Azure Minerals Continues Nickel-Copper Run at Andover

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) is reportedly enjoying its current drilling program underway at the company’s Andover project in Western Australia.

Azure Minerals informed the market that the current resource definition drilling program on the VC-07 East nickel-copper sulphide deposit at Andover has continued to intersect substantial visible nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation, including numerous intervals of massive and semi-massive sulphides.

Recent drilling has included 22 new drill holes, achieving intersections of multiple intervals of massive, semi-massive, matrix and heavily disseminated nickel-copper sulphides at VC-07 East.

Intersections include:

46.2m of nickel-copper sulphides from 528.0m;

21.8m of nickel-copper sulphides from 404.6m;

37.6m of nickel-copper sulphides from 313.2m;

18.7m of nickel-copper sulphides from 360.0m;

20.1m of nickel-copper sulphides from 298.5m; and

14.8m of nickel-copper sulphides from 247.6m.

The company claimed pXRF scans of drill core confirmed high grades of nickel and copper in the massive sulphide intersections.

“We’re excited with the ongoing success of our resource definition drilling program which continues to significantly increase the size and scale of VC-07 East, with most holes into and around this deposit intersecting substantial nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation,” Azure Minerals managing director Tony Rovira said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“Importantly, recent drilling has returned multiple good-looking nickel-copper sulphide intersections in the upper part of the deposit, bringing the nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation to within 50 metres of surface.

“In addition to this near surface mineralisation, drilling continues to expand the deposit down-dip and along strike to the west, with the mineralised system remaining open in these directions.

“The company is also undertaking infill drilling of the deposit to close up the hole spacing and ensure that, when the drill-out is completed, we can deliver a robust maiden mineral resource for Andover’s first nickel-copper sulphide deposit.”