Weststar Resources Corp.
TSX VENTURE : WER

Weststar Resources Corp.

September 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Weststar Retains Apex to Commence Phase One Exploration at La Paloma, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WER) (the "Company" or "Weststar") is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of APEX Geoscience Ltd. ("APEX") to design and execute exploration programs at its recently optioned La Paloma Property (the "Property"). The Property concessions are located in the State of Jalisco, Mexico and comprise 160 hectares. The Property lies at the very southern end of the Sierra Madre Occidental physiographic province.

APEX will be on site to implement the Phase 1 exploration program and will be responsible for following the recommendations of Snowden Industry Mining Consultants Ltd. ("Snowden"). Snowden was engaged and contracted by Weststar to do a site visit and take samples to support the opinion of mineral occurrence. The report provided by Snowden is compliant with the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and Snowden will continue to oversee the results of the program. Snowden recommends that Weststar undertake a phased exploration program of mapping, geophysics and drilling and estimate the cost to be in the order of $1.4 million.

The "Phase One" scope of work, budgeted at $0.5 million, will consist of a program of geologic mapping, ground geophysical surveys (magnetic and induced-polarization), rock and soil/stream geochemical sampling. A preliminary engineering assessment of underground tunnel stability will be completed concurrently with the surface exploration. In addition, desktop compilation will include acquisition of high resolution satellite imagery to aid in the production of a digital elevation model (DEM) and three-dimensional model of the historic underground workings. Surface investigations will focus on the development of a detailed geologic dataset for the Property including: lithologic, alteration and structural geologic mapping, rock chip sampling of surface mineralization exposures and location and documentation of all historic underground tunnel entrances. Ground magnetic, induced polarization, soil and stream geochemical surveys, once completed, will be integrated with the geologic dataset to prioritize targets for "Phase Two" diamond drilling (approximately 3000 metres contingent on the results of "Phase One").

The Property was, at one time, owned by Penoles who relinquished it in 1980. In 1983 and 1984 the Consejo de Recursos Minerales ("CRM"), a government agency, drained and entered the northern end of the main tunnel of the Veta Ancha workings and sampled an exploration drift approximately 100 metres from the 1928 planned mining to the northwest. Based on this work CRM reported a "potential reserve" of 750,000 tonnes grading 4.19 g/t Au and 123 g/t Ag from the CRM. This estimate must be considered a historical resource and does not meet the National Instrument 43-101 definitions for a resource or reserve as stated in sections 1.2 and 1.3. There has been no opportunity to verify either the grade or size of the reported "reserve" and therefore the estimate cannot be considered to comply with NI 43-101. At this time, Snowden has not completed sufficient work to classify the historical reserve estimate as either a current mineral resource or mineral reserve. The Company is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource or mineral reserve as defined in NI 43-101, and therefore the historical estimate should not be relied upon.

During its site visit, Snowden collected 10 samples from outcrops and structures. The samples were representative of the area being evaluated and channel samples were taken across structures with a conscious effort made to include sample from the full width of the structure of interest (See Weststar press release dated March 29, 2011). The Company was excited to receive the sample assays which returned gold values of up to 49.20 grams / tonne ("g/t") gold. Silver values were as high as 385 g/t. Eight (8) of the ten (10) samples returned very good to excellent grades. These eight (8) samples were taken from inside the old mine workings. The other two (2) samples were taken at the tunnel entrances outside the old mine. As expected these two (2) samples taken from outside the mine in wall rock (chip sample numbers 1 & 7) at the tunnel entrances returned lower values of gold. The samples were sent to ALS Chemex Laboratories in North Vancouver, B.C. and in the report Snowden has confirmed presence of gold and silver mineralization. In addition it concludes that the Property concessions host epithermal style mineralization and is a property of merit.

APEX is a privately owned geological consulting company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has been in business for approximately 20 years. APEX currently has offices in Edmonton, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia and Perth, Western Australia. APEX currently employs approximately 50 geologists, technologists and support staff on a full-time basis and employs up to 100 people on a seasonal basis. APEX and its senior geological staff have extensive experience conducting and managing exploration ranging from reconnaissance stage to 30,000 m feasibility stage diamond drilling programs in isolated conditions throughout North America, Australia, Africa, Asia, South and Central America.

Qualified Person

This technical content of this press release has been reviewed and accepted by Thomas Clarke, Pr.Sci.Nat., a Director of the Company. Mr. Clarke is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

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On Behalf of the Board

Mitchell Adam, President

Weststar Resources Corp.

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Please refer to news release issued by the Company on August 17, 2011 for the Terms of the option agreement executed to earn an interest in La Paloma. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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    Mitchell Adam
    President
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