West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

February 19, 2007 12:04 ET

West Timmins Yoquivo Gold Silver Project Returns 22.10 g/t Gold, 2,820 g/t Silver

65 Samples Average 1.57 g/t Gold and 137 g/t Silver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 19, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) and partner Konigsberg Corporation (OTCBB:KGBC) announced today the results of the Phase 2 surface sampling program on the Yoquivo Gold-Silver Project in Chihuahua State, Mexico. A total of 65 surface grab and chip samples, collected from portions of several mineralized trends on the Project, returned average grades of 1.57 g/t gold and 137 g/t silver. Individual sample results ranged from detection limits to highs of 22.10 g/t gold and 2,820 g/t silver.

"This Phase 2 program on Yoquivo focussed on evaluating the potential of the southern portion of the Project area, and on tracing extensions to the high-grade vein/breccia discoveries at surface," said Darin Wagner, President of West Timmins Mining. "With the positive results from the Phase 1 program which focussed on identifying areas of the property with near surface bulk tonnage potential, the Phase 2 program and the results of our recently completed airborne geophysical program in hand we are now in a position to begin drilling high priority targets on the Yoquivo Project."

Highlights of the Phase 2 surface sampling program include five samples collected from grab and vein samples ranging from 0.2 to 0.5 metres in width from the El Gambusino trend averaging 4.00 g/t gold and 581 g/t silver (high of 15.45 g/t gold, 2,860 g/t silver). Six samples, collected from veins ranging from 0.2 to 3.0 metres in width along the Texana trend averaged 4.91 g/t gold and 499 g/t silver, including one very high grade vein which returned 22.10 g/t gold and 2,070 g/t silver over 0.3 metres.

Elevation Gold Silver GoldEqu.
Trend (m) (g/t) (g/t) (i)
El Gambusino
(Central) 2180-2220 5 samples along 400 m 4.00 581 13.68

(South-East) 2120-2180 6 samples over
50 x 60 m area 4.91 499 13.22

Mala Suerte
(South) 2320 6 samples along 200 m 1.72 151 4.23
(i) Gold equivalent calculated at 1 g/t gold equals 60 g/t silver based
on recent metal price ratios.

Mexico's newest gold-silver mine, Ocampo, which reports reserve grades of 1.19 g/t gold and 55.00 g/t silver, is located 35 km northeast and along a regional structural trend the Yoquivo Project. The Yoquivo Gold-Silver Project covers the entirety of the historic Yoquivo mining district. Historically reported production grades from the San Francisco mine, located near the center of the Yoquivo Project averaged 10.9 g/t gold and 1,120 g/t Ag from underground workings which exhibit widths of 3 to 7 metres. In total 22 historic pits, adits and shafts have now been identified on the property along 6 principal vein/breccia trends from which high-grade gold and silver epithermal style mineralization have been recovered.

The preliminary results from the recently completed airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey of the Project have also been received. The known mineralized trends on the property display a good correlation with zones of decreased magnetic intensity, related to magnetically destructive alteration along the host trends. A number of additional areas within the Project holdings, which exhibit similar geophysical signatures to the known mineralized trends, have been identified and are high-priority targets for additional drill testing.

West Timmins has initiated drill permitting for the Yoquivo Gold-Silver Project and approvals are anticipated within the next three to four weeks.

Subject to an Option Agreement dated May 31, 2006 Konigsberg may earn an initial 50% interest in the Yoquivo Project by making cash payments of US $200,000, issuing to West Timmins 1,000,000 common shares of Konigsberg, funding US $1,000,000 in exploration expenditures on the property over a 24 month period and making all cash payments required by West Timmins to the underlying property vendor.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported herein are from grab, chip and channel samples collected from the Company's Yoquivo Gold-Silver Project. Samples were sealed on site and transport under the care and control of the staff of Minera Cascabel S.V de C.A. on behalf of the Company to the preparation facilities of ALS-Chemex in Chihuahua, Mexico. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay-ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Samples additionally underwent 34 element ICP-MS analysis. Silver assays in excess of 100 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay. 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 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. Drill testing is on-going on the Montana de Oro project and will include initial drill testing of the El Rodeo, La Concepcion and La Fronteriza 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
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com