updated 3/1/2011 11:46:55 AM ET 2011-03-01T16:46:55

PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Sierra Mining Corp. (Pink Sheets:WSRA) confirmed today that it had started work on the NI-43-101 report for the Gold Basin mine located near Prescott, Arizona.

The Gold Basin placer mine is comprised of 4 claims located on 330 acres adjacent to the Hassayampa River 20 miles south of Prescott, Arizona. The mine is fully permitted, bonded and has seen small scale operation over the last several years. It is now being readied for full scale production. The report is being generated for the owners, Pine Creek Mining, Inc.

Commenting on the project, Michael Chaffee, President, Western Sierra, said "Over the last couple of years, Western has worked on the Gold Basin mine demonstrating commercial viability. Western's work has been historically augmented by Nebeker, Hassell, Zinkl, Melbye and a number of other highly qualified professional geologists. It's just time to assemble all the data together in a single document."

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.

For purchase or additional information:

Contact:      Mr. Michael Chaffee   928-680-5513

                  Mr. Dennis Atkins       405-330-8395

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Certain information set forth herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  The word "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: Western Sierra Mining Corp.
         928-680-5513
         405-330-8395

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