Norwest is a WA Gold & Base Metals Explorer
The Company is currently focused on three key WA assets including the 100% owned Bulgera Gold Project located 200kms east of Newman, the Bali Copper Project located 200kms east of Newman and the Arunta West Gold-Copper Project located 600 kms west of Alice Springs in WA near at the NT boarder.
The Bulgera Gold Project is situated within the +6.5moz gold Plutonic Well greenstone belt which also host the Plutonic Gold Mine (Superior Gold Inc.) and the 1m oz Marymia Gold Project being developed by Vango Mining.
At Bulgera mining ceased in 2004 after a short period of exploiting near-surface gold ore for processing at the nearby Plutonic gold plant. Historic exploration, development and mining database shows multiple gold lodes extending below the shallow open cut pits and along the 5-kilometre strike of the sheared greenstone package. Norwest’s 2020-21 drilling programs recently encountered a high-grade gold zone extending below the shallow Bulgera open- cut.
High-grade gold RC intercepts below Bulgera Open Cut were announced 11th May 2021and include:
- 16m @ 7.3g/t Au (inc. 3m @ 30.3g/t Au) from 194m – BRC21015
- 6m @ 11.8g/t Au (inc. 3m @ 22.4g/t Au) from 218m – BRC21013
- 5m @ 15.3g/t Au (inc. 1m @ 71.9g/t Au) from 194m in BRC21001
The Company is scheduled to commence a 10-hole diamond drilling programme Aug/Sept 2021 to test the down-dip extension of the zone.
A review of the Bali Copper project’s full surface sample and historic drill dataset was undertaken in May 2021 by independent geochemist Dr Nigel Brands. His work confirmed the strong prospectivity for copper mineralisation in the areas previously sampled as well as many untested zones along and away from the main 8km Bali shear zone.
Of note is that historical drilling returned intersections up to 6m @ 7.17% copper from 17m. There has been no drilling at Bali since 1989 with most historical holes being less than 30m deep. In 2018, 86 rock chips samples were collected along shear reporting an average grade of 6.3% copper. Of these, 33 samples reported > 5% Cu, 17 samples > 10% Cu with highest 36.8% Cu.
Norwest is planning to RC drill test the targets generated by the recent geochemical study completed by Dr. Brands. Work is planned to commence the second half of the 2021 CY.
Evaluation of the Arunta West Gold-Copper Project included an independent review of the geochemical and drill data collected by Norwest and past explorers. The study identified many high-priority “Areas of Interest” for IOCG & gold mineralisation across the project tenements including the newly granted, highly prospective E80/5362 tenement.
In April 2021 Norwest commenced a 6,500-point soil, multi-element soil sampling programme to highlight potential walk-up drill targets. The work was completed in early July and the multi-element assay results are due late August 2021. Note the laboratory procedure for the Norwest soil samples are based on assaying techniques developed by Independence Group who have been exploring the Arunta areas over the past 5 years.
Norwest Minerals Limited
ABN: 72 622 979 275
Suite 1a, First Floor, 7 Ventnor Avenue, West Perth WA 6005
(08) 6117 0457
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