West Timmins Mining Inc.
TSX : WTM

West Timmins Mining Inc.

April 21, 2008 08:00 ET

WTM to Test Northern Extension of Thunder Creek-Timmins West Trend

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that it has begun drill testing on its Northshore Property, targeting the immediate northern continuation of the same geological contact which hosts the Timmins West gold deposit. The Timmins West deposit contains a probable mineral reserve of 3.40 million tonnes grading 7.59 g/t gold (cut) (source Lake Shore Gold NR August 28, 2007) and is currently undergoing underground development.

WTM's new high-grade gold discovery, the Rusk Zone, is located along the same contact immediately south of the Timmins West Deposit, on the Thunder Creek Joint Venture.

NORTH

Drilling on the Northshore Property will target the northern flank, and nose region, of the same folded contact which hosts Timmins West. The target area is located approximately 1000 metres to the northwest of the surface outcrop location of the Timmins West deposit, at vertical depths of 1000 to 1400 metres where the fold dips onto the Northshore Property.

SOUTH

The Rusk discovery (see below) is located 865 metres to the south of the Timmins West deposit, along the same geological contact.

WTM has now received additional information on the relative location of the Rusk Zone intercepts. This information confirms the presence of a distinct, high-grade, northeast-plunging zone of gold mineralization (see figure following). Previously reported intercepts from this Zone include 24.61 g/t gold over 7.00 metres in hole TC07-36 and 8.57 g/t gold over 9.00 metres in recently reported hole TC07-43. The Rusk Zone has now been traced for over 175 metres down plunge. It remains open beneath the high-grade nine metre wide intercept in hole TC07-43, as well as up plunge of a 27.51 g/t gold intercept (0.90 metres) in hole TC08-47. Several additional holes have now been completed on the Thunder Creek Property with results pending. Plans call for drilling to continue on the Thunder Creek Property throughout 2008.

The Thunder Creek Property is a 60/40 joint venture between Lake Shore Gold (TSX:LSG) and WTM with Lake Shore as the project operator.



Table 1: Mineralized Intercepts, Thunder Creek Property - all results
previously released

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Hole From To Interval Gold
No. Metres Metres Metres g/t
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TC08-47 284.50 285.40 0.90 27.51
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TC07-36 344.00 351.00 7.00 24.61
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Including 344.00 350.05 6.05 28.05
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TC07-30 384.80 388.45 3.65 10.91
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Incl. 385.80 388.45 2.65 14.68
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397.20 398.40 1.20 5.43
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408.50 409.00 0.50 27.60
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412.55 416.50 3.95 9.77
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Incl. 413.40 416.50 3.10 12.01
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TC07-34 424.80 431.40 6.60 1.62
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Including 431.00 431.40 0.40 14.10
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TC07-31 424.70 425.20 0.50 13.40
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434.00 437.10 3.10 5.03
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Including 434.00 435.60 1.60 7.93
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TC07-33 425.00 429.40 4.40 2.12
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TC07-45 436.70 448.90 12.20 1.24
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Including 443.90 444.30 0.40 9.65
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TC07-35 461.40 468.70 7.30 3.79
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Including 466.10 468.70 2.60 6.33
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TC07-43 463.30 492.65 29.35 4.08
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including 483.65 492.65 9.00 8.57
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TC07-41 514.90 518.75 3.85 4.72
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Including 514.90 516.95 2.05 8.52
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All results represent core lengths, true widths remain unknown.


Mr. Darin Wagner, President and CEO of the Company, is the non-independent qualified person for this release. Analytical and quality control procedures relating to the results reported herein have been previously detailed and the reader is referred to the Company's website (www.westtimminsmining.com) or its continuous disclosure documentation at www.sedar.com for complete details. The independent person has visited the project site, examined some, but not all of the mineralized intercepts, and reviewed the information provided to the Company by the project operator of the Thunder Creek Property, Lake Shore Gold.

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

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. WTM currently has five drills testing high grade gold and base metal targets on its West Timmins and Montana de Oro Projects. 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 detail 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", "projected" 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.

To view an image of the Thunder Creek Location Map please view the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/thundercreeklocationmap.pdf.

To view an image of the Rusk Zone Longitudinal Section, Looking NW please view the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/rusklongsection1.pdf.

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

Contact Information

  • West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Darin W. Wagner
    President & CEO
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    or
    West Timmins Mining Inc.
    Jordann Nettles
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (604) 685-8311 or Toll Free: 1-866-685-8311
    Email: info@westtimminsmining.com
    Website: www.westtimminsmining.com