ARUNTA WEST
COPPER-GOLD

The Arunta West Copper-Gold project is located in Western Australia, 600kms west of Alice Springs, near the WA – NT boarder. The tenements cover a ground holding of 840kms² along the Arunta belt with Land Access Agreements in good standings for all project tenements. There has been only limited modern exploration of this new exploration region. Historical work includes:
 

  • 2010-2016 – some regional RAB & aircore drilling
  • 2017 – gravity survey over the North Dovers IOCG target by Australian Mines Limited
  • 2019 – diamond & RC drilling across North Dovers target by Norwest
  • 2019 – regional 3,000-point soil sampling by Norwest
Arunta West Location Map

The Company has recently undertaken a 6,500-point soil sampling programme to test gold and base metal targets identified by a recent independent geochemical study completed by Dr. Nigel Brand of Geochemical Services Pty Ltd.  

Based on results & recommendations from the study, the soil samples infilled prospective areas within all 6 project tenements. The aim of this work is to identify ‘drill ready’ targets for testing in 2022. 

NWM Tenement Map Arunta West

Tenement map showing 700m x 700m grid (orange dots) and 100m x 50m grid (solid orange zones) of recent 6,500-point soils sampling proram.

Activity along the Arunta belt has significantly increased based on a recent announcements by Agrimin Limited that an agreement allowing Rio Tinto to farm into ground held by Tali Resources (40% owned by Agrimin Limited) has been reached. A significant boundary is shared between Norwest’s Arunta West tenements and the Rio Tinto farm-in tenements as shown on the map below  In fact, all of Norwest’s Arunta West tenements are now bounded by billion-dollar companies; being Rio Tinto to the north and IGO to the north & east. The proposed work program collected a total 6,467 soil samples across target zones using grids of 50m x 100m or 700m x 700m with samples being assayed for a range of elements.

Tenement map showing NWM being surrounded by Rio Tinto and Independence Group. (Map from Agrimin 12 March 2021 announcement, modified by Norwest.)

Tenement map showing NWM being surrounded by Rio Tinto and Independence Group. (Map from Agrimin 12 March 2021 announcement, modified by Norwest.)

NWM Map showing 700m x 700m grid (orange dots) and 100m x 50m grid (solid orange zones)

Map showing 700m x 700m grid (orange dots) and 100m x 50m grid (solid orange zones)

Of particular interest are copper assay values returned from a regional soils programme undertaken by the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). The survey identified a large multi-point coherent copper anomaly (open to the south) within Norwest’s new tenement E80/5362.  Norwest expects to finalise a Land Access Agreement with traditional owners, the Tjamu Tjamu group, later this month.

Map of GSWA soil sampling points showing copper assay values.

Map of GSWA soil sampling points showing copper assay values. On tenement E80/5362 is a 15km x 5km regional copper anomaly being multi-point, coherent, robust and open to the south. Note: the southern Bitter Springs formation was identified as non-prospective by the study and ground held by Norwest was recently surrendered.  

CONTACT US

Registered Office:

Norwest Minerals Limited
ABN: 72 622 979 275

Suite 1a, First Floor, 7 Ventnor Avenue, West Perth WA 6005

Email

charles@norwestminerals.com.au

Phone

(08) 6117 0457

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