Maiden drilling at Gidgee North. Source: Westar Resources
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  • Westar Resources (WSR) begins a maiden drilling program at the Gidgee North project in WA
  • The reverse circulation (RC) program will include 5000 metres to test 10 volcanogenic massive sulphide targets
  • The targets are spread across eight prospects including the Vela prospect which previously returned significant copper intersections
  • Once drilling has wrapped up, Westar plans to undertake downhole electromagnetic survey work
  • WSR shares end the day 5.38 per cent in the green to close at 9.8 cents

Westar Resources (WSR) has begun a maiden reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Gidgee North project in Western Australia.

The drilling effort will comprise around 5000 metres to test 10 high-priority volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) targets across eight prospects.

Specifically, the prospects include Vela, Geo, NW Gossan, Moses, Discrete, Gumtree, Airstrip (two targets) and Breakaway Bore (two targets).

These targets were identified and compiled over the course of 12 months with the help of specialist consultants PGN Geoscience and Newexco.

The parties carried out various exploration activities such as geophysics, soil sampling and litho-structural interpretations.

Previous work also included a detailed review of drilling information at the Vela prospect which returned eight metres at 1.12 per cent copper from 48 metres to end-of-hole including four metres at 1.65 per cent copper.

“Our geophysics, geochemistry and litho-structural interpretations in conjunction with known mineralisation at Vela and the nearby Altair prospect all point towards the discovery potential of a new VMS base metals camp,” Managing Director Karl Jupp said.

Once the drilling program has wrapped up, Westar plans to undertake downhole electromagnetic survey work.

WSR shares have ended the day 5.38 per cent in the green to close at 9.8 cents.

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