Norwest is going deep at the 100,000oz Bulgera gold project

Nov 13, 2020 | News

Special Report: A 5000m drilling program — due to kick off November 14 — will test for deeper extensions to Norwest Minerals’ (ASX:NWM) shallow 100,000oz gold resource at the Bulgera project in WA.

The Bulgera gold trend is the extension of the Plutonic (+5.5moz) and Vango (+1moz) mafic-ultramafic mine sequence, where drilling has shown that gold tenor increases with depth.

Vango’s (ASX:VAN) drilling within the mine sequence has consistently shown that the highest gold grades are located below 100m.

Recent intersections – like 4m at 10.9 g/t gold, including 2m at 20.1 g/t from 161m – extend Vango’s K1 lode discovery to potentially over one kilometre, open at depth.

At Bulgera, there’s minimal drilling below 100m.

Through targeted, ~250m deep RC holes, Norwest Minerals will test for extensions to the known gold mineralisation below the three exciting shallow pits:


NWM - Schematic composite section of target areas for RC drilling to test for gold mineralization extending below Bulgera pits.
Target areas for drilling to test for gold extending below Bulgera pits.

“It is very exciting to get this high-priority high impact RC drilling programme underway,” Norwest chief exec Charles Schaus says.

“The implications associated with drilling success +150m down-dip of the current near surface gold resources include a significant jump in resource size and ongoing growth prospects.”