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SBGB (Spences Bridge Gold Belt)

Westhaven is the largest claim holder on the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt, with over 29,000 hectares on two gold properties. 

The SBGB is a 110 km northwest-trending belt of intermediate to felsic volcanic rocks dominated by the Cretaceous Spences Bridge group. These relatively underexplored volcanic rocks are highly prospective for epithermal style gold mineralization.

SBGB location map

GEOLOGY: Geological and structural setting similar to other significant epithermal gold-silver districts

PROXIMITY: Close to large, world class mines

LOCATION: 3 hour drive from Vancouver, easily road accessible, close to existing infrastructure allowing for cost effective exploration

SBGB – History

The discovery of coarse placer gold at the confluence of the Nicoamen and Thompson Rivers in 1857 sparked a gold rush that a year later drew an estimated 20,000 prospectors. This initiated the Fraser River gold rush. In 2005, Strongbow Exploration drilled 20.2 g/t gold over 12.8 metres confirming the presence of high grade epithermal gold mineralization in the SBGB.

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