Great Western Exploration’s bid to make a VMS discovery at its Yandal West is ramping up as it continues to outline high priority drill targets.

Explorer Great Western (ASX:GTE) has added another two high priority targets through electro-magnetic surveying, giving it six shallow, drill-ready targetss to aim for in an upcoming drilling campaign.

The Daddy Long Legs and Redback targets are the latest to be identified from a recently completed Xcite HDTEM survey along with the previously announced Huntsman, Jewel, Wolf Spider and Gold Orb.

Consultants Newexco, who modelled the EM plates, defined the anomalies as strong bedrock conductors, with a geophysical signature consistent with sulphide ore bodies.

All six are within a regional volcanic succession including basalts, ultramafics and other rock types proximal to HSFE granites, a geological setting considered highly prospective for VMS-style mineralisation.

Great Western will have around 50% of the drilling costs covered up to $72,600 and $5000 for mobilisation through a co-funded grant from the WA Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme.

That program has played a role in numerous discoveries in Western Australia including the Nova Nickel Mine and Gruyere Gold Mine.

Drilling to start in 2022

Great Western says drill planning is well advanced, with an RC program across all six priority one VMS targets planned to kick off in the first quarter of next year.

It will come after November drilling at the Thunder copper-gold prospect, around 100km from the DeGrussa copper mine.

Like the previously identified targets, the Daddy Long Legs and Redback EM anomalies are very shallow and are little tested, sitting to the east of historic exploration at the Yandal West project.

Daddy Long Legs is directly along strike to the north of the prospect Wolf Spider and is coincident with a magnetic anomaly that is parallel to and immediately east of the historical Harris Find Mine.

Modelled from just 5m below surface, Daddy Long Legs is interpreted to sit within favourable stratigraphy, on a structural trend that is yet to be explored by Great Western.

Redback has been modelled as a 60m x 70m plate with a conductance of 637 Siemens and models at approximately 30m below surface with a depth extension of 72m, dipping steeply to the east-northeast.




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