Great Western blazes into follow-up Firebird drilling

Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) has begun an ‘extensive’ phase two aircore (AC) drilling program at its Firebird Gold Project in Western Australia following the return of ‘significant’ results. 

Great Western will aim to extend mineralisation defined by a maiden reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the project, which was designed to test a ‘large’ Ultrafine+ soil anomaly with an extent of 3.7km by 450m and anomalous reconnaissance AC results. 

The phase two drilling comprises 82 drillholes for 8,400m of drilling and is scheduled to be wrapped up before the end of December this year. 

The company notes ‘significant’ RC results from a maiden RC program are open up to 2km along strike and are interpreted to have tested the fringes of a potentially ‘major’ gold system.

Key results included hole 23FBRC008 with 1m @ 16.8 grams per tonne (g/t) Au from 50m; and hole 23FBRC003 with 1m @ 2g/t Au from 70m.  

The $10.10 million market capitalisation company says the phase two drilling program marks a ‘crucial’ phase in defining potentially ‘major’ gold mineralisation at Firebird. 

Great Western Exploration is a copper, gold, and nickel explorer with a ‘world-class’ land position in prolific regions of Western Australia which contains projects that have been under or virtually unexplored. 

The company’s Firebird project sits in the Youanmi Greenstone Belt and is wholly owned by Great Western Exploration. The project is adjacent to its joint venture (JV) project with Dynamic Metals (ASX:DYM). 

As of 30 September 2023, Great Western Exploration had $2.018 million cash and cash equivalents at hand, according to its latest quarterly report.

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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