Great Western Exploration has completed Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling at its Firebird Gold Project in WA and has now commenced drilling the Angus Target, within its Atley North Project.  

The company completed approximately 1,700m of RC drilling at Firebird, further testing a large ultrafine+ soil anomaly that has an extent of 3.7km x 450m. 

RC drilling targeted below anomalous aircore results that were reported from heavily oxidised Archean Greenstone mineralisation, , rocks which are common hosts for gold in Western Australia 

Results are pending and Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) expects they will guide an extensive drill program infilling the broad spaced (400-1,200m x 25m) aircore drilling across the large soil anomaly.  

Notably, Firebird is located within the Youanmi Greenstone Belt, 2.5km west of Western Gold Resources (ASX:WGR) 293,000oz Gold Duke Project, which demonstrates the fertility and economic potential of the greenstone sequence. 

Rig moves on to Angus target 

The RC drill rig has now moved to the Atley North Project to test the Angus Target, located along the Youanmi Shear, which hosts nearby gold deposits such as Rox Resources (ASX:RXL) Youanmi project and Ramelius Resources (ASX:RML) Penny West Project. 

The drilling will test a 950m x 450m ultrafine+ soil anomaly below shallow colluvial cover. 

GTE flagged that Government bedrock mapping interprets Archean granitoids at this location; however, bedrock is obscured by transported cover, which potentially conceals Archean Greenstone units – which are prospective for large orogenic gold deposits.  

The total RC drilling to be completed at Angus is approximately 500m and is anticipated to be completed in early August 2023.  

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

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