Hits 34m Of 1.21 G/T Gold At Lear Zone
Canadian gold explorer Westhaven Gold Corp. (TSX-V:WHN) has revealed further success in its 30,000 metre drill programme at its “flagship” Shovelnose Project within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB) in British Columbia.
Reflecting its drilling success, the company has also added a third drill rig at its 17,623-hectare Shovelnose gold property to test several additional targets outside of the high-grade South Zone.
Assay highlights from the programme to date include:
- Hole SN20-65 (Lear Zone – Vein Zone 3) returned 34.00 metres (m) of 1.21 g/t gold (Au) and 3.68 g/t silver (Ag), including:1.00m of 15.70 g/t Au and 77.50 g/t Ag within 200m of surface.
- Hole SN20-62 (Lear Zone – Vein Zone 3) returned 20.12m of 0.90 g/t Au and 2.17 g/t Ag, including: 0.45m of 8.7 g/t Au and 36.30 g/t Ag and 6.00m of 2.01 g/t Au and 2.85 g/t Ag.
- Hole SN20-64 (Lear Zone – Vein Zone 2) returned 6.00m of 1.57 g/t Au and 4.30 g/t Ag, including: 2.00m of 3.84 g/t Au and 6.85 g/t Ag within 110m of surface.
The ongoing 30,000 metre drill program continues with data being analyzed from the recently announced Controlled Source Audio-frequency Magneto-Tellurics (CSAMT) survey. The survey covers a 3 x 5-kilometre area encompassing the South Zone to refine the higher priority targets and generate new targets.
President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, said the third drill rig is planned to be set up at Shylock target ~1.5 kilometres southeast of the South Zone discovery as the focus of this programme is to test new drill targets. A drill is currently testing the Line 6 target with the 2nd drill testing along strike north of the Lear Zone.
Meanwhile, data from the drill programme is being analysed by a Controlled Source Audio-frequency Magneto-Tellurics (CSAMT) survey. The survey covers a 3 x 5-kilometre area encompassing the South Zone to refine the higher priority targets and generate new targets.
“We are encouraged with the first assay results since recommencing drilling at Shovelnose,” Mr Thomas said.
“These results build confidence in the continuity of gold mineralization between the South Zone and the high-grade gold intersected at the Lear Zone (SN20-56: 3.13m of 7.20 g/t Au). Preliminary results from the ongoing CSAMT geophysics survey have identified multiple anomalies that share similar geophysical characteristics to the South Zone.
“As our exploration efforts continue to expand the number of regional targets outside of the South Zone high-grade gold discovery area, the Company is mobilizing a 3rd drill rig to begin drilling on July 15th.”