updated 3/7/2011 10:17:10 AM ET 2011-03-07T15:17:10

PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Sierra Mining Corp. (Pink Sheets:WSRA) confirmed today that it had filed with the Arizona Department of State Lands to lease a mineral property in Skull Valley, Arizona.

The property is comprised of 430 acres located in the lower portion of Skull Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona. The property lies between two BLM claims controlled by Gold River Exploration and a significant piece of private property to the west. Western has also filed an Exploration Permit Application with the State on the property.

Assuming the lease and the exploration permits are issued to Western, and we see no reason why they would not be issued, Western will utilize the opportunity to expand its exploration activities in and around the Skull Valley area. Westerns interest is both placer and hard rock gold.

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 in 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 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: Mr. Michael Chaffee
         928-680-5513
         Mr. Dennis Atkins
         405-330-8395

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