Westhaven Gold Corp. [WHN-TSXV] has released results for additional high-grade gold drill intercepts from its continuing drill program at its 100%-owned 17,623-hectare Shovelnose gold property within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), which borders the Coquihalla Highway 30 km south of Merritt, southern British Columbia.
Highlights from Franz Zone
Hole SN20-108 (37.09-71.17m):Â 34.08 metres ofÂ 2.07 g/t goldÂ andÂ 16.50 g/t silver, includingÂ 13.10 metresÂ ofÂ 4.86 g/t goldÂ andÂ 31.57 g/t , including:Â 2.54 metresÂ ofÂ 16.88 g/t goldÂ andÂ 99.28 g/t silver.
Hole SN20-107 (24.50 â€“ 32.00m):Â 7.50 metresÂ ofÂ 1.93 g/t goldÂ andÂ 23.60 g/t silver, includingÂ 4.00 metresÂ ofÂ 3.15 g/t goldÂ andÂ 31.80 g/t silver.
Hole SN20-102 (51.10 â€“ 54.45m):Â 3.35 metresÂ ofÂ 5.04 g/t goldÂ andÂ 24.02 g/t silver, includingÂ 1.80 metresÂ ofÂ 8.06 g/t goldÂ andÂ 34.47 g/t silver.
The newly discovered Franz Zone is located approximately 2.8 km along strike from the high-grade gold discovery at the South Zone; over half of this strike length has not been drill tested.
Gareth Thomas, President and CEO of Westhaven Gold stated: â€œWe continue to intersect high-grade gold near surface at the newly discovered Franz Zone. These drill intercepts are along strike to the northwest of hole SN20-101, which assayedÂ 7.78 metres of 14.84 g/t gold. Drilling continues to expand the size and continuity of the newly discovered Franz Zone. Gold mineralization has been traced for ~3.8 km of strike length and remains open along strike. Given the propertyâ€™s excellent location just off the highway, close to the city of Merritt, and with proximity to infrastructure, we can work the Shovelnose property year-round.â€
Peter Fischl, Exploration Manager for Westhaven Gold, adds: â€œDrill step-outs along strike have continued to intersect significant gold mineralization at the Franz Vein Zone.Â The shallow nature of this mineralization with minimal overburden cover is assisting greatly in the exploration of this recently discovered gold-bearing vein zone.Â Data from a recently completed mapping and prospecting program in the Franz Zone area will be integrated with the drilling here to advance this project further.â€