Westar Resources Gidgee North

Westar Resources identifies priority drill-ready gold targets at Gidgee North

Westar Resources (ASX:WSR) reports it has identified multiple high-priority drill-ready gold targets at the Gidgee North Project in Western Australia following a detailed technical review of geological datasets.

Field activities including reconnaissance ground inspections, soil sampling, rock chip sampling, heritage survey, and clearing will begin immediately in preparation for an extensive aircore drilling program at the targets, scheduled for late Q3 2022.

Westar has also completed applications for an additional 44 blocks of tenure adjoining the Gidgee North Project, positioning the company to take advantage of recently identified structural targets bordering the Westar held E53/1920 and E51/2044 tenure.

Commenting on the results, Westar Managing Director Karl Jupp said: “This technical work lays the foundation for evaluating the gold prospectivity over a large portion of Gidgee North.

These targets are in addition to the VMS targets recently drilled at Gidgee North that identified thick intervals of base-metal anomalism, for which assays are pending.

This technical work lays the foundation for evaluating the gold prospectivity over a large portion of Gidgee North”

Westar will move rapidly to test these priority targets with an extensive aircore drilling campaign planned for Q3 2022.”

Westar completed a detailed gold prospectivity and target generation analysis at Gidgee North in conjunction with Outcrop Exploration Services (OES) using Westar’s extensive geochemical, geophysical, spectral and mapping datasets.

Multiple targets were defined and prioritised through analysis of normalised regolith surface geochemistry and detailed structural analysis utilising re-processed airborne magnetic and gravity geophysical data.

The Gidgee North Project is located about 640km northeast of Perth and forms one of the two Sandstone Projects being Gidgee North (E53/1920, E51/2044 and the Geoff Well farm-in project, E53-1832-1), and Gidgee South (E57/1055 and M57/352) covering about 315km-square.

The projects lie within the Gum Creek Greenstone Belt of the Youami Terrane, which forms a lensed, broadly sinusoidal belt measuring some 100km in length and 24km in width.

The Gum Creek Greenstone Belt has historically produced over 1Moz of gold and hosts over 1.35Moz of gold Mineral Resource.

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