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Western Pacific hires Tetra Tech for Engineering Services

November 8, 2012

VANCOUVER, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Western Pacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: WRP) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:
TTEK) to assist with the evaluation of the historic heap leaching
process at Mineral Gulch.

Tetra Tech is a world-class engineering firm providing specialized
services to the mining industry. They recently worked on the Sleeper
Mine heap leach resource in Nevada and supported the project from test
work through preliminary economics.

Initial evaluation of historic data will begin immediately, followed by
sampling, trenching and preliminary laboratory studies.

Western Pacific is pleased to begin a formal evaluation of the historic
heap leach pad at Mineral Gulch. Tetra Tech has the technical expertise
necessary to evaluate the possibility of restarting commercial
production.

Mineral Gulch

Mineral Gulch is located in Cassia County, Idaho, along the southeast
edge of the Black Pine Mountains, approximately 128 km southeast of
Burley, Idaho.  Western Pacific Resources Corp. controls 100% of the
Project.

The Project encompasses the historic Black Pine Mining District and
surrounding exploration ground. Western Pacific previously acquired the
historical proprietary data for the property from Newmont Mining
Corporation.

Sporadic small-scale gold and base-metal mining occurred in the area as
early as 1915.  Noranda conducted exploration programs at Black Pine
between 1984 and 1990.  Pegasus Mining entered into a joint venture
with Noranda in 1990 and became the majority owner and operator of the
Project between 1992 and 1998.  The Black Pine Property produced over
500,000 ounces of gold at an average head grade of 1.5 grams from
several small open pits.  Historic exploration and mining efforts were
generally focused on near-surface, oxidized ore bodies.

Readers are cautioned that more work needs to be completed by Western
Pacific to verify the tonnage and grade potential in the heap -
estimates of tonnage and grade were based on historic production
records provided by Pegasus’s 1997 annual report and are not NI 43-101
compliant.

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 www.westernpacificresources.com.

Qualified Person

Clancy Wendt, M.Sc., a registered geologist in Arizona and British
Columbia and a member of SME, SEG FAusIMM(CP) and PDAC, is Western
Pacific’s Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument
43-101.  Mr. Wendt has prepared or supervised the preparation of the
disclosure of the scientific and technical information contained in
this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory
Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this news release.

This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause
actual events to differ materially from current expectation.  Important
factors – including the availability of funds, the results of financing
and exploration activities, the interpretation of drilling results and
other geological data, risks associated with the estimation of mineral
resources and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits,
project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses — that could
cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s
expectations are disclosed in the Company’s documents filed from time
to time on SEDAR (see
www.sedar.com).  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this
press release.  The Company disclaims any intention or obligation,
except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Western Pacific Resources Corp.


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