Norwest Minerals uncovers 800m gold anomaly at Bulgera, follow-up drilling to begin immediately
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Special Report: A new 800m gold anomaly — twice as long as any of the historic resources at Norwest Minerals’ (ASX:NWM) +90,000oz Bulgera gold project — will be tested with deeper drilling starting this week.
After acquiring the Bulgera project in WA last year, Norwest quickly established a 93,000oz resource based on old, shallow drilling around the existing open pits.
But this WA project remains underexplored, both along strike and at depth.
The recently completed 4,520m ‘aircore’ (AC) drilling program was designed to test gold targets along strike of the old Bulgera Mining Centre.
AC is an inexpensive drilling method frequently used in shallow, first-pass exploration programs.
Norwest has now successfully defined several gold anomalies for deeper ‘reverse circulation’ (RC) drilling to the southwest and northeast of the existing ~93,000oz resource.
RC drilling is able to punch deeper through hard ground while also getting better quality samples for assay.
The newly defined 800m gold anomaly at Bulgera South is immediately south of where high-grade gold surface samples up to 86g/t were collected in March of this year.
The Bulgera South anomaly is also ‘open’ to the southwest and down dip, Norwest says.
A 2,400m, 27-hole RC drill program to test the continuity and tenor of the new 800m gold anomaly from surface to about 100 vertical metres is scheduled to kick off this week.
Anomalous (low-grade) gold was also intersected at Rainbow Ridge South and Rainbow Ridge, north and northeast respectively of the Bulgera Mining Centre.
AC drilling at Rainbow Ridge South returned several shallow anomalous zones of gold mineralisation, including 8m grading 1.06g/t.