NewWest Gold Corporation

NewWest Gold Corporation Confirms High-Grade Gold Mineralization From a Core Hole at the Sandman Project

    Lakewood, Colorado (ots/PRNewswire) - NewWest Gold Corporation (TSX:NWG) ("NewWest") announced today that  vertical core hole AK07-28C at its Abel Knoll discovery at the Sandman  Project, returned a thick and nearly continuous section of gold mineralization. The discovery also included several high-grade gold intercepts confirming the presence and continuity of similar high-grade  gold mineralization encountered in nearby reverse circulation (RC) hole  AK06-23.

    The new drill hole results follow results recently released by NewWest  from Abel Knoll on March 5, 2007. NewWest drilled AK07-28C to determine  whether intercepts in AK06-23 that occur below the water table were  influenced by down-hole contamination and to verify high-grade values at  the Abel Knoll deposit. AK07-28C encountered 335 feet of continuous  mineralization at a grade of 0.075 oz Au/ton and provided the confidence to  include the results for AK06-23 which now show 335 feet of continuous  mineralization from 285 to 620 feet at a grade of 0.115 oz Au/ton.

    "This core hole has high-grade intervals included within an impressive  335-foot continuous intercept," said Steve Alfers, President and Chief  Executive Officer. "In addition to verifying the grades and significantly  extending the thickness of the gold mineralization previously reported in  RC hole AK06-23, the results from this core hole demonstrate Abel Knoll's  upside potential and allow us to proceed confidently with our 2007  exploration program at Sandman."

    The cross-section shows good correlation between gold values in AK06- 23 and AK07-28C below the water table and above the 4,000-foot elevation,  thus illustrating the continuity of mineralization between the two holes  and the absence of contamination in the RC hole. Below the 4,000-foot  elevation, the differences between the two holes appear to be related, at  least in part, due to the fact that AK07-28C was drilled out of the host  rock and mineral system at a shallower depth than AK06-23. A diagram of the  cross-section is available on the Drill Results page of NewWest's website  at

    In addition to confirming the RC drill results for AK06-23, the AK07- 28C core hole provided valuable information about the nature of the host  rock and the geometry of the Abel Knoll mineral system. Geologic logging of  the core from AK07-28C revealed that the mineralization occurred in a  fragmental rock surrounded by tuffaceous volcanic rocks. NewWest interprets  the fragmental rock as an intrusion, probably a diatreme (a volcanic pipe  created by explosive volcanism), which appears to plunge in an easterly direction.

    Future Planned Drilling

    NewWest has initiated its Phase 1 2007 drilling program at the Sandman  Project to add ounces and to refine the geologic models for the Project's  four mineral deposits: Abel Knoll, North Hill Silica Ridge and Southeast  Pediment. Thus far NewWest has completed six RC holes at Abel Knoll for a  total footage of 2,500. Assay results are pending. The 2007 drilling  program will also test previously identified targets and explore frontier  targets that will hopefully lead to the discovery of new deposits at Sandman.

    A map of the drill-hole locations and the drilling results for all of  NewWest's holes drilled to date at Abel Knoll, including updated information for the interval from 450 to 620 feet in AK06-23 and the newly  available results for AK07-28C are available on the Drill Results page of  NewWest's website at Reported average gold grades are  based on a 0.010 oz Au/ton cutoff.

    Qualified Person

    All drill samples were collected following standard industry practice  and were assayed by American Assay Laboratories, Inc. of Sparks, Nevada.  Gold results were determined using fire assay on a 30 gram sample with an  atomic absorption finish. Samples with higher grades were re-assayed by  fire assay with a gravimetric determination. QA/QC included assays on rig  duplicate splits, and the insertion of standards and blanks into the sample  stream. Assays were checked using ALS Chemex, also of Sparks, Nevada. Jim  Ashton, P.E., Reno, Nevada, NewWest's Senior Project Engineer, is NewWest's qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, and has reviewed and approved the  technical data in this news release.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within  the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve  risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results,  performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those  expressed in such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information  in this news release includes but is not limited to, economic performance,  statements regarding potential mineralization and reserve exploration, and future plans and objectives of NewWest Gold Corporation including future  exploration and development. Any number of important factors could cause  actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements,  including those set out in the Company's annual information form dated  December 31, 2006, as well as future results. Although the Company believes  that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking  statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these  statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed timeframes or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to  update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new  information, future events or otherwise.

    About NewWest

    NewWest is one of the largest holders of precious metals mineral rights in Nevada's gold trends, spanning approximately 623,000 acres. NewWest holds 19 exploration projects, including advanced-stage projects  with measured and indicated resources. NewWest's goal is to move its  projects into production.

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