Great Western Mining (AIM:GWMO) Operations Update

Great Western Mining Corporation PLC (AIM – GWMO, Euronext Growth – 8GW) which is exploring and developing gold, silver and copper targets in Nevada is pleased to provide the following activity update:


In January, Western Milling LLC, (a production joint venture, 50% owned by the Company) attended a review meeting with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP), the state agency responsible for regulating its proposed mill, which is being constructed to produce gold and silver concentrates from pre-mined material and shallow ore.  Certain changes to the plans were requested by NDEP, all of which were reasonable and will be easily manageable, with a modified plan now submitted for formal approval.

NDEP approval is required for the operating phase but not for the construction phase and accordingly the joint venture can proceed confidently with mill construction while awaiting formal approval for operations.

Ground conditions at the mill site are now good and surface work started last week in preparation for laying concrete, scheduled for the end of this month, subject to weather conditions.


Follow-up shallow drilling at The Olympic Gold Project is a priority for Great Western.  A track-mounted RC (reverse circulation) drill rig has now been secured and is currently being mobilised to the Olympic Gold site for shallow drilling at the OMCO Mine prospect.

Drilling in 2022 intercepted the OMCO Mine vein for the first time and an extension to the OMCO Mine is now believed to have been established.  This previously reported intercept contained 6.10 m at 2.682 g/t gold from 38.10 m, including 1.52 m at 8.110 g/t gold and 1.52 m at 1.74 g/t gold.

The discovery can potentially be expanded by drilling angled holes from the same permitted pad position.  Drill timing will depend on weather conditions at the site and crew availability.


As part of a rotation policy, PKF Ireland has been appointed the Company’s auditor for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 and going forward, replacing KPMG Ireland.  Shareholders will be asked to approve this appointment at the next general meeting of the Company.


An updated corporate presentation has been uploaded to the Company’s website and can be found at


Great Western has been granted a tax credit in the form of an £83,000 cash payment for geological work in carried out in the years 2020 and 2021.

Great Western Chairman Brian Hall commented:  “We are pleased to have started work on the mill site and to have secured a drill rig for shallow drilling at the OMCO Mine prospect, a priority for the Company.  We welcome SP Angel as joint brokers to the Company, who are planning to visit our properties in late March.  With the net proceeds from the recent placing, no debt and a tax credit received, we are well-placed to progress our production project and our exploration objectives this spring.”

For further information:

Great Western Mining Corporation PLC

Brian Hall, Chairman

+44 207 933 8780

Max Williams, Finance Director

+44 207 933 8780

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