September 22, 2014 - Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to report that it has completed drilling on its 18,412 hectare Shovelnose gold property, located within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), approximately 30 km south of Merritt, British Columbia.
The program consisted of 6 drill holes, totaling 662 metres of diamond drilling. Five holes targeted the Tower Zone where previous drilling encountered 50.4 metres of 0.54g/t Au (Gold) with 4.77g/t Ag (Silver) and one hole targeted the MIK Zone following up a historical drill intersection of 4.1m grading 1.2g/t Au.
Drilling intersected zones of silicified heterolithic breccia with discontinuous broken grey banded quartz veins to, white quartz veins and fine grain disseminated pyrite. Silicified fragments of grey-black banded quartz veins and quartz flooding were also encountered. Drilling was directed to a recent reinterpretation of historical drilling suggesting the mineralized zones are dipping to the south. All samples have now been submitted to ALS Minerals and results are pending.
Shovelnose Gold Property Overview
To date, 26 diamond drill holes have been drilled for a cumulative total of 3,079 metres, in three separate target areas. There is evidence of a significant mineralized alteration system within the property where float samples grading 119 g/t Au (Gold) and 273 g/t Ag (Silver), veins in trenching grading 66 g/t Au and wide low grade alteration zones typical of epithermal gold deposits have been discovered.
The 18,412 ha Shovelnose gold property is a gold-silver epithermal-style exploration target that covers prospective stratigraphy in the southern Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), a 110 km northwest-trending belt of intermediate to felsic volcanic rocks of the Cretaceous Spences Bridge Group. Westhaven is currently working to earn up to a 70% interest in the property from Strongbow Exploration Inc., a TSX-V listed company.
Please refer to the Shovelnose Project page on our website for further information. www.westhavenventures.com/projects/shovelnose_gold_property/
On behalf of the Board of Directors
WESTHAVEN VENTURES INC.
Gareth Thomas, Director
About Westhaven Ventures Inc.
Westhaven Ventures Inc. is a Canadian based exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective resource properties. Westhaven is focused on advancing its Shovelnose and Ben projects in British Columbia. Westhaven trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol WHN. For further information, please call 604-681-5558 or visit Westhaven’s website at www.westhavenventures.com
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