GoldHaven Samples Up To 605 g/t Silver at Pat’s Pond And Prepares For 2022 Exploration Program
March 17, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia – (Newsfile Corp. – March 17, 2022) – GoldHaven Resources Corp. (CSE: GOH) (OTCQB: GHVNF) (FSE: 4QS) (“GoldHaven” or the “Company”) provides results from the 2021 exploration campaign on its Pat’s Pond and O’Neill project areas in the Central Newfoundland Gold Belt (CNGB) (Fig. 1). A total of sixty-eight grab samples were collected from Pat’s Pond (41 samples; 9,700 hectare) and O’Neill (27 samples; 13,145.5 hectare). These projects are road accessible, and both are prospective for precious metal-rich volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization and mesothermal gold.
Figure 1. Location of GoldHaven projects
Justin Canivet, GoldHaven’s CEO stated: “We are very encouraged by the results of the 2021 Phase I exploration program at Pat’s Pond and O’Neill in Newfoundland. These results substantiate the data from previous exploration programs and validate GoldHaven’s reasons for picking up the properties - particularly Pat’s Pond where we continue to see high grade mineralization in both boulder samples and outcrops. Clearly these results merit further, extensive exploration.”
Pat’s Pond Property
GoldHaven’s exploration team field-evaluated ground within and adjacent to known showings including the Canoe Pond showing in the northeast part of the property, the Horn-Mesher, Pat's Pond 1 and Pat's Pond 2 showings in the southeast part of the property (Fig. 2; for a complete table of rock sample assays please visit GoldHaven’s Website: https://goldhavenresources.com/canada/pats-pond/).
- Gold values ranged from below detection to 5.53 g/t, with four samples having 50 ppb (0.05 g/t) or more.
- Silver varied from below detection to 605 g/t, with fourteen samples having greater than 10 g/t.
- Lead ranged up to 9.70% (minimum 6 ppm; eleven samples greater than 500 ppm).
- Zinc had a high value of 5.05% (minimum 8 ppm; fourteen samples greater than 500 ppm).
- Copper values ranged as high as 0.69% (minimum of 9 ppm), and eight samples above 500 ppm. One sample returned the highest antimony value of the campaign with 3.22% Sb (minimum below detection).
- Numerous encouraging values were reported from the southeast of the property which were consistently anomalous in silver, zinc, lead and to a lesser extent gold and copper.
Figure 2. Geology and Mineral Occurrences of the Pat’s Pond Property
The highest-grade sample from Pat’s Pond returned 5.5 g/t Au, 9.7% Pb, 5.05% Zn and 3.22% antimony from a boulder. Historically, many high-grade samples in this area have come from boulders, however with this campaign, GoldHaven’s team collected a larger proportion of anomalous samples from outcrops. These new results validate historical data, confirm GoldHaven's belief in the metal endowment of the property and warrant additional exploration expenditures.
GoldHaven’s exploration team examined three areas on the O'Neill property: the Muddy Hole occurrence in the northeast part of the property; an area in the central part of the property containing pegmatite dikes which may have potential for lithium; and the Weir's Pond mineral occurrence. A total of 27 grab samples were collected for assay (for a complete table of rock sample assays please visit GoldHaven’s Website: https://goldhavenresources.com/canada/oneill-claims/).
- The highest gold value was 231 ppb, many samples did not have detectable gold and five samples had more than 50 ppb (0.05 g/t).
- The highest silver value was 18.9 g/t with three samples having more than 10 g/t, and many samples did not have detectable silver.
- Lead results up to 8.6% were obtained, with three values above 500 ppm and a minimum value of 19 ppm.
- The highest copper value was 0.37%, with a minimum value of 5 ppm and four samples above 500 ppm.
An area of mineralized quartz veins at the Weir's Pond occurrence produced all the samples of interest, with high grade (up to 8.6%) lead, and anomalous silver, copper and to a lesser extent gold. This area merits additional exploration.
Path Forward Exploration Plans
Detailed compilation of all previous exploration, as well as government geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys, is ongoing, and a short initial reconnaissance program has been performed. Airborne magnetic/VLF-EM surveys at 100 m line spacing are scheduled to cover both properties in March/April, 2022. Soil geochemical surveys are also planned over prospective portions of both properties this Spring. During the summer of 2022 the plans are to have geological/prospecting crews on site for an extensive period of time, collecting the samples and data necessary to help prioritize different parts of the properties. Induced Polarization surveys and a potential drill campaign will be considered for the highest priority areas.
According to Canivet: “Both GoldHaven project areas in Nfld are showing tremendous promise and we look forward to executing our Phase II geophysics campaign in the coming weeks to provide us with a clearer definition of potential resource - particularly at Pat’s Pond which is strategically located very close to both the Boomerang/Domino deposits just 4 km to the Northeast and Marathon Gold’s Valentine Lake Gold Project only 20 km to the East.”
Figure 3: Silver Results from Grab Sampling Southeast Pat’s Pond Property.
Figure 4: Lead Results from Grab Sampling Southeast Pat’s Pond Property
Figure 5: Zinc Results from Grab Sampling Southeast Pat’s Pond Property
Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Sampling Protocol
Rock samples from O’Neill and Pat’s Pond were sent to Eastern Analytical, Springdale Newfoundland for analytical packages “Geochemistry Trace” (ICP-MS) and “Fire Assay”. Overlimit samples were analyzed by the Eastern Analytical “Ore Grade Assay” method. Eastern Analytical is a certified and accredited laboratory service provider. No field standards were inserted into the sample sequence due to the reconnaissance nature of the rock sampling campaign. Field blanks were inserted on a frequency of 1 out of every 20 samples.
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. Mr. MacNeil is Technical Advisor to GoldHaven Resources Corp.
About GoldHaven Resources Corp.
GoldHaven Resources Corp. is a Canadian junior precious metals exploration Company focused on acquiring and exploring highly prospective land packages in both Canada and Chile. GoldHaven maintains a strategic presence in the gold and silver rich Maricunga Gold Belt of Northern Chile which is host to several mining and advanced exploration projects including Salares Norte (Gold Fields), Esperanza (Kingsgate Consolidated), La Coipa (Kinross), Cerro Maricunga (Fenix Gold), Lobo Marte (Kinross), Volcan (Volcan), Refugio (Kinross/Bema), Caspiche (Goldcorp/Barrick), and Cerro Casale (Goldcorp/Barrick). The Company has identified a total of 12 high-priority targets at its Alicia and Roma project areas in the Maricunga within a prominent regional NW-SE structural trend along strike from Gold Fields’ Salares Norte deposit (5.2 million ounces of Gold3)*. These targets have been designated “High Priority” due to the extent, pervasive alteration, favourable geology, highly anomalous rock geochemical results, and their relative proximity to existing deposits. GoldHaven is also making exploration progress at its Smoke Mountain property (Canada) which is strategically located in the Central British Columbia Porphyry-Epithermal Belt in close proximity to Surge Copper’s Berg project, as well as its Pat’s Pond project in Newfoundland’s Central Newfoundland Gold Belt (Canada). Pat’s Pond is strategically located in close proximity to Marathon Gold’s Valentine Lake gold project and on strike from the Boomerang/Domino VMS deposit*. Pat’s Pond is highly prospective for gold, copper, silver and zinc and has large scale discovery potential. GoldHaven engages proactively with local and Indigenous rightsholders and seeks to develop relationships and agreements that are mutually beneficial to all stakeholders.
* NOTE: The deposits/mines near GoldHaven’s properties provide geologic context, but this is not necessarily indicative that GoldHaven properties host similar grades or tonnages of mineralization.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Justin Canivet, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
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