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Spotted Quoll deposit Forrestania

October 2007

Newexco’s team of geologists and geophysicists discovered the Spotted Quoll deposit at Forrestania for client Western Areas NL, in October 2007.  This high grade nickel deposit remained undetected for over 35 years despite diamond drill testing by previous explorers. Indeed, the main Western Belt baseline runs directly over the subcrop of the deposit. The interpretation of a subtle surface Moving-Loop EM response led to the discovery of this world class deposit. The exploration concept, survey design, data acquisition, interpretation and drill-targeting were all conducted in-house by Newexco personnel. The initial resource at Spotted Quoll was in excess of 2 Mt @ 6% Ni: subsequent drilling has increased this resource.

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