Great Western is quietly confident it has a strategic landholding in the Earaheedy Basin, holding around 960km2 of prospective base metals tenure at its 100% owned Fairbairn base metal project.

Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) says it has long held the view that the region is highly prospective for base metals and established its initial land position prior to recent discoveries by Rumble Resources Limited (ASX.RTR) and Strickland Metals Limited (ASX: STK).

The sediment formations associated with the base metals target horizon targeted by Rumble and Strickland have been mapped by the Geological Survey of Western Australia to extend through the company’s greenfields tenure – meaning the Fairbairn project sits within the same geological setting as these discoveries

GTE believes the Earaheedy Basin margin is emerging as a new province highly prospective for further base metal discoveries.

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Pic: Location of the Fairbairn project near to Rumble Resources, Strickland Metals and BPM Minerals in the Earaheedy.

Airborne mapping planned for Fairbairn

The Fairbairn project is almost completely unexplored with only a very small amount of historical exploration completed by companies exploring for diamonds – the majority of which focused on the southwestern corner of the project.

Great Western is preparing its initial work program that will include a high-resolution airborne magnetics survey and stereoscopic geological mapping over the project area.

Rumble and Strickland have already demonstrated that airborne and surface geophysics are very effective tools in target generation.

Thunder drilling to kick off in November

Great Western plans to start a high impact RC drilling programme in early November at the ‘Thunder’ copper-gold target –  which is interpreted to be an analogue to Sandfire’s (ASX:SFR) DeGrussa copper-gold VMS deposit located 112km to the northwest.




This article was developed in collaboration with Great Western Exploration Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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