West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

April 11, 2007 08:00 ET

West Timmins Mining Exploration Update: 5 Drills Turning on WTM Gold Projects

(VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) currently has 5 drills completing over 145 planned holes totalling 35,000 metres on three district scale gold projects in the Sierra Madre Gold Belt of Mexico and the Timmins Gold Camp of Ontario.

Drills 1 and 2 - West Timmins Gold Project, Timmins, Ontario, Canada

1) 8,000 metres, 10-12 holes - Thunder Creek Property, Timmins - funded by Lake Shore Gold

2) 12,000 metres, 50-60 holes - West Timmins Gold Property, Timmins - 100% WTM

Two drills are currently testing the Company's 114 square kilometre West Timmins Gold Project in Timmins, Ontario.

On WTM's 100% owned Thunder Creek Gold Property, Lake Shore Gold (TSX:LSG), as project operator and funding partner, has initiated an 8,000 metre drill program to test two principal targets on the Property. The Thunder Creek Property is located just 600 metres south of Lake Shore Gold's 1.29 million ounce (indicated) Timmins West gold deposit. Targets include the high-grade Rusk occurrence which shares a number of similarities with the Timmins West deposit (see NR07-13; April 4, 2007). Lake Shore can earn a 60% interest in the Thunder Creek Property by making cash (C$375,000) and share (100,000) payments to the Company and funding C$1,705,000 in exploration expenditures over five years.

On the adjacent, 100% owned Thorne Property, West Timmins is currently testing a number of priority gold targets including extensions of the high-grade 4500, 4800 and Hanging Wall Zones within the Golden River Deformation Zone as part of an ongoing 12,000 metre diamond drill program.

Drills 3 and 4 - Montana de Oro Gold Project, Sonora, Mexico

3) 3,000 metres - 20-25 holes - EL Rodeo Zone, Montana de Oro - 100% WTM

4) 9,000 metres - 40-50 holes - Exploration Targets, Montana de Oro - 100% WTM

Two drills are also active on WTM's 495 square kilometre, 100% owned Montana de Oro Project in the Sierra Madre Belt of Sonora, Mexico. The core of the Montana de Oro Project was held in the National Mineral Reserve of Mexico prior to being auctioned to WTM in late 2004. Goldcorp's El Sauzal gold deposit and Palmarejo Silver and Gold's Trogan gold-silver development project are two of the seven mines and advanced development projects located within 50 km of Montana de Oro.

Drilling continues to test and expand the El Rodeo Gold-Silver Zone discovered by WTM in 2006 (see NR 06-12, December 6, 2006). The mineralized quartz breccia unit which defines the El Rodeo Zone has now been intersected in diamond drilling for 700 metres along strike at vertical depths of less than 100 metres. The El Rodeo Zone remains open in all directions.

The second drill on the Montana de Oro Project is conducting initial testing of 12 other zones of gold and base metal mineralization within the core area of the Project. Phase 1 drilling calls for the completion of 12,000 metres on the Montana de Oro Project.

Drill 5 - Yoquivo Gold-Silver Project, Chihuahua, Mexico

5) 3,000 metres - 10-12 holes- San Francisco and 6 other vein trends - funded by Konigsberg

Operator West Timmins Mining and funding partner Konigsberg Corporation (OTCBB:KGBC), recently announced the commencement of a 10 to 12 hole, 3,000 metre diamond drill program on the Yoquivo Gold-Silver Project. Yoquivo is located 35 km southeast of the recently commissioned Ocampo Gold-Silver Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. Drilling is targeting a number of epithermal vein systems on the Project including extensions of the high grade San Francisco deposit (historic production grades averaged 10.9 g/t gold and 1,120 g/t silver). Konigsberg can earn an initial 50% in the Yoquivo Project by making cash (US$200,000) and share (1,000,000) payments to the Company and funding US$1,000,000 in exploration expenditures over a 24 month period.

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

West Timmins Mining is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM. Mr. Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc., is the qualified person for this release.

On behalf of the Board of West Timmins Mining Inc.

Darin W. Wagner, P. Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer

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