West Kirkland Commences Preliminary Economic Assessment on

West Kirkland Commences Preliminary Economic Assessment on TUG
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- West
Kirkland Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WKM) ("West Kirkland" or the
"Company") is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Roscoe
Postle Associates Inc. (RPA) to produce a Preliminary Economic
Assessment (PEA) of the Company's TUG deposit. The scope includes; 

--  updated pit-constrained resource; 
--  evaluation of existing metallurgical work; 
--  engineering of mine layout; and 
--  scheduling and process design. 

The PEA is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013 and
design drawings will form the basis of construction and operating
permit applications. Pending the outcome of the PEA, permitting and
additional studies, a construction decision on the TUG project could
occur within the second quarter of 2013. The TUG deposit is near the
paved highway, exposed at surface and will be studied with a
conventional open pit and heap leach design. These features provide
for a potential short construction period. 
The Company also wishes to announce that Mr. Sandy McVey, P.Eng has
joined the Company as Manager, Projects. Mr. McVey has over 30 years
of experience in mine and construction management in Canada, the USA
and Africa. Mr. McVey recently completed the successful design,
permitting and construction of the Shafter silver mine in Texas.  
Michael G. Allen, Vice President of Exploration for West Kirkland
Mining said, "We are extremely happy to have Sandy join our team. He
has worked with all levels of our management in the past and we look
forward to his work guiding the engineering of the TUG deposit
forward. Our exploration efforts in the Long Canyon trend quickly
identified and delineated shallow oxide gold resources in TUG that we
are moving forward as a base of operations while continuing to
explore our district scale land position."  
The TUG property is under option from Fronteer Development (USA)
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation. Under
the agreement, West Kirkland can earn a 60% interest in the property
by spending a total of $4,000,000. To date the Company has spent
approximately $3,400,000 and has secured a 51% interest in the
property by completing the first ea
rn in right.  
TUG Property Details 
The TUG property is located in Box Elder County Utah. West Kirkland
is earning its interest in the TUG property through an option
agreement with Newmont. The TUG property hosts a shallow oxidized
gold resource that was extensively drilled by previous operators,
including Noranda, Phelps Dodge and Western States Minerals. Upon
optioning the property, West Kirkland completed the first three
dimensional compilation of the historic data and expanded the
resource through drilling. West Kirkland completed the first NI
43-101 compliant resource estimate on the TUG deposit on May 29,
2012. The inferred TUG resource was estimated by Caracle Creek
International Consultants to be 679,000 gold equivalent ounces
contained in 27,110,000 tonnes grading 0.49 g/t Au and 15.8 g/t Ag
using a cut-off 0.1 g/t Au. For further information on the TUG
resource please refer to the Company's June 1, 2012 news release and
the technical report filed with SEDAR.  
Regional Exploration 
Drilling to date has identified a key geological contact that appears
to be mineralized in association with Long Canyon trend parallel
structures. This contact is extensively mineralized at the TUG
deposit and 12 Mile prospect. Similar contacts and structures have
been identified at the Lewis Spring and Bandito targets, which have
been permitted for drilling in 2013.  
The Company recently completed a nine hole reverse circulation drill
program totaling 1,974 meters to evaluate targets in its Long Canyon
land package. The program was successful in identifying near surface
oxidized gold mineralization at the 12 Mile prospect, located 10
kilometers to the west of the TUG deposit. Results from the first
four holes at 12 Mile were released on September 26, 2012. The final
hole of the program 12M12-007 cut 16.77 meters of 0.20 g/t Au and
0.67 g/t Ag starting at 39.62 meters.  
No significant intercepts were cut in three holes at 12 Mile and two
holes on the Toano prospect. Focus for the 2013 program will be on 12
Mile, Lewis Springs and Bandito targets as well as evaluation of the
large regional position.  
The work done to date in the Company's regional exploration has
identified the potential for significant shallow oxide gold resources
to be discovered within the emerging Long Canyon trend, an
underexplored region in north eastern Nevada and Utah. The Company
has permits in hand for drilling at 12 Mile, Lewis Spring and Bandito
in 2013, and is generating additional drill targets on KB and
Patterson Pass.  
Company Focus 
The Company's focus in the United States is to expand and complement
the TUG gold deposit through regional exploration for near surface
gold deposits. The structural model for gold deposits in the Long
Canyon Trend has accelerated exploration in the area since the
discovery of Newmont's large scale Long Canyon deposit. The Long
Canyon Trend is delineated by the Long Canyon deposit in the south
west and the TUG deposit 65 kilometers to the north east. With
approximately 900 square kilometers of mineral rights in the Long
Canyon trend, West Kirkland has the dominant land position between
the two deposits.  
Data, Verification, Quality Control and Assurance 
Drill intersections are reported at drilled thickness, true thickness
is estimated to be 60-90% of drilled thickness. Composites were
calculated using an internal cut-off of 0.075 g/t Au. Drill samples
were assayed by ALS Chemex in North Vancouver, BC (ISO 9001:2008).
Gold was assayed for using fire assay with an ICP finish. Samples
that returned values in excess of 1 g/t Au were re-assayed using
gravimetric methods. Silver and other elements were analyzed by
ICP-MS using four acid digestion. QA/QC included the insertion and
monitoring of standards and blanks within the sample stream as well
as the collection of duplicate samples.  
Michael G. Allen, Vice President of Exploration for West Kirkland and
a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved
the technical information in this news release. He is the
non-independent qualified person for the purpose of this news
About West Kirkland  
West Kirkland was formed in 2010 to focus on gold exploration along
major trends in North America. The Company has consolidated
significant mineral rights positions in the Kirkland Lake area of
Ontario and within major gold trends of northeastern Nevada - two of
North America's premier gold jurisdictions. The founders and Board of
West Kirkland have successful gold discovery, development and mine
operations experience in both Ontario and Nevada over the past 40
Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information 
This press release contains forward-looking information within the
meaning of Canadian securities laws. Such information includes,
without limitation, information regarding proposed exploration
activities. Although the Company believes that such information is
reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will
prove to be correct. Forward-looking information is typically
identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend,
estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by
their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors
t any forward-looking information provided by the Company is not a
guarantee of future results or performance, and that actual results
may differ materially from those in forward looking information as a
result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the state
of the financial markets for the Company's equity securities, the
state of the market for gold or other minerals that may be produced
generally, recent market volatility; variations in the nature,
quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, the
Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or
authorizations required for its activities, to raise the necessary
capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies and
other risks associated with the exploration and development of
mineral properties. The reader is referred to the Company's public
filings for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their
potential effects which may be accessed through the Company's profile
on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. 
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Regarding Estimates of Inferred
Mineral Resources  
This press release uses the terms "inferred mineral resources." We
advise U.S. investors that while these terms are recognized and
required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them.
"Inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to
their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal
feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an
"inferred mineral resource" will ever be upgraded to a higher
category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of "inferred mineral
resources" may not form the basis of a feasibility study or
prefeasibility studies, except in rare cases. The SEC normally only
permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute
"reserves" as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit
measures. The terms "contained gold ounces" and "contained silver
ounces" used in this press release are not permitted under the rules
of the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part
or all of an inferred resource exists or is economically or legally
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
West Kirkland Mining Inc.
R. Michael Jones
(604) 685-8311 
West Kirkland Mining Inc.
Michael Allen
(604) 685-8311 
West Kirkland Mining Inc.
Knox Henderson
(604) 685-8311
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