West Timmins Mining Inc.
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West Timmins Mining Inc.

January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

WTM Extends La Dura East Mineralized System to Three Kilometres

- Intersects 13.78 Metres Grading 5.65% Combined Lead+Zinc, 23.51 g/t Silver - Discovers New High-Grade Silver Vein System - 522 g/t Silver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that drill results from the Montana de Oro Project in Sonora, Mexico have extended the known strike length of the La Dura East lead-zinc-silver-gold system to 3.0 kilometres. Three holes testing the northern extension of the La Dura East system have intersected mineralized skarn zones, with the average lead, zinc and silver grades in holes LD07-05 and LD07-06 being more than double similar intercepts from the southern portion of the trend.

Holes LD07-05 and LD07-06, drilled east and west from the same setup, intersected lead-zinc-silver-gold skarn mineralization over widths of 12.12 and 13.78 metres respectively at depths of less than 20 metres vertical. Both holes contain a higher grade core which averages 3.08 metres and returns grades of 10.43% combined lead+zinc, 39.97 g/t silver and 0.09 g/t gold.

Hole LD07-08, collared approximately 100 metres to the north and 50 metres west, intersected multiple zones of skarn mineralization over a down hole length of 245 metres. A new silver-lead-zinc vein system was also discovered in this hole, cored by a 0.84 metre interval which returned 522 g/t silver.



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Inter- Lead +
Hole From To cept Zinc Zinc Lead Silver Gold
# metres Metres metres % % % g/t g/t
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LD07-05 11.56 23.68 12.12 4.08 3.24 1.64 18.43 0.04
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Including 11.56 14.61 3.05 10.81 7.05 3.75 42.29 0.07
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LD07-06 5.54 19.32 13.78 5.65 3.36 2.29 23.51 0.04
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Including 10.56 13.67 3.11 10.04 6.24 3.80 37.64 0.12
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LD07-07 12.20 14.11 1.91 3.58 1.95 1.63 23.12 0.92
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LD07-08 44.91 44.75 0.84 1.31 0.68 0.63 522.00 0.11
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73.75 75.95 2.20 1.97 1.06 0.91 13.13 0.01
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118.81 121.00 2.19 2.20 1.57 0.63 15.53 0.07
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126.94 127.42 3.44 1.11 0.63 0.48 7.37 0.01
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235.17 244.16 8.99 0.97 0.60 0.37 5.84 0.08
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Note: Drill holes are interpreted to represent 100-112% of true thickness


"With near surface drill intercepts 3.0 kilometres apart, mineralized widths of up to 95 metres and multiple surface occurrences, the La Dura East discovery is shaping up as a major mineralized system," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. "Further drill testing on broadly spaced centres along the length of the La Dura East trend will now commence with a goal of determining the average grade-thickness profile of this system and assessing its economic potential as a bulk mineable target."

New plans and sections from the La Dura East Zone are available on the Company's website at www.westtimminsmining.com.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported herein are from halved drill core samples collected from the Company's Montana de Oro project. Core sampling is conducted on site by trained personnel and sealed samples are transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Hermosillo, Mexico by employees of consulting firm Minera Cascabel S.A. de C. V. on behalf of West Timmins Mining. 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, zinc, copper and lead values in excess of 100 ppm, 1%, 1% and 1% respectively were re-analyzed by fire assay. The remaining half of the drill core is stored in a secure facility on the project site. For quality control purposes blank and analytical control standards were inserted into the sample sequence at regular intervals, no discrepancies are reported. Mr. Darin Wagner (M.Sc., P.Geo.), the Company's President, has acted as qualified person for this news release. The qualified person has visited the project site, examined the drill core and sampling procedures and verified the quality control results from the project.

About West Timmins Mining Inc. - (www.westtimminsmining.com)

West Timmins Mining is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. The Company currently has drill results pending from over 40 recently completed drill holes and has five drills conducting follow-up testing on new gold and related polymetallic discoveries on its Thunder Creek and Thorne properties in Canada and on its Montana de Oro Project in Mexico. West Timmins Mining 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, P.Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer

For further details on West Timmins Mining Inc. please refer to prior disclosure at www.sedar.com. The securities described in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any U.S. state securities laws, and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from such registration requirements.

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