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Westhaven doubles on gold results

Shares in junior Westhaven Ventures (TSXV: WHN) more than doubled to an all-time high yesterday as it reported more high-grade assays from its Shovelnose gold project in British Columbia, including 17.77m at 24.5g/t gold and 107.92g/t silver.

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Core from Shovelnose

Core from Shovelnose

President and CEO Gareth Thomas said it was the widest, high-grade drill intercept at Shovelnose and assays were pending for another hole which had contained visible gold.

"We are initiating a fully financed, follow-up drill campaign to begin in early November as we look to advance this important new discovery," he said.

Sable Resources (TSXV: SAE), which had a day earlier announced a strategic alliance with Westhaven over the Spences Bridge gold belt that Sable believes is prospective for Fruta del Norte style mineralisation, rose 28%.

Westhaven had acquired a 70% stake in Shovelnose in 2011 from Strongbow Exploration and then entered a purchase agreement to take full ownership in 2015, with Strongbow retaining a 2% NSR.

Westhaven has a treasury of about C$1 million (US$0.77 million), according to a company presentation last month.

Its shares rose 118.92% to C81c yesterday, capitalising it at $63.4 million, good news for directors and management who own about 40% of the stock.

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