Target areas for drilling to test for gold extending below Bulgera pits.

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:

“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.”