Weststar Resources Corp.

Weststar Resources Corp.

March 18, 2009 03:01 ET

Weststar Confirms Saskatchewan Coal in Drill Core

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2009) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WER)(FRANKFURT:HN3) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the first phase of drilling on the Company's Tobin Lake Coal Prospect located 70 kilometers northwest of the coal discovery of Goldsource Mines Inc., near the community of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan.

Photos of drill core can be viewed on the Company website at http://snipurl.com/e06kw.

To date, three locations each about 1 km apart, have been drill tested by 3 rotary holes and 2 core holes. The three locations contain appreciable quantities of coal, over a wide area, summarized as follows:

- Site A at the original coal discovery, a coal zone, over 13.8 m was intersected in drill core.

- Site B located 1 km to the south, a coal zone about 5.35 m was interpreted from geophysical logs, and core.

- Site C located 0.7 km to the west of B, a coal zone about 7.90 m was interpreted from geophysical logs.

Drilling equipment complications impeded the recovery of the coal zones, and the completion of appropriate geophysical logging. The aforementioned thicknesses are based on partially completed holes.

At Site A, historic drilling by Consolidated Pine Channel Gold Corp., intersected a coal zone, 18.84 m thick, as follows:

- 47.70 metres to 55.32 metres (7.62 metres): coal, massive;

- 55.32 metres to 66.54 metres (11.22 metres): coal breccia, from 20 to 60 per cent angular coal clasts, mixed with varying amounts of clay, silt and sand.
Neither the rank nor the grade of the coal was determined. Core recoveries in the coal intersection were as low as 15 per cent, and average less than 50 per cent for the 7.62-metre interval. Hence, the massive nature of the coal as stated in the drill log may not be accurate.

During 2009, one rotary holes and one core hole were completed at this site. The core hole, was abandoned at 62.6 m, or approximately 4 m shallower than the lowest coal intersection observed in the historic "18-m Hole", due to drilling equipment problems. The results of this hole are summarized, as follows:

- 47.90 to 48.80 metres (0.90 metres): no recovery;

- 48.80 to 50.00 meters: coal

- 50.00 to 51.20 meters: sand parting

- 51.20 to 53.90 meters: coal

- 53.90 to 55.40 meters: no recovery

- 55.40 to 57.00 meters: coal with coal breccia;

- 57.00 to 59.60 meters: coal with coal breccia;

- 59.60 to 60.50 meters: no recovery;

- 60.50 to 61.10 meters: sand parting;

- 61.10 to 62.60 meters: coal with coal breccia;

- 62.60: hole abandoned within coal zone

Core recovery within the coal zone averaged 85%. In addition, partially completed downhole geophysical logs, suggest a number of additional coal horizons between 38.5 and 50 meters.

At Site B, about 1 km south of Site A, drillholes TL09-002 (rotary hole) and TL09-003 (core hole) were drilled on the same pad. Similar drilling conditions were encountered with these holes, resulting in poor core recovery (49.7% recovery) obtained in the cored interval (42.67 to 54.80 meters) of TL09-003. Core recovered consists of coal, shaley coal, and carbonaceous sand. Down-hole geophysics suggests a coal zone 5.35 m thick, from 45.40 to 50.75 meters, with up to 4 individual seams. This hole was not completed due to difficult drilling conditions with geophysics suggesting the potential remains for a thicker sequence of coal.

At the third location, Site C, located about 720 m west of Site B, drillhole TL09-004 encountered similar conditions. Down-hole geophysics suggests a coal zone 7.90 meter thick, between 31.75 and 39.65 meters, with up to 3 seams. This has yet to be verified by core drilling.

All samples of core will be forwarded to Loring Laboratories Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta for proximate coal analysis and results will be announced when received.

The Company is confident that a well prepared drill contractor, with appropriate equipment, can obtain good core recoveries during the Phase II drill program. The 2009 exploration successfully demonstrated the presence of appreciable quantities of coal over a wide area near Tobin Lake. A regional exploration technique of airborne electromagnetic is planned for the entirety of the property in order to target further drill locations during the phase II drill program, which is scheduled for summer months. Sites located further to the southeast of the recent drilling, can be accessed year round.

Company president, Mitchell Adam states, "Although the drilling conditions and type of rig used were not ideal, we were very pleased to reconfirm the historic coal intersection from the 1994 drilling and to further intersect a coal zone a kilometer to the south. The similarity in depth of the two core holes bodes very well for the future drilling and extrapolation of a continuous coal seam within the Tobin Lake property. We are also very encouraged to return with the second phase of drilling to further delineate the extent of the seams and potentially determine an indicated resource on the property."

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Jody Dahrouge, PGeol., of Dahrouge Geological, a qualified person.

About the Company: Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WER) is a mineral exploration company focused on discovering and advancing mineral properties by utilizing modern geological science to evaluate historical known discoveries. Weststar's portfolio is currently focused in Canada and is primarily invested in coal properties with known historical coal discoveries. The Company's Saskatchewan Tobin Lake 18 Meter coal property is currently the main focus of exploration activity. For further info on the Company please visit www.weststarreources.com or email info@weststarresources.com.

On Behalf of the Board

Mitchell Adam, President

Weststar Resources Corp.

WARNING: The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward looking" statements. Actual results could differ materially from those described in the news release as a result of numerous factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.

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