Western Pacific Begins Detailed Magnetic Survey

VANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Western Pacific Resources Corp. (WRP - TSXV) is pleased to report that it has commenced a detailed aeromagnetic survey that will be flown by EDCON-PRJ, Inc. out of Denver, Colorado.

The survey will be flown with a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter on a grid of 50 meters east/west, 200 meters north/south, at a drape of 50 meter AGL sensor height which will result in a total of 1,842 line kilometers (see flown area on www.westernpacificresources.com)

"Surface sampling, mapping and a local ground magnetics survey have indentified the potential importance of intrusives in the emplacement of mineralization at Mineral Gulch", says Eric Saderholm, President. "This new, detailed survey will better define potential drill targets and help us better understand the geology of the project area."

The survey will take 4-5 days to complete (weather depending) and the results of this survey will be reported and placed on the website once it has been received.

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 any scientific and technical information contained in this news release.


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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