West Kirkland Adds to Its Technical Team and Commences Drilling in Nevada

April 13, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 13, 2011 – West Kirkland Mining Inc. (WKM: TSX-V) (“West Kirkland” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the addition of Kent Samuelson to its technical team as Manager, Nevada & Utah, as well as the commencement of drilling in Nevada.

Mr. Samuelson is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of exploration and development experience throughout the western United States. Recently, Mr. Samuelson was the Geology Manager who led the three-year discovery and delineation program at Fronteer Gold’s Long Canyon project, which resulted in the discovery of over two million ounces of gold. Mr. Samuelson will be leading West Kirkland’s exploration efforts on its 12 property, 257km2 land package in northeastern Nevada and Utah.

”Kent’s discovery track record makes him a key addition to our Nevada team. His efforts at Long Canyon directly lead to the recent purchase of Fronteer Gold by Newmont Mining for $2.3 billion. We’re excited to have Kent join our team and help us advance our portfolio of properties in the United States.” said Michael G. Allen, West Kirkland’s Vice President of Exploration.

In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling on the KB Property. Major Drilling America, Inc. has mobilized a reverse circulation rig to the property and is drilling targets generated by soil and rock sampling.

Eleven of West Kirkland's Nevada properties, including the KB Project, are held under an option agreement with Fronteer Gold where West Kirkland can acquire a majority 60 per cent interest. These assets are included in the recent takeover of Fronteer Gold by Newmont Mining.

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, 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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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 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.