Great Western Exploration soars into further drilling within Atley North Project in WA

Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) has begun drilling at the Angus target within its Atley North Project after completing a bout of exploration at the Firebird Gold Project in Western Australia. 

The $14.51 million market capitalisation company says its reverse circulation (RC) drill rig has moved to the Angus target from the Firebird Project to test a soil anomaly in the area.  

Great Western says the drilling is designed to test the anomalies below shallow colluvial cover. The RC drilling is set to be completed in early August 2023. 

The Angus target is a 950m by 450m Ultrafine+ soil anomaly with bedrock obscured by colluvium cover, presenting a prospective blind potentially Archean Greenstone target. 

Great Western began drilling at Firebird on 24 July 2023 and notes ‘positive’ results from the program will guide a more extensive drill program, infilling the broad-spaced aircore drilling across the ‘large’ soil anomaly at the target.

All up, the company drilled for 1,700m at the Firebird Gold Project

The Firebird Gold Project is located within the Youanmi Greenstone Belt, while the Atley North Project is located along the Youanmi Shear, which hosts nearby gold deposits. 

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

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