West Timmins Reports New High Grade Gold Discovery at Thunder Creek Property, Timmins, Ontario
(Vancouver, September 6, 2007) West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX: WTM) (the "Company") announced today that an additional zone of high-grade gold mineralization has been intersected in hole TC07-30 on the Thunder Creek Property near Timmins, Ontario. This new zone, the fourth gold zone identified in hole 30, returned assay results grading 9.77 grams per tonne gold over 3.95 metres, including 12.01 grams per tonne gold over 3.10 metres.
As initially reported on August 1, 2007, drilling at Thunder Creek intersected three zones of high-grade gold mineralization in hole TC07-30. The new Lower Rusk Zone, which is visually distinct from the other three zones, was identified by follow-up core logging and sampling by project operator Lake Shore Gold Corp. All zones remain open along strike, above and below the discovery intercepts. A second diamond drill has been mobilized to the property to accelerate the testing of this important new discovery.
"The presence of multiple zones of high grade gold mineralization across a 31 metre core length is very encouraging and indicates the potential for the development of a major gold bearing system at Thunder Creek," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining Inc. "Situated less than 900 metres south of the new underground development on the adjacent Timmins West property, the Thunder Creek Discovery clearly demonstrates the exploration potential of the West Timmins Gold Project."
The Thunder Creek Property is 100% owned by West Timmins Mining. Lake Shore Gold Corp. may earn a 60% interest in the Property, pursuant to an option agreement, by spending $1.7 million on exploration over a five-year period ending in November 2008 and making a series of cash and share payments. Lake Shore is the operator of the project and advises the Company that approximately $1 million in expenditures have been incurred on the property to date.
The following information is provided by the project operator with respect to quality control program currently in place for the Thunder Creek Project. Lake Shore Gold, the operator, has implemented a quality-control program to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core. Assays have been completed using a standard fire assay with a 50-gram aliquot. For samples that return a value greater than three grams per tonne gold, another pulp was taken and fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Zones with visible gold were tested by pulp metallic analysis. NQ size drill core was saw cut and half the drill core was sampled in standard intervals. The remaining half of the core is stored in a secure location. The drill core was transported in security-sealed bags for preparation at ALS Chemex Prep Lab located in Timmins, Ontario, and the pulps shipped to ALS Chemex Assay Laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. ALS Chemex is an ISO 9001-2000 registered laboratory preparing for ISO 17025 certification.
Lake Shore's Qualified Person ("QP") for the Thunder Creek Property is Jacques Samson, P.Geo. As QP he has prepared or supervised the preparation of the scientific or technical information for the property and has reviewed the technical disclosure contained herein. To verify the data representatives of WTM have visited the Thunder Creek Project site, examined the drill core and reviewed the operator's quality control results. Mr. Darin Wagner, P. Geo. and President of the Company, has acted as West Timmins Qualified Person for this release�and reviewed the assay and quality control data from the project but has not independently verified the assay results.
About West Timmins Mining Inc. (www.westtimminsmining.com):
West Timmins Mining Inc. is focused on the exploration and development of district scale gold and related base metal projects in North America. West Timmins Mining is the largest land holder in the West Timmins Gold District, adjacent to the 70 million ounce Timmins Gold Camp in Ontario, Canada and recently announced a significant new gold discovery on its Thunder Creek Property. West Timmins is also active in the Sierra Madre gold belt in Mexico, home to the Company's Monta�a de Oro, Lluvia de Oro and Yoquivo projects. Drill testing is on‐going on the Monta�a de Oro project which hosts the recently announced La Dura polymetallic discoveries and the El Rodeo Gold-Silver Zone. West Timmins 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"
Darin W. Wagner
President and Chief Executive Officer
For further information contact:
Darin W. Wagner, President & CEO
West Timmins Mining Inc., Vancouver
Tel: (604) 685‐8311 / Toll Free: (866) 685‐8311
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