Great Western drilling ‘DeGrussa-style’ copper targets at Fairbairn

Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) has begun drilling at its Fairbairn Copper Project in Western Australia, testing three “DeGrussa-style” copper-gold targets. 

Phase one drilling will target the centre and upper portions of the conductors, which are interpreted as the most prospective position of the modelled conductors. This will be completed using a diamond drill rig, with holes ranging from 250m to 350m in depth. 

Great Western, which has a market capitalisation of $16.35 million, says follow-up drillholes will be conducted based on mineralised intersections from the first phase of drilling. 

The three targets were identified by a fixed-loop electromagnetic (EM) ground survey and a heliborne EM survey in September last year. 

Great Western says the target’s prospectivity was enhanced by geological mapping and modelling, which suggests the conductors have the potential to be blind DeGrussa-style volcanic-hosted massive sulphide targets. 

Great Western Exploration is a copper, gold, and nickel explorer focusing on its land position in prolific regions of Western Australia. 

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