Newexco discovered the blind Flying Fox deposits at Forrestania for client Western Areas NL in August, 2003. These buried and structurally dislocated deposits remained undetected by previous explorers for more than 30 years.
Subsequent to the T-1 to T-5 discoveries Newexco planned and drilled a series of holes culminating in the drilling of parent hole FFD136 and daughters that was collared in the hanging-wall above the host sequence and drilled parallel to the interpreted structural offset as shown. DHEM identified numerous anomalies which subsequent drill targeting confirmed as the nickeliferous horizons T6 and T7. The careful geological deduction and innovative DHEM surveys identified these deep ‘blind’ deposits over 1,000m below surface beneath several hundred metres of metasediments, barren granite and greenstone. Resources quoted in the WSA 2008 Annual Report were 2.3 Mt @ 4.7% Ni.