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 September 03, 2013
Lower Deer Trail Mine Returns Sampling Results up to 164.5 g/t Gold and 8090 g/t Silver over 0.533 meters for Western Pacific

 
Vancouver, British Columbia, September 3, 2013 - Western Pacific Resources Corp. ("Western" - WRP: TSXV) is pleased to report positive sampling results from the Deer Trail Mine in Piute County, Utah. Sampling from the underground workings in the Lower Mine returned grades ranging from 0.016 to 164.5 g/t gold (0.0 - 5.3 opt Au) and from 0.9 to 8090 g/t silver (0.0 - 260 opt Ag). 47% of samples (34 channel samples) returned grades higher than 10 opt silver equivalent, with the weighted average grade of those samples averaging 41.8 opt silver equivalent over an average channel width of 1.17 meters*. A full list of sample results is contained at the end of this release.

The PTH tunnel of the Lower Mine was started in 1945 to explore for the faulted extension of the Upper Mine mineralization. Miners discovered at the 3400 foot mark a zone of mineralization that contained partially oxidized silver and gold enriched zinc, lead and copper sulphides.

"The strength of the gold mineralization brings a surprising and exciting new aspect to the 3400 mining area. We expected strong silver and base metal values based upon documented historical results and our sampling certainly delivered. We continue to identify prospective exploration targets as our understanding of the geology progresses," commented Eric Saderholm, Western's Vice President Exploration.

Highlight Table of Results (Complete table at the end of the release)

Sample Location in Lower Mine Channel
Width (meters)
Au
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
oz/t
Ag
oz/t
Pb
%
Zn
%
Cu
%
Ag Eq
oz/t
LDR-13-017 3400 200 Level 0.533 164.5 8090 5.289 260.1 2.51 3.54 0.33 609.9
LDR-13-009 3400 120 Level 0.610 65.9 4120 2.119 132.5 4.63 7.84 0.68 282.5
LDR-13-012 3400 200 Level 1.219 4.8 2670 0.153 85.8 4.82 0.74 2.91 101.7
LDR-13-039 3400 PTH Level Grab n/a 0.0 2730 0.001 87.8 0.18 0.03 0.02 88.0
LDR-13-005 3400 PTH Level 1.753 16.6 1300 0.534 41.8 1.07 2.20 0.40 79.7
LDR-13-029 3400 100 Level 0.991 13.1 1500 0.421 48.2 1.95 1.92 3.18 79.5
LDR-13-052 3400 80 Level 0.686 11.1 1120 0.355 36.0 3.71 1.29 3.62 64.3
LDR-13-006 3400 PTH Level 1.448 5.1 747 0.164 24.0 12.90 13.25 0.68 61.0
LDR-13-069 3400 PTH Level 0.762 3.3 910 0.107 29.3 9.19 7.80 2.34 53.4
LDR-13-064 3400 100 Level 0.762 9.4 720 0.301 23.1 2.49 1.36 1.48 46.7

(Ag Eq assumes 100% metallurgical recoveries; price assumptions used Au $1300.00, Ag $20.00, Pb $0.98, and Zn $0.85).
Opt= ounce per long ton.
All samples were taken perpendicular to the structure, estimating 90-100% of true width.


A total of 73 samples were assayed over seven different levels of the mine, concentrating on an area in the 3400 zone with a strike length of approximately 1300 feet. This area is easily accessible from surface through the PTH tunnel which ties the two main areas of the Lower Mine together, the 3400 and 8600 zones. Some samples were taken from previously mined surfaces where it appears limited material was removed during the productive years. Early mining efforts concentrated on mineralization associated with the "Monster Fault" and the "Wet Fissure", leaving the mantos for the most part untouched. The mantos at the 200 level, the lowest level of development to date, reported the highest grades.

A link to an overview map of the samples can be seen at:
http://www.westernpacificresources.com/i/pdf/DTM-LowersamplingSept13.pdf

Western Pacific will now begin planning for a follow up drill campaign in both the Upper Deer Trail and the Lower 3400 area.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and was reviewed and approved by Eric Saderholm, Vice President of Exploration, and the Company's Qualified Person. Mr. Saderholm has verified that the laboratory reports matched the underground sample logs, and that the QA/QC meets industry standards. Western Pacific stores all pulps and rejects for future reference and possible analysis of coarse or fine material.

ALS Chemex, at its Elko Nevada location, completed sample preparation. Pulps are then analyzed by its laboratory in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Gold was assayed using Au-AA23, with over limits greater than 10 ppm using Au-GRA21. Silver was analyzed using OG46, with over limited greater than 1500 ppm using Ag-GRA21. Multi element including Pb, Zn and Cu and checks on above Au/Ag values, used ME-MS61. Over limits of ME-MS61 for Cu greater than 10,000 ppm used CuOG62, for Zn greater than 10,000 ppm used ZnOG62 and for Pb greater than 10,000 ppm used PbOG62.

ALS Chemex is one of the most highly respected and capable assay laboratories in the world and Western Pacific considers them to be the ideal fit for the Deer Trail Mine analytical work.

