West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

March 06, 2007 08:00 ET

West Timmins Mining Provides Exploration Update: Drilling in Canada and Mexico Continues to Intersect Gold Mineralization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 6, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that ongoing drill programs on its West Timmins Project in Ontario, Canada and on its Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico have intersected a number of zones of gold and gold-silver mineralization.

Montana de Oro Project, Sonora, Mexico

On the Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico three holes testing the La Fronteriza occurrence, part of the FR gold system, intersected a number of individual zones of anomalous gold mineralization over the 200 metre width of the system tested during the current program. Hole FR06-02, intersected 13.60 metres grading 0.79 g/t gold and 5.19 g/t silver, including a higher grade intercept of 5.51 g/t gold and 38.20 g/t silver over a width of 0.90 metres. Drill holes FR06-01 and FR07-03 were drilled in section across the south-western portion of the Fronteriza occurrence. Hole FR06-02 was collared 480 metres to the northeast of hole FR06-01.

Two additional holes drilled to test the Montana de Oro occurrence, located 1,200 metres to the south, intersected weakly anomalous gold and silver mineralization over similar widths (Table 1).



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Hole From To Interval Gold Silver
No. (Metres Downhole) (Metres Downhole) Metres g/t g/t
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La Fronteriza
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FR06-01 17.65 18.85 1.20 1.51 3.1
116.95 120.10 3.15 1.03 1.23
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FR06-02 60.30 73.60 13.60 0.79 5.19
Including 60.30 61.20 0.90 5.51 38.2
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FR07-03 58.60 59.60 1.00 1.48 0.9
74.50 75.40 0.90 2.03 1.1
101.60 103.10 1.50 1.08 1.62
122.00 123.60 1.60 1.27 0.8
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Montana de Oro
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MD06-01 16.75 30.20 13.45 0.37 0.65
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MD06-02 20.85 31.55 10.70 0.21 0.75
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Table 1: Mineralized Intercepts - FR Gold Zone


West Timmins Project, Ontario, Canada

Follow-up testing of two new gold discoveries reported on February 7, 2007 (NR 07-05) on the Thorne Property intersected zones of anomalous gold mineralization within the Golden River Deformation Zone.

Diamond drill holes GS06-05 and GS06-06 were drilled on section, 65 metres east of previously reported hole GS06-04, which returned 2.30 metres grading 4.29 g/t gold. Both holes intersected broad zones (7.70 and 6.00 metres, respectively) of anomalous gold mineralization, including a 1.50 metre intersection in hole GS06-06 which returned 3.24 g/t gold.

Drill holes GS07-08 and GS07-09 tested the down-plunge extension of a zone of gold-bearing quartz-albite-pyrite mineralization intersected in hole GS06-03. Both holes intersected similar style alteration over widths of 10-11 metres associated with anomalous gold mineralization. This zone remains open down-plunge and along strike to the west.

Drill holes GS06-02 and GS06-07 tested the down-dip extent of a broad zone of anomalous gold mineralization previously identified immediately east of the 4800 Zone.



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Hole From To Interval Au
No. (Metres Downhole) (Metres Downhole) Metres g/t
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Thorne
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GS06-02 259.50 262.00 2.50 1.87
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GS06-05 72.10 79.80 7.70 0.18
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102.50 104.00 1.50 1.01
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GS06-06 191.50 197.50 6.00 1.18
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Including 193.00 194.50 1.50 3.24
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GS06-07 58.50 66.00 7.50 0.87
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189.30 190.80 1.50 1.94
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234.00 236.70 2.70 1.89
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GS07-08 54.00 64.20 10.20 0.43
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GS07-09 107.10 109.00 1.90 1.24
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115.20 116.70 1.50 1.14
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Table 2: Anomalous Gold Intersections - Thorne Property


Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported from the West Timmins Gold Project are from halved drill core samples collected by the Company and are subject to the Company's quality control program. Sampling of the drill core was conducted on site at the Company's Timmins exploration office by trained personnel. Sealed samples were transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Timmins, Ontario. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay-ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Gold values in excess of 3 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for greater accuracy. The remaining half of the drill core is stored on-site at the Company's Timmins, Ontario exploration office.

Geochemical results reported from the Montana de Oro Project are from halved drill core samples collected from the Company's Montana de Oro project. Core sampling is conducted on site by trained personnel and sealed samples are transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Hermosillo, Mexico by employees of consulting firm Minera Cascabel S.A. de C.V. on behalf of West Timmins Mining. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay-ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Samples additionally underwent 34 element ICP-MS analysis. Gold values in excess of 3 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for greater accuracy. Silver, in excess of 100 ppm were also repeated by fire assay. The remaining half of the drill core is stored in a secure facility on the project site.

For quality control purposes blank, duplicate and analytical control standards were inserted into the sample sequence at irregular intervals and no significant discrepancies are reported. Reported results are interpreted to approximate true widths in all cases. Mr. Darin Wagner (M.Sc., P.Geo), the Company's President, has acted as qualified person for this news release.

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

West Timmins Mining Inc. is focused on exploring and developing district scale gold projects in North America. West Timmins Mining is the largest land holder in the West Timmins district, adjacent to the 70 million ounce Timmins Gold Camp in Ontario, Canada. The Company is currently in the midst of a 10,000 metre diamond drilling program 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. Drill testing is on-going on the Montana de Oro project and will include drill testing of the El Rodeo, La Concepcion and FR mineralized zones. 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

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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.
    Elaine Einarson
    Manager, Corporate Development
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com