Westminster Resources Ltd.

Westminster Resources Ltd.

October 08, 2009 12:16 ET

Westminster Resources Ltd.: High Grades of Silver and Gold Confirmed at Navojoa Porphyry Targets

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2009) - Westminster Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WMR) -

The Company is pleased to report additional analytical results for core hole MWN 09-05 drilled at the Yori porphyry target. This hole encountered drill problems but when abandoned had ended in sulphide mineralization with the final 0.35 meters initially reported (#WMR 09-11) as grading 0.76% copper and "over limit" silver (greater than 10g/t). Check "over limit" assaying by ACME Labs has now determined that the final interval grades 720 gm/mt silver (23.15 ounces per mt) using fire assay for Ag by gravimetric methods. This result further supports the interpretation that drilling completed to date has intersected the outer halo portion of a precious metal bearing copper porphyry system (#WMR 09-09 and 11). The initial drilling tested near surface an 800 meter portion of the 3,500 meter long IP geophysical anomaly identified earlier.

The nearby La Kala porphyry target has been identified by two impressive topographic mineralized skarn features. The North La Kala skarn has an outcrop strike length of 1.5 km and 2.5 km further south, the South La Kala skarn is exposed. Rock chip and hand specimen sampling has been limited to two small hand "pick and shovel" Mexican prospector workings at these skarns and the Company's initial results are presented as Table 1.


Sample Type         
Sulphide        Au g/t              Ag g/t              Fe% S%                Cu%
LIM-Black 5.42207.649.2 0.05                0.96
LIM-Brown 5.9530.044.9 0.16                0.65
LIM-Black 5.70292.855.1 0.18                1.53
LIM-Brown-Red 14.30285.747.5 0.27                1.65
MAGN 0.11 6.1 59.4 0.05                0.05
MAGN-LIM 0.18 0.5 51.4 0.09                1.08
Epi-Qtz 1.60 2.7 2.1 0.03                0.10

The La Kala skarns exhibit typical gold-copper bearing massive skarn mineralization consisting of variable mixtures of garnet, magnetite (see "MAGN" in Table 1), epidote (see "Epi-Qtz" in Table 1), chlorite, quartz, and tremolite. Massive sulphide veins, and seams on fractures crosscut the skarn mineralogy in leached outcrops. These are now classic boxwork textured limonites after a variety of primary sulphides and range in colour from black to brown to "bulls blood" red iron (see "LIM" in Table 1). The South La Kala skarn app ears to be especially enriched in bismuth and tellurium with an epidote and quartz-rich skarn sample containing little suphides assaying 320 ppm Tellurium and over 2000 ppm Bismuth (see sample "Epi-Qtz" in Table 1).

In Table One, analytical results for the weathered limonite samples (LIM) show an almost total leaching of S% with strong depletion of Cu considering the high Fe% values, rich silver contents (about 1 opt to 9.4 opt) and gold ranging to 0.45opt. These limonite vein samples are cross-cutting features but the skarn horizons in themselves show gold enrichment. This is shown by results from massive magnetite (see "MAGN" in Table 1) in a skarn layer at 51 to 59% Fe enriched in gold (110 to 180 ppb) and the epidote+quartz sample from a skarn horizon reporting 1.6 g/t gold (Table 1, Epi-Qtz).

The high gold and silver grades reported from assays confirm that the skarns are gold and silver-rich and are interpreted as part of the peripheral mineralized halos of the La Kala precious metal-copper porphyry system.

At the La Kala porphyry system, first-time mapping, geophysical surveying and drilling are planned as gold-silver-copper skarns such as those identified at the La Kala target may be economically significant in their own right.

Planning for is Phase Two exploration at the Fafy-Yori and La Kala targets at the Navojoa Project is underway with expected mobilization in November.

Samples were analyzed for the Company by the Acme Analytical Lab (an accredited analytical facility) located in Vancouver B.C. The "over limit" silver result initially reported for the Yori MWN 09-05 core sulphides was subsequently analyzed by Acme method G613 Fire Assay Ag with gravimetric finish with a sample of 30g. Gold results for the La Kala limonite and magnetite-rich samples ("LIM" and "MAGN" in Table 1 ) were determined by Acme method G6 Fire Assay fusion ICP-ES with a sample of 30g. All other elements were analyzed by Acme method 7AX ICP-ES/ICP-MS.

The foregoing disclosure has been reviewed and verified by director Glen C. Macdonald, P.Geo. a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standard of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.


"Glen C. Macdonald"

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