THE DRILL SERGEANT: Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) reported some drilling success from the company’s Andover nickel-copper project in Western Australia.
Azure Minerals claimed a 100 per cent hit rate at Andover with seven recently drilled holes (ANDD0043 to ANDD0049) all intersecting broad zones of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation within the VC-07 mineralised corridor on the project.
4 metres of semi-massive and matrix nickel-copper sulphides from 486.6m; and
6.6m of semi-massive and heavily disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 602.5m;
16.8m of heavily disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 366.7m;
7.5m of matrix and disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 419.7m; and
17.2m of semi-massive, matrix and heavily disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 472.4m.
16.8m of massive, semi-massive, matrix and disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 460.1m;
4.3m of matrix and disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 408.2m; and o 7.9m of massive, semi-massive and matrix nickel-copper sulphides from 431.4m;
25.9m of massive, semi-massive, matrix and disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 389.2m; and
13.6m of massive, semi-massive, matrix and disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 554.2m.
Azure Minerals claimed these intersections confirm that the nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation hosted within the VC-07 East mineralised zone demonstrates good internal continuity of grade and thickness that is in line with the company’s expectations.
Extensional drilling is increasing the size of the mineralised zone while DHTEM surveying in the extensional drill holes has identified strong EM conductance continuing to depth beneath the deepest drill holes, indicating the depth potential of the VC-07 East mineralised body.
“It’s very pleasing that our drilling continues to have great success intersecting more and more zones of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation within the VC-07 mineralised corridor,” Azure Minerals managing director Tony Rovira said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“As with our earlier drilling, these latest mineralised intersections are coincident with Electromagnetic (EM) conductors, confirming the strong association of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation with EM conductance.
“With multiple mineralised drill hits and numerous nearby EM conductors that are yet to be drilled, the western part of the VC-07 corridor is shaping up very nicely to host a substantial body of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation.
“Meanwhile the in-fill and extensional mineral resource drilling at VC-07 East continues to intersect mineralisation in line with expectations.”
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