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.
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.