EDITOR: | July 30th, 2013

Westhaven Expands Zone of Gold-Silver Mineralization on its Shovelnose Gold Property

| July 30, 2013 | No Comments

July 30, 2013 — Vancouver,  B.C (Source: Westhaven Ventures Inc.) — Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) reports drill  results from its 18,412 hectare Shovelnose gold property, located within the prospective  Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), approximately 30 km south of Merritt,  British Columbia. The drill program consisted of 6 holes, totaling 1043 metres  (3,422 feet) of diamond drilling.

The purpose  of this work program was to further expand and outline the extent of the newly  recognized epithermal gold system present on the property. Limited drilling to  date has outlined an area of gold-silver mineralization which continues to be  expanded in areal extent to at least two kilometres long east-west and 100 metres  north-south and is open in all directions. To date Westhaven and optionor Strongbow  Exploration Inc. have found high grade float grading up to 119 g/t Au (Gold)  and 273 g/t Ag (Silver), high grade veins in trenching up to 66 g/t Au and  wide low grade alteration zones typical of epithermal gold deposits.

Results  have expanded a highly anomalous silicified zone or cap discovered last year  when a sub horizontal near surface zone, grading 0.54 g/t Au and 4.77 g/t Ag  over 50 metres was intersected. This season’s drilling has intersected  similarly anomalous gold over similar widths 80 metres to the south. The most  notable hole in this area was SN13-06 which intersected 50 metres grading 0.24   g/t Au  and 2.32 g/t Ag, including 27.0  metres grading 0.35  g/t Au and 3.21   g/t Ag.  Other holes drilled into this widespread  silicified area were also very anomalous over similar thicknesses.

* Please  refer to the Shovelnose Project page on our website for further information and  drill hole locations.  www.westhavenventures.com/projects/shovelnose_gold_property/

Gren  Thomas, Westhaven’s President & CEO, stated, “The next phase of work will  endeavour to further extend the area covered by this auriferous silica cap with  a view to finding the feeder to the system which could lead to the discovery of  higher grade material often associated with it. ” This work program will include geological mapping, geochemistry,  geophysics and diamond drilling. Other targets on the property will be examined  to determine the extents of the alteration and gold mineralization.

Shovelnose Gold Property Overview

To date, 20 drill holes (2 were abandoned in  overburden) have been diamond drilled for a cumulative total of 2,427 metres,  in three separate target areas. Gold and silver mineralization, associated with  quartz veining and silicification, has been encountered in all 18 holes. In  addition, there is evidence of a significant mineralized alteration system  within the property.

The 18,412 ha Shovelnose gold property is a gold-silver  epithermal-style exploration target that covers prospective stratigraphy in the  southern Spences Bridge Gold Belt (SBGB), a 110 km northwest-trending belt of  intermediate to felsic volcanic rocks of the Cretaceous Spences Bridge Group.  Westhaven is currently working to earn up to a 70% interest in the property  from Strongbow Exploration Inc., a TSX-V listed company.

On behalf  of the Board of Directors

“Gareth Thomas”

Gareth  Thomas, Director

About Westhaven Ventures Inc.

Westhaven  Ventures Inc. is a  Canadian based exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration  of prospective resource properties. Westhaven is focused on advancing its  Shovelnose gold and BEN projects in British Columbia. Westhaven trades on the  TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol WHN. For further information, please  call 604-681-5555 or visit Westhaven’s website at www.westhavenventures.com

Qualified Person Statement

L.  John Peters, P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person within the context of National  Instrument 43-101 has read and takes responsibility for this release. Core samples were analyzed for a 36-element suite  using aqua regia digestion followed by ICP-MS analyses.  Preparation at Acme Analytical Laboratories  Ltd. involves crushing each sample to 80% passing a 10 mesh (2 mm) screen.  A 250 g split is then pulverized to 85%  passing a 200 mesh (74 μm) screen and a 15g sample split from the prepared pulp  was used for the analysis.  All results  greater than 100 ppb gold were reanalysed by Acme using their (G601) Fire Assay  with an AAS finish.  A QA/QC program included the lab and field  standards.

Neither  the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is  defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for  the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Raj Shah


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