The West Pilbara Project encompasses a large portfolio of tenements prospective for a variety of commodities and deposit styles.
Gold in the district is present across various types of mineralization including conglomerate-hosted gold such as Novo’s Comet Well and Purdy’s Reward Projects, orogenic gold such as De Grey Mining’s Hemi-style granite hosted gold deposits and a variety of structurally controlled quartz vein-related gold systems.
With increasing demand for battery metals growing rapidly, the West Pilbara has gained significant attention as a prospective region following the discovery of Azure Minerals’ Ni-Cu-Co massive sulphide body in the giant Andover mafic/ultramafic intrusion and ongoing and increasing high-grade gold results from Artemis Resources’ Carlow Castle Au-Cu-Co discovery. These two discoveries are within two kilometres of Novo’s North Purdy’s Project, which is sandwiched firmly between the two deposits.
Work completed by Novo has highlighted significant Cu-Ni-Co anomalies which are ready for drilling in 2022. The area has several major targets at Milburn and Southcourt, with multiple Ni-Cu targets under review in the Bullock Hide Intrusion to the west.
The province is also endowed with VHMS (Volcanic Hosted Massive Sulphide) Cu-Zn (Au-Ag) deposits at Whundo and Whim Creek. Work is focused on the Whundo Trend on Novo’s Comet Well Project, where Cu-Zn anomalous exhalate horizons have been defined in the 16km strike extension of the Whundo Trend.
Novo is primed to capitalize on the regional exploration efforts completed over the last few years, on our ~9,000 km2 tenement holding. Advanced projects in the conglomerate gold space include Comet Well, Purdy’s Reward, the Greylin Trend and Edney’s Find in the Bellary Dome. Orogenic gold at Catia in the Bellary Dome JV, Nunyerry North JV along the Croyden Trend and sanukiotid targets in the Becher Region of Egina are all exciting drill targets.