Testing New Targets At Shovelnose Gold Project
Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSXV:WHN) has commenced drilling at its 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 30km south of Merritt
President and CEO, Gareth Thomas, said the ongoing 30,000m 2020 drill programme has resumed. The programme is testin new drill targets outside of the South Zone and expand on the recently encountered high-grade gold in the Lear Zone.
Recent drilling at the Lear Zone intersected 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.
“The focus for this programme is to test for additional vein zones outside of the South Zone,” Mr Thomas said.
“The recently completed winter drill programme was successful in discovering a new mineralised zone (Lear Zone) where drill hole SN20-56 intercepted the highest-grade gold interval outside of the South Zone.”
Exploration Manager, Peter Fischl, said resistivity profiles from historic Induced Polarisation surveying at the Alpine Zone suggest the continuation of Vein Zones 2 and 3 towards this target.
“Limited drilling here in 2015 and 2016 intercepted high-grade gold veins. Intercepts of 161 metres grading 0.23 g/t Au and 119.6m of 0.27 g/t Au included higher grade intervals of 16.7 g/t Au over 0.5m and 4.95 g/t Au over 0.6m.
“The recent discovery of high-grade gold in the Lear Zone indicates the mineralisation is strengthening towards the Alpine Zone.”