updated 2/22/2011 8:17:35 AM ET 2011-02-22T13:17:35

PRESCOTT, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Sierra Mining Corp., (Pink Sheets:WSRA) confirmed today that it had reached an agreement with the owners of the Silver Cord mine located in central Arizona to assist in the development of the mine leading to production or eventual sale.

Under the agreement, Western will work to develop additional geological data including deposit structure analysis on all three full claims and the expansion of the existing claim blocks.

The claims are located in the Black Canon Mining District on the east side of Turkey Creek in Yavapai County, Arizona. In September of 2010 initial small sampling results showed better than 1/2 ounce Au and 85 ounces silver/ton taken from the 910 feet of developed tunnel. The Silver Cord is a historically producing silver and gold property.

Western will initially continue with its evaluation of the hard rock portions of the claim blocks but will provide some geological review and sampling of the placer claim in Turkey Creek.

About Western Sierra Mining Corp.

Western Sierra Mining is an aggressive gold and silver exploration and mining company focused on the historic mining districts of the Bradshaw mountains of Arizona with additional areas of interest within Nevada and Mexico.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Certain information set forth herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. The words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "forecast," "plans," "intends," "believes" and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 

The Company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed by the Company to have a reasonable basis but there can be no assurances that management's expectations, beliefs, and projections will be achieved or accomplished. 

CONTACT: For purchase or additional information:
         Mr. Michael Chaffee
         928-680-5513
         Mr. Dennis Atkins
         405-330-8395

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