August 04, 2010 - Rockhaven Resources Ltd.
(TSX-V:RK) (“Rockhaven”) announces that diamond drilling has commenced on its wholly-owned Klaza property located in the Dawson Range Gold Belt of central Yukon Territory. A total of 2000 m of drilling is budgeted to test previously known and newly discovered high-grade veins, and recently identified bulk tonnage targets. The drilling is following up results of a successful excavator trenching program, which is systematically evaluating geophysical and soil geochemical anomalies.
The results received to date from 2010 excavator trenching include the discovery of eleven new vein exposures and four bulk tonnage zones. Highlights include:
- 35.1 g/t gold and 72.5 g/t silver over 1.03 m;
- 6.50 g/t gold and 9.8 g/t silver over 4.30 m;
- 7.43 g/t gold and 146.4 silver over 2.46 m;
- 6.80 g/t gold and 55.7 g/t silver over 3.00 m;
- 4.02 g/t gold and 76.0 g/t silver over 3.24 m;
- 2.94 g/t gold and 330.7 g/t silver over 3.20 m;
- 7.83 g/t gold and 260.2 g/t silver over 1.35 m;
- 1.01 g/t gold and 15.5 g/t silver over 78.03 m;
- 1.34 g/t gold and 10.5 g/t silver over 48.76 m;
- 0.88 g/t gold and 8.0 g/t silver over 38.63 m; and
- 0.65 g/t gold and 6.2 g/t silver over 54.12 m.
The Klaza property is located 50 km west of Carmacks and is accessible by a two-wheel drive road from the Klondike Highway. The property has been recently expanded to 9.6 km2 through the staking of 40 additional mineral claims. These claims cover projected extensions of soil geochemical anomalies and vein zones.
Approximately 5000 linear metres of excavator trenching have been completed, which is about half of the trenching planned for the 2010 exploration program. Assays have been received for the first 2500 m of the trenching. The relative locations of the new showings can be seen on a plan view map at the Company’s website (www.rockhavenresources.com
). Excavator trenching is scheduled to continue throughout summer and fall 2010.
“Systematic exploration of previously untested areas on the Klaza property has resulted in promising vein and bulk tonnage discoveries” says Rockhaven’s CEO Matt Turner. “The planned drill program will explore beneath the new gold-silver zones as well as targets identified by previous operators, which include strong IP anomalies underlying some of the bulk tonnage zones.”
Rock samples described in this new release were processed in 36 sample batches with each batch containing an assay standard check sample. Sample preparations were carried out by ALS Chemex in Whitehorse, Yukon and analyses were done by ALS Chemex in North Vancouver, B.C. Samples were dried, fine crushed to better than 70% passing -2 mm and then a 250 g split was pulverized to better than 85% passing 75 micron. The fine fraction was analyzed for gold using fire assay followed by atomic absorption finish (Au-AA24) and for 34 other elements using a nitric acid-aqua regia digestion and ICP analysis (ME-ICP41). Results are consistent with the range of values previously obtained from the Klaza property, and standard sample assays agreed with expected values.
The 2010 program is being conducted by Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited. Technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Heather Smith, BSc, PGeo, a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101.
Rockhaven Resources Ltd. is a strongly managed Canadian mineral exploration company focused on growth through the acquisition of advanced stage projects.
For additional information concerning Rockhaven Resources Ltd. or its various exploration projects please visit the Company’s website at www.rockhavenresources.com
Matthew Turner, CEORockhaven Resources Ltd.
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This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements”. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Rockhaven are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected by Rockhaven are those risks described herein and from time to time, in the filings made by Rockhaven with Canadian securities regulators. Those filings can be found on the Internet athttp://www.sedar.com
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