Intersects 265m Of 0.49 g/t Gold Near Surface In BC
Westhaven Gold Corp. (TSXV:WHN) has interested a wide zone of shallow gold in its ongoing 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 kn south of Merritt in BC.
Recent Drilling Highlights:
- SNR21-20 (South Zone: 38.00-303.00m) – 265.00 metres (m) of 0.49 g/t gold (Au) and 1.84 g/t silver (Ag), including 65.28m of 1.18 g/t Au and 3.37 g/t Ag, including 2.00m of 7.30 g/t Au and 10.23 g/t Ag, including 26.00m of 1.76 g/t Au and 4.00 g/t Ag, including 0.80m of 15.85 g/t Au and 8.99 g/t Ag.
- SNR21-27 (South Zone: 27.00-145.00m) 118.00m of 0.71 g/t Au and 2.12 g/t Ag, including 32.00m of 1.88 g/t Au and 4.95 g/t Ag, including 0.34m of 17.75 g/t Au and 22.40 g/t Ag,including 1.00m of 13.95 g/t Au and 7.49 g/t Ag.
- SNR21-29 (South Zone: 91.43-189.00m) – 97.57m of 0.43 g/t Au and 1.88 g/t Ag, including 7.00m of 3.26 g/t Au and 7.63 g/t Ag, and (216.00-268.00m) 52.00m of 0.61 g/t Au and 1.33 g/t Ag, including 8.00m of 1.93 g/t Au and 3.49 g/t Ag.
- SNR21-30 (South Zone: 122.30-161.43m) – 39.23m of 1.42 g/t Au and 9.80 g/t Ag, including 22.71m of 2.25 g/t Au and 15.53 g/t Ag, including 3.32m of 5.92g/t Au and 23.74 g/t Ag.
President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, said these recent drill results at the South Zone confirm that along with multiple high-grade gold-silver veins, there are also significant widths of disseminated gold-silver.
“These broad intercepts are expanding the footprint of the known area of gold-silver mineralization.
“Once drilling resumes, the focus will be on recent vein intercepts (SNR21-37 to SNR21-40), northwest of the South Zone where pale-grey banded quartz with adularia and ginguro were observed in the core; assays pending.
“We will also be focusing on the FMN Zone, approximately 2.5 kilometres northwest of the South Zone, where assays are also pending.”
Exploration Manager, Peter Fischl, said resource drilling at the South Zone has confirmed the continuity of Vein Zones 1, 2 and 3 based on previous broadly spaced drilling from 2018-2020.
“This drilling has also confirmed the presence of broad intervals of lower grade gold mineralisation occurring between Vein Zones 1 and 2.
“This mineralisation is also seen as a halo that can encompass all three vein zones, as seen in hole SNR21-20, which returned 0.49 g/t Au over 265m. The presence of such mineralisation adds to the potential for a bulk-tonnage resource at South Zone.”
Upcoming Drill Plans
As a significant portion of the resource drilling has been completed at South Zone, the drill programme is now focused on follow-up testing of stronger quartz veining seen in holes SNR21-37 to SNR21-40 in Vein Zone 1 in the northwestern portion of South Zone.
Drilling will also take place northward towards the Lear target for infill and step-out drilling on Vein Zone 3.
The FMN target remains a priority for follow-up drilling. Drilling will resume at FMN upon completion of the resource drilling at South Zone where the shallower portions of the mineralised horizon in Vein Zone 1 will be targeted at the 1200-1300m level.
This will be following up the last hole drilled at FMN, hole SN21-175 (assays pending), which encountered quartz-adularia (+/- ginguro) veins contained in three subintervals of Vein Zone 1 spanning 246m downhole. Several CSAMT targets lying west of South Zone will be tested this fall as well.
Drilling at Franz tested for the northwestern continuation of Vein Zone 1. Hole SN21-170 intersected a section of rhyolite hosted hydrothermal breccia that returned 0.16 g/t Au, 0.20 g/t Ag and 135 ppm arsenic over 1.63m (280.15-281.78m). This intersection has extended Vein Zone 1 to the northwest by an additional 90 metres from where it was intersected in hole SN20-124 (0.71 g/t Au over 3.53m).
Gold mineralisation was also encountered at the top of hole SN21-170 in a second northwest striking zone of chalcedony veining hosted in rhyolite, lying about 100m southwest of Vein Zone 1.
This zone was first identified in hole SN20-123, which returned 0.204 g/t Au, 0.345 g/t Ag and 311 ppm arsenic over 16.79m (58.65-75.44m). Hole SN21-170 returned 3.0m of 0.52 g/t Au (12-15m). This zone has now been traced for 350m and remains open to the northwest.
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