Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR) has announced preliminary data from a project-wide Falcon airborne gravity survey has revealed large scale new targets at the Aileron Cu-Au-REE project in the West Arunta region of WA.

The company said the survey defined a large, high amplitude gravity anomaly that encompasses its Caird target and the adjacent Luni discovery by WA1 Resources (ASX:WA1) which is prospective for critical minerals and base metals.

"We had ideal flying conditions and the survey data is high quality and revealing, The survey has revealed some extraordinary new density features that are interpreted as potential alkaline intrusions," said Encounter Resources Managing Director Will Robinson.

"We will interpret and integrate these new datasets and are already planning programs to test these exceptional targets."