GoldHaven Commences Phase I Drilling at Rio Loa
February 9, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia, February 9, 2021 – GoldHaven Resources Corp. (“GoldHaven” or the “Company”) (CSE: GOH) (OTCQB: GHVNF) (FRA: 4QS) reports that the drill crew has been mobilized over the weekend and has commenced its 5,000 meter Phase I drill campaign starting at Rio Loa.
The Rio Loa Project is located 25 km south of Gold Field’s Salares Norte deposit (5.2 million ounces equivalent of Gold scheduled to produce 350,000 oz of Gold per annum) and 6 km south of Gold Field’s Horizonte discovery.
Daniel Schieber GoldHaven’s CEO comments: “This is a major milestone in our development to unlock the potential of our 251 square km Maricunga district play. Pat Burns and his world-class exploration team managed to get the drill turning on time and on budget. Surface expressions of our pathfinder elements As and Pb are reportedly higher than those at Salares Norte. The 5,000m drill program will take about 5 to 6 weeks to complete and the plan is to deliver results to our shareholders as we go.”
The Rio Loa Project (adjacent map) has been subject to trenching, sampling and geophysics. In-fill IP geophysics lines are currently being conducted for further target definition.
GoldHaven has identified a 3.5km long north-south trending alteration zone averaging 1km wide at Rio Loa Project. Trenching and rock sampling with numerous erosion windows exposing altered volcanics have returned highly anomalous As and Pb as well as locally anomalous Au and Sb values. This geochemical response is a defining characteristic of many high sulphidation deposits within the Maricunga Gold Belt such as at Goldfields’ Salares Norte mine.
In addition to Rio Loa, the Company has six other high priority assets to test and drill. This will keep the Company busy during 2021. The Company is advancing its Apolo Project’s Roma and Alicia properties as well as its Coya assets and preparing them for drilling. These targets have been designated as high-priority owing to their extensive and pervasive alteration, favourable geology, structures and highly anomalous rock geochemistry results, as well as their relative proximity to existing deposits.
About GoldHaven Resources Corp.
GoldHaven Resources Corp. is a Canadian junior exploration Company active in the Maricunga Gold Belt of northern Chile. The Maricunga Belt measures 150 km north-south and 30 km east-west and is host to discoveries in the last ten years of 100 million ounces of gold; 450 million ounces of silver and 1.3 billion pounds of copper. The Company has agreements in place to acquire seven high priority exploration targets as identified by geological studies. To date, GoldHaven has identified four of these seven properties as being “High Priority” targets and, will commence a drilling program during the first quarter of 2021. The four priority targets include Coya, located approximately 16 km northeast of the La Coipa mine where Kinross has extracted over 6.2 million ounces.; the second is Rio Loa, a project located 25 km south of Gold Field’s Salares Norte deposit (5.2 million ounces of Gold equivalent; the third and fourth projects are Alicia and Roma which are approximately 35 km. south of the Salares Norte deposit. These priority targets have been designated as High Priority owing to the extensive pervasive alteration, favourable geology and highly anomalous rock geochemistry results as well as their relative proximity to existing deposits.
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