The Marriotts nickel deposit is located approximately 70 km south of Leinster, and 80 km north of Leonora. Norwest holds a 100 percent interest in a single Mining Lease (M37/96), covering an area of approximately 0.16 square kilometres.
In 2018, Australian Mines commissioned a review and update the 2008 mineral resource estimates in accordance with the reporting guidelines of the JORC 2012 Edition. The updated resource was completed on existing data and no new drilling or assay data was included. The global nickel resource was reported as an Inferred Resource of 662,000 tonnes at 1.3% Nickel for 8,700 tonnes of contained nickel.
The Mineral Resource estimate was completed by Mr Dmitry Pertel who was a full-time employee (at the reporting date) of CSA Global Pty Ltd. Mr Pertel is a Competent Person as defined by the JORC Code (2012 Edition), having 5 years or more experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit described in the Report and to the activity for which he is accepting responsibility for. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
The Marriotts deposit is within a small mining lease that encompasses all the current known mineralisation. SRK Consultants have not reviewed the Marriotts drill hole data to be able to comment on the exploration potential of the Marriotts Project.
Norwest’s future plans for the Marriott’s project is to remodel the existing mineral resource and geological model with the aim of converting part of the resource from Inferred to Indicated classification. Norwest also intend to conduct its first study into the lower cost option of toll treating the Marriotts nickel resource.