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Western Pacific Expands Southern Soil Anomaly

February 7, 2012

VANCOUVER, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Western Pacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: WRP) is pleased to report the results of a soil geochemistry program
completed in December 2011 at its Mineral Gulch project in southern
Idaho.  A total of 1,300 samples were collected on a 50 meter by 50
meter grid in the previously unsampled area south and west of the C&D
pit (see map posted on company website):  http://www.westernpacificresources.com/s/MineralGulch.asp

Anomalous gold-in-soil results were encountered over an area covering
600 meters by 200 meters, containing gold values from 100 ppb to 601
ppb Au and the anomaly remains open to the north and northwest towards
the C&D pit. This area has never been drilled or previously sampled.

“These results confirm the upside potential of the Mineral Gulch
project. The latest soil program has given us a large soil target to
drill within the northeast trending structural zone which includes the
C&D pit, Tallman pit, Hazel Pine area and the previously defined soil
anomalies northeast of the Hazel Pine area. Based on this success,
we’re planning to sample additional soil grids during this year’s field
season”, says Curt Everson, Exploration Manager.

Western Pacific owns 100% of the Mineral Gulch property, located in
Cassia County, Idaho, near the Utah border. The project encompasses the
historic Black Pine Mining District and surrounding exploration ground,
which was the site of small scale gold and base metal mining beginning
in 1915. Noranda Inc. explored the property between 1984 and 1990, and
then entered into a joint venture with Pegasus Mining in 1990.  The
joint venture produced 520,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of
1.0 g/t, from several small open pits, between 1992 and 1998. Recent
work by Western Pacific suggests excellent potential for the discovery
of additional mineralization on this historic property.

About Western Pacific

Western Pacific is a gold explorer focused on acquiring advanced-stage
projects in the Western United States, and has the right combination of
exploration and financial professionals to succeed in making a world
class gold discovery. For more information, please visit our website at

Qualified Person

Curt Everson, M.Sc., P.Geo., is Western Pacific’s Qualified Person for
the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has prepared or
supervised the preparation of the disclosure of any scientific and
technical information contained in this news release.


Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer

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SOURCE Western Pacific Resources Corp.

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