West Kirkland Mining Commences Drilling on Goldstorm Property

October 14, 2010

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, October 14, 2010 - West Kirkland Mining Inc. (WKM:TSXV) (“West Kirkland” or the “Company”) has commenced drilling on the Goldstorm Property in Elko County, Nevada.  The 23 square kilometer Goldstorm Property is located approximately 18 kilometers north east from the multi-million ounce Twin Creeks/Turquoise Ridge mine, along the Getchell Trend.

“The Goldstorm Project is compelling in that it is situated near the intersection of the world class Getchell and Carlin Trends,” stated Michael G. Allen, West Kirkland’s Vice President of Exploration.  “Our drill program is targeting untested geophysical anomalies that suggest the presence of a large mineralizing system with orientations along the Getchell and Carlin Trends”

With a $1,000,000 budget for diamond core drilling, West Kirkland will be targeting both sediment hosted (Carlin) and epithermal vein type mineralization.  The drill program is designed to test targets generated by multiple geophysical surveys where the Carlin Trend projected onto the Property. Surface gold occurrences suggest significant gold mineralizing systems are present and the geophysical targets have not seen drill testing.   

Qualified Person, Verification, Quality Control and Assurance

Michael G. Allen, P. Geo is the non-independent qualified person for this news release. He has relevant experience in exploration and development projects in North America over the past twelve years.

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 in the Kirkland Lake area of Canada and along the Carlin trend of Nevada – two of North America’s Premier Gold camps. 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 years.

For further information, please see the Company’s website at www.wkmining.com or contact us by email at info@wkmining.com or call:

West Kirkland Mining Inc.
R. Michael Jones or Michael Allen or Matthew Chandler at (604) 685-8311
Or
Sequoia Partners
Don Graham: 778-558-4310 or don@sequoiapartners.ca  
James Beesley: 778-389-7715 or james@sequoiapartners.ca

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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 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 Filing Statement dated March 31, 2010 for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects, a copy of which may be accessed through the Company’s page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com