West Timmins Mining Inc.
TSX : WTM

West Timmins Mining Inc.

November 08, 2006 09:30 ET

West Timmins Commences Drilling on Montana de Oro Project; Expands Land Position to 270 Square Kilometres

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2006) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today it has commenced a 5,000 metre program of diamond drilling on its Montana de Oro Project in Mexico, to test high priority gold and gold-silver targets, including the El Rodeo gold-silver system.

"We have been eagerly anticipating the initial drill testing of the El Rodeo discovery for several months and we are excited to have it now underway," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "In addition to the El Rodeo system, we will test a number of other promising gold targets within the project holdings including the large La Concepcion and La Fronteriza gold systems."

The El Rodeo gold-silver zone has been traced by surface mapping and geochemical sampling for a distance of 1,300 metres and remains open along strike. Recently announced trenching exposed the mineralized zone in four trenches along 425 metres of strike and identified gold-silver mineralization across widths of 3.25 to 11.75 metres with all mineralized zones open to the east. Reported gold grades ranged from 2.16 g/t to a high of 48.10 g/t with associated silver grades ranging from 27.80 to 241 g/t.

The Company further announced that it has staked claims covering an additional 173 square kilometres adjoining the Montana de Oro project bringing the total project holdings to 272 square kilometres. The Company holds a 100% interest in these newly acquired claims that cover projected extensions of the El Rodeo gold-silver and La Concepcion copper-gold systems. A program of stream sediment sampling and prospecting, similar to the program which led to the El Rodeo discovery, is planned for the new claims beginning in early 2007.

Analytical results reported herein were previously released (NR06-08, October 12, 2006). Darin Wagner, P. Geo. and President of the Company, is the qualified person under NI43-101 for this news release.

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

West Timmins Mining Inc. is focused on exploring and developing large, district scale gold projects in North America. West Timmins Mining is the largest land holder in the West Timmins mining camp, adjacent to the 70 million ounce Timmins Gold Camp in Ontario, Canada. The Company currently has two drills turning on its West Timmins Gold Project. West Timmins Mining Inc. is also active in the Sierra Madre gold belt in Mexico home to the Company's Montana de Oro and Yoquivo projects. West Timmins 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

For further detail on West Timmins Mining Inc. please refer to prior disclosure at www.SEDAR.com.

The securities described in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any U.S. state securities laws, and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable under Canadian and U.S. securities regulation, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including "will", "expected to", "plans" and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the company's annual information form as filed with the Canadian securities regulators which are available at www.sedar.com. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.


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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.
    Erin Airton
    Communications & Strategic Planning
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com