West Hawk Development Corp.
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West Hawk Development Corp.

October 03, 2005 13:24 ET

West Hawk Supports its 980,968,085 Tonne Coal Resource

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 3, 2005) - West Hawk Development Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WHD) (the "company") is providing the following additional information on the Groundhog Coal Property, further to the news release of September 28, 2005. The Groundhog coal license's encompasses about 12,000 hectares, within seven separate parcels, located within the Groundhog coal field of north-central British Columbia.

Based upon available historical reports, drill hole data, trench data, outcrop mapping, and sample analysis data, independent consulting engineer, Donald Wedman, P.Eng., who is a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, estimated an inferred resource of 48,187,685 tonnes for the Discovery Creek and Evans Creek license blocks. This estimate was based on the classification system according to (GSC) Paper 88-21A, "A Standardized Coal Resource/Reserve Reporting System for Canada". Based on this classification system, Inferred Resources are quantity estimates based largely on the broad knowledge of the geologic character of the region for which few measurements of seam thickness are available. The inferred resource is based on documented seam thickness, including internal partings in stratigraphic sections obtained from outcrops, trenches, and drill holes. Polygons or blocks were constructed for separate parcels and an average seam thickness and seam dip extrapolated across the entire block, to determine volume. A specific gravity of 1.7 was used.

Further Speculative Resources were estimated on the remaining License blocks according to (GSC) Paper 88-21A, "A Standardized Coal Resource/Reserve Reporting System for Canada" and estimated at 980,968,085 tonnes. Based on this classification system, Speculative Resources of future interest are quantity estimates based on extrapolation of few data points over large distances, and are confined to regions where extensive coal exploration has not yet taken place. Polygons or blocks were constructed for the separate parcels and an average seam thickness and seam dip extrapolated across the entire block, to determine volume. A specific gravity of 1.7 was used.

For both classifications the following assumptions where used to determine the resources of future interest:

Minimum Seam Thickness: 0.5 metres

Maximum (dry basis) Ash Percent: 50 percent

Maximum Stratigraphic Depth (Surface): 100 metres

Maximum Stratigraphic Depth (Underground): 100-500 metres

Data point maximum distance from block boundary: 1000 metres.

The original drill core was not available for re-sampling; hence, the author was unable to confirm previously reported quality data. However, as the data used from historical reports was supervised and conducted by professional geologists and considered to be accurate. Past resources estimate and geological reports were conducted by Groundhog Coal Ltd., BC Hydro and Power Authority, Imperial Oil Limited, Gulf Canada Resources Inc., Suncor Inc., and National Coal Corporation Ltd.

Don Wedman, P.Eng. recently completed a report entitled "Summary Report on the Groundhog Coal Property". The technical report will be posted to Sedar, and available for viewing shortly. The author was not aware of any environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing, or other relevant issues that may affect the resource estimates.

This news release was prepared on behalf of the company by Don Wedman, P.Eng.of Edmonton, AB. Mr. Wedman is a qualified person under NI43-101.

About the Company - West Hawk is a mineral exploration and development company committed to building shareholder value through the acquisition of 100% interest's in highly perspective mineral properties with a focus on Coal and Copper.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Townsend, President and CEO

This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.


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