Major miners see regional potential as Norwest fires up exploration at Arunta West

Apr 14, 2021 | News


Norwest has kicked off a soil sampling program at its Arunta West project to test gold and base metal targets identified by a recent geochemical study.

Activity in the Arunta West area – located on the WA-NT border – is heating up.

Big miners Rio Tinto and IGO see the region’s potential and have snapped up the ground surrounding Arunta West on all sides: 

Norwest Minerals News Article: "Major miners see regional potential as Norwest fires up exploration at Arunta West"

Norwest, based on recommendations from a recent geochemical study completed by Dr Nigel Brand of Geochemical Services, have finalised plans to sample prospective areas within all six project tenements.

The aim of this work, which should take 6-8 weeks, is to identify ‘drill ready’ targets for testing in 2022.

Of particular interest are copper assay values returned from a historical regional soils program 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.

“The results of Dr Brand’s geochemical study are very exciting, and I am confident this comprehensive soils programme will highlight multiple drill-worthy copper and gold targets,” Norwest chief exec Charles Schaus says.

“As well, our ground position relative to local projects being aggressively acquired and explored by our billion-dollar neighbours cannot be ignored.”