that the information and data meets the appropriate standards.

On Behalf of Newstrike Resources Ltd. and Gowest

Ronald J. Bradshaw, P. Eng. President

Gowest Amalgamated Resources Ltd.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

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