The Marymia Area (84%) is in joint venture with Riedel Resources Limited (16%) and comprises two granted exploration tenements covering a total area of 230 square kilometres. The project is situated 40 kilometres east of the Plutonic Gold Mine, 20 kilometres southeast of Vango Mining’s Marymia gold camp, and 55 kilometres northeast of Sandfire Resources NL’s DeGrussa copper mine.

Marymia East Location Map NWM

Norwest recently completed a 6,000-metre aircore drilling programme targeting several prospective areas (see figure below) including ground immediately northeast of the Vango Mining’s Ned’s Creek Gold project.

At Ned’s Creek, a number of high-grade gold prospects have been identified along the ‘Contessa Granite Contact’ by the Lodestar Minerals-Vango Mining joint venture group. Norwest’s aircore drilling programme included identifying where the Contessa granite contact extended into the Company’s lease holding.  

To the northeast, the Area 2 gold anomaly is defined by five 50m to 100m spaced drill lines, all of which host low level (+1g/t) gold mineralisation and includes hole NKRC025 which returned 4m @ 2.9g/t gold from 94m.  Norwest aircore drilled holes to infill and better define this gold anomaly.

Norwest’s aircore drilling will also test two base metal anomalies located near the Jenkins fault; a key structure extending through the base metal target area to the high-grade DeGrussa Copper Mine located 75kms southwest. In 2019 Norwest tested near the lead-zinc anomaly with a series of eleven wide-spaced RC holes. Assays in seven of the holes revealed wide, highly anomalous lead and zinc intercepts along a 1km strike length. The current Norwest aircore drilling programme will test between and along strike of these anomalous drill holes. 

The second base metal drill target is a near surface nickel/chromium anomaly initially identified by eight RAB holes drilled in 1993 and followed up with just two RC holes as part of a regional RC drilling programme undertaken in early 2018. Intersections from the RAB drilling include 20m @ 0.6% Ni from 12 metres depth in hole K5-7 and 13m @ 0.7% Ni from 13m depth in hole K5-8.

The 4-metre composite multi-element assay results are still being analysed by SGS laboratories and expected mid-July.

Marymia aircore drilling

Marymia aircore drilling includes testing of the area extending NE of Contessa Granite Contact (#1), Area 2 gold anomaly (#2), the 1 km lead-zinc zone (#3) and the near surface nickel anomaly (#4).


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