The Gidgee North Project is located approximately 640km northeast of Perth in Western Australia and consists of Gidgee North E53/1920, South East Bore E51/2044, E53-2227,E51-2090 (both under application) and the Geoff Well Prospect (farm-in), E 53/1832-I, with a combined total of of over 460km2 of tenure.
Large areas of the Project remain essentially unexplored despite favourable geological and structural settings. With the aid of specialist consultants, Westar has generated 14 high-priority gold targets from extensive geochemical and geophysical datasets. These targets will be advanced through boots-on ground prospectivity mapping and sampling with the highest ranked targets planned for drill-testing in late CY22.
Base metal prospectivity
Detailed analysis of SkyTEM AEM data flown over the project by Panoramic resources in 2015 identified multiple conductors over the Gidgee North Project that are potentially analogous to the nearby Altair Cu-Zn prospect, held by Horizon Gold (ASX: HRN). The Geoff Well farm also contains historical base-metal drilling with assays including 20m@ 0.17% Zn in GVER001 and 8m @ 1.12% Cu in GVER010.
Westar refined the SkyTEM AEM targets in late 2021 and early 2022 with detailed mapping, soil sampling and ground geophysics. Interpreted results confirmed the presence of anomalous base-metals as well as indications of metal zonation, which are well-understood features of VMS-style mineralisation. Nine priority targets were tested in Q3 2022, with assays pending, however, initial pXRF results confirmed mineralized Cu and Zn horizons and the project is considered a fertile paleo-seafloor exhalative system.
Historic Drilling at the Vela Prospect, Geoff Well Project (farm-in) with Cu and Zn intersections.
Phase 1 RC drillhole locations and lab prioritised assay results (remainder of assays pending).
Soil sampling team at work