Westhaven Gold Corp. (TSXV:WHN) has drilled high-grade gold in its ongoing, fully-financed drill campaign at its 100% owned 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, BC
Westhaven has received assays for 20 holes from its ongoing drill campaign at Shovelnose. An additional 19 holes are in the lab pending assay as well.
The company currently has one drill turning at the FMN target which is approximately 1.5 to 2km northwest of the recently released South Zone in-pit resource. Mineralisation at the FMN target has been encountered over a strike length of 480 metres starting at the top of bedrock. Vein Zone 1 broadens up-dip, near surface, with true widths of up to 40 metres as seen in hole SN21-188 (0.76 g/t Au over 57.8m).
Drilling at the FMN zone is targeting higher-grade mineralisation at the preferred elevation range of 1200 to 1400m over an area extending southeast towards hole SN20-139 and northwest towards and beyond hole SN21-167.
Recent Drilling Highlights:
- SNR21-48 (South Zone / Alpine : 21.00-150.00m)
- 129.00 metres (m) of 0.62 g/t gold (Au) and 2.10 g/t silver (Ag),
- including 4.00m of 6.04 g/t Au and 20.42 g/t Ag.
- SNR21-45 (South Zone / Alpine : 27.00-151.00m)
- 124.00m of 0.41g/t Au and 2.23 g/t Ag,
- including 1.00m of 9.02 g/t Au and 11.85 g/t Ag,
- SNR21-49 (South Zone / Alpine : 18.70-30.00m)
- 11.30m of 1.17g/t Au and 5.90 g/t Ag,
- including 5.00m of 1.74 g/t Au and 7.70 g/t Ag.
- SN21-189 (126.00-129.00m) 3.00m of 1.50g/t Au and 613.00 g/t Ag.
“Recent drill results at Shovelnose continue to define broad intervals of gold mineralisation contained in Vein Zones 1 and 2 and associated halos in the northwestern portion of the proposed open pit at South Zone,” Exploration Manager, Peter Fischl, said.
“These drill results are not included in the recently released open-pit resource of 1.1 million ounces gold-equivalent for South Zone. These broad intercepts confirm the bulk tonnage potential at South.
“This mineralisation remains open to the northeast of hole SNR21-48 (Section S0166), where Vein Zone 2 is interpreted to continue up-dip from this hole.
Additional step-out holes are now being planned to test further to the NE along drill section S0166. Additional gold mineralisation containing significant silver was intersected in hole SN21-189.
“This hole was testing a CSAMT (Controlled-source Audio-frequency Magnetotellurics) target. The nature of this mineralisation is currently being evaluated.”
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