Great Western gears up for further WA drilling

Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) has outlined multiple follow-up drilling programs to be conducted towards the end of this year across its Western Australian portfolio. 

Pending access approvals, the $10.61 million market capitalisation company plans to drill 3 ‘large’ DeGrussa-style copper targets during December 2023 at the Fairbairn Base Metal Project in Western Australia. 

In September, Great Western conducted a fixed-loop electromagnetic (FLEM) ground survey program at Fairbairn that aimed to refine previously reported heliborne EM targets. This survey work outlined the three targets for the December drilling.

Before drilling begins at Fairbairn, Great Western plans to conduct a follow-up drilling program in November at its Firebird Gold Project, also in Western Australia. 

As previously announced, this program will be following up on reverse circulation (RC) drill assay results received from Firebird, including hole 23FBRC008 with 1m @ 16.8g/t Au from 50m; and hole 23GBRC003 with 1m @ 2.00g/t Au from 70m. 

Drilling is open up to 2km between the broad-spaced aircore drilling at Firebird, with results interpreted to have tested the fringes of a major gold mineralised system. 

The company is also in the process of completing access approvals for drilling at the Yerrida North Project. Through the drilling, Great Western plans to follow up on 2 previously highlighted ‘giant’ copper-gold targets, dubbed Oval and Oval South. 

Great Western Exploration is a copper, gold, and nickel explorer, focused on its land position in Western Australia. 

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

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