THE DRILL SERGEANT: Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) encountered massive, semi-massive and matrix nickel-copper sulphides during on-going exploration and resource definition drilling campaign at the VC-07 prospect on the company’s Andover nickel copper project located in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Latest results include:
11.6 metres at 1.01 per cent nickel Ni and 0.32 per cent copper from 455.9m;
33.1m at 1.02 per cent nickel and 0.53 per cent copper from 434.5m, including: 16.7m at 1.67 per cent nickel and 0.88 per cent copper from 434.5m;
15.4m at 1.05 per cent nickel and 0.66 per cent copper from 376.1m; and
14.8m at 1.77 per cent nickel and 0.69 per cent copper from 176.1m, including: 5.8m at 2.81 per cent nickel and 0.67 per cent copper from 176.1m.
“The mineralised body has now been defined over a continuous east-west strike length exceeding 300 metres with mineralisation extending from near-surface to more than 500 metres below surface,” Azure Minerals said in its ASX announcement.
“DHTEM conductors associated with the sulphide mineralisation continue to extend down-dip below the deepest drill holes, indicating the significant depth potential of the VC-07 mineralised body.”
To support and advance exploration across the Andover project area, Azure recently completed a close-spaced, high resolution aerial magnetic survey.
Data from the survey is currently being processed and will help advance the understanding of the Andover layered mafic-ultramafic intrusive complex and refine target areas for future exploration.
Diamond drilling continues to test the down-dip and western strike extensions of the VC-07 mineralised system and in-fill drilling is on-going to ensure the hole spacing will be suitable for the mineral resource estimation process.