Azure Minerals Reports More Impressive Lithium Results from Andover

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Just to underline why it was a worthy winner of The Graig Oliver Award at the RIU Explorers Conference, Azure Minerals (ASX: AZS) reported more lithium intersections from its Andover project in Western Australia.

Azure Minerals released assays it said continued to demonstrate drilling success at Target Area 1 (TA1) with the intersection of numerous exceptionally thick spodumene-bearing intervals within the AP0011 pegmatite.

Multiple broad (>100m) mineralised intersections were returned from AP0011 pegmatite, including:

112.9 metres at 1.63 per cent lithium oxide (Li2O) from 408.5m (~107.0m True Width), including 24.6m at 2.17 per cent Li2O from 424.7m (~23.3m True Width);

152.3m at 1.15 per cent Li2O from 330.7m (~137.1m True Width), including 34.7m at 1.73 per cent Li2O from 331.6m (~31.2m True Width); and

112.0m at 1.24 per cent Li2O from 299.1m (~73.5m True Width), including o 40.6m at 1.55 per cent Li2O from 360.1m (~26.6m True Width).

“The latest assay results from diamond drilling of the AP0011 pegmatite have returned some of the thickest and highest-grade mineralised intersections received to date,” Azure Minerals said in its ASX announcement.

“Importantly, these assayed intervals correlate very strongly with previously reported visual spodumene observations.”

Azure has eight drill rigs currently operating at the project’s TA3 target to continue extensional drilling to define the extents of the mineralised pegmatites and infill drilling to provide sufficient density to support a maiden Mineral Resources Estimate.

A ninth diamond rig is still turning at AP0011 to undertake large diameter core drilling to provide bulk samples for the metallurgical test work program.