West Timmins Mining Inc.
TSX : WTM

West Timmins Mining Inc.

December 05, 2007 05:00 ET

RETRANSMISSION: 24.61 Grams Gold Per Tonne Intersected Over 7.0 Metres on West Timmins' Thunder Creek Property, Timmins, Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that operator Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG) has intersected additional high-grade gold mineralization grading 24.61 grams per tonne gold over 7.0 metres (0.72 ounces per ton over 22.96 feet) in hole TC07-36 on the Thunder Creek Property near Timmins, Ontario. The Thunder Creek Property is part of WTM's 114 square kilometre West Timmins Gold Project and is located adjacent to Lake Shore's Timmins West Property, where an underground exploration program is currently underway.

The new intersection is located 25 metres west of discovery hole TC07-30 and 300 metres below surface. As previously reported (NR07-29, September 6, 2007), hole TC07-30 intersected four zones of high-grade gold mineralization that returned 10.91 grams gold per tonne over 3.65 metres, 5.43 grams gold per tonne over 1.20 metres, 27.60 grams gold per tonne over 0.50 metres and 12.01 grams gold per tonne over 3.10 metres. The gold mineralization in TC07-36 correlates with the previously announced Lower Rusk Zone intersection in hole TC07-30. Holes TC07-31 to TC07-33 were drilled up to 60 metres to the east, below and above the discovery hole.



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From To Length(i) Gold Host
Hole (metres) (metres) (metres) (g/t) Rocks
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TC07-36 344.00 351.00 7.00 24.61 UM/S
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including 344.00 350.05 6.05 28.05 UM/S
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TC07-31 209.20 209.80 0.60 1.18 Volcanics
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424.70 425.20 0.50 13.40 UM/S
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427.40 427.90 0.50 1.05 UM/S
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429.50 430.00 0.50 3.76 UM/S
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434.00 437.10 3.10 5.03 UM/S
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including 434.00 435.60 1.60 7.93 UM/S
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439.10 444.10 5.00 1.08 UM/S
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TC07-32 434.60 435.00 0.40 1.91 UM/S
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439.40 440.00 0.60 3.57 UM/S
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444.70 445.10 0.40 1.93 UM/S
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TC07-33 412.35 413.70 1.35 3.43 UM/S
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417.40 418.15 0.75 2.05 UM/S
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425.00 429.40 4.40 2.12 UM/S
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including 428.50 429.40 0.90 4.47 UM/S
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442.55 443.35 0.80 1.01 UM/S
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TC07-34 In Progress
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TC07-35 In Progress
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(i) Represents measured core intervals as true widths are not known
at this time; UM/S equals Ultramafic/Syenite host rocks


"The latest intersection from Thunder Creek confirms the presence of a very promising high-grade gold system on the Thunder Creek Property," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "The system bears a number of similarities to the nearby Timmins West deposit, including an apparent increase in grade and thickness at a depth of approximately 300 metres. We look forward to continuing to move this new discovery forward with Lake Shore Gold."

The new intersections are located approximately 865 metres southwest of the Timmins West shaft currently being developed by Lake Shore. The discovery on the Thunder Creek Property may be able to be accessed from the Timmins West shaft, if proven to be of sufficient size.

Lake Shore President and CEO Brian Booth said: "These new gold intersections at Thunder Creek extend the discovery zone at least 25 metres to the west at significantly higher grade. The intersections are very positive and the potential of this discovery continues to be highly prospective. The discovery remains open to the west and down plunge and is associated with increasing alteration and structural intensity. Two drills will continue to explore the property and further establish the geometry of the new gold discovery."

Lake Shore has notified West Timmins that it has completed the requirements to vest a 60% option interest in the Thunder Creek Property. Pending final confirmation of exploration expenditures the Thunder Creek Property will move forward as a 60/40 pro-rata funded joint venture between Lake Shore and West Timmins.

Quality Control

The resulted reported herein were provided to West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold, the operator of the Thunder Creek Property. Lake Shore Gold has implemented a quality-control program to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core. Assays have been completed using a standard fire assay with a 30-gram aliquot. For samples that return a value greater than three grams per tonne gold, another pulp is taken and fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Zones with visible gold were tested by pulp metallic analysis. NQ size drill core is saw cut and half the drill core is sampled in standard intervals. The remaining half of the core is stored in a secure location. The drill core is transported in security-sealed bags for preparation at ALS Chemex Prep Lab located in Timmins, Ontario, and the pulps shipped to ALS Chemex Assay Laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. ALS Chemex is an ISO 9001-2000 registered laboratory preparing for ISO 17025 certification.

Lake Shore's Qualified Person ("QP") for the Thunder Creek Property is Jacques Samson, P.Geo. As QP he has prepared or supervised the preparation of the scientific or technical information for the property and has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained herein. Mr. Darin Wagner, P. Geo. and President of the Company, has acted as West Timmins qualified person for this release. The qualified person has examined the drill core from the project but has not independently verified the assay results contained in this release.

About West Timmins Mining Inc. (www.westtimminsmining.com):

West Timmins is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. West Timmins Mining currently has five drills testing high grade gold and base metal targets on its West Timmins Gold Project in Ontario and on its Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico. Drilling continues on the Thunder Creek gold discovery in Timmins and on the La Dura East and West polymetallic discoveries at Montana de Oro in Mexico. West Timmins Mining is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM.

On behalf of the Board of West Timmins Mining Inc.

Darin W. Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Contact Information

  • West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Darin W. Wagner
    President & CEO
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    or
    West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Jordann Nettles
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com