Norwest Minerals and Buxton Resources welcome copper breakthroughs

16 January, 2024

Norwest Minerals and Buxton Resources have experienced substantial growth at their individual copper prospects in Western Australia.

Buxton Resources has made a significant discovery, identifying an extensive copper porphyry system at the Wolverine prospect, a key component of its Copper Wolf project.

Buxton’s CEO, Marty Moloney, hailed the discovery as a game-changer, noting the presence of mineralisation at the surface and the absence of any joint venture agreement on the tenure. He highlighted the tremendous exploration potential at Copper Wolf, emphasizing that previous work in the 1960–1990s had merely scratched the surface of what appears to be a sizable porphyry copper-molybdenum system.

Moloney expressed anticipation for the next steps, including confirmatory scout drilling once permits are secured.

On the other hand, Norwest Minerals’ drilling activities at the Bali copper project have revealed substantial copper oxide mineralisation along a 700m structural target. The company conducted 11 reverse circulation (RC) holes totaling 880m, with eight holes targeting the V6 ‘conglomerate’ structure near the western tenement boundary. The remaining three RC holes tested the smaller V3 and V10 structures.

The drilling confirmed that narrow oxide copper mineralisation extends down dip from high-grade rock chip samples collected along the V6 and V3 structures during field mapping last year.

Norwest Minerals plans to undertake drilling of the highly prospective V1 and V2 structures later this year, following the completion of earthworks.