Vancouver, BC – Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:RK) (“Rockhaven” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional results from the recently completed diamond drill program at its 100% owned Klaza gold-silver property, located in the Dawson Range Gold Belt of southern Yukon. The 2016 drill program focused on better defining and expanding near surface mineralization adjacent to open pits and declines proposed in a PEA released in March 2016.
- 17.01 g/t gold and 121 g/t silver over 4.32 m – Hole 317
- 3.48 g/t gold and 88.4 g/t silver over 8.09 m – Hole 318
- 10.25 g/t gold and 52.9 g/t silver over 2.46 m – Hole 337
- 6.61 g/t gold and 74.7 g/t silver over 2.45 m – Hole 338
The majority of drilling was conducted within the Central and Eastern Klaza Zones, testing veins located along strike to the east and in the immediate footwall of the proposed open pit. These near-surface veins are particularly attractive targets because most are not included in the current mineral resource estimate or the proposed mine plan presented in the PEA.
“The PEA highlighted the importance of high-grade, open pittable resources to project economics. These Central and Eastern Klaza Zone results and the recently reported drill intersects from the Rex Zone demonstrate that additional discoveries of the type can continue to be made at Klaza,” stated Matt Turner, Rockhaven’s CEO. “Results from this drilling have exceeded our expectations, further illustrating the deposit’s excellent potential to grow.”
Central and Eastern Klaza Zones
The Central and Eastern Klaza zones are part of the Klaza Zone, one of eleven main vein systems identified in the core of the Klaza property. They comprise a laterally extensive complex of steeply dipping and anastomosing veins, breccias and sheeted veinlets emplaced within a 25 to 200 m wide structural corridor. Mineralization in the Central Klaza Zone has been traced over a 980 m strike length and from surface to a maximum depth of 325 m. Closely spaced mineralized veins occur within the footwall and hanging wall of the Central Klaza Zone. The Eastern Klaza Zone has been traced over a length of 850 m and is still open to the East. Both zones remain open to extension at depth.
The 2016 field program at the Klaza property consisted of 8,427 m drilled in 44 holes. Maps and sections can be viewed at Rockhaven’s website www.rockhavenresources.com.
Significant new drill results from the Central and Eastern Klaza zones are shown in Table I while results from other zones are presented in Table II.
All analyses for rock and core samples from the 2016 program were performed by ALS Minerals with sample preparation in North Vancouver or Terrace and assays and geochemical analyses in North Vancouver. Core samples were routinely analyzed for gold by fire assay followed by atomic absorption (Au-AA24) and 48 other elements by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ME-MS61). Samples that exceeded the detection limits of the routine methods were assayed for silver, copper, lead and zinc by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (Ag/Cu/Pb/Zn – OG62) and gold by gravimetric analysis (Au-GRA22). Rigorous procedures were in place regarding sample collection, chain of custody and data entry. Certified assay standards, coarse reject duplicates, field duplicates and blanks were routinely inserted into the sample stream to ensure integrity of the assay process. All of the results reported have passed the QAQC screening.
The 2016 program was managed by Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited (Archer Cathro). Technical information in this news release has been approved by Matthew R. Dumala, P.Eng., a geological engineer with Archer Cathro and qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101.
Rockhaven Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration company focused on growth through the advancement of its Klaza project. For additional information concerning Rockhaven or its Klaza project please visit Rockhaven’s website at www.rockhavenresources.com.
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