Vancouver, B.C. - October 22, 2013 - Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is pleased to announce that the inaugural drill program has commenced on its Ben gold property, located midway between the Mount Polley and Gibraltar Mines, approximately 50 km north of Williams Lake, B.C.
Two high priority targets have been selected for the 2013 Ben drill program. The first target is a quartz-carbonate-mariposite structural corridor anomalous in gold, arsenic, antimony and mercury. The second target, located 4 kilometers to the south, is a high chargeability IP anomaly associated with a northeast trending structure.
The Ben gold property shows evidence of major deep seated faults with associated epithermal gold mineralization. The property potentially hosts a second style of mineralization; mesothermal or shear zone related gold since significant fault structures run the length property. Underlying the BEN property are altered ultramafic, mafic and metamorphically altered deep sea sediments (listwanites) which are known to be spatially related to shear and vein hosted gold deposits throughout the world.
Shovelnose Exploration Program Update
A mapping, sampling and prospecting program on the Shovelnose gold property is underway, and a large new alteration system has been discovered off a splay of new forestry roads in the north of the property. Several alteration zones and structures were noted in rock cuts along the new road system. One zone contains a 0.5 metre wide chalcedony veined section as well as intense clay alteration, decomposition of the andesite host rock, for a 5-6 metre width. Rock and soil samples have been sent to the lab for assays.
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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