Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 9, 2014 / Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on its Ben property, located midway between the Mount Polley and Gibraltar Mines, 50 kilometres north of Williams Lake, B.C.
A recently completed geophysical program identified multiple drill targets related to the 2013 drill hole BN13-03 that intersected 70.6 m of 0.31% nickel and 0.012% cobalt, mineralization starting from bedrock surface. A total of 10.5 line kilometres of IP (Induced Polarization) and ground magnetic surveys expanded the chargeability/magnetic targets associated with hole BN13-03.
2014 Drill Program:
Approximately 1,000 metres of diamond drilling will test nickel mineralization within the vicinity of drill hole BN13-03 which tested a chargeability target delineated from an IP program completed in 2012. Drilling intersected highly serpentinized ultramafic rocks from bedrock surface to 87 metres depth. Limited analytical, petrographic and microprobe work to date suggest a significant proportion of the nickel occurs as sulphides.
The recently completed IP survey delineated multiple high chargeability anomalies over an area extending 1.7 kilometres. Two geophysical trends were outlined, one coincident high IP chargeability - high magnetics trending northwest over 1.4 kilometres and a second parallel IP chargeability - low magnetics situated 600 metres to the east.
Four targets have been selected for immediate drill testing with the intent of finding near surface nickel mineralization. To view the latest geophysical results please view our website at http://westhavenventures.com/projects/ben_property/
Highlights of 2013 Drilling:
- Assay results from exploratory drill holes confirm both anomalous nickel and gold mineralization
- Hole BN13-03 intersected 70.6 metres grading 0.31% Nickel (Ni) and 0.012% Cobalt (Co), which includes 30 metres grading 0.38% Ni and 0.013% Co.
- Hole BN13-02 intersected 15.0 metres of 0.18% Ni starting from surface, including two intervals of gold mineralization including 1.5 metres grading 0.59 g/t Gold (Au) and 2.8 metres grading 0.57 g/t Au.
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 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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L. John Peters, P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person within the context of National Instrument 43-101 has read and takes responsibility for this release.
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Westhaven Ventures Inc.
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