GoldHaven Identifies 10 Additional Epithermal Gold Targets at the Alicia and Roma Projects in the Maricunga District, Northern Chile
November 17, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia - November 17, 2021 - GoldHaven Resources Corp. (CSE: GOH) (OTCQB: GHVNF) (FSE: 4QS) ("GoldHaven" or the "Company") has identified 10 additional epithermal gold +/- silver exploration targets Alicia and Roma. Goldhaven now has a total 12 high-priority targets within a prominent regional NW-SE structural trend along strike from Gold Fields’ Salares Norte deposit (5.2 million ounces gold equivalent1, currently under construction); which is located 30 to 35 km to the northwest.
Patrick Burns, GoldHaven’s VP Exploration, stated: “GoldHaven has put together one of the most experienced precious metals exploration teams in South America, all of whom have extensive experience in the Maricunga gold belt. The addition of these 10 epithermal targets at Alicia and Roma increases the potential for a major discovery.”
Field crews are conducting follow up exploration work on the two previously reported hydrothermal alteration zones with anomalous pathfinder elements suggesting potential for both nearby and deeper gold and/or silver targets in these areas2.
Newly Defined Targets
The 10 newly identified targets are based on favourable host rocks (dacitic-andesitic volcanic domes), favourable alteration mineralogy (opaline and silica-alunite-kaolinite mineral assemblages) and geochemical anomalism in rock and soil samples. The newly identified targets range in size from a few hundred metres in diameter to a maximum of 2,500 metres long by 750 metres wide (Alicia Sur), with several covering more than 1 square kilometre in area (see Figures 1, 2 and 3).
Previously Identified Drill Defined Targets
Drill holes ALSAR-21-001 and RMSAR-21-002 contain compelling alteration mineralogy and pathfinder element geochemical responses that are consistent with the distal epithermal gold environment and warrant follow up exploration2. Additional exploration conducted by GoldHaven at Roma and Alicia consisted of field mapping and geochemical sampling (rock, soil and talus) along the newly constructed drill access roads and in key areas of the pre-existing surface geochemical grids to refine the target locations in these two new hydrothermal alteration zones (Figures 1 and 2). Mechanical trenching is planned as part of this winter exploration program. Work is also planned on the Company’s three additional projects - Valle, Condor and Jacqueline, also situated within the Maricunga district.
Figure 1. Geology and Targets at the Roma North and Roma South Prospects.
Figure 2. Geology and Targets at the Alicia North Prospect.
Figure 3. Geology and Targets at the Alicia South Prospect.
The Company’s project generation program continues, and additional information will be provided when available.
Daniel MacNeil, P.Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has read and approved all technical and scientific information contained in this news release.
News Release References
1Jamasmie, C., 2019. Gold Field’s Salares Norte project in Chile granted environmental permit. December 18, 2019, 9:29am. Exploration Intelligence Latin America Gold Silver. https://www.mining.com/gold-fields-salares-norte-project-in-chile-granted-environmental-permit/
2 GoldHaven News Release dated October 6, 2021. https://goldhavenresources.com/news-releases/goldhaven-discovers-two-hydrothermal-alteration-zones-by-initial-drilling-at-alicia-and-roma-gold-projects-in-the-maricunga/
About GoldHaven Resources Corp.
GoldHaven Resources is a Canadian precious metals exploration company focused on acquiring and unlocking highly prospective gold projects in the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt (Canada) & the Maricunga Gold Belt (Chile). All properties have large scale discovery potential and all properties in Chile are drill-ready. GoldHaven currently holds the Pat’s Pond and O’Neill projects covering approximately 228 km2 of mineral tenements in Newfoundland, Canada. The Company also holds seven Chilean projects; Rio Loa, Coya, Roma, Alicia, Condor, Jacqueline and Valle covering approximately 251 km2; many in close proximity to renowned discoveries or large precious metals mines including Salares Norte (Gold Fields), Esperanza (TDG), La Coipa (Kinross), Cerro Maricunga (Fenix Gold), Lobo Marte (Kinross), Volcan (Volcan), Refugio (Kinross/Bema), Caspiche (Goldcorp/Barrick), Cerro Casale (Goldcorp/Barrick).
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