THE DRILL SERGEANT: Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) claimed a new discovery at the company’s Andover project (60% Azure / 40% Creasy Group) in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Azure Minerals announced its ongoing diamond drilling program has discovered a new zone of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation at the Skyline prospect located approximately 300m to the west of the VC-23 prospect.
The drilling also intersected substantial massive nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation in the VC-07 West mineralised system.
To date, 133 diamond drill holes have been completed on the Andover project, with 102 holes drilled at VC-07 East, 20 holes at VC-07 West, 8 holes at VC-23 and 3 holes at Skyline.
The first three Skyline drill holes intersect nickel and copper sulphide-rich mineralisation coincident with electromagnetic (EM) conductors, encountering:
7.4 metres of disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 55.5m;
6.4m of disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 64.2m; and
6.7m of disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 81.4m
2.9m of disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 70m; and
1.8m of disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 73.8m
2.6m of disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 106.8m; and
13.7m of blebby and disseminated nickel-copper sulphides from 115.2m.
“We’re very pleased that our regional exploration drilling has got off to such a great start with a new nickel-copper sulphide discovery made at the Skyline prospect,” Andover Minerals managing director Tony Rovira said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“The first three holes all intersected nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation coinciding with EM conductors, confirming that on the Andover project, electrical conductance continues to be associated with sulphide mineralisation.
“Meanwhile our drilling continues to intersect substantial nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation within the VC-07 mineralised corridor, with the latest massive sulphide intersections at VC-07 West also coinciding with electromagnetic conductors.
“With multiple mineralised drill hits and extensions of the EM conductors that have yet to be drilled, VC-07 West looks promising for hosting significant nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation.”
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