Great Western set to launch Fairbairn drilling

Great Western Exploration’s (ASX:GTE) drill contractor DDH1 has begun mobilising a diamond rig and equipment to the Fairbairn Copper Project in Western Australia as the company accelerates its hunt for another DeGrussa. 

The program will focus on testing three DeGrussa-style copper-gold targets at the project. 

The Fairbairn Project is a volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) target that has shown similarities to Sandfire Resources’ (ASX:SFR) DeGrussa Copper Mine.

Phase-one drilling will target the centre and upper portions of the conductors, which Great Western says are interpreted as the most prospective position of the modelled conductors. 

Great Western, which has a market capitalisation of $19.14 million, says follow-up drillholes will be undertaken based on results returned from the first phase of the program. 

Previously conducted geophysics, geological mapping, sampling, and modelling suggested three electromagnetic conductors represent potential DeGrussa-style copper-gold volcanic hosted massive sulphide deposits. 

The Fairbairn project lies 900km north-east of Perth and 120km from DeGrussa. 

Great Western Exploration is a copper-focused explorer with several projects in Western Australia, including the Yerrida North and South projects, as well as the Yandal West/Lake Way projects. 

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