SOURCE: Weststar Resources Corp.

Weststar Resources Corp.

April 21, 2009 00:01 ET

Weststar Resources Corp. Confirms Thermal Coal Quality at Tobin Lake Coal Property Saskatchewan

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) (FRANKFURT: HN3) (the "Company") is in receipt of results for 16 coal samples from drill hole A, where a total of 17.7 meters of coal is indicated, and potentially up to 4 meters of coal was left in the hole as suggested by gamma logs and drill core. Based on proximate analysis of the samples the coal samples vary in rank approximately from Subbituminous C to Lignite B coal. Calorific values range from 6,463 Kj/Kg to 18,469 Kj/Kg on a Dry Basis.

Mitchell Adam, president, stated: "We are encouraged by the overall results of this winter's program in that they demonstrate a near-surface coal deposit with good calorific values. The tested area is showing evidence that it may be at the edge of a sub basin, similar to that encountered by Goldsource Mines where coal thicknesses of up to 100m have been discovered."

Preparations for a spring EM survey are progressing and will focus on the development of additional drill targets near the discovery area, and other parts of the overall permit area.

Within the region, airborne EM surveys have demonstrated their usefullenes in outlining the coal basins within the Manville Formation. The company believes that this will be an extremely cost effective method of quickly targeting locations with potential to host the thickest accumulations of coal near Tobin Lake.

Future drill activities will await the completion of a property-wide full-spectrum Time-Domain airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey. The survey will be used to delineate both the Manville Coal seams within the property, and the elevations of the Devonian basement, thereby identifying locations with potential for the thickest accumulations of coal. The Tobin Lake Property measures 20 by 30 kilometers. The area tested by the winter drill program represents only a small portion of the property, measuring less than 1 by 1 kilometers.

All analyses were carried out by Loring Laboratories Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta. Loring is a certified laboratory and has extensive experience in the analysis and ranking of Canadian coals.

The Company has also arranged a non brokered private placement of up to 7,000,000 units at $0.10 per share. The private placement consists of units priced at $0.10 per unit. Each unit consists of one common share and one transferable share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable into one additional common share at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of two years from the date of closing. Proceeds of the placement will be used to fund the Company's upcoming EM survey and Phase 2 drill program and for general working capital. The Company is paying the maximum allowable finder's fees under TSXV exchange policy.

About the Company: Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: 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 or email

On Behalf of the Board

Mitchell Adam, President, Weststar Resources Corp.

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release." 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. 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 Neil MaCallum, P.Geol., of Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd., a qualified person.

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