West Mining Corp. has announced the completion of the 2021 Phase 1 mapping, rock sampling, and prospecting programme at its 100% owned Kena gold-copper Property in southeastern British Columbia.
The 9000 ha. Kena project, consists of the Kena, Daylight and Athabasca properties, which trend along a 20 km long favourable mineralised belt.
The Kena Property hosts several gold mineralised zones, most notably the Kena Gold and Gold Mountain Zones – included in the recent resource estimate hosting 2.77 million oz of gold inferred, and 0.56 million oz of gold indicated at a 0.25 g/t cutoff.
The South Gold Zone, positioned 2 km further south along the same structure hosting the Kena Gold and Gold Mountain Zones, is considered a continuation of those mineralised gold zones. Prior drilling from 2002 at the South Gold Zone returned 0.9 g/t gold over 90 m core length (true width unknown) (BC ARIS Report #27240). Adjacent to the South Gold Zone is the large Kena Copper Zone a key target of West’s current diamond drilling programme.
Along with the current drilling, the recently completed field programme on the Kena Property is designed to expand and extend the gold and copper mineralisation seen in the main mineralised zones. Field work including geological mapping, prospecting, and collection of 163 rock grab and chip samples was completed, notably to the south and east. The work was wide ranging and includes:
- The ‘Southern Extension’ comprised of geophysical and geochemical anomalies trending over 9 km south from the Kena Copper Zone and hosting the historic Euphrates and Gold Cup mine areas.
- The ‘Royal Trend’, located only 850 m east of the Gold Mountain Zone resource area, is represented by a 1200 m long geochemical and geophysical target running between the historic Dighem and Prince Zones.
- Expansion of the Kena Copper and South Gold Zones.
Nicholas Houghton, CEO of West Mining Corporation, comments:
“These mapping and rock sampling locations lie outside of the area included in the recent gold resource estimation and outside of the current diamond drilling area. The high quality and success of the field work our team has completed to date on the numerous historic workings and anomalies of the Kena Property, pays tribute to their diligent review of data the company owns.
“The results we are seeing endorse the value the Kena project adds to the company, and this field work will undoubtedly lead to expanded exploration with targeted drill schedules for next season’s fully financed Phase 2 programme.”