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West High Yield announces completion of testing on 2009 gold drilling program and releases balance of 2009 gold drilling results

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 11, 2009) –


West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. (“West High Yield” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:WHY) is pleased to announce that it has completed the drilling and testing of 26 NQ drill holes totaling 2,997 m (9,830 feet) in its 2009 gold drilling program on the Company’s Midnight Crown granted claim on the western outskirts of Rossland, British Columbia. The Company has now received the analysis for all 26 holes of the 2009 gold drill program. All drill holes in the 2009 gold drilling program were vertical holes. The Company previously reported the assay results for 15 holes (MN09-1 through 15) and now reports the results of the last 11 holes (MN09-16 through MN09-26), which are summarized in the table below.

In the gold intersection table below, it is noted that except for two holes (MN09-19 and MN09-26), all holes intersected a series of quartz veins and gold bearing serpentinites with significant gold values being noted in hole MN09-24, which returned a weighted average of 25.16 g/tonne over a true width of 3.6 m (11.8 feet) including 73.23 g/tonne Au for a true width of 1.2 m (3.9 feet). The Company also requested Assayers Canada to conduct a screen metallic analysis of certain drill cores. Based on the 2009 drill core results achieved to date, the Company continues to define the gold mineralization on a 10 m spaced drill hole grid on its Midnight property in order to allow the Company to proceed with a mineral resource estimate pursuant to National Instrument 43-101. The Company has retained SRK Consulting Engineers and Scientists (“SRK”) of Denver, Colorado, an independent engineering firm, to undertake an independent NI 43-101 measured mineral resource estimation of the Company’s Midnight property. For the readers’ reference, this press release is accompanied by a map of the 2009 Diamond Drilling Plan on the Midnight property.

2009 Drill Gold Intersection Summary -Midnight Crown Granted Claim

About West High Yield

West High Yield is a publicly traded junior mining exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties in Canada with a primary objective to locate and develop economic gold, nickel and magnesium properties. The Company’s operations are being conducted on the Rossland Gold Camp property which is situated approximately 2.5 kilometers west of the town of Rossland, B.C. The Company controls approximately 6,316 contiguous hectares of mineral and crown granted claims and is exploring on its primary properties which are the Midnight, OK, IXL and Golden Drip crown grants. Historically, under previous ownerships, these properties experienced gold production from narrow quartz veins with high grade gold content.

Plan Map of Drill Locations – Midnight Property:

The Company’s field activities are supervised and the technical data for this report was prepared by H. Kim, P.Geo/P.Eng (Practicing) and assisted by Cory Peck, B.Sc, Geol.I.T. Mr. Kim is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”).


This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including management’s assessment of future plans and operations, and capital expenditures and the timing thereof, that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company’s control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with mining exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation, loss of markets, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other explorers and producers, inability to retain drilling rigs and other services, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and overseas, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations (including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations) and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, that the Company will derive therefrom. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd.
Frank Marasco
President and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 660-3488
Fax: (403) 206-7159
[email protected]


West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd.
Dwayne Vinck
Chief Financial Officer
(403) 257-2637
Fax: (403) 206-7159
[email protected]


West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd.
28 Arbour Lake Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3G 3N8