Mineralised Zone Extended 40m Downdip
Azure Minerals Limited (ASX: AZS) has repeated its recent promising success at the Andover Project success in the West Pilbara with the drilling of further nickel-copper sulphide intersections.
Following on from the excellent sulphide mineralised intersection observed in Azure’s first drill hole on the Andover Project (60% Azure/40% Creasy Group), earlier this month, the company has observed further significant nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation in core from the second drill hole.
Andover continues to impress with our second drill hole intersecting strong nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation, extending the mineralised zone for at least an additional 40m down- dip to the northwest from the first hole ANDD0001,” Azure Managing Director, Tony Rovira, said.
“The strongly mineralised intersections from our first two drill holes coincide with the interpreted locations of the conductor plates identified by earlier EM surveys, validating the geophysical modelling.
“This modelling indicates that the main conductor strengthens at depth and this target is currently being tested by hole ANDD0003.
“To provide additional definition of along-strike and down-dip extensions to these conductor plates and refine future drill targeting, the EM survey crew has arrived back on site and down hole surveying has started in hole ANDD0002, with additional holes to be surveyed as they are completed.
“The strong correlation of EM conductors with massive to semi-massive nickel and copper mineralisation augurs well for further exploration success as numerous EM conductors identified from surface surveying remain to be tested.”
The recently completed second drill hole, ANDD0002, contains an overall mineralised interval of 14.50m commencing at 104.50m downhole. This includes a strongly mineralised 4.05m-wide zone of semi-massive to matrix nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation starting from 113.35m.
Azure said this intersection correlates as the down-dip extension of the massive to semi-massive sulphide interval intersected in the first hole ANDD0001, extending the mineralised zone by an additional 40m.
Cutting and sampling of the mineralised interval in hole ANDD0002 has been completed and the samples are in transit to the laboratory in Perth for analysis.