Strongbow Exploration Inc. (SBW: TSXV) has been notified by Westhaven Ventures Inc. (WHN: TSXV) that exploration work is underway at the Shovelnose gold property located adjacent to the Coquihalla highway in southwestern British Columbia. Exploration work will consist of geochemical surveys, mapping and mechanical trenching intended to further evaluate the Line 6 and Mik epithermal gold targets, and to identify new targets within the 10,666 ha property. Previous exploration at the Mik showing has identified a 120 m long target area containing a series of epithermal quartz veins (<20 cm) that have returned gold values ranging from 2.9 g/t to 66.4 g/t, with three highest assays of 22.1 g/t, 46.2 g/t and 66.4 g/t. Similar epithermal veining is located at the Line 6 showing, where mechanized trench L6-XT-04 returned 5.1 g/t Au over 6.0 m. The current work program will also include the development of several access roads in preparation for a fall 2011 drilling program.
Westhaven's exploration program is part of an agreement under which Westhaven can earn up to a 70% interest in the Shovelnose property. Under the terms of the agreement, first announced in a Strongbow news release dated January 25, 2011, Westhaven can earn an initial 51% interest by incurring $1.5 million in exploration expenditures over a three year period and issuing a total of 300,000 common shares to Strongbow. Within 12 months of having earned its 51% interest in the property, Westhaven will have the option to increase its total property interest to 70% by issuing an additional 500,000 shares to Strongbow, and incurring an additional $1.5 million in exploration expenditures.
Exploration of the Shovelnose property is supervised by David Gale, P.Geo.(BC), Vice-President of Exploration for Strongbow and a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.
/s/"Kenneth A. Armstrong"
Kenneth A. Armstrong
President and CEO
For further information, please contact:
President and CEO
Tel: 604 668 8355
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