Qualified Person

Eric Saderholm, B.Sc, Registered Member (Number 4145463RM), Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, is Western Pacific's Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43 101. Mr. Saderholm has approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release.

About Western Pacific

Western is focused on advancing a strong portfolio of advanced-stage projects in the Western United States. Western's team is led by technical and financial experts who aim to succeed in creating shareholder value. For more information, please visit our website at www.westernpacificresources.com.


ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer


Contact Information

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This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectation. The ability of the Company to successfully complete the Deer Trail Mine acquisition on time or at all is subject to various risks and other factors. Risks and factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Sample Results

Location map Link:
http://www.westernpacificresources.com/i/pdf/DTM-LowersamplingLocation.pdf

Sample Area Channel Interval (meters) Au
g/t
Ag
g/t
Au
oz/t
Ag
oz/t
Pb
%
Zn
%
Cu
%
Ag Oz Eq
LDR-13-001 3400 PTH Level 1.676 0.208 25.3 0.007 0.8 0.08 0.10 0.03 1.44
LDR-13-002 3400 PTH Level 1.295 0.148 12.2 0.005 0.4 0.02 0.15 0.01 0.86
LDR-13-003 3400 PTH Level 1.372 0.780 454.0 0.025 14.6 0.20 0.23 0.54 16.65
LDR-13-004 3400 PTH Level 1.753 0.567 71.0 0.018 2.3 0.25 0.17 0.03 3.90
LDR-13-005 3400 PTH Level 1.753 16.600 1300.0 0.534 41.8 1.07 2.20 0.40 79.70
LDR-13-006 3400 PTH Level 1.448 5.100 747.0 0.164 24.0 12.90 13.25 0.68 61.02
LDR-13-007 3400 PTH Level 1.524 1.650 727.0 0.053 23.4 4.91 2.41 1.06 34.38
LDR-13-008 3400 PTH Level 1.372 1.480 566.0 0.048 18.2 9.39 4.39 0.61 35.54
LDR-13-009 3400 120 Level 0.610 65.900 4120.0 2.119 132.5 4.63 7.84 0.68 282.52
LDR-13-010 3400 120 Level 0.686 0.262 29.2 0.008 0.9 0.08 0.36 0.97 1.91
LDR-13-011 3400 200 Level 0.305 0.265 163.0 0.009 5.2 2.57 2.69 0.48 11.09
LDR-13-012 3400 200 Level 1.219 4.770 2670.0 0.153 85.8 4.82 0.74 2.91 101.71
LDR-13-013 3400 200 Level 0.762 0.508 134.0 0.016 4.3 4.66 5.04 0.74 15.12
LDR-13-014 3400 200 Level 1.829 0.225 99.6 0.007 3.2 3.94 11.15 0.47 18.37
LDR-13-015 3400 200 Level 1.524 0.538 189.0 0.017 6.1 2.72 1.26 0.40 11.32
LDR-13-016 3400 200 Level 0.762 3.290 694.0 0.106 22.3 1.75 1.52 1.64 32.50
LDR-13-017 3400 200 Level 0.533 164.500 8090.0 5.289 260.1 2.51 3.54 0.33 609.88
LDR-13-018 3400 200 Level 0.610 1.330 208.0 0.043 6.7 0.93 1.58 0.74 11.95
LDR-13-019 3400 200 Level 0.991 0.792 124.0 0.025 4.0 3.04 2.48 1.64 11.25
LDR-13-020 3400 200 Level 2.134 0.217 8.9 0.007 0.3 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.76
LDR-13-021 3400 200 Level 1.524 0.170 38.1 0.005 1.2 0.90 4.16 0.50 6.45
LDR-13-022 3400 200 Level 0.762 1.010 220.0 0.032 7.1 8.54 5.43 12.40 23.49
LDR-13-023 3400 200 Level 2.591 6.090 212.0 0.196 6.8 3.14 1.58 0.19 24.41
LDR-13-024 3400 200 Level 0.838 0.852 41.8 0.027 1.3 0.68 0.42 0.40 4.26
LDR-13-025 3400 200 Level 1.372 2.450 153.0 0.079 4.9 3.23 7.20 0.71 20.27
LDR-13-026A 3400 200 Level 3.658 0.285 26.5 0.009 0.9 0.15 0.40 0.14 1.98
LDR-13-026 3400 160 Level 0.686 3.370 389.0 0.108 12.5 0.13 0.44 10.30 20.11
LDR-13-027 3400 160 Level 1.372 3.050 234.0 0.098 7.5 0.67 0.71 4.85 15.28
LDR-13-028 3400 100 Level 0.838 11.500 580.0 0.370 18.6 1.91 0.78 0.82 45.47
LDR-13-029 3400 100 Level 0.991 13.100 1500.0 0.421 48.2 1.95 1.92 3.18 79.50
