Vancouver, B.C. - June 26, 2013 - Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to announce that the first phase of drilling for 2013 has been completed on its 18,142 ha Shovelnose gold property, located approximately 30 km south of Merritt, British Columbia. The drill program consisted of 8 holes, totaling 1,043 metres of diamond drilling. Assays are pending.
Shovelnose Gold Property Overview
To date, 20 drill holes have been diamond drilled for a cumulative total of 2,423 metres in three separate target areas. Gold and silver mineralization, associated with quartz veining and silicification, has been encountered in the majority of drill holes, spanning over 2 kilometres. There is evidence of a significant mineralized alteration system within the property.
The 18,142 ha Shovelnose gold property is a gold-silver epithermal-style exploration target that covers prospective stratigraphy in the southern Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), a 110 km northwest-trending belt of intermediate to felsic volcanic rocks of the Cretaceous Spences Bridge group. Westhaven is currently working to earn up to a 70% interest in the property from Strongbow Exploration Inc., a TSX-V listed company.
Please refer to the map below for the 2013 drill hole locations.
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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