Azure Minerals Upcoming Drilling / Geophysical efforts
Southern Geoscience Consultants are excited to be assisting Azure Minerals Limited (ASX:AZS) with upcoming drilling/geophysical efforts at their Andover Nickel-Copper Project. The Andover Nickel-Copper Project hosts NiCuS mineralisation discovered by Creasy Group in 2018.
A VTEM survey flown in 2008 identified 14 high priority exploration targets considered likely to represent bedrock-hosted conductors. Follow-up ground EM surveys in 2012 on some of these targets provided further definition. Geological mapping of the EM conductor locations in the period 2013-2016 identified outcropping gossans and surface sampling returned anomalous values of Ni, Cu and Co. Creasy Group drilled seven RC holes in 2018 to test four targets characterised by coincident VTEM and ground EM anomalies plus surface gossans containing anomalous Ni and Cu. Six holes intersected sulphide mineralisation in mafic and ultramafic rocks and three holes (ADRC001, 002 & 006) intersected disseminated and semi-massive NiCuS with potentially economic grades/widths in two separate zones. Mineralisation remains open in all directions.
The successful intersections of NiCuS mineralisation coincident with the airborne, surface and downhole EM anomalies indicates that the method is a very effective targeting tool within the Andover Complex.
SGC looks forward to the forthcoming drill testing and ongoing systematic exploration efforts highly prospective and underexplored project area.