West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

July 06, 2009 08:00 ET

WTM Intersects 11.15 g/t (0.33 oz/t) Gold Over 7.30 Metres (23.94 Feet) From Golden River North Zone, Thorne Property, Timmins, Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2009) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) ("WTM" or the "Company") today announced that on-going drilling of the Golden River North Zone on the Company's 100% owned Thorne Property continues to return high-grade, visible gold-bearing intercepts at shallow depths. Drill hole GS-09-35 returned a high-grade intercept of 11.15 g/t (0.33 oz/ton) gold over 7.30 metres (23.94 feet) at a vertical depth of 195 metres. Hole GS-09-35 is located 25 metres along strike from previously announced hole GS-09-31 which returned 13.64 g/t gold over 8.20 metres (see NR09-08, March 10, 2009: http://www.westtimminsmining.com/main/?newsReleases&193) and approximately 25 metres vertically above historic drill hole TH97-223 which returned 60.30 g/t gold over 3.70 metres.

"Today's results provide further confirmation of the high-grade nature of the Golden River North Zone," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "Combined with the recent outstanding results from our adjacent Thunder Creek Property these results further demonstrate the potential of the West Timmins Gold District and the strong similarities between the West Timmins District and the main Timmins Camp. Both areas are now known to host multiple zones of high-grade gold mineralization over widths potentially amenable to underground mining, numerous gold bearing environments, a strong spatial association between high-grade gold zones and porphyry intrusions and a tendency for multiple gold mineralized zones to cluster along large scale structures. Our 112 square kilometre West Timmins Gold Project uniquely positions WTM to benefit from the exciting new discoveries in the West Timmins Gold District."

Hole From To Interval Interval(i) Gold Gold
Number Section (metres) (metres) (metres) (feet) (g/t) (oz/t) Zone

GS-09-32 4325 E 345.50 347.00 1.50 4.92 7.13 0.21 North
409.00 410.00 1.00 2.16 2.16 0.06 NL1
Hole Terminated Above NL2 NL2
GS-09-33 4325 E Results Pending
GS-09-34 4390 E 188.30 190.70 2.24 7.35 0.93 0.03 North
GS-09-35 4360 E 209.00 216.30 7.30 23.94 11.15 0.33 North
including 215.10 215.70 0.60 1.97 76.91 2.24
222.00 223.00 1.00 3.28 7.36 0.21
323.00 324.00 1.00 3.28 4.73 0.14 NL2
345.50 347.00 1.50 4.92 3.23 0.09 NL3
(i) Due to uncertainties in zone orientations, true widths are not known at
this time.

Numerous gold mineralized vein systems continue to be intersected in the footwall to the North Zone. The North Zone footwall vein systems remain open down-plunge. On-going drilling continues to test both the Golden River North and West Zones.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported are from halved drill core samples collected from WTM's 100% owned Thorne Property, part of the Company's West Timmins Gold Project. Core samples were collected by employees and consultants in the employ of the Company and are subject to the Company's quality control program. Sampling was conducted on site at the Company's exploration office in Timmins, Ontario and sealed samples were transported to Swastika Labs preparation facilities in Swastika, Ontario for the North Zone results reported. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay- ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Gold values in excess of 3.0 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish. Samples which returned greater than 8.0 g/t gold also underwent metallic screen fire assaying. The remaining half of the drill core is stored on-site at the Company's Timmins exploration office.

For quality control purposes blank, duplicate and analytical control standards were inserted into the sample sequence at irregular intervals. Mr. Darin Wagner (M.Sc., P.Geo), the Company's President, has acted as non-independent qualified person for this news release. The qualified person has visited the project site, examined the intervals reported and, has verified that the reported results meet the Company's quality control standards.

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

WTM is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold projects in the major gold camps of North America. The Company recently reported broad high-grade gold results from the Porphyry Gold Zone on its Thunder Creek joint venture in Timmins, Ontario and continues to test the nearby 5.0 kilometre long Golden River Trend. WTM controls over 80% of the rapidly evolving West Timmins Gold District, home to the Rusk, Porphyry and Golden River gold zones. WTM also has active gold exploration projects in Mexico, highlighted by the high-grade Lluvia de Oro gold-silver Project in Chihuahua State. 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, 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.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities regulation, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including "will", "expected to", "plans", "planned" and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the Company's annual information form as filed with the Canadian securities regulators which are available at www.sedar.com. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.

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