West Kirkland Mining Commences Drilling at Kirkland Lake

September 27, 2010

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, September 27, 2010 - West Kirkland Mining Inc. (WKM:TSXV) (“West Kirkland” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the start of a planned $1 million dollar drill program in the prolific Kirkland Lake Belt.  Drilling by the Company will initially focus on geophysical and geochemical targets and will then  follow up on historic drill intercepts. 

West Kirkland will be drilling on its properties located along the Larder Lake – Cadillac Break between Kirkland Lake and Matachewan.  Historically over 40 million ounces of gold production has taken place in Kirkland Lake just past the east end of the Company’s property package.  To the west, at the Young Davidson Mine in Matachewan, a decision has been taken to place a new resource of 2.8 million ounces of gold under construction for production.

West Kirkland’s Vice President of Exploration, Michael Allen, said “We’re pleased to now be drilling in the prolific Kirkland Lake Belt after weeks of preparation.  The number of quality targets on our properties and the potential for discovery should make for an exciting drill program.”

West Kirkland’s President, R. Michael Jones said “The recent announcement to begin construction of the Young Davidson mine demonstrates the potential of this district farther west than previously understood.  Our land position is in the heart of this belt and we look forward to exploring this very exciting property position. The project follows our successful model of large scale exploration along the exact regional trend of known mines nearby”

Qualified Person, Verification, Quality Control and Assurance

R. Michael Jones, P.Eng is the non-independent qualified person for this news release. He has relevant experience in gold exploration and development in Ontario over the past 25 years. 

About West Kirkland Mining

West Kirkland Mining was formed in 2010 and is focused 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 wkmining.com or contact us by email at or call:

West Kirkland Mining Inc.
R. Michael Jones or Michael Allen at (604) 685-8311
Sequoia Partners
Don Graham: 778-558-4310 or  
James Beesley: 778-389-7715 or


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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