|July 26, 2010|
Western Reports Excellent First Pass Sampling Results for Mineral Gulch Pits
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 26, 2010 -- Western Pacific Resources Corp. (WRP -- TSXV): Warwick Smith, the President of Western Pacific, is pleased to report that first pass sampling at the Company's Mineral Gulch project has returned some excellent gold assays over significant sample widths. Highlights include the following channel samples:
The best gold results were returned from carbon-rich rocks collected at the north-west end of the Tallman Pit. Structurally deformed areas such as folded shales also returned good results.
The results confirm Management's belief that significant potential exists at Mineral Gulch. This will be investigated by additional mapping and sampling and a planned drill program later in the field season (pending permits).
About Mineral Gulch
Mineral Gulch is located in Cassia County, Idaho, along the southeast edge of the Black Pine Mountains, approximately 128 kilometres southeast of Burley, Idaho. Western Pacific controls 100 per cent of the project which it acquired through staking. The project encompasses the historic Black Pine mining district and surrounding exploration ground. Western Pacific recently acquired the historical Noranda proprietary data for the property from Newmont Mining Corp.
Until mining ceased in 1998, Pegasus Mining produced over 500,000 ounces of gold from Black Pine at an average head grade of 1.5 grams from several small open pits. Historic exploration and mining efforts have generally focused on near-surface, oxidized orebodies.
Western Pacific's review of the historic Noranda showed the following targets of interest for follow up in the 2010 exploration program:
Stock Option Grant
The Company has granted a stock option to a director to purchase up to 200,000 common shares exercisable for ten years at a price of $0.38 per share.
Curt Everson, MSc, PGeo, is Western Pacific's Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has prepared or supervised the preparation of the disclosure of any scientific and technical information contained in this news release.
About Western Pacific
Western Pacific is a gold explorer focused on acquiring advanced-stage projects in the western United States, and has the right combination of exploration and financial professionals to succeed in making a world class gold discovery. For more information, please visit our website at www.westernpacificresources.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 801-5432
Fax: (604) 662-8829
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