Westhaven Completes Inaugural Drill Program on Skoonka Creek Gold Property; Extends vein area by 940 meters
Westhaven completed a total of 16 holes for 3,340 meters of drilling (assays in progress) on the Skoonka property.
Most of the drilling was concentrated on the
The 2022 drilling intersected the
Westhaven completed 3 drill holes on the JJ-West exploration target. These holes follow targets generated by early fieldwork by Westhaven in 2017, which identified a magnetic low with coincident high-level geochemical pathfinders, including mercury, on trend with the JJ Vein Zone. . All three holes intersected quartz veins which are now interpreted as being the southwest extension of the JJ zone. Hole SC22-015 is the most southwesterly hole completed and it intersected a 160m zone of veining downhole at 228m including white to light gray chalcedony veining including ginguro. The quartz vein system has now been extended with the drilling of these three holes to the southwest for a further 940m, giving the zone a total strike length of 1.53km. The trend remains open to the northeast and southwest.
Past prospecting activities have targeted gold anomalies in the ground and have often successfully identified bedrock exposures of gold mineralization and/or associated alteration. These surface showings have become the focus of historical exploration. Six original showings were subsequently tested by drilling (Discovery, Deadwood, Ember, Backburn, Backburn Southeast and JJ), but other known bedrock occurrences remain undrilled (eg.
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Westhaven is a gold-focused exploration company advancing the high-grade discovery of the Shovelnose Project in Canada’s newest gold district, the Spences
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CROSS SECTION JJ-WEST: HOLE SC22-015
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