LDR-13-030 3400 100 Level 1.524 0.346 68.9 0.011 2.2 0.47 0.28 0.34 3.71
LDR-13-031 3400 100 Level 0.914 6.760 523.0 0.217 16.8 5.03 19.10 0.49 54.26
LDR-13-032 3400 100 Level 1.067 0.081 10.6 0.003 0.3 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.59
LDR-13-033 3400 PTH Level Grab- n/a 1.780 910.0 0.057 29.3 1.92 1.16 1.33 36.13
LDR-13-034 3400 PTH Level Grab- n/a 0.642 602.0 0.021 19.4 3.79 1.86 2.35 26.53
LDR-13-035 3400 PTH Level Grab- n/a 0.295 163.0 0.009 5.2 1.58 4.63 0.95 11.89
LDR-13-036 3400 PTH Level 0.457 0.847 323.0 0.027 10.4 2.87 4.57 1.81 19.53
LDR-13-037 3400 PTH Level Grab- n/a 0.892 311.0 0.029 10.0 2.23 3.71 1.66 17.75
LDR-13-038 3400 PTH Level 0.152 0.816 118.0 0.026 3.8 0.40 1.37 0.85 7.21
LDR-13-039 3400 PTH Level Grab- n/a 0.016 2730.0 0.001 87.8 0.18 0.03 0.02 88.02
LDR-13-040 3400 PTH Level 1.448 0.311 108.0 0.010 3.5 1.63 0.22 0.20 6.08
LDR-13-041 8600 100 Level Grab- n/a 0.899 103.0 0.029 3.3 0.06 0.16 0.12 5.40
LDR-13-042 8600 100 Level 0.914 0.165 10.7 0.005 0.3 0.01 0.03 0.00 0.72
LDR-13-043 8600 100 Level 0.762 0.029 2.9 0.001 0.1 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.18
LDR-13-044 8600 100 Level 0.152 0.084 3.0 0.003 0.1 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.29
LDR-13-045 8600 PTH Level 0.914 0.025 2.6 0.001 0.1 0.01 0.04 0.11 0.18
LDR-13-046 8600 PTH Level Grab- n/a 1.935 0.9 0.062 0.0 0.00 0.01 0.00 4.08
LDR-13-047 8600 PTH Level 0.457 0.045 6.6 0.001 0.2 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.32
LDR-13-048 8600 PTH Level 0.914 0.052 3.2 0.002 0.1 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.22
LDR-13-049 8600 PTH Level 0.610 0.020 171.0 0.001 5.5 4.56 20.40 0.09 29.57
LDR-13-050 8600 PTH Level 2.362 0.387 294.0 0.012 9.5 2.14 0.63 7.73 13.17
LDR-13-051 8600 PTH Level 0.610 0.116 4.8 0.004 0.2 0.09 0.08 0.05 0.57
LDR-13-052 3400 80 Level 0.686 11.050 1120.0 0.355 36.0 3.71 1.29 3.62 64.31
LDR-13-053 3400 80 Level 1.524 0.108 19.0 0.003 0.6 0.30 0.31 0.07 1.45
LDR-13-054 3400 100 Level 1.981 0.644 7.0 0.021 0.2 0.05 0.09 0.01 1.70
LDR-13-055 3400 100 Level Grab- n/a 1.265 10.0 0.041 0.3 0.03 0.07 0.01 3.06
LDR-13-056 3400 100 Level 1.219 0.451 4.0 0.014 0.1 0.01 0.12 0.00 1.19
LDR-13-057 3400 100 Level 2.134 0.307 19.0 0.010 0.6 0.08 0.11 0.04 1.45
LDR-13-058 3400 100 Level 0.457 0.651 23.0 0.021 0.7 0.08 0.07 0.02 2.25
LDR-13-059 3400 100 Level 0.381 0.033 2.0 0.001 0.1 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.19
LDR-13-060 3400 100 Level 1.372 0.092 1.0 0.003 0.0 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.24
LDR-13-061 3400 100 Level 0.381 0.581 474.0 0.019 15.2 3.44 2.83 1.71 22.82
LDR-13-062 3400 100 Level 0.762 0.562 50.0 0.018 1.6 0.20 0.12 0.07 3.11
LDR-13-063 3400 100 Level 1.067 1.210 194.0 0.039 6.2 3.31 0.47 0.44 12.78
LDR-13-064 3400 100 Level 0.762 9.370 720.0 0.301 23.1 2.49 1.36 1.48 46.69
LDR-13-065 3400 100 Level 0.991 4.870 241.0 0.157 7.7 2.20 0.08 0.63 20.38
LDR-13-066 3400 120 Level 1.676 2.320 93.0 0.075 3.0 0.19 0.44 2.78 8.45
LDR-13-067 3400 120 Level 1.067 0.274 25.0 0.009 0.8 0.73 0.36 0.54 2.50
LDR-13-068 3400 PTH Level 0.610 1.495 281.0 0.048 9.0 2.05 2.26 0.35 16.49
LDR-13-069 3400 PTH Level 0.762 3.320 910.0 0.107 29.3 9.19 7.80 2.34 53.43
LDR-13-070 3400 PTH Level 0.914 0.095 8.0 0.003 0.3 0.03 0.06 0.01 0.55
LDR-13-071 3400 PTH Level 1.219 0.112 11.0 0.004 0.4 0.16 0.20 0.01 0.95
LDR-13-072 3400 PTH Level 1.372 5.590 309.0 0.180 9.9 1.69 3.25 0.10 26.49
 
 

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