Western Pacific Expands Rock Springs Property, Nevada

VANCOUVER, May 18 /CNW/ - Western Pacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: WRP) is pleased to announce the acquisition, through staking, of 100 additional claims at its Rock Springs property located in Elko County, Nevada. The property lies 45 miles north of Newmont's Long Canyon property, along the northwest edge of the Bald Mountain/Pequop Trend which includes the Long Canyon project and Western's Mineral Gulch property.

The claim block has been expanded 15,000 feet east of Western's original claim block (20 claims) to cover historic surface sampling completed by Gold Fields Mining Corporation (GFMC) in 1987-1989. GFMC samples over the newly staked ground showed values including 1.64 ppm gold (0.048 opt), 11.85 ppm gold (0.346 opt) and 32.84 ppm gold (0.959 opt). Silver values up to 363 ppm (10.6 opt) were also taken from this area.

Sampling on the original 20 claims by Western personnel returned gold values up to 0.04 opt gold, 8.7 opt silver, 1.7 % lead and 2.0% zinc. Additional surface sampling, geologic mapping and a soil program are in the planning stages for the 2011 field season to help identify the gold bearing portion of this mineralizing system and potential drill targets.

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

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.

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.

For further information:

Tel: (604) 801-5432
Fax: (604) 662-8829
Email: info@westernpacificresources.com
Website: www.westernpacificresources.com

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