Vancouver, B.C. – February 15th, 2022 – Westhaven Gold Corp. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to announce drill results from its ongoing, fully-financed drill campaign at its 100% owned 17,623-hectare Shovelnose gold property. Shovelnose is located within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), which borders the Coquihalla Highway 30 kilometres south of Merritt, British Columbia.
Westhaven is reporting assays for 20 holes from its ongoing drill campaign at Shovelnose. An additional 19 holes are in the lab pending assay as well. Westhaven currently has one drill turning at the FMN target which is approximately 1.5 to 2km northwest of the recently released South Zone in-pit resource. Mineralization at the FMN target has been encountered over a strike length of 480 metres starting at the top of bedrock. Vein Zone 1 broadens up-dip, near surface, with true widths of up to 40 metres as seen in hole SN21-188 (0.76 g/t Au over 57.8m). Drilling at the FMN zone is targeting higher-grade mineralization at the preferred elevation range of 1200 to 1400m over an area extending southeast towards hole SN20-139 and northwest towards and beyond hole SN21-167.
Recent Drilling Highlights:
Please click the following link to the 2021 drill database table of assay results:
Peter Fischl, Exploration Manager, comments: “Recent drill results at Shovelnose continue to define broad intervals of gold mineralization contained in Vein Zones 1 and 2 and associated halos in the northwestern portion of the proposed open pit at South Zone. These drill results are not included in the recently released open-pit resource of 1.1 million ounces gold-equivalent for South Zone. These broad intercepts confirm the bulk tonnage potential at South. This mineralization remains open to the northeast of hole SNR21-48 (Section S0166), where Vein Zone 2 is interpreted to continue up-dip from this hole. Additional step-out holes are now being planned to test further to the NE along drill section S0166. Additional gold mineralization containing significant silver was intersected in hole SN21-189. This hole was testing a CSAMT (Controlled-source Audio-frequency Magnetotellurics) target. The nature of this mineralization is currently being evaluated.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors
WESTHAVEN GOLD CORP.
Gareth Thomas, President, CEO & Director
Qualified Person Statement
Peter Fischl, P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person within the context of National Instrument 43-101 has read and takes responsibility for this release.
Core samples were prepared using the PREP-31 package in ALS’s Kamloops facility. Each core sample is crushed to better than 70 % passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of 250 g is taken and pulverized to better than 85 % passing a 75-micron (Tyler 200 mesh, US Std. No. 200) screen. 0.75g of this pulverized split is digested by Four Acid and analyzed via ICP-MS (method code ME-MS61m (+Hg)), which reports a 49-element suite of elements. All samples are analyzed by Fire Assay with an AES finish, method code Au-ICP21 (30g sample size). Additional Au screening is performed using ALS’s Au-SCR24 method, select samples are dry screened to 100 microns. A duplicate 50g fire assay is conducted on the undersized fraction as well as an assay on the entire oversize fraction. Total Au content, individual assays and weight fractions are reported. All analytical and assay procedures are conducted in ALS’s North Vancouver facility. A QA/QC program included laboratory and field standards inserted every 25 samples. At least one field blank is inserted in every batch of 25 samples, with additional blanks inserted following samples with visible gold.
Westhaven’s ongoing Quality Assurance and Quality Control programs include auditing of all exploration data. Any significant changes will be reported when available.
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About Westhaven Gold Corp.
Westhaven is a gold-focused exploration company advancing the high-grade discovery on the Shovelnose project in Canada’s newest gold district, the Spences Bridge Gold Belt. Westhaven controls 37,000 hectares (370 square kilometres) with four 100% owned gold properties spread along this underexplored belt. The Shovelnose property is situated off a major highway, near power, rail, large producing mines, and within commuting distance from the city of Merritt, which translates into low-cost exploration.
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.westhavengold.com.