Vancouver, BC, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Mining Corp. (“West” or the “Company”) (CSE: WEST) (OTC: WESMF) is pleased to announce the commencement of diamond drilling on its 100% owned Kena Gold-Copper project in southeastern British Columbia. The over 9000 hectare Kena Project, consists of the Kena, Daylight and Athabasca Properties which trend along a 20 kilometre long favourable mineralized belt.
The Kena Property hosts several gold mineralized zones, most notably the Kena Gold and Gold Mountain Zones included in the recent resource estimate hosting 2.77 million ounces of gold inferred and 0.56 million ounces of gold indicated at 0.25 g/t cutoff (see News Release dated May 11, 2021). 3D modelling and imagery has identified drill targets for expansion to the north and northwest of the open ended gold resource on the Gold Mountain Zone. Gold in the resource area consists of high grade shoots surrounded by broad envelopes of disseminated gold mineralization (see News Release dated March 16, 2022). The initial 2022 diamond drilling will consist of 10 drill holes in this expansion location.
“We are pleased to be commencing our drill program on the Kena Project. Along with anticipated results from the fully funded 2022 program and taking in the fact that the successful 2021 season results are still to be assimilated into the resource calculations, the Company is well positioned to expand upon the previously defined gold resource. Our experienced geological and drilling crews give us a strong probability for success,” states Nicholas Houghton, CEO of West Mining Corporation.
Coincident with the ongoing diamond drilling program, metallurgical test work is currently being completed by Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd, Metallurgical Division with results anticipated soon.
Linda Dandy, P.Geo., a "Qualified Person" for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
About West Mining Corp.
West Mining Corp. is a mineral exploration company acquiring and developing advanced and prospective early-stage exploration projects. It is fully focused on its 100% owned, 9000 hectare Kena Project located near Nelson, British Columbia. The Kena Project comprises three adjoining Properties: Kena, Daylight and Athabasca. A recent NI43-101 resource estimate for Kena gave 561,900 oz Au indicated and 2,773,100 oz Au inferred in the Gold Mountain, Kena Gold and Daylight Zones. The Kena Property also hosts the large Kena Copper Zone, along with with the historic Euphrates and Gold Cup gold-silver mines. The Daylight property contains the historic past producing Daylight, Starlight, Victoria, Irene and Great Eastern gold mines. Along trend to the north is the Athabasca Property, with the historic Athabasca Gold Mine. The historic mines and known mineralized zones on these three properties are structurally controlled along a 20 kilometre strike as identified by strong geophysical signatures.
For additional information, please refer to the Company’s public disclosure record available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
West Mining Corp.
President & CEO
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