THE DRILL SERGEANT: Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) declared continued mineralisation growth at the company’s Andover nickel-copper project (60% Azure / 40% Creasy Group) in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Azure Minerals provided an update on its drilling campaign currently underway on the VC-07 prospect at Andover.
The company reported strong sulphide mineralisation had been intersected in recent drilling that continues to expand the VC-07 mineralised system.
As a result, the Main Zone has been extended both up- and down-dip and mineralisation has now been defined over a strike length exceeding 300m.
The drilling has now identified a second, mineralised horizon, designated the Upper Zone, extending mineralisation close to surface.
Azure is more fortunate than other companies by being able to have two drill rigs operating at VC-07 with a third rig scheduled to mobilise to site in April.
Ongoing downhole electromagnetic (DHTEM) surveying continues to identify extensions to the EM conductor plates associated with the VC-07 Main Zone and the newly identified Upper Zone, assisting in the definition of future drill targets.
“The VC-07 nickel-copper mineralised system continues to excite with significant mineralisation defined near surface, down-dip and along strike, and remaining completely open in these directions,” Azure Minerals managing director Tony Rovira said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“Encouragingly, a second mineralised zone has been identified above the Main Zone, with this new Upper Zone bringing nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation to within 60 metres of surface.
“We’re very pleased by the fact that 14 of the 15 holes Azure has drilled at VC-07 have intersected broad mineralised intervals containing significant quantities of nickel-copper sulphides.
“Given that we have drilled the VC-07 EM conductor plate over 300 metres of strike with 750 metres still to be tested, and that the mineralised body is unconstrained at depth, we are growing evermore confident that further drilling will define a major nickel-copper sulphide deposit at Andover.”
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