NWM provides update on new Gold Ridge discovery zone at Lluvia de Oro

TSX Venture Exchange
April 27, 2011  Symbol: NWM
Shares Outstanding: 402,069,593

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - NWM Mining Corporation (the "Company") (TSXV: NWM) is pleased to announce that it has identified a new area of gold mineralization at the Lluvia-Jojoba project. Previous exploration of the Lluvia de Oro gold deposit determined a NI 43-101 compliant Proven plus Probable Mineral Reserve of 11,755,028 tonnes of ore grading 0.505 g/t Au (190,872 ounces gold) within a Mesozoic sedimentary rock mass having no igneous rock component. Recent exploration activities south of the Creston Pit and its northeast extensions, at the Company's 100% owned Lluvia de Oro mine near Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, have defined a substantial zone of gold mineralization associated with an igneous rock mass. The rock unit (which is a quartz porphyry) hosting the mineralization is different than any other rock unit previously known to host gold-silver-copper mineralization at the Lluvia de Oro project.

The zone of mineralization occurs on a low ridge (Loma de Oro, or Gold Ridge) exposed over an area 1200 meters in length and 250 meters wide. The favourable quartz porphyry unit is bounded by major faults with the Lluvia de Oro sedimentary host rocks above (to the east) and metamorphic rocks below (to the west). Based on the distribution of highly anomalous soil geochemical and rock samples, the central portion of Gold Ridge appears to be the most promising.

Unlike mineralization defined in the Creston Pit, which is intimately associated with a myriad of structures affecting the sedimentary host rocks, mineralization in the quartz porphyry rock of Gold Ridge consists of disseminated and veinlet sulphides with local quartz stringers and quartz stockwork. This form of mineralization is expected to be more conducive to bulk mining techniques with favourable leach characteristics.

Exploration of the Gold Ridge area is currently underway with percussion drilling and additional surface rock sampling. The Company expects to follow-up with reverse-circulation drilling of the zone in June-July of this year.

(Satellite Image: http://files.newswire.ca/843/NWM_GoldRidge.pdf)

This satellite image of the southern Lluvia de Oro area shows the location of Gold Ridge in relation to the Creston Pit and other features at the mine. Image from Digital Globe (2007).

The 100% owned Lluvia-Jojoba gold project is located approximately 100 kilometers south of Nogales Arizona, near the town of Magdalena de Kino, Sonora Mexico. The project comprises 5,371 hectares of mineral concessions that include the Lluvia de Oro gold mine, the Northeast Zone of La Jojoba and several additional exploration target areas. NI 43-101 compliant Proven plus Probable Mineral Reserves for the project aggregate 384,361 ounces gold contained in 19,538,000 tonnes of ore, with an average grade of 0.612 g Au/t at a cut-off grade of 0.2 g Au/t and a gold price of $900.00/ oz gold. The Company is fully permitted for mining at both project areas and is using the facilities at Lluvia de Oro to recover gold, silver and copper from ores.

This press release has been prepared by Rodney A. Blakestad, C.P.G., Qualified Person.

This news release includes "forward-looking information", as such term is defined in applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information includes, without limitation, the success of exploration activities, price outlooks, production expectations and other similar statements concerning anticipated future events, conditions or results that are not historical facts. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations; they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company cautions that all forward looking information is inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Accordingly, actual future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. All statements are made as of the date of this news release and the Company is under no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking information.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

SOURCE NWM Mining Corporation

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please contact NWM Mining Corporation at (416) 364-6799.

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