Westhaven Ventures hits high-grade gold & extends strike length of vein system

17 October 2019

Westhaven Ventures


Westhaven Ventures has reported additional drill results from their Shovelnose gold property found within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt, 30km south of Merritt, British Columbia.

Highlights of the most recent results include: 

  • Extended Vein Zone 1 by 170 metres (m) to a total strike length of 840m.
  • Hole SN19-19 returned 2.16m of 100.50 g/t gold (Au) and 133.44 g/t silver (Ag) Vein Zone 1; and 5.00m of 7.61 g/t Au and 34.50 g/t Ag in Vein Zone 2.
  • Hole SN19-21 returned 12.40m of 5.74g/t Au and 44.64 g/t Ag Vein Zone 1.
  • High grade gold mineralization intersected along strike supporting continuity of veining in the northwest portion of the South Zone.
  • The Company has drilled 34 holes for over 14,506m of a planned 20,000m in the current drill program. 
Westhaven Ventures Shovelnose Gold property

The President and CEO of Westhaven, Gareth Thomas, commented, “The ongoing, fully financed drill program continues to successfully intersect high-grade gold and, importantly, has extended the strike length of the South Zone vein system by 170 metres to 840 metres. The property wide exploration initiative that began in May has generated new areas of interest and we are in the process of target delineation with a view to drilling these new areas in the near term.”

Westhaven Ventures Shovelnose Gold property

Five holes (SN19-16, SN19-17, SN19-18, SN19-19, and SN19-20) drilled on three sections spaced over a strike length of 100m (sections 1200, 1250, 1300) have confirmed continuity of veining in the northwestern portion of the South Zone vein system.  Highlights include the extension of stronger mineralization first drilled in hole SN19-15 (Vein Zones 1 and 2) up-dip to hole SN19-19 (section 1200) which intersected up to 100.50 g/t Au over 2.16m in Vein Zone 1 and 7.61 g/t Au over 5.00m in Vein Zone 2.

Westhaven Ventures Shovelnose Gold property

Drilling farther southeast to section 800 has succeeded in extending the strike length of the South Zone vein system. Hole SN19-22 intersected quartz veins up to 1m wide over a 40m interval hosted in rhyolite and rhyolitic tuff, the preferred host rocks for the South Zone vein system. This hole confirms the continuation of the vein system to the southeast. These veins will be targeted in the near term with additional drilling to the southeast to test for stronger vein-hosted gold mineralization. One of the two drills on site is currently positioned here to test the southeastern extent of quartz veining. Recent drilling to the northwest in holes SN19-29 and SN19-31 has extended Vein Zone 1 by an additional 170 metres, giving Vein Zone 1 a total strike length of 840 metres. Vein Zone 1 remains open to the northwest and southeast.

About Westhaven:

Westhaven is a gold-focused exploration company advancing the high-grade discovery on the Shovelnose project in Canada’s newest gold district, the Spences Bridge Gold Belt. Westhaven controls 35,000 hectares (350 square kilometres) with four 100% owned gold properties spread along this underexplored belt. The Shovelnose property is situated off a major highway, in close proximity to power, rail, large producing mines, and within commuting distance from the city of Merritt, which translates into low cost exploration. Westhaven is committed to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility with a focus on generating positive outcomes and returns to all stakeholders. Westhaven trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol WHN. For further information, please call 604-336-6921 or visit Westhaven’s website at www.westhavenventures.com

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