Vancouver-headquartered Novo Resources Corp., a company focused on evaluating, acquiring and exploring gold properties, has negotiated an agreement with Ngarluma Aboriginal Corp. that includes 37 exploration licence applications covering 6,645 square kilometres in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia. The heritage agreement sets out the protocols under which heritage surveys are conducted. In addition, the execution of this agreement facilitates the process of granting the exploration licence applications without undue delay. Novo's overall tenement position covers five Aboriginal claim groups within the greater Karratha area. It is Novo's intention to complete claim-wide agreements with each of the other four groups within the near future.