Vancouver, B.C. - September 24, 2014 - Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to provide assay results from its recently completed drill program on its BEN property, located approximately 50 km north of Williams Lake, B.C. The drill program consisted of 11 holes, totaling 1,258 metres of diamond drilling.
Highlights from the program include:
Drill holes BN14-04 and BN14-08 intersected significant nickel-cobalt values and were designed to test the area around drill hole BN13-03, where last fall the company drilled 70 metres of 0.31% nickel and 0.012% cobalt. BN14-12, located approximately 6 kilometres to the south of BN13-03, tested an airborne magnetic anomaly delineated earlier in 2014. Drilling intersected highly serpentinized ultramafic rocks from 99 metres to 185 metres depth (end of hole) containing 86 metres grading 0.18% Ni and is open at depth.
Drill results summarized:
* Note: Drill holes BN14-07 and BN14-14 hit no significant nickel mineralization.
Gren Thomas, President & CEO of Westhaven stated, “This year’s drill program started by drilling coincident magnetic anomalies and IP (induced polarization) chargeability targets as this was the geophysical response of the initial discovery in 2013. Early drilling in this program indicated that IP responses are not necessarily confined to nickel sulphide mineralization, therefore subsequent drilling focused on the magnetic responses outlined by the recent airborne magnetic survey. Drill hole BN14-12, located over 6 kilometres to the south of BN13-03, intersected a long section of nickeliferous serpentinite in an area of no outcrop. Such intersections demonstrate that nickel bearing serpentinite is abundant on the property. Future drilling will focus on locating these zones and establishing the nickel sulphide content.” Thomas goes on to add, “We have just completed a detailed 122 line kilometer ground magnetic survey which was successful in defining multiple, magnetic anomalies for the next drill campaign."
Westhaven recently completed a detailed 122 line kilometer ground magnetic survey to cover the Skelton Zone (31 line kilometres) and Cross Roads Zone (91 line kilometres). The purpose of this program was to better define the magnetic anomalies and the structural controls of the anomalies. Geological interpretation of both the drill and geophysical data is underway and will guide future drilling.
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 gold 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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