West Kirkland Mining Drills 19.79 g/t Au Over 7.9 Meters on Cunningham Property

November 18, 2010

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - West Kirkland Mining Inc. (WKM:TSXV)  (“West Kirkland” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its Kirkland Lake drill program.    

Assay results for the first hole on the Cunningham Property have been received and validated by the Company. They include an uncapped intercept of 19.79 g/t Au over 7.9 m within a broader zone of 23.0 meters of 7.61 g/t Au.  To date five holes totaling 1,528 meters have been drilled into the Cunningham Property.  The Company is awaiting results for the remaining holes. 

KC1008 Drill Results:

Hole ID
From (m)
To (m)
Length (m)
Au g/t*
KC1008
68.5
91.5
23.0
7.61
incl.
68.5
70.5
2.0
6.36
and
83.6
91.5
7.9
19.79

*uncapped

This hole was designed to confirm previous drilling in the “M2” showing.  True width is visually estimated to be between 65 and 95 percent of core length.  The reported intercept contains numerous multi gram assays, the three highest assays are 1.0 m of 23.5 g/t Au, 0.6 m of 20.6 g/t Au and 0.7 m of 150 g/t Au.

“Initial drilling results on the Cunningham Property are very exciting and validate previous drilling” stated Michael G. Allen, West Kirkland’s Vice President of Exploration.  “The Cunningham Property ties in with the recently acquired McLean and Sutton Properties and cover approximately five kilometers of mineralized structure that we will be aggressively exploring.”

Regional Exploration:

The Company has drilled an additional 2,580 meters in nine holes on regional targets.  No significant results have been received to date.

Drilling will continue on the Company’s Kirkland Lake properties until the Christmas break and restart in early 2011.

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