Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) has intersected a zone of high-grade gold during its latest drill programme at its 17,623 hectare Shovelnose gold property in British Columbia.
The company completed 12 of approximately 60 planned drill holes for a total of 5,777 metres this winter drill program at Shovelnose.
Highlights of the programme included:
- Intercepted the highest-grade gold outside of the South Zone.
- Extended Vein Zones 2 and 3 up to 230 metres and they remain open to the northwest. Hole SN20-56 (Lear Zone – Vein Zone 2) returned 3.46 metres (m) of 2.27 g/t gold (Au) and 7.20 g/t silver (Ag), including: 0.71m of 6.98 g/t Au and 16.50 g/t Ag.
- Hole SN20-56 (Lear Zone – Vein Zone 3) returned 10.56m of 3.67 g/t Au and 10.40 g/t Ag, including: 3.13m of 7.20 g/t Au and 27.30 g/t Ag, and including: 0.79m of 15.85 g/t Au and 61.30 g/t Ag
President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, said the drill programme hit high-grade gold-silver mineralization on a new target outside of the South Zone.
“The drill intercepts in the Lear Zone (formerly the North Extension) increase the strike length of the second and third vein zones,” Mr Thomas said.
“Prior drilling to the west/northwest of the Lear Zone, including the Alpine Zone, has demonstrated a significant gold endowment (SN16-02 which intersected 0.50 metres of 16.70 g/t gold, and SN16-07 which intersected 123.00 metres of 0.23 g/t gold).
“We have yet to identify the source of this gold but upon resumption of drilling we will immediately follow-up on the Lear Zone discovery, as well as drill test many additional high-priority exploration targets across this largely unexplored property.
“We are currently preparing to resume the fully financed drilling activities in mid-May.”
Exploration Manager, Peter Fischl, said the drilling r on Shovelnose in early 2020 tested various geophysical targets proximal to the South Zone.
“This work was successful in discovering mineralised strike extensions for two zones of quartz veining previously drilled at South Zone.”Vein Zones 2 and 3 have been extended to the northwest, towards the Alpine Zone, a previously defined geophysical target. Gold mineralization is strongest in the shallower portions of the two vein zones at the northwestern limit of drilling.
“Both zones remain open to the northwest and will be tested further along strike. This high-priority target will be the initial focus when drilling resumes later this Spring.”