West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

March 10, 2009 08:00 ET

WTM Intersects 60.50 Metres Grading 1.03 g/t Gold in Expansion Drilling at Golden River West, Timmins, Ontario

High Grade Sub-Zone Returns Multiple Visible Gold Intercepts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that drilling on the Company's 100% owned Thorne Property in Timmins, Ontario has continued to expand the Golden River West Zone and the High-Grade Sub-Zone. Drill hole GW08-33, which intersected gold mineralization over a down hole length of 95.30 metres, returned a 60.50 metre interval averaging 1.03 g/t gold including 3 separate high-grade intervals - 14.50 g/t gold over 1.10 metres, 15.80 g/t gold over 0.80 metres and 7.13 g/t gold over 1.20 metres.

WTM is currently testing three gold-bearing systems in the West Timmins District:

1) The high-grade Rusk Gold Zone, located on the Company's 40% owned Thunder Creek joint venture, which recently returned an intercept of 11.20 g/t gold over 10.40 metres from the deepest hole reported to date from the property (see NR 08-33, December 16, 2008: http://www.westtimminsmining.com/main/?newsReleases&183); two drills currently completing a 22,000 metre drill program, 10 holes pending.

2) The recently identified Hwy 144 Gold Discovery located on WTM's 100% owned Hwy 144 Property along the same structure that hosts the Rusk Zone and the 1.3 million ounce Timmins West Deposit (see NR09-07, February 18, 2009: http://www.westtimminsmining.com/main/?newsReleases&192); drilling to resume within the next 7 days, 8 holes pending.

3) The 5.0 kilometre long Golden River Trend on the Company's 100% owned Thorne Property, which consists of 11 known zones of gold mineralization, including the West Zone, and which hosts a NI43-101 compliant 400,000 ounce near surface inferred gold resource (4.0 mT @ 3.03 g/t gold - Band-Ore Resources, 1998); resource expansion program underway, currently 14 additional holes pending.

"Today's results from the West Zone are consistent with a pattern of increasing gold grades and intercept widths with increasing depth which has been observed elsewhere in the West Timmins District," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. "The Rusk Gold Zone and the Timmins West Deposit each exhibit similar behavior, with visible gold mineralization becoming increasingly common in the lower reaches of both of these systems."

Hole GW08-33 extends the West Zone and High-Grade Sub-Zone by 45-50 metres along strike. The West Zone and High-Grade Sub-Zone continue to remain open along strike and down-plunge.

Hole Grid Grid From To Interval Gold
No. Easting Northing Metres Metres Metres g/t Zone
GW08-29 2350 E 475 N Lost Above Target Depth - Results Pending
GW08-30 2350 E 475 N Lost Above Target Depth - Results Pending
GW08-31 2350 E 475 N 396.00 414.50 19.50 0.35 West Zone
including 400.00 401.00 1.00 1.92
434.00 434.60 0.60 3.46 Central
GW08-32 2150 E 410 N 338.20 340.40 2.20 4.03 West Zone
including 338.20 339.00 0.80 6.41 Hi-Grade
GW08-33 2150 E 460 N 337.90 433.20 95.30 0.79 West Zone
including 373.50 434.00 60.50 1.03
including 374.40 375.50 1.10 14.55 Hi-Grade
and 423.90 424.50 0.60 15.80
and 432.00 433.20 1.20 7.13
Note: All intercepts represent 105-115% of true thickness.

Results from an additional 14 holes completed as part of the West Zone expansion and infill program remain pending. The Golden River West Zone, located 3.0 kilometres southeast of the WTM's high-grade Rusk Gold Zone, is one of 11 known zones of gold mineralization which collectively comprise the 5.0 kilometre long Golden River Trend on WTM's 100% owned Thorne Property. All 11 zones of gold mineralization located along the Golden River Trend remain open to expansion.

Quality Control and Assurance

Geochemical results reported are from halved drill core samples collected from the Thorne Property, part of the Company's West Timmins Gold Project. Sampling was conducted by employees of the Company on site at the Company's exploration office in Timmins, Ontario. Sealed samples were transported to ALS-Chemex's preparation facilities in Timmins, Ontario by WTM staff. Samples were assayed for gold by standard fire assay- ICP finish with a 30 gram charge. Gold values in excess of 3 g/t were re-analyzed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for greater accuracy. 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 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 intervals reported and has verified that there were no significant discrepancies with respect to the quality control samples.

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

WTM is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. Expansion drilling continues on the Company's high-grade Rusk Gold Zone in Timmins, Ontario - part of the 114 square kilometre West Timmins Gold Project which controls over 80% of the emerging West Timmins Gold District. WTM also has active gold exploration projects in Mexico, highlighted by the high-grade Lluvia de Oro gold-silver Project in Chihuahua, Mexico and the Universo Gold Project which covers over 3,000 square kilometres in North America's newest multi-million ounce gold camp. 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.

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