Westhaven Ventures Finds Near-surface Nickel Mineralization at BEN

Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSXV:WHN) provided preliminary assay results from the 2013 drill program at its BEN property, located about 50 kilometers north of Williams Lake in British Columbia. It consisted of 425 meters of diamond drilling over three holes.

Program highlights include:

  • 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 1.5 metres grading 0.59 g/t Gold (Au) and 2.8 metres grading 0.57 g/t Au.

Gren Thomas, president and CEO of Westhaven, commented:

Given the limited drilling to date, we’re encouraged to have discovered this near surface nickel mineralization. A broad zone of alteration and geochemical anomalies can be traced over a distance in excess of 10 kilometres and we believe the BEN property has the potential to host a significant amount of nickel. A limited Induced Polarization (IP) Survey led to the targeting of the discovery Hole BN13-03 and this target remains open in all directions.

We lost Hole BN13-01 before hitting our intended target but we still believe there is a viable gold target to be drilled in the North Ben Creek zone. That being said, we are going to be focusing much of our attention on this new nickel discovery.

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