THE DRILL SERGEANT: Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) has acknowledged the arrival of 2021 with further massive, semi-massive and matrix sulphide mineralisation hits at the company’s Andover nickel-copper project in Western Australia.
Azure Minerals declared that massive, semi-massive and matrix sulphide mineralisation was intersected by drill holes ANDD0005 and ANDD0006 at the Andover project (60% Azure / 40% Creasy Group).
The holes returned nickel and copper assays within broad mineralised envelopes, including:
6.7 metres at 1.98 per cent nickel and 0.86 per cent copper from 325.3m within 10.7m at 1.69 per cent nickel and 0.71 per cent copper from 325.3m which is within 18.7m at 1.35 per cent nickel and 0.68 per cent copper from 325.3m; and
3.8m at 1.59 per cent nickel and 0.83 per cent copper from 377.3m and 1.2m at 2.31 per cent nickel and 0.64 per cent copper from 392.7m and 7m at 2.23 per cent nickel and 0.63 per cent copper from 411.35m which is within 19.2m at 1.47 per cent nickel and 0.41 per cent copper from 406.35m.
Azure explained that hole ANDD0004, when combined with 0005 and 0006, define a vertical mineralised section exceeding 120m, with the nickel-copper mineralisation remaining open in both up-dip and down-dip directions, as well as along strike to the east and west.
Azure has completed seven diamond drill holes at the Andover project, all of which have intersected broad mineralised intervals containing substantial nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation.
To accelerate the exploration and development of Andover, Azure has initiated an intensive diamond drilling program comprising two consecutive 15,000m drilling campaigns with the first phase designed to delineate the extent of the mineralised system with the second phase defining the deposit to JORC mineral resource standards.
Additionally, based on FLTEM surveying, 12 separate electromagnetic conductor anomalies have been identified within the Andover project area.
Drilling to test the highest priority conductors is planned to commence early in the first quarter of 2021.
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