Norwest’s Portfolio of WA Gold & Base Metals Projects
Norwest’s projects are located among world-class mineral discoveries and boast exciting walk-up drill targets identified by historic mining, past drilling and recent surface geochemistry and geophysical programmes. The Company is currently focusing on two key assets being the Bulgera Gold Project and Arunta West Gold Copper Project both located in Western Australia. Our strategy is to delineate an economically viable gold resource capable of rapidly transforming the Company from a gold explorer into a gold producer. The Bulgera Gold Project is located near the world-class Plutonic Gold mine 200 kilometres north of Meekatherra, whereas the Arunta West Gold and Base metals Project is located 600 kilometres west of Alice Springs near the NT/WA boarder.
The historical Bulgera Gold Project is situated within the Plutonic Well greenstone belt being 10 kilometres from Company’s Marymia project tenements. Mining at Bulgera ceased in 2004 after a short period of exploiting near-surface gold ore for processing at the nearby Plutonic gold plant. Bulgera’s extensive historic exploration, development and mining database shows multiple gold lodes extending below the shallow open cut pits and along the 5-kilometre strike of the sheared greenstone package. A maiden resource drilling programme was undertaken by the Company at the end of 2019 followed by resource modelling to delineate 2.92Mt grading 1.0g/t for 93,880 ounces of gold. Further reverse circulation (RC) drilling is planned for 2020. The aim is to extend the current near surface gold mineralisation to depths well below 100 vertical metres and, in turn, significantly increase the Bulgera gold resources. Aircore drilling has recently tested a number of gold targets along strike of the Bulgera Mining Centre.
At Arunta West, the Company is targeting a number of gold anomalies including a 3 x 6-kilometre gold-in-soil anomaly located along strike of the Arcee gold discovery announced by IOG in October 2019. In-fill sampling will be used to confirm the initial results and focus in on future gold drill targets.