West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

March 03, 2008 08:00 ET

WTM Intersects 21.23 Metres Grading 1.03 g/t Gold at La Dura West, Montana de Oro Project, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) reported today that continued drill testing of the La Dura West Polymetallic Zone has returned an intercept of 21.23 metres grading 1.03 g/t gold and 7.46 g/t silver in hole LC07-22. This intercept correlates with previous gold-silver bearing intercepts in holes LC07-02, -9, -10, -12 and -14 which define a north-northeast trending Gold Zone, now traced for over 200 metres along strike, which cross-cuts the La Dura West Zone.

La Dura West Gold Zone
Hole From To Intercept Gold Silver
No. metres metres metres g/t g/t
LC07-22 53.92 75.15 21.23 1.03 7.46
Note: Reported results interpreted to represent 125% of
true thickness

Hole LC07-21 intersected the down-dip extension of the La Dura West Zone between previous drilled holes LC07-08 and LC07-09 returning a 13.30 metre intercept of semi-massive sulphide mineralization and extending the La Dura West Zone to 100 metres down dip. Hole LC07-21 also intersected an 18.75 metre interval in the footwall to the La Dura West Zone which returned 0.21% copper, the most easterly intercept of the Footwall Copper Zone to date.

La Dura West Zone
Hole From To Intercept Zinc Copper Silver Gold
No. metres metres metres % % g/t g/t
LC07-21 70.15 83.45 13.30 1.83 0.17 12.83 0.15

Footwall Copper Zone
Hole From To Intercept Copper Silver Gold
No. metres metres metres % g/t g/t
LC07-21 179.25 197.75 18.50 0.21 2.80 0.04
Note: Reported drill results are interpreted to represent
105-115% of true thickness.

The variable metal content and multi-stage nature of the mineralized zones in the La Dura West area are both consistent with the Company's exploration model which indicates that these mineralized zones are part of a major porphyry copper (+/- gold-silver-molybdenum) system. The available geological information suggests the centre of the porphyry system, in the La Dura West area, occurs to the west of the current drilling, across the placer gold-bearing Baboyahui River. Drilling continues at La Dura West with an additional 19 holes currently planned.

WTM's 100% owned Montana de Oro Project covers 585 square kilometres and is located along the border between the states of Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua, Mexico. The Montana de Oro Project is situated less than 50 kilometres from six new mines or advance exploration projects including Goldcorp's lowest cost gold producer - the El Sauzal deposit, Coeur d'Alene Mines' Palmarejo-Trogan silver-gold deposit and Pan American Silver's Alamo Dorado silver mine.

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. 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 drill intercepts reported, reviewed the available technical information for the project, and has verified that there were no discrepancies with respect to the quality control samples submitted for analysis along with the drill core.

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

West Timmins currently has four active drill projects, with over 40,000 metres of diamond drilling scheduled to be completed on its exploration projects in the Sierra Madre Belt of Mexico and in the Timmins Gold Camp of Northern Ontario in 2008. West Timmins is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. 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

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