Aiming To Expand Targeting At Gold Property
Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) has commenced a CSAMT survey at its 17,623 hectare Shovelnose gold property in British Columbia.
Shovelnose is located within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), which borders the Coquihalla Highway 30 kilometres south of Merritt
A Controlled Source Audio-frequency Magneto-Tellurics (CSAMT) survey will be carried out by Peter E. Walcott & Associates Limited. The survey will cover a three by five kilometre area proximal to the South Zone.
President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, said an initial test will be carried out over the South Zone in an attempt to delineate mineralized zone signatures and other anomalous resistivity features of interest to depth. If successful, the survey will be expanded to cover up to 60-line km.
CSAMT is a low impact, ground geophysical survey method from which resistivity information can be obtained from sub-surface down to approximately 500 metres.
The survey will be helpful in identifying zones of both resistive and conductive features that could represent silicification and clay alteration related to epithermal vein systems.
“We have outlined many new drill targets over the past year through prospecting, mapping, ground geophysics and soil geochemistry,” Mr Thomas said.
“We are now refining the higher priority targets, generating new targets and CSAMT will aid in the process. Geophysics continues to play a significant role in successfully targeting high-grade gold veins at Shovelnose.
“The recently discovered Lear Zone (SN20-56 zone 3 returned 10.56m of 3.67 g/t Au) drill targeting was largely driven by geophysics. The Lear Zone presented as a resistivity high coincident with a magnetic low anomaly, as does the South Zone.”
Mr Thomas said that in addition to the CSAMT survey, additional Controlled Source Electro-Magnetic (CSEM) techniques will be tested in an effort to find a rapid cost-effective survey method which can be employed both within the South Zone and over other zones and targets within the property.