Weststar Resources: phase one exploration underway at La Paloma
Vancouver, BC – October 25, 2011:
WestStar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) (the “Company” or “West Star”) is pleased to announce that field
crews from APEX Geoscience Ltd. (“APEX”) have commenced phase one of exploration work on the La Paloma
property (the “Property”). APEX is conducting the first phase of exploration as recommended by Snowden
Industry Mining Consultants Ltd. (“Snowden”). The work program covers the entire Property.
program consists of geological mapping, ground based magnetic and induced-polarization (“IP”) geophysics
as well as rock, soil and stream sampling. Geological mapping has revealed a number of areas immediately
to the north and south of main mine adits where the vein zone has been historically exposed in open
cuts. These targets are being channel and chip sampled. It is hoped these outcrops will provide WestStar
with true widths of the vein zone. Field crews have also mapped and sampled historical workings without
any evidence of previous sampling.
Work also includes a full compilation of the historical mine
plans and acquisition of high resolution satellite imagery to aid in the production of a digital
elevation model (DEM). At the end of this work program the Company will have a 3D model developed to
integrate the old mine workings, geophysical surveys, sampling as well as the results of a thorough
geological mapping campaign. This 3D model will guide the Company in next phase of work, a 3,000 metre
diamond drilling program.
The Property concessions are located approximately 70 kilometers west of
the city of Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco, Mexico and comprise 160 hectares. The Property lies at
the very southern end of the Sierra Madre Occidental physiographic province.
History of the La
A preliminary engineering assessment of underground tunnel stability will be
completed concurrently with the surface exploration. The Property was, at one time, owned by Penoles who
relinquished it in 1980. In 1983 and 1984 the Consejo de Recursos Minerales (“CRM”), a government
agency, drained and entered the northern end of the main tunnel of the Veta Ancha workings and sampled
an exploration drift approximately 100 metres from the 1928 planned mining to the northwest. Based on
this work CRM reported a “potential reserve” of 750,000 tonnes grading 4.19 g/t Au and 123 g/t Ag from
the CRM. This estimate must be considered a historical resource and does not meet the National
Instrument 43-101 definitions for a resource or reserve as stated in sections 1.2 and 1.3. There has
been no opportunity to verify either the grade or size of the reported “reserve” and therefore the
estimate cannot be considered to comply with NI 43-101. At this time, Snowden has not completed
sufficient work to classify the historical reserve estimate as either a current mineral resource or
mineral reserve. The Company is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource or
mineral reserve as defined in NI 43-101, and therefore the historical estimate should not be relied
About APEX Geoscience
APEX is a privately owned geological consulting company based in
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has been in business for approximately 20 years. APEX currently has
offices in Edmonton, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia and Perth, Western Australia. APEX currently
employs approximately 50 geologists, technologists and support staff on a full-time basis and employs up
to 100 people on a seasonal basis. APEX and its senior geological staff have extensive experience
conducting and managing exploration ranging from reconnaissance stage to 30,000 m feasibility stage
diamond drilling programs in isolated conditions throughout North America, Australia, Africa, Asia,
South and Central America.
This technical content of this press release has been
reviewed and accepted by Thomas Clarke, Pr.Sci.Nat., a Director of the Company. Mr. Clarke is a
Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
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www.weststarresources.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 604-678-5308.
On Behalf of
Mitchell Adam, President
WestStar Resources Corp.
For further information
Tel: (604) 678-5308
Fax: (604) 678-5309
This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking
statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the
likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Please
refer to news release issued by the Company on August 17, 2011 for the Terms of the option agreement
executed to earn an interest in La Paloma. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in
such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees
of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes
in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management
personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the
actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more
information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the
Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
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