Great Western Exploration flags ‘encouraging’ new assays from Firebird Gold Project, WA

Multielement explorer Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) has received ‘encouraging’ assays from a recent aircore (AC) drilling program at its Firebird Gold Project in Western Australia. 

The company says the results validate the ‘large’ 3.7km x 450m Ultrafine+ soil anomaly at the project and confirm the soil anomalism is in situ. 

Great Western reports drilling intersected ‘highly’ weathered archean greenstone volcanic sediments and mafic units, generating results up to 2m @ 1.2 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from a ‘very broad’ spaced program of 400-800m x 25m. 

Other key results include hole GFB047 with 2m @ 0.88g/t Au from 2m and hole GFB031 with 2m @ 0.88g/t Au from 48m. 

The results were generated from 3,040m of AC drilling designed to test the ‘large’ soil anomalism at Firebird, and Great Western says they warrant follow-up reverse circulation (RC) drill testing in the area, with planning underway to commence this work before the end of July. 

This program is expected to focus on the anomalous results returned as well as to test along the defined soil anomalism between the broad-spaced aircore drill lines. 

Great Western Exploration is a copper, gold, and nickel explorer with a ‘world-class’ land position in ‘prolific’ regions of Western Australia. The tenements owned by Great Western within this region are noted to have been underexplored or virtually unexplored. 

The company’s Firebird Gold Project is located within the Youanmi Greenstone Belt and comprises wholly owned Great Western tenure. The project is situated adjacent to the company’s Joyners Project joint venture (JV) with Dynamic Metals (ASX:DYM).

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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