August 5, 2008) West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX: WTM) has been informed that
operator Lake Shore Gold Inc. (TSX:LSG; "LSG") has commenced a
36-hole, 22,000 metre diamond drill program on the Company's Thunder
Creek Property located in Timmins, Ontario. Drilling will focus on
further expanding and infilling the recently discovered, high-grade Rusk
Gold Zone and will also test a number of other high priority gold
targets. The Thunder Creek Property, a 40/60 joint venture between WTM
and LSG, forms part of the Company's West Timmins Gold Project which
covers over 114 square kilometres of the western extension of the
prolific Timmins Gold Camp of Ontario, Canada.
The Rusk Zone has been traced to date for 260 metres down plunge and
remains open both up and down plunge. Recent intercepts from the Rusk
Zone have included 9.00 metres grading 8.57 g/t gold and 7.00 metres
grading 24.61 g/t gold (see NR08-09, March 8, 2008). The Rusk Zone
shares a number of geological similarities with the Timmins West gold
deposit, located approximately 800 metres to the north, which is
currently undergoing advanced exploration and development. It is
anticipated that the planned program will allow for preparation of a
preliminary resource model for the Rusk Zone upon completion.
"We are very excited to see the resumption of drilling at Thunder
Creek as we look to expand one of the most promising new gold discoveries
of the last several years in North America's most prolific gold
district," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins
In addition to expanding the Rusk Zone, drilling will continue to test
the sediment-ultramafic contact, which hosts both the Rusk and Timmins
West gold discoveries. The drill program is expected to take 9-12 months
to complete with two drill rigs active on the property throughout that
Quality Control and Assurance
Geochemical results reported herein have been previously reported and
the reader is referred to the Company's press releases of March 8, 2008
(NR08-09) and December 4, 2007 (NR07-41) for details of Quality Control
and Assurance measures undertaken by the Company and LSG. Mr. Darin
Wagner (P.Geo), the Company's President, has acted as the non-independent
qualified person for this news release. The qualified person has visited
the project site, examined drill intercepts from a number of drill holes
and reviewed the available technical information for the project.
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 four drills testing gold and polymetallic
targets on its West Timmins and Monta�a de Oro Projects located in
Ontario, Canada and Sonora, Mexico respectively. 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"
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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the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which has been prepared
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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
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applicable Canadian and U.S. securities regulation, including
statements regarding the future activities of the Company.
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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
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cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.