Following Up Historical High-Grade Gold Hits
Westhaven Gold Corp. (TSX-V:WHN)is preparing for an initial diamond drilling programme at its Skoonka Creek Gold Property, located within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB) of British Columbia.
The company acquired a 100% interest in the Skoonka Creek Gold Property, subject to a 2% net smelter return royalty, in May of 2017.
Previous owners, through prospecting, mapping, geochemistry, geophysics, and drilling, outlined several gold zones. The best drill intercept returned 12.80 metres (m) of 20.20 g/t gold (Au).
Previous Skoonka Creek high-grade drill intercepts include:
- 20.20 g/t gold over 12.80m;
- 26.80 g/t gold over 3.31m;
- 7.48 g/t gold over 4.10m;
- 3.39 g/t gold over 4.67m; and
- 6.43 g/t gold over 1.20m.
President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, says Skoonka shows significant potential.
“Prior to Westhaven’s discovery of high-grade gold at its 100% owned Shovelnose Gold Property, the Skoonka Creek Gold Property had the highest-grade gold drill intercepts across the entire Spences Bridge Gold Belt. In 2017,
“Westhaven identified the JJ-West target which is possibly the continuation of the high-grade JJ Vein zone last drilled in 2007. We look forward to applying what we have learned at our Shovelnose Gold Property to the Skoonka Creek Gold Property.”
Mr Thomas said soil, rock sampling, and prospecting have uncovered anomalous pathfinder geochemistry that suggests the possible continuation of the JJ Vein zone to the southwest in a down-dropped fault block that has preserved the upper portions of an epithermal system anomalous in mercury, antimony and arsenic.
He said Tthese high-level pathfinders are coincident and on-trend with an airborne magnetic low of similar strike as the JJ vein zone to the northeast. Quartz float and outcrop found during recent prospecting and soil sampling at JJ-West further enhances the strength of this target.
Ground and airborne geophysical surveys have identified linear magnetic features striking in a similar direction as the JJ Vein zone that may be related to and/or associated with additional zones of gold-silver mineralized veins. The drill programme will consist of an initial 12 holes totalling 2,000m and will look to mobilize a drill to the property in late August.