West Kirkland Appoints McVey, Commences TUG Deposit Permitting Process

West Kirkland Appoints McVey, Commences TUG Deposit Permitting Process 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- West
Kirkland Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WKM) (the "Company") is pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Sandy McVey, P.Eng., as its Chief
Operating Officer. Mr. McVey has over 30 years of experience in mine
and construction management in Canada, the USA and Africa. He joined
the Company in November 2012 as Manager, Projects, after completing
the successful design, permitting and construction of an underground
silver mine in Texas. Mr. McVey will spearhead the development of the
company's TUG project, a gold/silver asset in Utah and has
commissioned Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA) to produce a
Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) by May of this year.  
The design drawings of the PEA will form the basis of construction
and operating permit applications. The Company envisions a
conventional shallow, open pit and heap leach operation with a low
stripping ratio and minimal stripping in the first two years.  
The TUG deposit is four miles from paved highway and is exposed at
surface. Grid power and water are both available. These features may
provide for a shorter construction period, lower risk and improved
project economics. 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.  
R. Michael Jones, West Kirkland President and CEO said, "Sandy has
already made significant inroads on the development of TUG and we're
pleased to have his commitment to lead the project."  
The Company has well advanced in collecting field data for the
upcoming PEA and permitting. Geotechnical and hydrogeological
investigations have been completed, as well as drilling of
metallurgical samples. The Company is working closely with regulators
in Utah, a mining-friendly jurisdiction, on TUG permitting. It is
important to note that TUG has an inferred mineral resource and no
mineral reserves. The Company is advancing permitting and other
design information notwithstanding the lack of mineral reserves and
there can be no assurance that the inferred mineral resources will
ever be classified as mineral reserves or be increased in the mineral
resource category.  
The TUG property is under option from Fronteer Development (USA)
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation
("Newmont"). 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 earn 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 June 1,
2012. The inferred TUG mineral 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 titled "Independent Technical Report and
Estimated Resources for TUG Property, Utah, United States" dated
effective June 1, 2012 and filed with SEDAR.  
Independent, NI 43-101 compliant inferred mineral resources at the
TUG property were estimated by Jason Baker, P.Eng., a Geological
Engineer with Caracle Creek and an independent qualified person in
accordance with the independence tests set out in NI 43-101. The
inferred mineral resources are reported in accordance with National
Instrument 43-101 and have been estimated in compliance with the
latest CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral
Julie Selway, Ph.D., P.Geo, a Senior Geologist with Caracle Creek
International Consulting and an independent Qualified Person,
verified the analytical data used to create the inferred mineral
resource estimate.  
Michael G. Allen, Vice President of Exploration for West Kirkland,
and a non-independent qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, has
reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release
other than the inferred mineral resource estimate, including but not
limited to the plans of the Company.  
About West Kirkland Mining  
West Kirkland Mining was formed in 2010 to focus on gold exploration
along major trends in North America. The Company has consolidated
significant mineral rights positions within the major gold trends of
Nevada/Utah and in the Kirkland Lake area of Ontario - two of North
America's premier gold jurisdictions. The founders and Board of West
Kirkland Mining have successful gold discovery, development and mine
operations experience in both Ontario and Nevada over the past 40
For further information, please see the Company's website at
Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information 
This press release contains forward-looking information or forward
looking statements (collectively "forward-looking information")
within the meaning of applicable 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 that 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 
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
(604) 484-4710 (FAX)
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