30,000m Drill Programme Resumes
Westhaven Ventures Inc.(TSX-V:WHN) has added a second drill rig at its 17,623 hectare Shovelnose gold property. Shovelnose is located within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), which borders the Coquihalla Highway 30 kilometres south of Merritt, British Columbia.
The 2nd drill rig is set up at the Line 6 target ~2.5 km west of the South Zone discovery area as the focus of this programm3 is to test new drill targets.
The other drill rig is expanding on the recently encountered high-grade gold in the Lear Zone as previously announced on May, 19th, 2020.
Gareth Thomas, President and CEO of Westhaven, said he ongoing 30,000m drill programme has resumed along with the commencement of a Controlled Source Audio-frequency Magneto-Tellurics (CSAMT) survey.
The survey will cover a 3 x 5km area proximal to the South Zone to refine the higher priority targets and generate new targets.
“The Shovelnose gold property has over 11 regional exploration targets defined outside of the South Zone high-grade discovery area,” Mr Thomas said.
“The recently discovered high-grade gold in a new area (Lear Zone) is also a current area of focus for expansion drilling. The recently announced bought deal financing allows the Company to not only expand drilling at the Lear Zone but also have flexibility to further explore and drill test the additional regional targets and generate new targets with the recently announced CSAMT survey currently underway.”
The Line 6 showing is characterised by a prominent multi-element soil geochemical anomaly (Au, Ag, Cu, As, Ba, Zn, Mn, Mo) with a strong potassic high radiometric signature, proximal to a magnetic low.
Historic trenching and drilling returned elevated gold and silver values, including 2m of 16.95 g/t Au in trench L608-XT-01. The previous drilling of three short holes up to 95m in length has not adequately tested this showing. Three additional holes totalling 1500m will be drilled to further test this showing.