Intersects 51.77m Of 4.22 g/t Gold And 46.42 g/t Silver In BC
Westhaven Gold Corp. (TSXV:WHN) continues to obtain positive drill results from its ongoing campaign at its 17,623-hectare Shovelnose gold property in British Columbia.
Recent Highlights include 51.77m of 4.22 g/t Au and 46.42 g/t Ag, including 27.85m of 7.51 g/t Au and 83.94 g/t Ag.
“In mid-February we began drilling at the South Zone with a view to completing an inaugural independent resource estimate by late 2021,” President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, said.
“Prior to the 2021 drilling, the South Zone had a low density of drilling having been drilled at roughly 50m spacings.
“The gold grade and vein thickness of drillhole SNR21-01 (27.85m of 7.51 g/t Au and 83.94 g/t Ag), located twenty-five metres between SN18-15 (46.20 Metres of 8.95 g/t Gold and 65.47 g/t Silver) and SN19-26 (15.46 m of 4.80 g/t Au and 61.21 g/t Ag), further demonstrates the continuity and high-grade nature of Vein Zone 1.
“Roughly two kilometres along strike from the South Zone at the FMN Zone, we continue to intersect gold-silver mineralisation. Given our proximity to infrastructure, low drilling costs and recently completed bought deal financing, we are fully financed for our 2021 exploration activities.”
Drilling at FMN, between South Zone and Franz, continues to encounter quartz veining comprising Vein Zone 1 and a second flanking vein zone 200 to 250m southwest of Vein Zone 1, potentially a fourth vein zone. Quartz veining has now been traced continuously from South Zone to FMN for 3.01km. The untested strike length between the FMN and Franz zones currently stands at 560m.
Exploration Manager, Peter Fischl, said drilling at FMN is extending the quartz vein system further northwest into the gap between FMN and Franz.
“The most recent drilling appears to show Vein Zone 1 deflecting somewhat to the north towards an azimuth of 330o, possibly defining a ‘kink’ in the structure,” Mr Fischl said.
“These kinks can be important sites of stronger gold mineralisation along structures exhibiting strike-slip movement. The most prominent kink developed in this structure so far is at South Zone.”
South Zone Drilling
Drill holes SN21-152/154 intersected Vein zone 1 downdip by an additional 140m from previous drilling. Both holes encountered significant quartz veining with anomalous levels of gold and silver, likely due to the vertical control of gold-silver mineralization, typical of epithermal vein systems. These two holes provide some guidance for vectoring upwards to where higher grades may be encountered.
In more recent shallow drilling in the South Zone on section 1125, roughly 170m northeast from SNR21-01, in addition to encountering significant quartz veining, hole SNR21-04 (assays pending) also encountered visible gold in drill core.