Great Western to launch Firebird follow-up drilling

Copper, gold, and nickel explorer Great Western Exploration (ASX:GTE) will imminently launch follow-up drilling to test what it interprets to be a large gold mineralised system at the company’s Firebird Gold Project.

The company, which today (19 September 2023) released the results of the maiden reverse circulation (RC) drilling program, says follow-up drilling will target extensions to the north, south and below intercepts recorded from drillholes 23FBRC008 and 012.

Follow-up drilling is planned to begin immediately upon drill contractor availability.

Firebird is 2.5km west of Western Gold Resources’ Gold Duke Project which contains several Mineral Resources reported to JORC 2012 standard, demonstrating what the company says is the fertility and economic potential of the greenstone sequence.

The completed maiden RC drilling program at Firebird targeted a large (3.7km x 450m) soil anomaly and following up anomalous aircore drill results.

Previous aircore drilling confirmed soil anomalism as insitu, with mineralisation hosted by Archean Greenstone, host to the majority of Western Australian’s gold deposits.

Several significant gold assays were received from the maiden RC program which included 1m @ 16.8g/t Au from 50m (23FBRC008); 1m @ 2.00g/t Au from 70m (23FBRC003); 2m @ 1.95g/t Au from 125m (23FBRC008); and 1m @ 1.38g/t Au from 70m (23FBRC008).

The majority of significant intercepts were recorded clustered at the southern extent of the higher tenor soil anomalism.

Drillhole 23FBRC008 recorded multiple significant and anomalous gold results, which the Company interprets has tested the fringes of a potentially large gold mineralised system.

Mineralisation at this location is open 400m to the north of 23FBRC008 to hole 23FBRC004 (Figure 4), and significantly, up to 2km to the south to the mineralised drill intercepts of 23FBRC012.

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