Date: Monday, January 25 - Tuesday, January 26
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall, East Convention Level, Vancouver Convention Centre
The SBGB is a 110 km northwest-trending belt of intermediate to felsic volcanic rocks dominated by the Cretaceous Spences Bridge group. These relatively underexplored volcanic rocks are highly prospective for epithermal style gold mineralization. Westhaven has been working on the SBGB since 2011 and has over 28,000 hectares situated within a geological and structural setting similar to other significant epithermal gold-silver systems. It is close to existing transportation and power infrastructure allowing for cost effective exploration.
The 18,412 ha Shovelnose property is located near the southern end of the Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), approximately 30 km south of Merritt, British Columbia. The property is accessible by the Coquihalla Highway (BC Provincial Highway #5) at the Coldwater exit, then by a series of logging roads to the northern and southern portions of the property. The Shovelnose claims cover prospective stratigraphy in the southern SBGB.
Prospect Valley Property
The 10, 871 hectare Prospect Valley (PV) Gold Property is located roughly 30 kilometres to the west of Merritt, British Columbia and is situated in the Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB). The property is road accessible and benefits from its proximity to both towns and highways.
History of the Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB)
Despite historical placer mining in the area, the SBGB remains relatively underexplored. Tributaries to the Fraser and Thompson Rivers located in the SBGB area saw considerable exploration in the mid-1800’s when placer gold findings initiated the Fraser River gold rush. In November 2005, Strongbow Exploration Inc. announced drilling results on their Skoonka Creek property on the northern part of the SBGB, that were highlighted by an intersection grading 20.2 grams per tonne gold over 12.8 metres confirming the presence of high grade epithermal gold mineralization in the SBGB (see Strongbow press releases from November 25, 2005). Westhaven has been working on the SBGB since 2011.